James Stocklas was having himself a pretty nice month. He was just wrapping up a month-long vacation in the Florida Keys, where he was having a fishing vacation with his brother, Bob. One day, on their way home from the beach, they both decided to buy some lottery tickets. James was eating breakfast at his usual restaurant, when he was checking the lottery numbers and realized that he had won the Powerball – valued at $291 million. Bob, was less lucky.
Bob, was slightly less lucky, and won himself $7. Instead of taking the total amount, James elected to take the lump sum payment, valued at $191 million. On top of this, the Florida Lottery also presented him with a full-size winner’s check. Don’t worry, Bob got a full-sized winner’s check for his $7 too. To celebrate, James bought breakfast for everyone in the restaurant, then called up his family to let them know that they were all going back to Florida!