Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas Day Powerball Winner Revealed

The winner of the US Powerball Christmas Day draw has been revealed. The sixth largest lottery prize ever to be sold in Missouri was won by Kevin Carlson, a forty-nine-year-old mechanic from Kansas City.

Carlson had no idea he had won the $71.5 million jackpot until the following day, when he stopped at a convenience store and scanned the ticket on his way to work. The first time I scanned it, I didn't believe it," he admitted. "So I scanned it again. I kind of went nuts." Carlson has already said goodbye to his overalls and quit his job, but his wife intends to continue working and the couple are planning a trip for their upcoming 30th wedding anniversary.