POWERBALL WINNERS OCEANS 16 – NEW HOMES, REPAIRS, RETIREMENT
Another member of the Powerball lottery syndicate, Joseph Odoardo said he would collect his fortune and retire, something he said he had nearly done the year before.
August 2013 winner of $149.4 million, Paul White also said he would retire as soon as completing the projects on his desk following his lottery success.
Barbara Riivald described the win as ‘a miracle’. Her father, New Jersey State Senator John F Brown, had sponsored the law that led to the start of the state lottery back in 1970. Another of the Powerball winners Darlene Riccio lost her home in the hurricane and told reporters that the first thing she would buy was a house for her, her daughter and their dog. She was also delighted to be able to give up a second job that she had to make ends meet. Susan Nickel said she went numb on hearing that they had the winning Powerball numbers. Another victim of Sandy, her and her husband planned more repairs on their home with their share of the Powerball lotto jackpot.
Lisa Presutto was in charge of buying the tickets. She stopped at the Acme supermarket in Little Egg Harbor to buy the Quick-Pick (Lucky Dip) tickets, as she needed to pick up prescription medication and something for dinner. For selling the ticket with the winning Powerball numbers, the store received a $30,000 bonus from the state lottery commission and donated it to a food bank and other local charities.
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