Name: David Edwards, 46
Job: Just laid off as a fiber optics technician
Home: Westwood, Ky.
Family: Daughter Tiffany Lee, 11, and fiancée Shawna, 26
Previous milestones: Served 11 years for robbery and firearms possession
Reaction to winning: “It’s a poor man’s dream.”
Big plans: Rolls-Royce for him, red Ferrari for Shawna
Extra alimony payments? No. “The same day I won, [my ex-wife] got married at 4 p.m. I became a millionaire at midnight. Congratulations, hon.”
Name: Pat Wales, 60
Job: Disbursement specialist at a financial institution
Home: Buxton, Maine
Family: Husband Erwin, 70; two cats, Pumpkin and Squash; plus five kids and several grandchildren
Lucky days: Took home $25 in two other lotteries that weekend
Reaction to winning: “I said, ‘Erwin, I think we’ve won Powerball.’ And he says, ‘Yup,’ and goes back to sleep.”
Quit job? A leave of absence for now
Big plans: Replace Erwin’s 1990 pickup with 141,000 miles on it
First move: New unlisted phone number
Name: Sheryel Hanuman, 41
Job: Medical records clerk
Home: Roseville, Minn.
Family: Husband Chrisna, 42, a nurse; and three sons, ages 9, 10 and 11
How it happened: Purchased five tickets while buying a wedding card
Reaction to winning: “Naw, I must have heard it wrong.”
Quit job? You bet.
Big plans: Sock some money away for all those future tuition bills
Kids’ cut: Her sons asked her for $10. They’ll probably get more.