Man wanted Mustang and ‘five kilos of cocaine’ with Powerball win

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Is honesty really the best policy?

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Well, it certainly makes for some interesting live TV.

Take, for instance, the wannabe Louisiana lottery winner who told a TV interviewer on a live remote that if he won Monday’s $860-million ($685 million US) Powerball he’d be doing two things: “Well, I’m definitely going to get a new supercharged Mustang with dual exhaust and about five kilos of cocaine. And I’ll be good to go.”

Yes, one of those things is definitely illegal.

But without missing a beat, KSLA reporter Kori Johnson told the man she was interviewing in a convenience store: “Okay, so you like cars?”

Johnson, who only joined the station in July, according to the New York Daily News, should be praised for being quick on her feet and keeping it together.

She was actually smiling, and not laughing when she turned back to face the camera.

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After laying out his truth, it appears the honest-to-a-fault man didn’t get the chance to turn some of a Powerball win into a muscle car and some hard drugs as the single winning ticket was bought in California.

That lucky ticket holder can either take the enormous win through a 29-year annual payment plan or get a lump sum of $622 million ($496 million US).


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