FUTURE PLANS FOR POWERBALL WINNER CHRIS SHAW
Chris says he doesn’t know whether he is going to take the cash payout, which would be a lump sum of $124,875,122 or whether he is going to take the 30 payments over 29 years. He is going to discuss his options in regards to his Powerball lottery jackpot “with people who know about money.” He told lottery officials at the Missouri Lottery Headquarters in Jefferson City that he is “just a regular guy, working pay cheque to pay cheque….well, not any more.”
“We didn’t come from money. For us it’s just going to be a huge relief to know I’m going to be able to pay my electric bill, my gas bill.” Shaw added, “It’s like a weight lifted. I had bills at home that I didn’t know how they were going to be paid.”
One thing Shaw is very excited about is being able to have his teeth replaced thanks to his Powerball prize. His big smile, as he collected his dummy cheque, exposed the fact that his front teeth are missing. He said it was his own fault that he lost them, because he neglected his teeth.
Chris Shaw had just bought an old car from a friend for $1000 and said he would pay him back at $100 a month – that certainly won’t be a problem now thanks to his Powerball lotto win. Shaw is planning to buy a much grander vehicle and perhaps a farm somewhere so that the children have lots of space to run around when they come and stay with him.
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