Huntington lotto winner gives advice to win big

Huntington lotto winner gives advice to win big
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - Could you be America's next billionaire?  That's what we will all find out in Wednesday nights $1.5 billion Powerball drawing.

"It's just an unbelievable feeling that one will never forget," said Paul Clark, a former lottery winner.

Are you feeling lucky? So are hundreds of East Texans. A lot of people have been rushing to stores with one common goal, to become the next billionaire.
A person who knows this game all too well said it's all about chance.

"You don't have a chance to win unless you buy one ticket, two dollars is all it takes," Clark said. "It's a tremendous opportunity for a rare time because it's never been this high before."

Clark won a lottery worth $1.8 million back in 2010. He answered the million dollar question, how do you spend your winnings?

"I helped educate and pay the bills for my children. They did the work and they both graduated from college," Clark said.

Clark didn't know he won the lotto until he got a call from his girlfriend saying someone in Huntington won. He remembers that moment like it was yesterday.

"That's an unusual feeling, but it's one you'll never forget," Clark. "It really feels like electricity passing through you."

Clark has been playing the lotto ever since, in hopes that electric feeling comes again.

However he becoming an instant millionaire didn't change him.

"It's been normal," Clark said. "It's a situation that doesn't change your life that much, or my money wasn't enough to change my life, but I've been able to enjoy it."

Now, he's willing to spread the knowledge of wealth.

"I do suggest that you get some legal advice," Clark said. "If you want to call me, it's for free. There's a lot of things I can tell you on how to be prepared for it."

Clark encouraged other East Texans to join the Powerball fun. He said it only takes one ticket to win.

"If you've got $2 a week, go ahead and have some fun with it. Give up something else you would spend it on. Whether it's Coca-Cola or a beer or whatever, have fun with it."

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