Winner of Latest $447,000,000 Powerball Jackpot Chooses Lump Sum Payment of $279 Million!

Winner of $447.8million Powerball drawing has been identified as Jeff Lindsay The winning ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli in Menifee, California Lindsay said he bought 10 Powerball tickets after winning some money off scratchers at the store He didn't find out he had won until he heard that the winning ticket had been drawn in Menifee.

Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward. 

Winner Jeff Lindsay decided to take his winnings in a single lump sum payment of $279.1million. 

He declined to take a photo with his check and to speak to the press, but released a statement about his tremendous bit of luck through the California Lottery. 

In the statement, Lindsay said that the windfall will support his family and the causes that are important to them for generations to come. 

'We are private people and do not want to change who we are or become public figures and ask that people appreciate and respect our privacy.

The winner of the $447.8million Powerball lottery has identified himself as Jeffrey Lindsay. However, he declined to take a photo. Above is his believed home 

'In order to help manage what has already been a somewhat overwhelming process, we have engaged a number of financial, legal and other advisors to guide us and help us make the best decisions possible.

'Once things calm down, we plan on working closely with our team of advisors to determine how to properly manage and invest this newfound wealth to ensure that we can support our family and causes that are important to us for many generations to come,' the statement reads. 

The ticket matching all six numbers was sold last month at Marietta Liquor & Deli in the small Southern California city of Menifee. It's the seventh largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning ticket was sold at the Marietta Liquor & Deli in Menifee, California. Lindsay said the windfall will support his family and the causes that are important to them for generations to come

Above are the owners of the store where the winning ticket was sold. They also won $1million as a bonus 

Lindsay said he originally went into the store to buy some scratchers, but when he won money on those, he returned and used his winnings to buy 10 Powerball tickets for $20. 

He didn't know that one of his tickets was the winner until it was announced on June 11 that the winning numbers were drawn in Menifee. 

There's one Jeff Lindsay listed in Menifee, but no one answered when a CBS Los Angeles reported knocked on the door this week. 

Neighbor Gary Entrekin told the outlet that he hasn't seen Lindsay at the home for awhile. 

Others said that the winning was deserved.