$315 Million Powerball Lottery Winner RevealedNov 22, 2021
You know, I'm Dick Brennan, we're about to meet the mysterious
winnerof the $315
millionPowerball jackpot. The only winning ticket for the May 19 Trung was sold at a store in Hackensack, New Jersey. It has a cash value of just one hundred and eighty-three point two
milliondollars, let's go to the
lotteryheadquarters in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, the largest jackpot in the state of New Jersey before we introduce you to the jackpot
winner. I want to briefly draw attention to the other winners of this jackpot. I'm happy. to report that in fiscal year 2017, $994 million was generated from
lotteryticket sales to support our state obligations and benefits for all of our New Jersey residents.
This jackpot alone produced nearly half a million winners of prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million. one player won the second prize of 1 million and 14 players won the third prize of $50,000 additionally with the power play multiplier another player won $100,000 and the other players won 150 thousand dollars since this jackpot began on March 28 we have had sales in New Jersey of just under twenty-six point six million dollars and generated more than ten point six million in revenue to benefit our residents of our state. The lottery is a profitable component for thousands of local businesses across the state. More than seven thousand retailers earn regularly.
Commissions and bonuses on lottery ticket sales, as well as other important contributions to our state outreach, retailers have shared more than $1.3 million in commissions and bonuses on Powerball ticket sales. On May 19, Hackensack's ShopRite received a $30,000 reward. sales bonus The sales rate of games like Powerball and Mega Millions in New Jersey is around five percent, so whenever there is a jackpot, whether it's 40 million or 315 million, there is always a 1 in 20 chance that one of our winners won it. players and that is a good statistic that we are proud of, so in a moment more, it is my pleasure to introduce the winner, Mr.
Tai Yi Swami of Little Ferry New Jersey sr. Swami, something big and I am very excited right now in front of you. I like it, I like the number and also when I was an athlete, I always played with those numbers. I like them. I took it myself. My name is ty AB Swami and the lucky one. winner and I have by my side my son in L and my friend and my advisor HP, in fact I found out that he was a winner on Sunday morning. I wake up and I plan to do some work in my backyard and I realized that my car is dirty I say ok I'm going to take my car to the car wash because they are open until noon and I talked to my wife I said ok I'm going to the car wash cars first before they start working in my backyard by the way by the The time I left the car wash I stopped at the light and on the right side there is a 7-eleven.
I say, oh, yesterday I played the lottery. Okay, I'm going to check before I go to the car wash and then when I went in, I scanned the The first ticket was not the winner and the second ticket was good, but I always see two dollars, four dollars, but that day I see that it must be C by the retailer. I scan it again and it says the same order and I told the lady. handed over to ladies HR please can you check? I think his machine isn't working and when he scanned it he said oh my gosh, when he said oh my gosh, I step back and my heart starts beating a little bit, I'm like what are you doing?
I want to say oh my god she told me big I say big big like she told me very big and I come back again I don't want to see the numbers because I like numbers I am an accountant I like to see the numbers but I know how to read the numbers but I was afraid from seeing the numbers that day and my heart I think he was just beating beating beating and she keeps saying oh my gosh oh my gosh that's like you know when you see a Tom Tom and Jerry cartoon the heart goes boom boom boom boom I feel what I found out after that I was the one this happens sometimes it happened but Saturday was a different story I want to return the product he was he wasn't on sale it was five dollars when I bought it and the advertising was 250 I told my wife She said yes because we always shop together like I told Mr. very expensive express I have to return it I say ok stay in the car I'm going to determine when I went to customer service I have to wait in line and I had the product and I turned left and I see three or six I say I think one is a good one number, I have to play when she gives me my money back, I say, give me two Powerball for tonight and I think the boy you give it to me and I leave and this is always happy.
It was all juice. I know. Colin. Juice. Now I live with little Freddie. In fact, I have my advisor with me and we don't know how to do it with the money. Yes, first I have to take care of my family. I have to take care. of myself, of course, and I just refinanced my house to put my kids through college because I have a daughter, she's going to college next year, and I'm refinancing my house and I just got a check a week before I win this prize. I think she was Luckily, there are four of us, by the way, we have me and my wife.
