Christmas came a few days late for David Johnson, a 56-year-old truck driver from Brooklyn, New York. After spending $5 on lottery tickets, including a $2 Powerball ticket, David Johnson is New York’s newest multi-millionaire after he wins the Powerball lottery!
Johnson, won the almost $300 million dollar jackpot on Wednesday, December 26th. Because he wasn’t feeling well, he didn’t even check his ticket until a few days later. In a spirited interview, Mr. Johnson happily recounts the story from buying the tickets to realizing he was the big winner.
“A friend of mine, the next driver for the company called me and said, ‘Dave somebody won the Powerball at the gas station,’” he said. “I told him no bro that’s not me man. That’s not my luck.”
“I looked at the board and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, Jesus, oh my God’” he said. “I jumped up and down in the store…. got back in my car, turned the music up and zoomed on home.”
He collected a check for $114,000,000 earlier this month, after stashing the ticket in the pocket of an old jacket for a week. Mr. Johnson has since retired, and has plans to invest most of the money for the future. But he will certainly treat himself to a few things: a new house and a brand new red Porsche – something he’s always wanted to own.
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