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$55 Million Powerball Winner Going Home

29 April 2002

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reported by the Associated Press: "Cabbie Ihsan Khan is using some of his winnings in the multimillion-dollar Powerball lottery jackpot for a trip back to Pakistan.

"Khan had the only winning ticket for the Nov. 7 multistate Powerball annuity drawing worth $55 million. Having opted for the lump-sum payout, he will be presented a check Wednesday for almost $32.5 million at the District of Columbia Lottery office.

"…After 22 years in the Washington area, the former cabbie from Arlington, Va., has no plans to hang around. he told lottery officials he will be leaving for Pakistan immediately after Wednesday's ceremony.

"`He didn't say if he was going for good,' said D.C. Lottery spokesman Bob Hainey. `He's got two kids in Pakistan. He may just be going to go get his kids, but we didn't ask him about that,' Hainey said.

"…Khan said this month he plans to do `godly things' with the cash."

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