Is this an early retirement? A Wisconsin man, namely Manuel Franco, has just won $768 million Powerball jackpot, which is the second-largest in Powerball history and the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
The suburban Milwaukee man, 24, said he screamed for 5 to 10 minutes after he realized that he won about $770 million Powerball jackpot.
Manuel, who is originally from West Allis, said his heart started racing when he came to know that one of the 10 individual lottery tickets he bought a Powerball drawing in March was a winner.
He said, "I was going insane."
I looked back at the three other numbers, they all matched. My heart started racing, my blood started pumping, I felt warm. I started screaming.
The winner came forward at a news conference on Tuesday, April 23, in Madison, where the lottery of Wisconsin is headquartered.
The winning ticket was sold at a Speedway gas station in the New Berlin suburb, which is about 14 miles southwest of Milwaukee.
Officials said that the gas station will get $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Manuel told media that he quit his job just two days, declining to say where he used to work.
He said he has planned to be wise about spending the money and "to help out the world."
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