Powerball jackpot won by Indian carpenter!
An Indian American player living in New York, Staten Island won a $245.6 million Powerball jackpot prize. This is not only the biggest Powerball prize won by an Indian but it is also the biggest lottery jackpot ever won by a desi man!
Nandlall Mangal, a 42-year-old with roots from Guayana, West Indies, won the jackpot on the Powerball drawing from August 11, 2018.
He is one of many international lottery winners of Indian heritage.
About the Life-Changing Sum
Mangal purchased the winning ticket at Stop & Shop in Staten Island, on Hylan Boulevard. He purchased a 6$ Quick Pick Powerball ticket, went home, left the ticket on his kitchen table and went out of town.
When he got back, he checked the results on the Powerball website, and this is when he learned he had won a truly life-changing jackpot sum!
He then put the winning ticket in a safety deposit box, chose not to tell anyone, no family member, no friend, no co-worker, but he told one person – a lawyer.
Mangal became the 91st New York Lottery player to have claimed a prize of $1,000,000 or more. He had to come forward in person to claim his prize, as stated by the New York law, and that’s when he chose to receive his Powerball prize in the form of a trust.
Nandlall Mangal’s Lotto Story
Mangal was a regular lotto player before he won the massive prize. When asked, he said that he used to buy his lotto tickets only when the jackpots would reach $100 million.
When he saw that the Powerball jackpot has reached the desired amount, he decided that it was a good time to purchase his tickets. After winning the prize, he chose to claim it as a one-time lump sum payment of $99,321,975, with the required withholdings.
When asked how he felt as a new multi-millionaire, he said he was shocked, and the first thing he would do was relax, and see how it went from there.
He did admit that he always wanted to visit Hawaii, so he planned to use a portion of his winnings to travel.
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