THREE LONG WEEKS
There was much speculation for three weeks over who had the winning Powerball lottery jackpot ticket for the 1st March draw. A Powerball lotto spokesman declared that the winner had bought their ticket in California but no one came forward. It is accepted that some winners will wait until they have received sound advice from lawyers and financial advisers before they produce their winning tickets. Some winners just don’t check their tickets for weeks and some even lose them!
The one person who must have been very worried about the three week delay in announcing the winner, would have been the owner of Tooley Oil on 5520 Dudley Boulevard. He knew that he had sold the winning Powerball lotto ticket and that there was $300,000 waiting for him.
All’s well that ends well. Joseph Saxer came forward, collected his money and succeeded in staying out of the limelight and Tooley Oil is $300,000 richer.
Another big Powerball winner who kept people guessing her identity was Gloria C. Mackenzie who won $590 million in May 2013 and took two weeks to claim her huge win.