Staten Island plumber splits $136 million Powerball jackpot with son, wants to keep working

Plumber Power Ball-1.jpgAnthony Perosi, right, holding a copy of the winning power ball ticket and his so Anthony Perosi III smile during a ceremony in which New York's Lottery Yolanda Vega presented an over-sized $136,000,000 prize check to the Staten Island plumber, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(The Associated Press)

Plumber Power Ball-2.jpgAnthony Perosi, left, holding a copy of the winning power ball ticket, arrives with New York's Lottery Yolanda Vega at a ceremony where he is presented an over-sized $136,000,000 Power Ball prize check, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(The Associated Press)

c0ad6656f5376f18780f6a706700303f.jpgAnthony Perosi, second from right, holding a copy of the winning power ball ticket and his so Anthony Perosi III, second from left, talk to reporters during a ceremony in which New York's Lottery Yolanda Vega, right, presented an over-sized $136,000,000 prize check to the Staten Island plumber, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(The Associated Press)

Plumber Power Ball-4.jpgAnthony Perosi, second from right, and his son Anthony Perosi III speak to reporters during a ceremony in which New York's Lottery Yolanda Vega, right, presented an over-sized $136,000,000 Power Ball prize check to the Staten Island plumber, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(The Associated Press)

Plumber Power Ball-5.jpgAnthony Perosi, right, and his so Anthony Perosi III pose for photographers during a ceremony in which New York's Lottery Yolanda Vega presented an over-sized $136,000,000 Power Ball prize check to the Staten Island plumber, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(The Associated Press)

NEW YORK A Staten Island plumber who's won a $136 million Powerball jackpot said Thursday he wants to keep working but also plans to "relax a little more."

Anthony Perosi, 56, left his March 14 ticket pinned to the wall behind a basement pipe for six weeks.

A friend had told him where the winning ticket had been purchased, but she thought a teacher had won. So he took his time checking the numbers, which he'd chosen randomly.

"When I saw all the numbers matched up, I panicked," Perosi said. "I immediately called my son and asked him to come over right away!"

Anthony Perosi III did what he was told.

"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," said the 27-year-old. "I checked the numbers on my phone and it has been surreal ever since."



The cash value of the ticket came to $88.5 million. The father decided to share his winnings with his son, so dad gets a net lump sum of $38.6 million after required withholdings, and son pockets $16.5 million.

"I honestly don't know what my plans are right now," said the elder Perosi. "I want to continue to work, but will be able to relax a little more and not have any worries financially."

"I don't have words for it," said the son. "It's just unbelievable and a big relief; like a big weight is off my shoulders. I'll probably pay some bills, take a vacation, and then really take some time to think and plan for the future."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/04/staten-island-plumber-splits-136-million-powerball-jackpot-with-son-wants-to/

For more information about plumbing and air conditioning click here.