Two lucky Pennsylvania brothers played the Powerball, but one brother hit larger than the other.
James Stocklas, a 67-year-old Pennsylvania judge from Bethlehem, Pa., recently finished a month-long fishing trip in the Florida Keys, the Florida Lottery said. James and his brother, Bob, were on their way home when they stopped to buy lottery tickets.
“I occasionally play the lottery back home and when I’m in Florida,” James said in a Florida Lottery press release.
James won the $291 million Powerball jackpot and his brother came out with $7.
According to CNN, James was sitting at a restaurant when he looked at his phone and saw he had the winning numbers. To celebrate the occasion, he bought everyone in the restaurant breakfast and called his family telling them, “We are going back to Florida!”
James wished to receive the Powerball winnings in a one-time lump sum payment of $191,470,307.58, the Florida Lottery said.
“We’ve been laughing a lot about it, he doesn’t need to worry about nothing,” James told the New York Daily News. “Family’s family. He’s not going to worry about anything.”
The Florida lottery awarded both brothers with full-size winners checks.