Friday, April 23, 2010

Missouri Man Wins $258 Million In The Power Ball Jackpot

Chris Shaw of Jefferson City, Mo. bought his winning ticket during his lunch break at the convenient store where he worked on Wednesday as a clerk.  Chris checked his ticket at the state's lottery website after his girlfriend told him the winning ticket had come from the store where he works. Chris says he didn't know how he was going to pay his utility bills and he only has $28 in his bank account.  Now he said he can pay his bills and he can take all his children to Disney World. Chris Shaw has three different children by two different women who live about 240 miles from him and his girlfriend has two children. Chris says he can now spend more time with his children, his mother and buy he can buy his children the bikes and skate boards they have been asking for, which is a little hard to do on $7.25 an hour.  Chris also said he plans on getting his two front teeth fixed that he lost because he couldn't afford to take care of them. The Missouri man recently bought a 1998 Ford Ranger for $100 from his friend and he said he is going to pay his friend a $1,000 for the truck. I'm sure Mr. Shaw will buy him a new truck with his lottery winnings now.  Chris says he plans on consulting someone who knows a little bit about money before he decides how he will take his lottery winnings. It's nice to see the underdog come out on top for a change. Congrats Chris Shaw!

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