Brooklyn Truck Driver Wins $298.three Million Powerball Jackpot

A truck driver in Brooklyn is headed towards simple road after successful final month’s $298.three million Powerball jackpot ― the second-largest in New York Lottery historical past.

David Johnson gained the Dec. 26 jackpot with successful numbers 5-25-38-52-67 and Powerball 24. The 56-year-old Jamaican native didn’t even verify to see if he had gained till two days after the drawing.

“I received a name that the successful ticket was offered on the retailer the place I purchase my tickets,” Johnson instructed Powerball.com. “I went to the shop and gave the ticket to the clerk to verify. He scanned it and mentioned, ‘Congratulations.’ I wanted to see it for myself, so I scanned and noticed it learn BIG WINNER.”

Johnson bought the ticket on Dec. 26 at Arnold’s Service Station on Linden Boulevard, about six miles west of John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport, whereas stopping to replenish his truck throughout work. He spent $5 on the lottery on the fuel station, together with a single QuickPick Powerball ticket ― the successful one.

When he discovered he was going to be a multi-millionaire, “I used to be so comfortable,” he instructed CBS New York. “I didn’t know what to do with myself. I used to be leaping up and down.”

Johnson, a husband and a father, obtained his winnings Friday at Resort World On line casino in Queens. He determined to take the lump sum of his winnings, which amounted to about $114 million after taxes.

Johnson instructed reporters he instantly stop his job and can use a few of his fortune to purchase a crimson Porsche and a brand new home in Brooklyn. He additionally employed an legal professional to assist him make investments his hundreds of thousands, ABC 7 reported.

“Don’t get me improper: The job pay good, nevertheless it’s laborious work,” he instructed CBS New York. “I all the time wished to stop and now I get the possibility to stop.”

New Yorkers gained the final three consecutive Powerball jackpots in 2018.