02/08/10 119 W, 2 I - + 9 - 10 Retired Asheville Engineer Wins Powerball

As assorted news agencies are reporting, retired Asheville Fire Department Engineer Frank Griffin has claimed Saturday's $141 million Powerball jackpot. He's taking his winnings in one, big, fat, honkin', lump sum, which totals about $47 million after Uncle Sam gets his due. He purchase five tickets last week while buying gas. What will the 66-year-old Griffin do with the dough? He wants to take care of the kids-- three children, three grandchildren-- and take Mrs. Griffin to Hawaii. We wish him safe travels, and encourage the purchase of many Hawaiian shirts. He also wants to play more golf. Griffin also owns a janitorial services company. Read the press release.

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Oh, and the odds of his winning same? Merely 1 in 195,249,054.00
Legeros - 02/08/10 - 20:31

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