He went from truck driver — to Brinks truck driver!
A 56-year-old Brooklyn trucker won the state’s second biggest lottery jackpot ever, and he’s already quit his job with an eye on a bright red Porsche, he said Friday.
“I’m rich, I’m rich! I don’t got to go to work anymore!” said David Johnson, of East New York, who had been working for Barrier Foods when he hit the $298 million jackpot in December.
He’s so thrilled by the win, it put the brakes on his appetite, at least temporarily, he said.
“I can’t even eat. I start and I can’t finish my food. I am happy with joy inside,” said Johnson, who grew up in Jamaica.
On Dec. 26, he bought a Powerball ticket from Arnold’s Service Station, near his home, while filling up his work truck.
His friends heard on the news that the winning ticket was sold at the gas station — and they told him to check his numbers since they knew he usually bought them there.
When he learned that he’d won, “I’m like, ‘Oh my God. Jesus Christ, oh my God!’” he said at a press conference at Resorts World Casino in Queens. “I jumped up and down around the store.”
Johnson took home a lump sum of more than $114 million after taxes. His numbers? 5, 25, 38, 52, 67, with a Powerball number of 24. He chose them by Quick Pick.
He plans to spend the dough on a bigger house in South Brooklyn and a trip to Jamaica.
But so far, he has only used his new fortune to pay off bills.
“To tell you the truth, I didn’t buy nothing yet! For real! I just paid my bills and stuff like that,” he said. “I didn’t even go shopping yet!”
The state record lottery jackpot, set in October 2018, is $343.9 million.
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