Daily DC Item: Someone Claims DC Powerball Jackpot But Identity Still A Secret

By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post

By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post

At least I can tell you it wasn’t me.

If I was the winner of the $144 Million Powerball Jackpot I probably would not be writing this piece. I’d probably be in hiding following my step-by-step plan in case I win the lottery.

That’s probably what an 82-year old man is doing right now.

This morning I read the Washington Post’s report of the big winner of the Powerball jackpot: Rockson LLC, a business entity created to hide the real identity of the winner. As his lawyer accepted the big check he did offer some details on the mystery man, “an 82-year-old widower from Southeast Washington with 10 children and 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.” He’s lived in DC all his life and is very active in the community.

Even though there’s not much of a media story here, I give my full approval to the decision the winner made to stay out of the limelight. He’s doing exactly what I would of done- because sometimes it’s not best idea to become the center of attention.

Now back to daydreaming of how I would spend that kind of money.

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