Victor of $315.3M Powerball jackpot comes forward in New Jersey

  • Victor of $315.3M Powerball jackpot comes forward in New Jersey

Victor of $315.3M Powerball jackpot comes forward in New Jersey

He had planned to do some work in his backyard, but realizing his auto was dirty, he made a decision to get it washed first, he said. He said was on his way to a carwash when he saw a 7-Eleven and stopped in to check his Powerball tickets. The first ticket that he scanned wasn't the victor, but the second ticket said "good". It wasn't a victor. "I like the numbers and I always play with those numbers", he said. "I like the number", he said before buying the tickets. I think your machine is not working'.

"The clerk kept saying, "Oh my God. Oh, my God.' It's like when you see a 'Tom and Jerry" cartoon: The heart goes boom boom boom boom".

Souami, originally from Africa, moved to the United States in 1996.

The winning numbers for the drawing were: 03, 06, 09, 17, and 56, while the Powerball was 25 and the Multiplier number was 3. His odds of winning were one in 292.2 million.

After learning he was a victor, he spent the next three weeks planning the rest of his life. The 55-year-old Little Ferry man was an accountant for a food importing company, but has since quit his job.

It's unknown if the Souami had chose to claim the lump sum or take their winnings over time. He'll pay off his recently refinanced home, pay for his daughter's college tuition and pay off his own college loans.