Just when we’ve finished speaking about one American lottery winner, another pops in. This time it’s a Mega Millions lotto winner and he’s so happy with his lottery win, he’s gone ‘electric’.
Michael Burkett from Washington in the USA, recently won the staggering $157 million Mega Millions jackpot from a few weeks ago. He’s now come forward to claim his prize and told lottery officials just how he intends to spend his life-changing lotto win.
Burkett won the whopping $157 million on the Mega Millions draw that took place on the 8th March, 2016 and chose the one-time cash payment option, before taxes of $102.8 million.
According to lottery officials, the Mega Millions jackpot winner, is over the moon with his lotto win and has already bought himself a new Alienware PC from Dell. It might not seem like much, but remember it is extremely wise to take your time before going on a spending spree.
Something Burkett does want to spend his new found wealth on though, is an electric car. A new red Tesla to be specific. We can see why too, as according to reports, the all-electric Tesla Model S is as quick as a Porsche, as luxurious as a Mercedes and as eco-friendly as a Nissan Leaf. Apparently the Tesla Model S has sensors which will detect when you're sitting in the car and turn it on. Guess Michael will be getting from A to B with the least bit of hassle in the future!
Buying a dream car is usually one of the top three items on a jackpot winner’s spending list, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport being the most sought after on the list.
Unfortunately, the coupé version of the Veyron is no longer in production, so if you only wish to buy a brand new one, it will have to be a £1.26 million Grand Sport convertible. Oh, the lifestyles of the rich.
It’s not only Michael that’s celebrating his lottery win. Right behind him is his family and they are enjoying every minute. The family went over to the Washington Lottery headquarters in Olympus on the 24th of March with Michael to claim the Mega Millions jackpot win.
No further information about this Mega Millions winner has been revealed, but he had no problem sharing the items he has spent his money on.
This is the latest big Mega Millions lottery win in the state of Washington. Michael’s winning Mega Millions numbers were:
27-37-54-66-69 and the Mega Ball 5.
Michael Burkett accepted his money in a lump-sum payment of $102.8 million before taxes. In the state of Washington, this has been the fourth big Mega Millions winner ever.
We can all dream, right?
Imagine what life would be like if you were to win the lottery. What would you do first? Quit your job? By a new house? A new car? Heck, why not a yacht? All of which would be possible if you were to score the winning ticket with those coveted matching numbers.
The next Mega Millions jackpot draw will take place this Friday, the 1st April, 2016. Make sure you buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket online right here at PlayUSALotteries.com and join the big-bucks stratosphere!
Good luck gaming!
The PlayUSALotteries.com Team