$150,000 Powerball prize won in Minot

Jun 11, 2018, 07:21
$150,000 Powerball prize won in Minot

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey accountant who held the sole winning ticket for last month's $315.3 million Powerball jackpot said Friday he had just refinanced his home in order to send his daughter to college. "And she kept saying, 'Oh, my God".

"I like the number", he said he thought to himself before buying two tickets with the cash he was refunded from the orange juice.

"I was thinking about the fact that the Royal Farms store had sold two Cash4Life winning tickets a while back", the retiree told Lottery officials. He has two children. Oh, my God.' It's like when you see a "Tom and Jerry" cartoon: "The heart goes boom boom boom boom".

Originally from Africa, Souami came to the United States in 1996.

The winning numbers for the drawing were: 03, 06, 09, 17, and 56, while the Powerball was 25 and the Multiplier number was 3. One lucky player had just joined the group prior to the big win. He will win more than $183 million after taxes, taking the lump sum option, AP reported. The 55-year-old Little Ferry man was an accountant for a food importing company, but has since quit his job.

"I have to take care of them", he told ABC.

The ticket is the third most valuable Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey. In March, a Vernon resident won the $533 million Mega Millions prize.

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