Skip to comments.$93.4M Winner Comes Forward! (powerball lottery goes to an AF Sgt.)
Posted on 08/25/2005 4:33:15 AM PDT by Lokibob
Albuquerque, NM A master sergeant assigned to the 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has claimed a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot. John San Cartier correctly matched all six numbers drawn on August 10. It was the New Mexico Lottery's third Powerball jackpot, the second-largest prize in the state, and the largest claimed by an individual. The winning numbers were 13-31-36-38-49 and the Powerball was 2.
San Cartier chose the $52.2 million lump-sum option. After federal withholding taxes of 25 percent and state withholding taxes of six percent, he will receive a one-time wire transfer of approximately $36 million.
Following Lottery recommendations, the special operations instructor loadmaster sought legal and financial advice before claiming his prize.
He bought his winning quick pick ticket at Raley's Superstore #805 at 6200 Coors NW in Albuquerque. His shopping list at the market was short: a jug of milk and a quick pick ticket.
I was taking my daughter to school on my way to work the next day, San Cartier said. I heard on the radio that someone won. I went home in the afternoon and checked on-line. I started shaking and called my wife. She said, No way!'
San Cartier checked his winning numbers on-line at the Powerball and New Mexico Lottery websites, and then started checking various local news stories. He finally went back to Raley's and picked up a print-out of the winning ticket, never indicating the reasons for his interest.
San Cartier has been in the service for 15 ½ years. September 5 marks his third anniversary at Kirtland.
I'd bet money on this guy turning that 36 million into over 100 million by the time he passes on.
I'm really impressed by his caution and thoroughness.
Wow, I finally find my long lost second cousin three times removed.</s>
Good for him! :o)
Do you think he'll do his 20 and retire??
If he just re-upped for six years, say, I don't think he has any choice, does he?
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