Christmas came late for a Brooklyn, N.Y., truck driver who collected his winnings Friday for the second-largest Powerball jackpot in the New York Lottery history
But David Johnson, 56, who won the Dec.
"I can not even eat." Johnson told Fox 5 New York. "I'm happy with joy inside."
Johnson said he wanted to buy a "nice house" and plans to enjoy an early retirement, the station reported.
TWO POWERBALL WINNERS REPORTED FOR $ 688M JACKPOT , John Lennon, who was elected to claim his winnings as a lump sum of about $ 1
He was the third Powerball jackpot winner in New York in 2018, according to the New York Lottery.
The lucky winner bought his ticket for $ 5 and did not realize he won until two days later on his way to work, New York's WABC-TV reported
"A friend of mine, and the next driver for the company, called me and said," Hey Dave! "Someone won the Powerball by the gas station," Johnson said. "I turned to myself I said, 'Aw, that's not me, man. That's not my luck.'"
But his friend encouraged him for the second time to check, and the rest is history
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Johnson's winning numbers for the Dec. 26 drawing were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67 and Powerball 24.