Saturday 20 January 2018

Judge wins $290m lottery jackpot

US judge wins $291.4m in lottery
US judge wins $291.4m in lottery

Mark Molloy

A US judge is celebrating winning $291.4m on the lottery - but spare a thought for his unlucky brother who won just $7 in the same draw.

James Stocklas (67) was left stunned after finishing a fishing holiday to discover he had won the jackpot, saying he was "shaking for an hour straight" when he checked his ticket.

The Pennsylvania man posed with the huge cheque next to his brother, who managed a smile despite his meagre prize. Hours before he found out about his win, the judge was eating dinner and spotted a yacht, and remarked that he would need to win the lottery to afford it.

Irish Independent

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