Winner of $425M Powerball jackpot comes forward

Apr 1, 2014 5:26 PM

After nearly a month and a half, the winner of the $425.3 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim his prize.

This was not an April Fools’ Day joke, but B. Raymond Buxton said he purposely chose today, April 1st, to come forward and claim his massive $425.3 million Powerball jackpot prize and he did it while wearing a shirt that featured a picture of Yoda and read “Luck of the Jedi I have.”

The winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Milpitas, about 10 miles north of San Jose and the winning numbers were drawn February 19.

The $425 million jackpot is one of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, though far from the record.

According to a California lottery press release Buxton chose to take a lump sum payment of $242.2 million before taxes.


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