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A Retired Harlem Man Just Revealed Himself as the $343 Million Powerball Winner

Posted On: Nov 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Time

A Harlem man has been revealed as the winner of $343 million in a Powerball drawing, the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history.
Lottery officials introduced 67-year-old Robert Bailey at a New York City news conference Wednesday.
Bailey says he has “faithfully” played numbers a family member gave him over 25 years ago.
The retired federal government employee bought his lucky ticket at a Harlem deli. The drawing was Oct. 27.
My new best friend! Powerball winner, 67-year-old Robert Bailey, a retired federal employee from Harlem. Claiming his prize of $343.8 million. BTW..He played the same numbers religiously for over 25 years! and still playing!Net take? $125,396,690 poweball persistence 😱😱 💰 pic.twitter.com/LGItEjrPnS
- Stacey Sager November 14, 2018
He is taking the winnings in a lump sum of over $198 million. After taxes that's roughly $125 million.
He plans to get a house for his mother, “with a little land around it.”
Bailey also hopes to travel. He says Las Vegas...

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