Bus Driver Finally Retires Thanks to Powerball WinWednesday April 13th 2016
A bus driver from St. Paul, Minnesota has finally been able to retire thanks to a $1 million Powerball win. Joseph Woods successfully matched the five main numbers in the drawing on Saturday April 9th to win the seven-figure sum.
Mr. Woods had originally retired in 2007 but had stayed at work on a part-time basis. Luckily, this prize win soon had him dreaming of how best to spend his twilight years. Not one to hang about, Mr. Woods called his employers, Metro Transit, first thing on Monday morning, saying to Minnesota Lottery officials upon receiving his sizable check that “I told them, I’m not coming in anymore. I just won $1 million, I think that was a good enough explanation.”
Having matched the five main numbers of 14, 22, 23, 41 and 61, with only the Powerball, 9, standing in the way of the lucky retiree scooping a pre-tax jackpot of $166.5 million. The draw also saw one other fortunate ticket holder claim a $1 million prize. Not one to allow the money to change him, Mr. Woods intends to “enjoy the same things I’ve been doing!”
The lucky ticket was bought at M & H Gas on Arcade St. in St. Paul. Amazingly, this is the same gas station that sold a Powerball ticket worth an incredible $61.1 million back in 1999. The good fortune of this particular store doesn’t end there, as they have also sold a $130,000 Gopher 5 jackpot-winning ticket, a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket worth $100,000, a winning scratchcard worth $100,000 and three Northstar Cash jackpot-winning tickets in previous years.
If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of Joseph and enjoy the easy life of retirement, tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $184 million. Tickets can be purchased online or from any authorised retailer throughout the country. Good luck and keep those fingers crossed!