SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTTC) -- The winner of that huge Powerball jackpot from February has come forward.
B. Raymond Buxton bought his winning ticket at a convenience store near San Jose, California. He collected his prize of $425 million late Tuesday -- one of the biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history.
Buxton elected to take his money in a lump sum payout of $242.2 million before taxes. Although his name was made public, Buxton chose not to show his face when he was photographed with the large symbolic check.
Workers at the store where he bought the ticket were thrilled.
"Oh it's wonderful. I'm so glad. He's actually one of our regulars and I'm really glad to know that he'll get his 425. That's great news, so I'm actually very, very happy for him," said convenience store worker Herpinder Kaur.
Buxton said he'll do some traveling and also set up a charitable foundation for pediatric health, child hunger, and education.
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