The Breakfast Club Finally Claims $842.4 million Powerball Jackpot

The Breakfast Club Finally Claims $842.4 million Powerball Jackpot

The Breakfast Club Finally Claims $842.4 million Powerball Jackpot

It’s already been a massive week for Powerball players. Monday’s draw produced a $222.6 million winner and then the following day, January’s $842.4 million winners finally came forward.

On Monday, a ticket sold in New Jersey, USA won the $222.6 million jackpot. The winning ticket was sold in Lindenwold but the prize is yet to be claimed.

Yesterday saw  the winners of a $842.4 million Powerball jackpot on January 1   finally come forward. The New Year’s Day winners have been revealed as a couple from Michigan and a lawyer named Mark Harder.

The three players are known as the Breakfast Club and chose to accept their winnings as a one-off lump sum payment of $425.2 million. After taxes have been paid, they will receive $305 million.

Mr Harder spoke about the big win on behalf of the couple who wish to remain anonymous. He said they’d taken so long to claim their winnings so they could get “the right team of advisers in place.”

Elated and overwhelmed

The middle-aged couple are “elated and overwhelmed, thrilled and nervous” since discovering their big win. It was the morning after the Powerball draw that the news broke of the winning ticket being sold at the Food Castle convenience store.

The husband checked the numbers on his phone. When seeing they’d won the top prize he dropped the phone in shock. We don’t know if it was broken but he can certainly afford to buy a new one now.

He doesn’t plan on retiring yet but wants to go travelling. Buying property in the much warmer state of Florida is also on their spending list.

Local community helped

Some of their Powerball winnings will be shared with family members, charities and other organisations that are special to them.

The store that sold the winning ticket will receive $50,000 for doing so. Owner Bill Nannoshi announced that it’ll be shared between members of staff. In turn, they plan on donating it all to local community causes such as food pantries.

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