Missouri man wins $258.5 million jackpot

April 22, 2010 at 8:57 PM

MARSHALL, Mo., April 22 (UPI) -- A Missouri convenience store cashier is the United States' newest mega-millionaire, claiming a $258.5 million lottery jackpot Thursday.

Christopher Shaw, 29, of Marshall said he rarely buys lottery tickets and wasn't feeling particularly lucky when he plunked down a few bucks after finishing his shift Wednesday night.

"I thought somebody is going to win; there are too many people buying tickets," Shaw said.

It turned out "somebody" was him. His numbers -- 11, 34, 41, 49, 55 and a Powerball of 20 -- made him the winner.

The Powerball jackpot is the biggest in the 24-year history of the Missouri Lottery, officials said.

Shaw says his first course of action will be to "take care of debts," then maybe a trip to Disney World. He wants a new pickup truck and maybe a "hot rod" and something to go fishing in.

"I've never had a new car," he said. "I feel a boat comin' on."

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