$150000 lottery winner in Minot

$150000 lottery winner in Minot

"I scanned the ticket on my phone and then rebooted my phone before checking again". And I say to the lady, I hand it to the lady and I say 'Can you check?

"My heart, it was just beating, beating, beating", he said, as the Post reported.

The identity of the victor, a New Jersey resident, won't be revealed until a 2 p.m. press conference at state Lottery headquarters in Trenton on Friday, officials said.

The bottle of orange juice cost $5 at ShopRite, but Tayeb Souami's wife had found the same brand on sale for $2.50 elsewhere.

"What do you mean by, 'Oh my God?'" he asked her. "I like the numbers and I always play with those numbers", he told The Associated Press, referring to his job as an accountant.

Originally from Africa, Souami came to the United States in 1996.

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The winning numbers were 23, 28, 41, 53, 56 and the Powerball was 14. His odds on winning were one in 292.2 million.

After learning he was a victor, he spent the next three weeks planning the rest of his life.

According to the 55-year-old account, he stopped at a 7-Eleven to check his tickets when he discovered he won. He'll pay off his recently refinanced home, pay for his daughter's college tuition and pay off his own college loans.

"When he told me we won, I had to see for myself", said Joe.

It wasn't known Thursday if the victor had chose to claim the lump sum or take their winnings over time.

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