Magistrate wins PowerBall jackpotWednesday August 25th 2010
In West Virginia a Berkley County Magistrate wins the PowerBall jackpot but didn’t realise until he went into work on Sunday with his lottery ticket asking one of his colleagues to check it. County Magistrate W, Randy Smith knew he had come close but it wasn’t until his assistant confirmed that he had in fact won Saturdays PowerBall jackpot that he realised he was holding a lottery ticket worth almost $80 million in his hand. This ticket was purchased from ROCS store, 39 Kelly Island Road near Martinsburg.
Smith had the computer pick his lottery PowerBall winning numbers for him which were 7, 10, 12, 22, 27 and the Power Ball was 26 and all of these numbers matched those drawn on Saturday to scoop this lottery jackpot prize of $79 million.
The lucky Magistrate has opted for a lump sum of $44 million but once taxes have been deducted his PowerBall jackpot win will net him around $30 million. The ROCS store which sold the ticket to Smith will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning lotto ticket.
The lucky winner plans to resign from his job once a replacement is found and intends to spend more time with his family. He has a truck which he will also replace and a sister who is disabled that he can now provide for. Smith also has a disabled friend who checks his lottery tickets for him and he has always promised this friend a share if he ever won and the Magistrate now intends to fulfil these obligations following this amazing PowerBall win.
Written by Samantha Jones