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$ 298M Powerball jackpot a surprise win to Brooklyn, NY, truck driver



Christmas came late for a Brooklyn, NY, truck driver who picked up his winnings Friday for the second-largest Powerball jackpot in the New York Lottery history.

But David Johnson, 56, who won the December 26 draw for the $ 298.3 million jackpot, does not seem to mind.

"I can't even eat. I start and can't finish my food," said Johnson Fox 5 New York. "I'm happy with happiness inside."

Johnson said he wanted to buy a "nice house" and plans to enjoy early retirement, the station reported.

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Johnson chose to claim his winnings as a lump sum of about $ 1

80 million, so he will get about $ 114 million after tax, the reports say. He was the third Powerball jackpot winner in New York in 2018, according to the New York Lottery.

The lucky winner bought his ticket for $ 5 and did not realize that he won until two days later on his way to work, the New York WABC TV reported.

"One of my friends, a next business driver, called me and said" Hey Dave! "Someone won Powerball at the gas station," Johnson said. "I turned to myself, I said," Oh, I'm not a man. It's not my happiness. ""

But his friend called him the second time to check, and the rest is history.

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Johnson's winning count to December 26 was 5, 25, 38, 52, 67 and Powerball 24.


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