It’s been over a month since the third of the record shattering 1.500.000.000 Powerball jackpot was won by someone from Florida – and now we finally know who the lucky winners are. Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt from Melbourne Beach finally came forward this Wednesday to collect their mesmerizing $530.000.000 prize. Follow in their footsteps and become the next Powerball millionaire – play now to scoop $212.000.000 this Saturday night!
This fortunate couple is a living, breathing proof that the expression “Good things come to those who wait” truly holds merit – they’ve been using the numbers 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 with the Power Ball 10 for years and finally saw them drawn on January 13th. It was hard for them to believe it at first – Mr. Kaltschmidt thought his wife was messing with him, while she was certain those were her numbers, but still checked online to make sure she wasn’t wrong.
Unlike John and Lisa Robinson from Tennessee who claimed their $530.000.000 windfall few days after the drawing, the Florida winners waited for a whole month and took many precautions before coming forward. They didn’t even share the lucky news with their close relatives until this week, and now that everything’s over they are still concerned about the downsides of winning.
„I lost over 10 pounds too, it’s a lot of pacing at night,” admitted Kaltschmidt, who set up a trust called the Nickel 95 Trust with his wife in order to manage the money.
Kaltschmidt decided to leave his job after working as a manufacturing engineer for 34 years and will also treat himself to a new truck, since his old car is „falling apart“. Ms. Smith said they aren’t going to party after hitting the jackpot – they will use it to take care of their family.
“I know I want to help special people in my life. I’m afraid it’s going to make me less friendly because I am going to be worried,” said Smith.