Lindsay, who purchased his ticket from the Marietta Liquor & Deli in the settlement of Sun City, was forced to give his name (as stipulated by state law), but refused to speak to the media. However, the winner did tell California Lottery officials that he was “thrilled” with his win, though he admitted that being so fabulously wealthy would take some getting used to for both him and his family.
Lindsay released a statement detailing how he plans to handle his newfound wealth: "We are private people and do not want to change who we are or become public figures and ask that people appreciate and respect our privacy. In order to help manage what has already been a somewhat overwhelming process, we have engaged a number of financial, legal and other advisors to guide us and help us make the best decisions possible.”
The statement continued: "Once things calm down, we plan on working closely with our team of advisors to determine how to properly manage and invest this newfound wealth to ensure that we can support our family and causes that are important to us for many generations to come."
California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez was also on hand to offer his best wishes to the lucky lottery fan: "We congratulate Jeff and his family on their huge win," he said. Lopez was also quick to praise the ticket holder for the amount of forethought he had put into his prize win: "This winner is informed and has already assembled a team of legal and financial advisors to help him make the most of this newfound wealth and make it last for many generations. We also understand that they plan on giving back to causes important to them and that is good news for us all.”
If you would like the chance to write your name alongside Jeff Lindsay’s in the Powerball winners’ history books, this Saturday’s $205 million draw could be your ideal opportunity. To enter, simply pick your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer in participating states and jurisdictions. Best of luck!