Nandlall Mangal's son told him to stop wasting money on lottery tickets because he never was going to win. Thankfully he didn't listen to the boy because when he made a last minute stop at the grocery store he ended up becoming a multi-millionaire.
The Staten Island man told the New York Post that he never plays the lottery until the grand prize reaches over $100 million. So when he went into the Stop and Shop on Hylan Boulevard on August 11 and the Powerball was $245 million he plunked down a few bucks and went on with his shopping.
Mangal said he put the winning lottery ticket on the kitchen table and went out of town for a week before he was able to compare his numbers with the winning numbers picked. When the 42-year-old logged onto the lottery website and saw that he matched all the numbers including the Powerball he went into shock
.Mangal, who chose the one-time lump sum payment was awarded a check for $99,321,975 from New York Lottery announcer, Yolanda Vega during a ceremony held at the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica Queens.
The lucky winner said he's always wanted to travel and plans on visiting Hawaii. He did not say whether his son will join him or not.
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