April 14, 2004

Powerball winner in the news again

Jack Whittaker, the guy who won the Powerball Lottery is in the news again. I had blogged about him here and here before. From the Sunday Gazette-Mail: bq. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is investigating yet another apparent attempt to rob record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker. bq. A neighbor saw someone go inside Whittaker's Scott Depot home with a flashlight Saturday morning while the family was out of town, Chief Deputy John Dailey said Monday. And more: bq. Whittaker won a Powerball prize of nearly $315 million, the largest individual jackpot ever, on Christmas Day 2002. Since then, there have been three incidents in which money was reported stolen from his vehicle. bq. "They're targeting him because they know he has the money and I guess he's known for having it on him,'' Dailey said. bq. "That old boy, it seems like he can't get a break.'' Hey - you don't have to have it in cash. Credit cards work really really well... Wonder what his burn rate is these days and how much he has left. Posted by DaveH at April 14, 2004 10:36 AM