$315 million Powerball jackpot winner claims his prize

New Jersey accountant wins $315 million Powerball jackpot

New Jersey accountant wins $315 million Powerball jackpot

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey accountant who held the sole winning ticket for last month's $315.3 million Powerball jackpot said Friday he had just refinanced his home in order to send his daughter to college. And I say to the lady, I hand it to the lady and I say 'Can you check?

The next day, he realized that he had won. I think your machine is not working'. It wasn't a victor.

When Earl checked the tickets from the May 2 drawing at a Lottery retailer, he "saw a lot of zeros!"

"North Dakota Powerball players have had some pretty good luck in 2018", said Randy Miller, director of the North Dakota Lottery, in the press release.

Although Souami is an accountant, he didn't want to see the number just yet, he said. "And she kept saying, "Oh, my God".

Souami told reporters that he was "very emotional" after walking into the press conference with a wide smile on his face. "Oh, my God.' It's like when you see a 'Tom and Jerry" cartoon: "The heart goes boom boom boom boom".

It's unknown if the Souami had made a decision to claim the lump sum or take their winnings over time.

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

Souami has since quit his job but is planning to stay in New Jersey.

"I have to take care of them", he said.

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