A 24-year-old american has won 768 million dollars – over five billion dollars - in lottospillet Powerball, writes NBC News.
Manuel Franco from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bought five tickets for a total of ten dollars, because he 'felt lucky'.
I looked up at the sikkerhedskameraet and wanted to flash to it. I had a strange feeling. It felt not normal, says Manuel Franco about his purchase of a gas station 27. march.
gut decisions was correct. The lottery tickets earned him the third-largest gain for an individual in the UNITED states ever.
At a news conference Tuesday tells Franco that he first discovered that he had won four dollars on the one coupon and was 'super happy.'
I looked at my last coupon one number at a time. When I saw that the first and the second number was right, my heart hammering wildly, he says.
When it finally became clear that all the numbers matched, it was Franco, overwhelmed by joy.
I screamed in five or ten minutes. It was good that my neighbors not have heard, says the young man, who already has said his job up.
Franco has hired lawyers and financial advisers, and he promises not to spend all the money on the luxury.
He would like to travel, to pay for his family the costs of their studies and donate to charity.
- I do not know what will happen in the next chapter in my life. It feels like a dream, and it feels honest, as though I might wake at any moment, he says at the press conference.
Franco has chosen to get the money paid at once, which provides a smaller gain. After tax he gets paid 326 million dollars - over two billion dollars, informs the lottery.