POWERBALL WINNER CARLO MITCHELL COOL, CALM, AND COLLECTED
Carl is 68, a Vietnam veteran and a retired nuclear medicine technician from St. Agnes Medical Centre. He has been married to Erlinda, nicknamed Lulu, for 27 years. Lulu is 66 and retired from being a registered nurse just a few months before the Powerball lotto win. Every week Carl Mitchell has played the same three sets of numbers for the SuperLotto Plus, Mega Millions and Powerball lotto. “These numbers are random, common, lucky numbers I play all the time,” Carl told reporters.
The lucky lottery winner decided to play Powerball at east-central Fresno’s Fast ‘N Easy store. When the Powerball winning numbers were announced, a friend of Carl’s rang him to say that the winning ticket had been bought at the Fast ‘N Easy store. Carl said he really didn’t pay much attention to the call but while he was waiting for an X-ray at the local hospital, he saw the number flash on the television screen. “I had a pretty good suspicion but didn’t say anything.”
He went home and while he was checking his Powerball lotto ticket, Lulu was out in the front yard receiving a furniture delivery. Carl came out to tell her that they had won the Powerball lottery jackpot and she promptly fainted on the new couch which was on the lawn. “I blacked out right there on the new couch,” Lulu said, “I just couldn’t believe it.”