Winner Of $699 Million Powerball Jackpot Steps Forward To Claim Prize

A California local bagged a record-breaking jackpot Powerball jackpot of $699 million after ten years of playing the lottery religiously each week.

Scott Godfrey won the biggest ever jackpot won in California after playing 10 lines in a Powerball game. He walked away with a whopping $699 million, the seventh largest jackpot ever won in the United States.

Scott went on to say that a big motivator to playing the lottery was the money that went toward funding the public school system. “Even the times I’ve played in the past and didn’t win, I always felt, well, at least a few bucks of this will be going to help schools," he said.

Over the course of its history, the lottery has provided an estimated $78 million in funding for more than 10,000 public schools around California.

He matched every lucky number to bag the big prize. The numbers on his winning ticket: were 66-12-22-54-69 and the Powerball number 15.

He decided to claim his prize as a lump sum, and the retailer were the winning ticket was sold will be eligible for a $1 million bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Scott has told the media that he and his family are very private people and their newfound wealth will not change that. He went on to say that he has been a charitable person his entire life, and that he plans on using a portion of his winnings to fund his favourite charities.

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