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$337 Million Powerball Winner Says His Winnings Will Not Change Him [VIDEO]


Meet Donald Lawson, the man who won the $337 Million Powerball prize back on August 15th. The prize is the third largest ever, yet like so many other winners he says that his winnings will NOT change him as a person.

Lawson says he does plan to retire, travel, and take care of his family, but the money he now has will not change him. Lawson says he will continue to eat at McDonald’s, and will not adopt the lavish lifestyle like so many millionaires seem to do. In the news conference he said, “I don’t like filet mignon or lobster. I like the simple life, and that’s what I want to continue to do.”


He said he quit his railroad engineer job after learning he won. He said he chose the winning numbers 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 with a powerball of 21 himself at a Sunoco gas station in Lapeer. The new millionaire thanks the “man upstairs” for directing him to the gas station where he bought his winning ticket.

Lawson joked during the press conference that $337 Million isn’t as much as you may think it is—that after Uncle Sam gets his share of the winnings.

Do you think winning so much money will change this man? He seems to have a good head on his shoulders and I like that he knows he must invest in it wisely!!! Too often we seen these overnight millionaires spend it all and are then broke within years. Let’s hope he doesn’t become a statistic and invests in it properly. For me, first thing I’d buy would be a beach house somewhere!!!!

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