Man wins $291.4M in Florida Powerball but his brother wasn't so lucky
Two brothers who bought Powerball tickets at the same time have both won. Unfortunately one brother wasn't quite as lucky as the other.
Retired Pennsylvania judge James Stocklas is now millions of dollars richer after purchasing a lottery ticket while on a fishing vacation in the Florida, the New York Daily News reports. His brother Bob Stocklas is also richer -- but only by $7.
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Although James won significantly more than his brother, he said he won't leave him hanging. "We've been laughing a lot about it, he doesn't need to worry about nothing," James told the New York Daily News. "Family's family. He's not going to worry about anything."
James Stocklas will pocket $40 million after splitting the winnings and accounting for taxes.
"It's been really a whirlwind, a rollercoaster of emotion," James said.
James said he plans to use the money to pay off his mortgage and will still occasionally work as a senior judge. As for Bob's $7 dollars, he hasn't released details on how he plans to spend his meager winnings.
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