Yes, I didn't finish my story. I went, it's a great story. I never washed this car and last week I returned home. In fact, it took me two hours to fill up the phone alone. My hands were still shaking and when I came home and my wife she was cooking for the week because we work together and she has to cook for the week and she told me why it takes them two hours too long to go to the car wash. It's five minutes away I said oh by the way I need the hundred dollars oh I'm going to do with one hundred dollars like with the reaction you know and I said to myself I don't have my hand in dollars with your money okay I turn around like this and they had the ticket with the value predetermined and they said, well, I don't need your hand and your dollar, and when I show her the ticket, she won't and she went to wake up the kids, in fact, it was a very emotional day for me. that day yes, actually my job because I have to take care of the people I work with and it's not five people, it's not ten people, it's not more than 200 people and the recipient calls every day and I have to take care of them and It's not easy to leave it like that, that's your job and that's why I didn't want to come, that's why yes, I'm an accountant, but I thought I was working for a food importing company, in reality, I left my job, yes, I did. for one reason: Not because of the money, it's because it is an image of the business.
I don't want to do that because I have to work outside every day to take care of my personal things. You also know, to communicate with the people you have to make calls between. From 9:00 to 5:00 after it ends, some people are not working on the weekend. How are you going to do it? That means you have to click on your work. Yes for now. I like my hometown to know that in the future. I'm not from yes I'm from Africa, okay and I'm lucky to be an American citizen. I am a citizen. I am going to surprise you.
Monday will be the correct 11. 11th of June. I come to the country on June 11, 1996. I took these questions, let's be discursive. I'm from Africa. I'm 56 years old. No, I actually play from time to time. I like numbers. Sometimes I remember that there is a big jackpot when I drive. I see that sometimes there is no advertising everywhere on the road. Sometimes I play no, but this time I say oh, I like this 306, okay, I'm going to play, sorry, actually the machine gave me the number that I didn't choose, another one yes, not really, I that the man in the army, I actually tried. keep calm I tried to be I was sitting watching TV and she came up and woke up the kids and told them what happened in at least 20 and my daughter is 18 17 September 18 yes she will be on September 18 yes I do that option in cash oh yes, actually they tell me that they make you do it yes, I told you because I have a feeling that one day I will have it and it happened, my day is coming, I hope one day will come for you to do it.
Actually I try, I try not to think about it being me, it's okay, you always know, when it comes to your mind, you feel something, this is a feeling, yes, I felt another one before, mr. Swami has some travel commitments so just a couple more questions please, actually one thing I know one day because I know myself. Sorry Sega, the first thing I have to do is take care of my kids. University first. Education is very important for any person. person this has no idea about education the person can move on yes in not very good Bergen County something sorry second ah the first phone call I called my friends my closest friend this is the first call no no yet because the moment The harder this is, I'm sorry, good people are going to say hey, no, no, I'm not sure about that and one more question and I'm going to give it to Mr.
Swamy Thank you ceremonial check first I have to pay for my house because I just said you will find this my house, yes before I close here just a couple of comments. I want to thank mr. Swamy and his advisor, mr. Singh, as well as his son, and now to come today to meet them all and answer his questions about this event that changed the lives of the Hames family. I also want to mention that mr. and Sarah, a store owner in Hackensack, was hoping to come here today, but she had another commitment and she donated her thirty thousand dollar sales bonus to several charities in the Hackensack area.
Also, this is the second great second time. jackpot we have had it here in a short period of time, we have a couple more jackpots going and anything can happen in New Jersey, we have over a hundred million in both Powerball and Mega Millions and, in addition, our Pick Six is now to seven point six million and that's only a dollar a ticket so again in New Jersey you give your dreams a chance and anything can happen thank you and if anyone has any more questions they can come up to the podium and I can try to answer them. the best I can thank you all
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