Posted July 16, 2019 10:29:33 A young man won $100 million Thursday when he took a shot that hit the court in the direction of the winning ticket stub on a hot day in New York City.
The game was part of the National Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The winner of the $100 Million Powerball was a 23-year-old from Ohio named Jason Lee.
He was on his way to New York from his hometown of Akron, Ohio, to take part in the contest when he got stuck in traffic.
The ticket stub had been thrown on the hood of his car when the driver was hit by a bus.
“It hit the ground, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it hit the grass,'” said Lee.
“Then I hit the gas.
I pulled over and the guy was on fire, and the whole bus was burning.
The gas got to me and I just started running.
The winning ticket was purchased in Cleveland. “
I just didn’t want to die.”
The winning ticket was purchased in Cleveland.
“That was just a freak accident,” said Lee, who will be attending the NBA draft in New Jersey next week.
“But it’s great to be part of something that has been kind of a dream since I was a kid.”
The ticket went on sale at 9 a.m.
Thursday, and was worth more than $100.
The next day, he got a text message from a fan that said, “Congratulations, you’re a millionaire now.
How are you feeling?”
“I was in a good place,” Lee said.
“Just the excitement of getting the money and the fans support.”
The $100-million winner has been waiting for the next big event to get him into the big leagues.
“When I got the money, I was like, This is a big deal,” he said.