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$90 Million Powerball Winner Buys Subaru Forester

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$90 Million Powerball Lottery Winner Buys Subaru Forester

A 2014 Subaru Forester

When car lovers talk about Ferraris, Bugattis, and Lamborghinis, you’ll often hear them preface any such discussion of their dream car by saying, “Boy, if I had a couple of extra million dollars just lying around…” Rarely do you hear that phrase attached to a Subaru Forester.

Yet Lisa Quam, a Washington state woman and $90 million Powerball lottery winner, has made acquiring the compact crossover one of her top priorities after being bumped up to a higher tax bracket last week. That and, according to Yahoo News, quitting her job at plane manufacturer Boeing Co.

“Sent out an email to my co-workers and friends at work this morning and told them what a pleasure it was to work with them and to check the news today, and they’ll come to an understanding of why I am writing this note,” Lisa Quam said in a news conference in Olympia.

Incredibly, when Quam bought the life-changing ticket on a whim during a Thanksgiving Day grocery run in Auburn, Washington, it was her first time ever playing the Powerball. (Man, talk about beginner’s luck!)

After taxes, Quam will be about $56.8 million richer, and says she will use that new-found wealth to pay off her family’s student loans, finance some home repair, maybe “buy a house for one of the kids,” and travel more. If road trips are what she’s looking forward to, then it stands to reason that a Subaru Forester would be a better choice than a $38 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Although, on the other hand…

$90 Million Powerball Lottery Winner Buys Subaru Forester