Friday, April 23, 2010

"Oh man, I'm as tickled as a polecat eatin' briars...."

Well, you could have fooled me. I thought the first things this guy would've done, was to buy a NASCAR team, and then buy a '76 El Camino and get it painted one color.......

Aw, what the fuck, good for him! Usually it's some 89 year old lady who wants the annuity payment option.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot says he hasn't decided yet if he'll quit his minimum wage job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket. (my note: HUH?)

Shaw said he had just $28.96 in his bank account and recently bought a 1998 Ford Ranger from a friend who agreed to let him pay off the $1,000 price $100 at a time. Now, he said, he no longer has to worry about how he'll pay his friend — or his utility bills.

He plans to use some of the money to pay bills and take his children to Disney World.
Shaw said he bought the $5 ticket Wednesday at the Break Time convenience store where he works in Marshall, a central Missouri town about 80 miles east of Kansas City.

He accepted his ceremonial check at the Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City wearing a tan and red plaid shirt, a red hat and a huge grin — minus two front teeth he says he lost because he didn't take care of them but can now afford to have replaced.

Shaw said he needed a few days to decide whether he will keep his minimum-wage job at the store where he has worked for just three weeks.
He also plans to seek advice "from people who know about money" about whether to take the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or the lump-sum amount of $124,875,122.

Shaw said he looks forward to spending more time with his kids, who live with their mothers about 240 miles southeast of him in his hometown of Alton, as well as with his girlfriend's two sons — 13-year-old and 15-year-old boys Shaw says he considers his own. He plans to take them all to Disney World in Florida.

1 comment:

drsprocket said...

Rich, that guys going to have friends he never knew he had. Can you believe it? Whew!