Who wouldn't you tell if you won Powerball?
Many Christmas shoppers in New Hampshire added Powerball tickets to their list as the jackpot soared to an estimated $325 million Saturday. We took to the streets to ask Granite Staters: If you won the jackpot, who wouldn't you tell? NBC News reported early this morning that no one won the estimate $325 million jackpot Saturday, pushing Wednesday's draw to $425 million. Saturday's winning numbers, by the way, were 22-32-37-44-50, Powerball 34.
"I think that for the first four or five months I wouldn't tell anybody because I wouldn't want anybody to bother me for money. I just want to take care of my close friends, family and loved ones."
— Bob Grimard of Manchester
"My first wife."
— Bob Donnelly Sr. of New Hampton, who said he would spread the wealth among his grandchildren
"I wouldn't want to go public. If I could, I'd get a lawyer and have them go get the tickets if they can do it ... I'm not sure if you can do that or not."
— Jim Tagalakis of Manchester
"The public. I would keep it anonymous as much as I can."
— Peter Persijn of Manchester
"If I won, I wouldn't tell anyone for quite a while. With this kind of money, you need to do your homework. I definitely wouldn't sign the ticket right away because I might want to put it in a trust."
— John Zybert of Manchester
"I have three children. I would tell them, because they would definitely benefit. I would be quiet about it until I figured out how much I actually won."
— Audrey Dunn of Manchester
"I'd shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone. I know who my true and real friends are, trust me on that one. And I'd rent a limo or two and take all my baseball friends to Yankee Stadium. Even Red Sox fans so they could see what a real winning team and stadium looked like."
— Donna Ramsey of Manchester
"I can't think of anyone that I would tell, other than family and my lawyer. I'd want to keep a low profile. I'd make sure the extended family is taken care of."
— Jack Farnum of Manchester
"I wouldn't tell my father's other daughter. I'm buying $5 and that's it, I think. I'd try not to tell anyone."
— Pamy McClay of Manchester
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 'Cadillac' health tax costs draw big worry - 13
- Wastewater lagoon blamed for Exit 4 odor - 0
- Author and poet Maya Angelou dies at 86 - 0
- After controversy, retired NH superior court judge fights for kudos - 4
- Road to be closed for fallen Brentwood officer's procession - 0
- Brentwood Officer Arkell's death adds fresh pain to somber law enforcement memorial ceremony - 1
- Conference participants take on climate change planning - 1
- NH agencies see growing needs for seniors - 1
- Nashua to combat substance abuse with knowledge at forum - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Mark Hayward's City Matters: Manchester's bike culture shifts into high gear - 0
- Ignoring Lyme: What are state, towns doing? - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: Red Sox makeover underway - 0
- Tom Herzig's Trackside: MacDonald has NHMS track experience - 0
- Drew Cline: Scott Brown plans to win over NH one handshake at a time - 0
- Anthony M. Kay - 0
- Walsh paces Sweeney Post past Laconia - 0
- Late rally lifts Red Sox past White Sox - 0
- On Baseball: Matinee win keeps Fisher Cats on a roll - 0
Police say Manchester woman arrested for punching ex-boyfriend during custody exchange in Walmart parking lot
Salem drops $50 permit for Sunday sales
Anthony M. Kay
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
Ban fireworks? Get serious
GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax