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29 Year Old Man Wins $258 Million Jackpot – Maybe Now He Can Get A DENTAL Appointment

Posted by Media Outrage on April 23, 2010

A Missouri man is now $258 million richer after winning the Powerball jackpot.  After seeing this picture every dentist office in the state is probably soliciting for his business.  Peep the details…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills and take his children to Disney World says he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll quit his job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket.

Chris Shaw — a 29-year-old tattooed father of three who was raised by his grandparents in rural southern Missouri — came forward Thursday as the winner of the 10th-largest Powerball jackpot ever. Shaw said he had just $28.96 in his bank account and recently bought a 1998 Ford Ranger from a friend who agreed to let him pay off the $1,000 price $100 at a time. Now, he said, he no longer has to worry about how he’ll pay his friend — or his utility bills.

“We didn’t come from money. For us it’s just going to be a huge relief to know I’m going to be able to pay my electric bill, my gas bill,” Shaw told the Associated Press. “It’s like a weight lifted. I had bills at home I didn’t know how they were going to be paid.”

Shaw said he bought the $5 ticket Wednesday at the Break Time convenience store where he works in Marshall, a central Missouri town about 80 miles east of Kansas City. He accepted his ceremonial check at the Missouri Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City wearing a tan and red plaid shirt, a red hat and a huge grin — minus two front teeth he says he lost because he didn’t take care of them but can now afford to have replaced.

“I’m just a regular guy working paycheck to paycheck … well not any more,” he said.

Shaw said he needed a few days to decide whether he will keep his minimum-wage job at the store where he has worked for just three weeks. He also plans to seek advice “from people who know about money” about whether to take the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or the lump-sum amount of $124,875,122.

His boss, Jackie Maxwell, general manager of the Missouri-based Break Time convenience store chain, was thrilled to hear Shaw had won.

“He’s just a great guy, a good employee. When you think of a large winner like this, everyone likes to see that the person who won is somebody like Chris,” she said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Shaw — who has a 10-year-old son, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl by two different women — said he had played Missouri Scratchers lottery tickets before, winning at most $80. He checked his Powerball ticket against the state lottery’s website only after his girlfriend, Tosha Ewry, told him the winning ticket was bought at the store where he works.

When Shaw called Ewry back to tell her the news, she thought he was joking, he said. Finally, he said he told her: “I swear on a stack of Bibles, you need to leave work and come home.”

The winning numbers were 11-34-41-49-55, Powerball 20. The Power Play number was 2.

Shaw said he looks forward to spending more time with his kids, who live with their mothers about 240 miles southeast of him in his hometown of Alton, as well as with his girlfriend’s two sons — 13-year-old and 15-year-old boys Shaw says he considers his own. He plans to take them all to Disney World in Florida.

“I can be with them as much as I want now,” Shaw said.

He said his children already have been asking for new skateboards, bicycles and “just stuff that’s really hard to do when you make $7.25 an hour.”

Break Time will receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket. If Shaw takes a lump-sum payment, the state income taxes due on the winnings would be about $6 million, state budget director Linda Luebbering said.

Mediaoutrage–  Oh what it must feel like to leave one almost impoverished tax-bracket only to land in one that houses the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Russell Simmons, Diddy and Jay-Z….

20 Responses to “29 Year Old Man Wins $258 Million Jackpot – Maybe Now He Can Get A DENTAL Appointment”

  1. ucanb2 said

    Damn it MO…that’s just wrong on so many levels!!! LMAO

  2. ShAkirah said

    Lol thats the first thing I thought when I saw him on the news, but I wish him luck.

  3. P.S. I love MO!!! said

    Sheeeit – what is wrong with you bro? I will say this AGAIN:

    Note to MO: Please give whomever responsible for these ridiculously funnaaaaayyyyy titles a RAISE, ASAP!!!!!!!!!

    lolol @ The Last Time I Had A HIT Record VCR’s Were Still Selling Like Hotcakes…. Mad Funny lol Laughing like shit

    Now this:

    “29 Year Old Man Wins $258 Million Jackpot – Maybe Now He Can Get A DENTAL Appointment”……..

    Saw the title and it floored me, seriously i felt like my heart stopped, then when i scrolled up and saw the visual 😯 😯 😯 (Jesus take the wheel!!!) __________________FLATLINE________________ *Dead* 🙂

  4. Kanyade said

    Does he play hockey???

    I hope he fixes his teeth.

    I hope he invests his money right so that it’s not all GONE six months from now.

    Good luck, kind sir of the loose and missing tooth.

  5. brynnrock said

    Old backward country ass MF, he don’t know what to do with that money except fuck it all up. DAMN!

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  7. MissTX said

    Good for him. He should take the lump sum though. He don’t know if he’ll see the next year let alone 29 more. Just saying.

  8. Yvonne said

    Let’s see…didn’t come from money, lives in a rural town, works for $7.25 an hour and can’t decide if he will leave his job or not..which should be a no brainer..the two moms will definitely be back in the picture while trying to get rid of the girlfriend and her kids, every con man on Earth will come knocking with their investments and so on and on.

    I hope like hell this young man finds a financial planner who will help him use the money wisely and not just take him for a ride. He shounds like a good hearted dude and I wish him the best. I don’t wanna see him on The Curse Of The Lottery in a few years saying he’s damn near broke.

  9. Verbalism7 said

    He can get his grill fixed and some.

  10. Nina said

    If I won the lottery, I would conceal my identity and digitize my voice so greedy people won’t be asking for a hand out…now he’s going to get everyone knocking on his trailer.

  11. THE ICEMAN said

    Good Luck to him I hope that he sets his kids up for life first. So that the money goes a long way for their futures. I would not have shown my face because he is going to get the shit bugged out of him from now on. Good Luck.

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