(Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 01:46PM by Danielle Smyth)
A dream come true, it would seem. A New Jersey lottery winner’s first purchase will be a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. “First thing I’m doing is buying my new pickup, a Ford Raptor. It’s something I’ve wanted for a long time and I’m going to get it,” said New Jersey’s Michael J. Weirsky, who won the $273 New Jersey Mega Millions Jackpot March 1, 2019. (That’ll be a mere $162.5 million after taxes, of course.) And once he’s got his new vehicle, he’s planning to take a family vacation.
Unemployed for 15 years, Weirsky’s recently divorced and has been back in New Jersey for a year and a half. Whether he chooses the fully loaded SuperCrew or sticks to the basic model, it’s not going to make much of a dent in his winnings.
Mike’s going to be having a whole lot of fun in the truck that “destroys all comers.” Objectively, says The Drive’s Kyle Cheromcha, “there is nothing else out there that can fly down a desert wash at 90 mph, make speed bumps and potholes disappear, swaddle you in (relative) luxury, command respect in the valet line, and still offer the practicality of a mass-produced pickup.” The “Ford F-150 Raptor … emerges as the most entertaining version of America's favorite truck.”
Hurry in to Sound Ford near Kent, Washington, and test drive one today!