A lucky truck driver from New York got life-changing news at the beginning of the year. On the 22nd of February, he claimed the second-largest Powerball Jackpot in New York Lottery history, worth a staggering $298.3 million!
Who is the Powerball Winner?
David Johnson, a 56-year-old truck driver played the lottery on December 26th, 2018, choosing 5, 25, 38, 52, and 67 as his main numbers, and 24 as Powerball.
He bought his lucky ticket from a gas station across the street where he works. He didn’t check his ticket right away, only a few days later he took the ticket to the gas station and discovered he won. A friend told him that someone who bought their tickets at a gas station won the huge Powerball jackpot, and Johnson was shocked to find out it was him.
When he heard the news, he was so emotional and happy that he couldn’t even eat!
“I can’t even eat. I start and can’t finish my food. I’m happy with joy inside.”
A Life-Changing Prize
He decided to go for the cash option, which means his net total after required taxes, will be over $114 million. With his amazing win, Johnson plans to change his life around.
“I’m not going to work, I’m quitting right away!”
David Johnson currently lives in Brooklyn, but he was born in Jamaica and moved to the US when he was 16. He is the third consecutive lottery winner from New York in 2018 and he holds the record for the second largest Powerball Jackpot in the history of the New York lottery! You could be the next winner if you start playing Powerball before the next draw! Good luck!