Trucker hits Powerball jackpot

| Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Green Bay, WI, trucker can park his rig – if he wants to, that is.

According to The Associated Press, 45-year-old Steve Peot just won a $29 million Powerball jackpot.

In Peot’s words, “It’s really unbelievable.”

Especially since he hardly ever plays the lottery, and bought the $5 ticket on a whim, according to The AP.

According to local media reports from Green Bay, Peot is married with two teenage children and another child on the way. A lottery spokesman said that the trucker chose the jackpot’s cash option lump sum payment of $13.7 million, which will mean he will receive about $9.35 million after taxes.

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