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The 24-Year-Old Who Won Record $768 Million Powerball Had Under $1,000 in His Bank Account
(photo: Wisconsin Lottery)
24-year-old Manuel Franco had less than $1,000 in his bank account when he discovered he had won a record $768 million Wisconsin powerball jackpot.
Franco stepped forward this week to claim the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, opting for the lump sum payment option of $477 million. After paying state and federal taxes, Franco will take home roughly $326 million, according to Wisconsin lottery officials.
Congratulations, Franco! Also, we hate you! We hate you so much!
Franco revealed that he had showed up for work for one day after realizing he’d won the lottery. He's since quit his job and has no plans to return to the workforce... at least until he inevitably winds up like most lottery winners: broke in under five years.
Franco says he's hired a team of lawyers and financial advisors to help him plan out what he’ll do with his financial windfall. We recommend a large investment in Hammer and Nigel, Inc.
Speaking of H&N, they have a few comments to share about Franco's big win in the clip below.