Mega Millions Winners Have Big Plans For JackpotBy: Lacy Langley - May 1, 2014
Mega Millions winners Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35 and from central Florida, are one happy couple after winning half of a $414 million dollar prize.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Florida Lottery Commission, according to AP.
When asked what they will do with their $207 million jackpot, the happy couple said the money will be used to do things they weren’t able to do before.
They said they want to invest part of it, then use the rest to travel and go to as many Notre Dame games as they possibly can.
So, what happened when they found out that they had won the third largest jackpot in Florida Lottery history? Collier said they didn’t even find out until the morning after the drawing when the numbers were posted on the morning news.
“I paused the TV and ran to get the ticket to double-check the numbers,” she said. “And when I realized they all matched, I jumped off the couch in excitement and told Raymond we had won.”
Raymond didn’t believe her at first, but then they showed the Publix grocery store on Merritt Island where they had bought the ticket. He said of the moment he realized it was true, “It was definitely a shock, but it is an incredible blessing that will allow us to do many things we would not have had the opportunity to do before.”
The Merritt Island Publix was also pleased with the couple’s winnings. The store received a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Winners all around, including the winner in Maryland that has yet to come forward to claim the other $207 million.
Which leaves one to ponder, If I won $207 million dollars, I would….
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