Can we hold something?.
According to Mail Online
A Minnesota man came forward Thursday to claim his share of a $448 million Powerball jackpot, one of the largest in history.
Paul White, father of two from Ham Lake, strode into a Minneapolis press conference in along with beaming girlfriend Kim VanRees to receive a giant replica check made out for $149 million, the pre-tax amount he’ll split with two other still unnamed winners.
‘It’s crazy,’ said the 45-year-old. ‘I’ve gone through this in my mind so many times. You almost feel like it’s coming true.’
The project engineer opted for a lump sum and will therefor take home $86 million after taxes.
The divorced dad made no mention of his ex-wife, nor has the mother of his son and daughter come forward with her own feelings about her ex’s win.
While White’s new partner VanRees appeared overjoyed, his boss Ron Bowen was also on hand and White joked he ‘is going to end the day as my chauffeur.’
White told reporters he intends to pursue charitable endeavors, help out his parents, and buy his son the car of his dreams.
As surprised as he was with the huge news he is a newly crowned millionaire, White said he always had a hunch he’d be a winner one day.
The father of two teens said he played the lottery around once a month or when the the jackpot was especially big, though he said he was always ‘more of a scratch-off guy.’
He also said he nearly forgot to get tickets this week.
Lucky for him, he remembered and bought $10 worth.
White said he checked the 10 tickets he bought and realized he had nailed all six numbers on one of them. The ensuing hours, he said, had been a blur.
‘It’s just surreal at this point. I don’t think you guys can understand — it’s crazy. No worries anymore. It’s crazy,’ he said.
Must be nice to have $86 Million to play with.