We don't play the lottery very often, but when we do, even a five-dollar win is cause for celebration. So we can't possibly imagine how Paul White from Minnesota is feeling after scoring a third of this week's $448 million Powerball jackpot. It has to be an overwhelming experience, but we think he's going to end up handling it well if his first press conference is any indication.

Like some of us, White has a pretty reasonable idea of what his first purchase is, and boy, is it a good one: an early Acura NSX. Yes, this man has class. Rather than run out and buy a clichéd Rolls-Royce or Lamborghini, his first instinct is to go pick up a $30,000 Acura that he has been eyeing on Craigslist for months. It's enough to make us wonder if he'll use his winnings to get on the list for one of Acura's new NSXs when they finally come around in 2015.

Watch White describe what it is about the NSX that makes heart skip a beat in the press conference video from USA Today below (note: video autoplays).


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      poopoohead100
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally, someone does something smart with the jackpot.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow someone wins the lottery and then does something rational! Plus you would be hard pressed to find a car with more driver enjoyment than a well taken care of NSX-T manual
      Spike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope they do not loose it all like so many- -but he is off to a good start! I wish them the best.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      He knows what he wants... and he's going for it. That is class.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good luck AND good sense!
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      good for him...Stay grounded my man.
      Turbo_S60
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's exactly what I said I'd do if I won! There's a beautiful 91 for sale in Virginia Beach with 23000 miles
      Kathy Weis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good for them, glad to see down to earth people win.....
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      No... not the "new" NSX. One with swagger. The original. Classy move Mr. millionaire!
      chirowolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Restored faith in humanity. Thank You
      donnasess
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought he made a pretty good decision. The NSX is a rare, yet affordable, car and why go out, blow hundreds of thousands of dollars on a car that will eventually run you dry from maintenance, insurance, and you can't really push it to it's limits (unless you move to the desert or transport it to Germany). I think he's humble and hope his winnings last him his lifetime.
      barryaclarke
      • 1 Year Ago
      It sounds like this winner will be one of the few who doesn’t squander his money the moment he wins and will soundly invest giving him a lifetime of monthly gains to enjoy life to the fullest…………
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