INTERNATIONAL NEWS
March 27, 2013 01:30:24 PM
  Follow @ Twitter

The immigrant owner of a New Jersey convenience store claimed the $338.3 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery Tuesday and said that despite becoming a millionaire, his heart "won't change."

Pedro Quezada, 44, celebrated the golden ticket he bought on Saturday with a televised press conference at the New Jersey lottery headquarters.

The Dominican-born man faced 175-million-to-one odds when he bought a ticket with the correct five numbers and a Powerball.

Quezada purchased the ticket in the same Eagle Liquors store in Passaic, New Jersey where he went frequently to play the lottery and purchase beer.

"My life will have to change with so much money, but my heart won't change," the father of five said in Spanish.

One thing that might not change, though, is that lottery habit. Quezada joked he might still buy tickets "in search of more."

Quezada was shocked when he first found out, reports said. It was only on Monday, when he went back into Eagle Liquors, that he realized his good fortune.

"He didn't know he won when he came in because he stopped to check the board," an employee told the New York Post. "He was shocked and emotional. He said, ‘It's me!'"

If Quezada takes a lump sum, it could be about $152 million after taxes. It was the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

AFP


 

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
Judge bans Canadian girl from Facebook
NEXT STORY
Tiangaye returned as C.Africa PM after coup

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Govt investments need due diligence: SinghGovernment needs to do proper due diligence before they make any investment, says Public Accounts Committee member Balmindar Singh.
BUSINESS
Fiji keen to boost agricultural ties with IndiaFiji's Agricultural Ministry has proposed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with India in areas of rice, horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry.
SPORTS
Crusaders opt for Nelson, drop Fiji plansThe Canterbury Crusaders have abandoned plans to play their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Fiji and will now stage their home fixture in Nelson.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
Madonna’s back with 13th album Rebel HeartMadonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart will be released on March 6.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS