Powerball: the best lottery winners over 8 years! See the photos

Mavis Wanczyk Powerball lottery winner

Powerball is the leader among world public lotteries by the amount of Jackpot. It has been continuously generating dollar millionaires for years. We’ll tell you about the best lottery winners of Powerball over the last 8 years.

Let’s read some lottery winners success stories!

2010, Chris Shaw, 258.500.000 USD

29-year-old Chris Shaw was a cashier. He has no idea why he once bought a Powerball ticket, because he is not an avid lottery player. The next day, his employee announced to him and his colleagues that someone had purchased a lucky lottery ticket in their supermarket store. The supermarket workers were shocked when they learned that Chris, an inconspicuous shy guy, had scooped lots and lots of money!

Chris Shaw Powerball lottery winner

2011, Thomas Morris, 228.900.000 USD

Normally, Thomas Morris used to buy three lottery tickets, but that day he bought five. The next morning, Tom's wife was watching the news and heard someone in their area had bought a lucky ticket. "Oh, I'm sorry we didn’t buy a couple of these," she with regret. "Actually, we did," Thomas replied with a smile. The marrieds said it was the most exciting and blissful morning in their life. Later, Thomas Morris hired a lottery financial adviser.

Thomas and Kathleen Morris Powerball lottery winners

2012, Donald Lawson, 337.600.000 USD

When Donald inquired after his prize, he couldn’t hide emotions:

"Just imagine! I can go to any shop and buy everything in the world for myself, my family, my children, and my parents! After I spend a whole bunch of money, I will still have a lot of them!" The winner called his sister and mother and shouted into the phone: "Quit immediately!" He shares his best lottery advice: "You won’t make a scoop if you don’t purchase a lottery ticket. Understand what I mean? Don’t dream, just do it!"

Donald Lawson Powerball lottery winner

2013, Paul White, 149.900.000 USD

"Every single day I had a heavy burden on my shoulders. Wherever I went, these thoughts were everywhere with me. How will I pay for college when my children grow up? Where will I find money if any of them get sick? All these things... I don’t need to worry about them anymore. It's amazing," Paul said with tears in his eyes.

Paul White Powerball lottery winner

2014, Roy Cockrum, 259.800.000 USD

Roy is an actor. His career was not going well, so he had to live below the poverty line for several years. "The Lord is merciful to me," the man said. When Roy discovered he had won, his legs literally buckled and he fell on the ground. His best lottery strategy is just to be persistent and purposeful.

Roy Cockrum Powerball lottery winner

2015, Julie Leach, 310.500.000 USD

Julie Leach hated her job. She was a factory worker for more than 20 years. “I’m so happy. I worked as a beaver for all my life and thought I still had years of odious work and a meager pension. Now I can relax and spend time with my family and boyfriend," the winner said.

Julie Leach Powerball lottery winner

2016, Lisa & John Robinson, 1.586.400.000 USD

One and a half billion dollars were shared between the three winners. But only Lisa and John Robinson agreed to go public. “I'm tired and very excited," Lisa says. "How do I feel? Just imagine: you want a tiny bit of a pie, but you are given a huge delicious pie and you actually don’t know what to do with it now.

Lisa and John Robinson Powerball lottery winners

2017, Mavis Wanczyk, 758.700.000 USD

53-year-old Mavis Wanczyk is the sole winner of the Powerball Jackpot in the amount of 758.700.000 USD. The former medical worker matched all the first five lucky numbers and the Powerball: 06, 07, 16, 23, 26 and 04. This is the most massive major prize won on a single ticket. Mavis has already informed her boss that she is not going to visit her work anymore.

Mavis Wanczyk Powerball lottery winner

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