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Lottery Punter Says He Plans To Spend Winnings On 'Five Kilos Of Cocaine'

Jake Massey

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Lottery Punter Says He Plans To Spend Winnings On 'Five Kilos Of Cocaine'

Featured Image Credit: KSLA TV

A lottery punter in the US said he was planning on spending his winnings on 'five kilos of cocaine'.

A Powerball jackpot of almost $700 million (£513 million) was up for grabs on Monday (4 October) and KSLA TV was out chatting to punters in Shreveport, Louisiana, about what they'd spend their winnings on.

But when reporter Kori Johnson asked a chap called James what he'd do with the money if he won, she didn't get the answer she'd anticipated.

Kori was given a shock alright. Credit: KSLA TV
Kori was given a shock alright. Credit: KSLA TV

Looking straight down the camera, James replied: "Well, I'm definitely going to get a new supercharged Mustang with dual exhausts, and about five kilos of cocaine, and I'll be good to go."

Kori then desperately tried to latch on to the fact James 'likes cars' before moving on with the segment.

Watch here:

Fair play, that was a tricky situation to handle on live TV.

Presumably, most of the punters Kori had interviewed said they would go on holiday, buy a bigger house or put a load in savings or something. Not buy five kilos of Class A drugs.

Even if that was someone's intention, you wouldn't expect them to stare straight down the camera and share it with the world.

As such, Kori earned a lot of praise for how she dealt with the surprising response:

Unfortunately for James, he didn't win the jackpot.

The single winning ticket - which matched all six numbers - was bought in California.

The winner will be able to choose between the annuity option paid over 29 years or the cash option of $496 million (£364 million).

Meanwhile, James will just have to sit and wait for his five kilos of coke.

Topics: Funny, US News, Cocaine, Drugs, Lottery

Jake Massey
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