Aug 31, 4:51 PM EDT
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Donald Lawson decided to have a little bit of fun with his mother two weeks ago.
“I called her and said, `I got a surprise for you. I won $200,000 in the Powerball.’ She goes: `Oh my god. Yay!’ I said, `All right. Are you ready, Ma? Well, the truth is, I won $337 million and $4 in the Powerball. Ha, ha.”
Ha, ha indeed.
The 44-year-old father of two and self-described “hillbilly” from Lapeer, Mich., claimed his prize Friday – the third largest in the game’s history – in a lump-sum, $224.6 million payment that works out to $158.7 million, after taxes.
Read more at EHExtra.
WUPN: We can only hope the money doesn’t effect Lawson’s life To the brink. But congrats to him anyway.