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Tow Truck Driver Wins $90 Million Powerball Jackpot
- August 14, 2014 By Nemanja L. -
A tow truck driver Claude ‘Al’ G. has claimed a $90 million prize money after winning the Powerball Jackpot awarded by the Colorado Lottery, the biggest payout in the state history.
The man, who did not want to disclose his surname, arrived in Grand Junction with his wife Jackie and mother Marie, and was presented a cardboard check in front of the TV cameras.
Al revealed that he planned to do some travelling with his wife and basically ‘have fun’ when asked what he intended to spend the cash on.
The 53-year-old and his wife had celebrated the 33rd wedding anniversary last Friday, just a day before the winning numbers were drawn and they now plan to take a second honeymoon trip.
Al, who has been working as a tow truck driver has suggested that he might not quit his day job in an attempt ‘to keep from going completely crazy’, but his wife has hinted at an early retirement.
It was his wife Jackie and one of his two daughters that purchased the winning ticket at a Kum & Go store, using Quick Pick option to select numbers 3, 12, 31, 34 and 51, with Powerball number 24, which proved to be the winning combination.
According to the Colorado Lottery, the cash prize should be around $54.9 million, but Al still has doubts over whether he will take the cash award or settle for a long-term payout.
About Powerball Jackpot
Colorado Lottery requires players to pick five numbers from 59 and another number out of 35 for the Powerball. Picked numbers are entered in a Playslip, while customers can also use Quick Pick option for randomly generated numbers.
Tickets cost mere $2, with additional $1 per line of play charged for the Power Play feature, which can see players multiply their winnings up to five times.
The $90 million jackpot is the highest ever paid, with the previous largest prize of $20 million paid out back in 2007.
Colorado Lottery has been in business since 1983 and currently offer a variety of Scratch games as well as Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto and Cash 5. A network of over 3,000 retail shops is tasked with selling their products.