A man from Louisiana in the USA who works as a veterinary assistant has claimed a huge $2 million Powerball prize which will change his life.
The lucky winner is Anthony Colligan, a 57-year-old from St Landry Parish, Louisiana, who bought his Powerball ticket for the drawing on June 23rd from his regular convenience store. Mr Colligan told lottery officials that he sometimes calls in at the 1 Stop store in Grand Coteau several times a day to get a drink, and he usually buys lottery tickets while he’s there. Recently we told you about a couple from Lafayette who won the $55.9 million Powerball jackpot earlier this year.
However, last December the 1 Stop sold a Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth $350,000, which made Mr Colligan even more committed to buying his Powerball tickets there. And all thanks to that, Mr Colligan has now been made a Powerball millionaire, and the 1 Stop store is set to receive another lottery retailer’s bonus this time worth $20,000. Another Louisiana lottery winner was a state mystery as lottery officials searched for them to come forward.
The lucky winner and his fiancée attended Louisiana Lottery headquarters on July 11th to claim their $2 million Powerball prize, and he received $1,420,000 after state and federal tax withholdings. Mr Colligan plans to spend his Powerball prize on investments for the future, and he is going to keep on working as a vet’s assistant at Baronne Veterinary Clinic.
“I love the clients and the people I work with,” the Powerball winner said. “I couldn’t quit. I get sad on Sundays because I’m not working!” A EuroMillions winner from Chichester in the south of England said that she wouldn’t be quitting her job after winning £1 million because she enjoyed it too much, while a Lotto Max winner from Canada didn’t want to change anything despite a $37.5 million cheque being deposited into their home.
Aside from his sensible lottery winner’s plans, the Louisiana man plans to buy himself one luxury in the form of a zero-turn lawn mower. A EuroMillions syndicate winner from Lincolnshire in England was set to buy a brand new lawn mower with his share of the cash.
In the June 23rd Powerball drawing, Mr Colligan’s numbers matched main numbers 16, 29, 43, 45 and 56, missing out just the Powerball number of 25 which would have won him the jackpot.
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