Pennsylvania Man Wins $50 Million Jackpot
For days Roger Custer from Levittown didn’t realise that he is the lucky winner of a $50 million Powerball jackpot.
Custer said that he bought two Powerball tickets while shopping for supplies for a hunting trip and then “kept the Powerball tickets in my wallet during the five days I was hunting.”
When he returned a friend mentioned that the winning ticket was sold nearby.
Custer then went home and gave the ticket to his wife and told her to check “how many millions we’ve won.”
His wife then checked the ticket and started crying for joy telling her husband that he’d “better not be kidding”.
Custer chose to take his $33,134,526.18 winnings in cash and said that “It’s a good feeling to know that my family will never have to worry.”
The Powerball is played across 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Custer is the second jackpot winner from Pennsylvania this year, last spring a group of SEPTA workers claimed a $107.5 million jackpot.
Custer’s jackpot is the 15th largest prize ever given in Pennsylvania. The largest was a $110.2 million Powerball jackpot in May 2004.
When asked what he will do next all Custer said is, “I’ll be doing a lot more hunting and fishing – for sure.”