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May 8, 2008, 6:38 pmFinally Claimed...
Louisiana Man Claims $97 Million Powerball Jackpot from January!
After nearly four months of keeping a secret, 73-year-old Carl Hunter of Metairie claimed the $97 million Powerball jackpot from the Jan. 16 drawing at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. His prize was the largest single amount won in the Louisiana Lottery’s history.
The owner of a construction company, Hunter wanted to make sure his outstanding jobs were complete before “closing up shop” to redeem his winning ticket. He said he plans to use his winnings to retire, travel and rebuild a camp he lost during Hurricane Katrina. Hunter was picking up a gallon of milk for his wife when he decided to also purchase one Powerball “quick pick” at West Metairie Shell on West Metairie Avenue in Metairie.
“There was a person in line in front of me and behind me also purchasing tickets for the drawing. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” described Hunter, surprised and humble. Hunter chose the one-time cash payment option, which was $48,478,863.
March 8, 2008, 10:27 amWeirdest thing happened???
I went to SC to play the powerball as usual on a Friday night. My friend asked me to get her 10 bucks in quik picks. I usually do not like to play for other people because they always seem to win and I don't. So, I buy her tickets first. I go to write her initial on the front of it so it could be separate from mine and noticed that her first line of numbers were my numbers that I play all the time. They were in the exact same order and everything. I never played at this store....and was shocked. I had the exact same numbers on my slip that I play every week.
IT was weird because everything was stopping me from going there. My son puked in my truck on the way. I had to stop at a gas station to vacuum, then a car wash to shampoo my floor. ....then another gas station to wash my hands. I was discouraged on moving forward and thought..maybe I will go tomorrow before the drawing. Then I decided to go anyway. My usual spot was closed by this time..so I went up another exit and caught a gas station 27minutes before they close down the machines.
IS THIS WEIRD OR WHAT????
February 23, 2008, 11:27 pmWhy are they not putting the ticket in a safe place?
A picture of the lastest winning ticket. Why does he have the ticket flying in the wind held by only his hands? I would be too nervous to take the ticket out of hiding. These people haven't even claimed the money yet and they are taking pictures of the winning ticket. WOW...hate to sound stereotypical, but do I need to knock out some of my teeth and move into a trailor park to get some good luck. NO OFFENSE...just amazed...