Store clerk Chris Shaw can finally afford to go to the dentist to replace his two missing front teeth – after scooping a $258 million US Powerball jackpot.
Chris had just $28.96 in his account and a stack of bills to pay when he hit the jackpot with a ticket he bought from the convenience store where he works in Marshall, Missouri.
The 29-year-old says one of the first things he will do is fix his smile, as before his windfall, he could not afford to take care of his teeth.
“We didn’t come from money. For us it’s just going to be a huge relief to know I’m going to be able to pay my electric bill, my gas bill,” Shaw said.
“It’s like a weight lifted. I had bills at home I didn’t know how they were going to be paid.
“That amount to me is like a fairy tale. I’m just a regular guy working paycheck to paycheck – well, not any more. It’s gonna be great to be able to see my kids and do stuff for them I couldn’t do.”
Chris, who has a 10-year-old son and seven- and five-year-old daughters by two different women, said the first luxury he has decided on is a trip to Disneyland with his children.
The $258 million jackpot is the 10th-biggest Powerball jackpot in lottery history.
Watch an interview with Chris Shaw about his giant payday below…