MADISON, Delete. (AP) – A 24-year-old Wisconsin man went to Tuesday to claim a $ 768 million jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, and said he “enjoyed himself” the day he bought his tickets.
Manuel Franco, from West Allis, said he sorted between $ 10 on quick-picking tickets after the March 27 draw and thought he had checked all his tickets. Then he saw a last ticket attached to another and told the reporters the feeling when he matched the first two numbers and looked at Powerball to see it matched.
“I went crazy,” Franco said. “I looked back at the other three numbers, all matched. My heart started running, the blood began to pump, I felt warm. I started screaming.”
Franco declined to reveal much about himself at a press conference conducted by Wisconsin Lottery officials, laughing often but declining issues such as what he did to live and what kind of car he was driving. Franco said he stopped working the second day after winning and said he just couldn’t continue.
He said he would pay a lump sum, hoping to make some beneficial contributions and was prepared for people who might ask for money
“I’m ready and I know how to say no,” Franco said.
Lottery winners through history
Great grandmother Elizabeth Jones 71, from Warrington in Cheshire who won # 8,355,262 (US $ 13,368,400) in last Saturday night’s national lottery pose for photographers with a crystal ball on May 5. Jones’s grandson told about a fall in May of a spiritualist she visited in October 1997.
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Shirley and Frank Capaci show a $ 104.3 million check during a Pell Lake image on May 27. Capacity won the biggest lottery prize in US history in the Powerball drawing on May 20, 1998. Looking at is the state of Wisconsin Lottery Director Don Walsh (R).
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Sean and Alex Taylor from Whitwick, Leicestershire celerbrate after scooping the jackpot on? 9,512,277 at the National Lottery in Birmingham May 6. The pasties delivery man who has three children screamed by distrust when he realized the size of his victory.
Lucky lottery winner Bruno Calonne (C) has a board on December 3, with 69,378,690 francs ($ 13.8 million) which he won in yesterday’s draw in this northern France city. He is France’s biggest winner in the national lottery since it was founded in 1976. L and R are the unidentified loto shopper clocks
Powerball Lottery winner Andrew “Jack” Whittaker (R) has a copy of
his control at the lottery headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia, at
December 26, 2002, after winning the jackpot of $ 314.9 million. Watching
to the left are members of Whittaker’s family (L to R) daughter Ginger,
grandaughter Brandi Bragg and Mrs Jewell. REUTERS / John Sommers II
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Joanne (L) and Jorge (R) Lopes of Englishtown, New Jersey, receive
their control for nearly $ 59 million in Trenton, New Jersey on April 30,
2002. Jorge Lopes bought the quick pick of the Big Game ticket as one of five
he bought at a foodmart. The couple took home the biggest ever
only ticket in New Jersey. REUTERS / Chip East
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Erika Greene from Lawrenceville, Georgia holding the displayed display control
to her at the Georgia Lottery headquarters as she and her mother Vicki
Chambless (R) laughs at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia,
April 17, 2002. Greene, one of three winners of the Big Game,
bought his winning ticket at Rans Texaco in Dacula, Georgia and will
Get $ 58,938,743 before tax. REUTERS / Tami Chappell
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Filipino-born hospital worker Pedro Sotomil (R), representing PFC
Family partnership, laughs when presented with a ceremonial check
Lori Montana (L), Head of the Illinois Lottery, on a press
conference in Chicago on May 17, 2002, where he claimed his share of
$ 331 million Big Game jackpot. REUTERS / Sue Ogrocki
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Sheryel Hanuman (L) in Minneapolis receives a check from George
Andersen, director of the Minnesota State Lottery, at Lottery’s
office in Roseville, Minnesota, August 27, 2001, under the press
conference announcing her as one of four winners of $ 295 million
Powerball lottery jackpot from August 25 drawing. Hanuman plans to
Take the $ 41.4 million cash alternative ($ 27 million after tax
concealment). Hanuman, married and mother of three boys, bought
Five one dollar tickets at a Cub Foot food store while shopping for
a friend’s wedding card.
EuroMillions lottery winner Angela Kelly laughs as she holds a copy of her winning check at a press conference at Airth Castle in Scotland on August 15, 2007. Kelly, Britain’s largest lottery winner, was stunned in silence when she realized she had scooped £ 35 million ($ 71 million) with a single £ 1.50 ($ 3) ticket. REUTERS / David Moir (BRITAIN)
Powerball Lottery winners, from left to right, Chasity Rutjens, Alain Maboussou and Dung Tran, celebrate after each one awarded a check for their share of $ 365 million record money in Lincoln, Nebraska on February 22 , 2006. The group of eight winners chose the cash alternative and awarded each person $ 22,222,500 before tax deductions. REUTERS / Chris VanKant
Winner of the record $ 340 million lottery Powerball looks at the winning control in Salem, Oregon, November 8, 2005. The winners are: (LR) Frances Chaney, Steve West, Carolyn West and Robert Chaney (seated) . The winning ticket is shared between members of Chaney and West families in Medford, Oregon. The $ 340 million jackpot on October 19, 2005 was the biggest Powerball jackpot ever won and the second largest worldwide jackpot ever. REUTERS / Steve Dipaola
Paul White (L), 45, from Ham Lake, Minnesota, stands with his partner Kim VanReese (C) and associate Nancy Bowen (R) whom he holds a check for his $ 149.4 million $ 448.4 million Powerball jackpot prize at a Minnesota State Lottery headquarters press conference in Roseville on August 8, 2013. White, the first to claim money, was one of three jackpot winners. REUTERS / Eric Miller (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY)
Powerball lottery winner known as “The Ocean’s 16 Group”, made up of workers from an Ocean County garage, is a picture of a press conference in Tomas River, New Jersey, August 13, 2013. Sixteen county maintenance department workers from New Jersey left the second winning ticket on Monday in the $ 448 million Powerball lottery, officials said. The group from Ocean County, on the Jersey Shore, was presented with a $ 86,054,355 check, their share of the jackpot after taxes, lottery officials said. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY)
John Mandley (L) of the Maryland State Lottery is depicted with “Three Amigos”? who claimed their share of the record breaking Mega Millions jackpot in this image released to Reuters on April 10, 2012. The Maryland Lottery’s Mega Millions winner is three friends, all of whom work in Maryland’s public education system, which will share $ 218.6 million the record breaking jackpot of $ 656 million as of March 30. The winners, who called themselves “The Three Amigos”? chose the cash alternative of $ 158 million. After the taxes, the winners will divide $ 105 million and take home just under $ 35 million each. REUTERS / Maryland State Lottery / Handout (United States – Tags: SOCIETY) ONLY FOR EDITORIAL USE. Not for sale for marketing or advertising campaigns. THIS PICTURE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. It is distributed, exactly as received by Reuters, as a service to customers
Mega Millions Jackpot winner Merle Butler (R) and his wife Patricia, with their control along with Tim Lowry (L) and the Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones are on a press conference at Red Bud City Hall in Red Bud in Illinois on April 18, 2012. The retired couple described as “good people” by residents of this quaint Illinois city claimed their one-third of a record $ 656 million Mega Millions lottery prize on Wednesday, says that they would invest most of the money. The 41-year-old Merle and Patricia Butler, the married couple, have lived all their lives in Red Bud, a tidy agricultural and manufacturing community of 3,700 people in southern Illinois, named the trees towering across the city. REUTERS / Illinois Lottery / Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: SUMMARY) ONLY FOR ACCOUNTING. Not for sale for promotional or promotional campaigns
Tom Delacenserie (L), Secretary of the Florida Lottery joins Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt in Melbourne Beach with excessive control after choosing to claim their share in a lump sum in a winning ticket , worth $ 528.8 million, from January 13, signing on state lottery headquarters in Tallahassee February 17, 2016. Florida couple claiming their share of last month’s record $ 1.6 billion US Powerball lottery jackpot on Wednesday, coming up with the second of three winning tickets. REUTERS / Don Juan Moore
Winner with Powerball jackpot Lisa and John Robinson in Munford, Tennessee, their daughter Tiffany Robinson (L) and Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove attending a press conference at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee 15 January 2016. The couple were revealed at the TV competition today that they held a winning ticket to claim their share of the $ 1.6 billion Powerball prize. REUTERS / Harrison McClary TPX PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Manuel Franco from West Allis, Wis., Winner of the second-highest Powerball lottery in history, attends a press conference at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 On the right is Peter Barca, State Secretary for Revenue, and to the right is Cindy Polzin, State Lottery Director. Franco claimed the price payment of the price, totaling approximately SEK 477 million before tax. The total jackpot of the prize, drawn March 22, was $ 768,400. (John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
According to Wisconsin law, winners cannot remain anonymous.
The winning ticket was sold on March 27 at a Speedway gas station in Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin, a city of about 40,000 people about 14 miles (23 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.
The price of $ 768 million refers to an annuity paid over 29 years. The winner can also choose a cash alternative of $ 477 million. Almost all winning winners choose the cash prize. The gas station will get $ 100,000 to sell the winning ticket.
The Jackpot is the third largest behind the world record $ 1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016 and a jackpot in the $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions in South Carolina in October of October.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue officials estimated that if the winner takes the cash prize, the state would require $ 38 million of profits as tax revenue. Annual annuity tax revenue would be built from $ 11.6 million this year to $ 47 million in 2048.
The winner comes almost exactly two years after Wisconsin struck his last Powerball jackpot when a Milwaukee resident won 156.2 million dollars on March 22, 2017.  The odds of matching all six balls in the Powerball drawing were 1 in 292.2 million. The winning numbers were 16, 20, 37, 44 and 62.
Seven tickets matched all five white balls but missed matching the red Powerball to win a $ 1 million prize. These tickets were sold in Arizona, two in California, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Two other tickets sold in Kansas and Minnesota matched all five white balls and doubled the price to $ 2 million as the tickets included the Power Play option for another $ 1.
Powerball is played in 44 states, as well as Washington, DC, The US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.