Virginia trucker wins $91 million while on the job

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-30 12:48:45-04

Credit: Pennsylvania Lottery

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Truck drivers can make a nice paycheck, but it would take a long time to equal the payday trucker Steven Peloquin earned on a recent run through Pennsylvania.

While at Penn 80/Flying J Travel Plaza in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, earlier this month, Peloquin bought a Mega Millions ticket. His numbers matched all the winning numbers in the July 21 drawing.

Paloquin took home $91.8 million after taxes, according to WTVR.

Paloquin did not instantly know he was a millionaire. It took him a few days after the drawing to check his ticket.

“I was getting ready to turn in last Saturday night when I went online to check my numbers,” Peloquin told lottery officials. “Needless to say, I didn’t get to sleep that night.”

Peloquin, a truck driver for 30 years, said his fortune would allow him to retire early and spend more time with his wife and family.