The $400 million Powerball winner went into the store for hot dog buns, picked up a Powerball ticket, and left with an incredibly good deal. According to a Sept. 23 CBS News report, the Powerball winner from South Carolina is a man who wishes to remain anonymous.
The $400 million jackpot winner lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and he submitted his winning ticket to officials, and asked for his name to remain private. This is probably a good choice. Many lottery winners end up having all types of people come out of the woodwork whenever they win a huge jackpot like this. Perhaps this man can keep living a somewhat peaceful life this way.
The man was supposed to buy hotdog buns at Murphy Express last Wednesday, but the store did not have any. When he noticed the Powerball jackpot was $400 million, he decided to purchase $20 in tickets. That $20 may have ended up being his single best deal ever. The payoff was enormous for the investment. He will either get $399.4 million over 30 years or a single $233 million lump sum payment. Both are huge.
The winning ticket was a "quick pick" ticket, which means the computer randomly chose the Powerball winning numbers which were 7-10-22-32-35, and a Powerball of 19.
Do you think the Powerball winner will be able to remain anonymous? It seems unlikely, but perhaps he will be. His wife may have been annoyed he didn't come home with the hotdog buns, but by Wednesday night she was probably pretty happy when the Powerball winning numbers were announced, and they were on one of her husband's tickets.