Brooklyn man is NY's 1st Powerball jackpot victor of 2019 with $

David Johnson won the second largest Powerball Jackpot in New York Lottery history

A Brooklyn truck driver who was sick and dragged himself out of bed to go to work on the day he bought a lottery ticket came forward as the sole victor of the near $300 milllion Powerball jackpot. David Johnson, who won the December 26, 2018 drawing with the numbers 5-25-38-52-67, and Powerball 24, chose to take his winnings in a lump sum payment, which after taxes and withholdings, nets out to $114 million.

"No, I'm not going to continue to work", says Johnson. He was the third Powerball jackpot victor in New York in 2018, according to the New York Lottery.

He elected to claim his winnings as a lump sum of about $180 million.

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A NY man has just made his last pit stop. Johnson said he was so ill that he did not watch the drawing and he didn't realize that he was holding the winning ticket until he returned to the gas station where he purchased it to check his numbers. Johnson chose quick-pick, and the computer spit out 05, 25, 38, 52 and 67, with Powerball 24. "I start and can't finish my food", Johnson said during Friday's news conference at Resorts World Casino in Queens.

"I'm rich. I don't gotta go to work no more", Johnson said.

"I was so happy I couldn't even eat", Johnson said. He didn't go to work that day, and he doesn't intend to go back. "It was raining that day so I went to the deli to get out of the rain and I bought my ticket there".

Johnson told reporters he immediately quit his job and will use some of his fortune to buy a red Porsche and a new house in Brooklyn.

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