WHAT TO SPEND IT ON
Even though the Coterel and Hiles family had taken two weeks to collect their winnings following the Powerball results that changed their lives, they still hadn’t given much thought on how to spend their money. All three mentioned buying a new car, and David Jr. also wanted to buy a new truck. They said they may do a bit of travelling. David Snr. Said he was going to get most enjoyment out of watching his kids fulfil their dreams, he just wished his wife was there to share the Powerball lottery success with him.
David W. Coterel is now retired but used to work for General Motors. His son, David, was working part time at an auto parts plant and left three days after hearing of the Powerball lotto jackpot fortune. Lynn Hiles quit her job as a night time postal worker two days after hearing the good news. Neither of the adult kids have any children.
When asked about his reaction to hearing the Powerball results and realising that he had won the top prize, David Snr. said “I lost it. I’m an emotional person, but I really lost it.” He first called his daughter and, as it was quite late at night, “she thought someone was sick or had died. She couldn’t believe it.” David Jr. said, “It can happen to anybody. If I can win, anybody can win.” David has since bought the Harley Davidson dealership in Xenia, Ohio, near his home town of Dayton thanks to his Powerball lottery triumph.