Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
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 comes to mind.