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Jamacian immigrant claimed the second-largest Powerball Jackpot in New York Lottery history, which was worth 298.3Million.

Truck driver from Brooklyn wins $298 million Powerball Jackpot

David Johnson, 56, of East New York on Friday claimed the second-largest Powerball Jackpot in New York Lottery history, which was worth $298.3 million.

“I’m not going to work, I’m quitting right away!” Johnson, who works as a truck driver, told CNN affiliate WABC.

Johnson played the lottery on December 26, 2018, with the numbers 5-25-38-52-67, and Powerball 24. He decided to take the cash option, so his net total will be over $114 million after required withholdings, according to statement from the New York Lottery.

“I can’t even eat. I start and can’t finish my food. I’m happy with joy inside,” Johnson said.

Johnson, a truck driver, came to the US from Jamaica when he was 16, according to the statement. His was the third consecutive New Yorker to win a 2018 lottery drawing.

Johnson works across the street from the gas station where he bought his ticket. A friend told him that someone who bought a ticket at the gas station won the massive Powerball prize, but Johnson told CNN affiliate WABC that he did not check his ticket right away. It was not until a few days later that he took his ticket to the gas station and found out he had won.

The New York Lottery is North America’s largest and most profitable. It says it provides about 13% of total state education aid to local school districts.

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Comment by Damien on December 19, 2020 at 4:51am

Sometimes I find this kind of news by browsing my social networks. People are happy to share it .. but ... you understand how low the chance of winning a large sum in the lottery is. There are millions of people who buy such tickets for years and get nothing. I correctly assessed my chances and chose the casino as a more successful money-making project. I like this site - It is very convenient to play online gambling games. I don't even have to leave the house)) I spend about an hour on the site every day and this allows me to be in the black at the end of the week.

Comment by El-Bull on January 28, 2019 at 9:38pm

Samantha you must be a bitter, selfish, lonely bytch. whats wrong with him reaching back and uplifting his people?

Comment by Samantha on January 28, 2019 at 10:46am
Invest in yourself or your kids, your people didn't give you the money to play to win.
Comment by Jerome S [ Barz ] on January 27, 2019 at 2:17pm

Talk about a Merry Christmas -!! Congrats to the fortunate , hope he get his appetite back.

Comment by HandsomeMan on January 27, 2019 at 7:09am
It would be nice to invest some in Jamaica for the people. Jobs etc...
Comment by Lu on January 26, 2019 at 7:04pm
Start a business....Invest...Buy Assets....Be smart

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