How does it feel to win a nine figure sum from the lottery? If you ask Anthony Perosi of Sunnyside in New York, “it feels like a heart attack.” He should know, he recently won $136 million in a New York Lottery Powerball draw.
The happy winner says he had the winning ticket pinned to a wall for six weeks before he decided to check. Now he has decided to take a single lump sum payment, and to share some of the money with his son. He will receive a net amount of $38.6 million and Perosi junior would get about half as much; $16.5 million.
The elder Perosi plans to work a lot less, and the younger one says he plans to save his share for himself and for any children he may have in the future.