Michigan Powerball winner Donald Lawson isn’t working the midnight shift anymore, he’s still going to eat at McDonald’s, and he’s upset with Uncle Sam for taking a cut of his winnings.
Lawson said that the first thing he did after he realized that he won $337 million was call his boss and tell him that he wouldn’t be coming in for his midnight shift. And who can blame him? The newly retired railroad engineer is approximately $158 million richer.
MLive reports that Lawson decided to take a lump sum payout of $224 million. Uncle Sam will take about $60 million from that payout.
Lawson joked: “I’m kinda pissed at Uncle Sam.”
Lawson said that he knows that his life is going to change now that he’s a millionaire but he’s confident that he’ll still be the same person.
“I’m a millionaire now but I’ll still eat McDonald’s. I don’t like filet mignon.”
In addition to all the McDonald’s he wants to eat, Lawson said that he was going to take care of his family. Lawson said that he told his brothers and sisters to retire immediately so that they can enjoy the rest of their lives.
Lawson will also “travel the world” and help his girls go to college.
Yahoo reports that this is the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history. The largest jackpot, $656 million, was won by three winners playing the Mega Millions lottery.