$242 Million Powerball Winner Takes his Time Coming Forward
The California winner of the $425 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery's Feb. 19 drawing did not tell one person of his good fortune besides lawyers and financial advisers before claiming his prize on April Fool's Day. Even then, B. Raymond Buxton hid his face behind the oversized check. Buxton said he took his time coming forward because he wanted to "solidify legal and financial representation." He chose the cash option, claiming an estimated $242.2 million before federal taxes. Buxton says he plans to travel and set up a charitable foundation focusing on pediatric health, child hunger and education.
By Jordan Moses
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