FAMILY AND NATIONAL PARKS
Maureen and Stephen are still unsure what they are going to do with the Powerball lottery jackpot money but they have decided to take the cash payout of $34.1 million, which after state and federal taxes will come to $23,928,090.20. The Hinckley’s have been married for 38 years and not only have four adult children, the last one is still in college, but also four grandchildren, so some of the money will obviously be spent on securing their futures.
Mary and Brian Lohse won $202 million in September 2012 and were keen to secure the futures of their children as well with their windfall.
“We have always wanted to visit the National Parks and travel more, so that will likely be something we’ll do once this has all settled in,” said Maureen. “And my husband planned to retire in the next few years, so that will be happening much sooner.” “I did say I was going to win in 2013,” Mrs. Hinckley said, “I said 2013, that this was going to be my year. I figured it happened for some reason and hopefully I’ll figure out what to do with it. There is some reason why I won. I just want to do the right thing with my money.”
At the press conference in Braintree, the Hinckley’s said they hadn’t slept in the three weeks following the realisation that they had won the Powerball lottery jackpot, “I’m in shock. There are no words to describe it.” She has not been back into Appletown Market since the day she bought her winning ticket. Her family were concerned that she may have withdrawal symptoms over the holiday period by not buying her usual Powerball lottery tickets on a Saturday, so they bought her some scratch cards instead!