Powerball winner David Johnson receives his prize. (New York lottery)
Christmas came too late for a truck driver from Brooklyn, NY, who garnered his win for the second-biggest Powerball jackpot in New York's lottery history on Friday.
However, 56-year-old David Johnson, who is drawing the $ 298.3 million jackpot on December 26, does not seem to mind.
"I can not even eat, I start and can not finish my meal," Johnson told Fox 5 New York. "I am happy with the joy inside."
Johnson said he wanted to buy a "nice house" and planned to retire prematurely, the station reported.
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Johnson decided to claim his winnings as a lump sum of about $ 1
80 million so he relented Tax gets about 114 million dollars. According to New York Lottery 2018 he was the third Powerball jackpot winner in New York.
The lucky winner bought his ticket for $ 5 and did not realize that he had won two days later on the way to work WABC-TV reported.
"A friend of mine, a next driver of the company, called me and said," Hey Dave! Somebody won the Powerball at the gas station, "Johnson said." I turned to me and said, "Oh, that's not me, man, this is not my luck."
But his friend encouraged him a second time for review, and the rest is history.
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. Johnson's winning numbers for the December 26 draw were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67, and Powerball 24.