Saturday, February 22, 2014

Retired Winery Worker Giddy Over PowerBall Win

A retired winery worker who had a big US Powerball win on Wednesday admitted to lottery staff he felt so giddy with excitement when he realized he'd won he nearly fell out of his chair.

Elfred Meitzenheimer, 63, failed to get the Powerball, but successfully matched five of the numbers drawn on Wednesday night and expects to get a payout of around $1.4 million.

Meitzenheimer, who lives in California, said he already manages very well on his pension, so doesn’t really need the money, but admitted to being glad he'd won and now plans to take care of his family.