Wisconsin Powerball winner sharing winnings with strangers

(WKOW) — The Wisconsin man who won more than $700 million in the Powerball lottery is giving back.

He surprised a woman with a gift card at a Target in Illinois.

Nicole Dimitro was looking for pull-ups at the store in Norridge, not far from O’Hare Airport.

It happened to be Mother’s Day and a man walked over to her.

“He said I’m Manuel Franco. I was the Powerball winner in Milwaukee and I wanted to give you this gift of $200 for Target. A target gift card.” Dimitro said.

Dimitro said Franco told her other people refused the gift card because they thought he was trying to scam them.

Franco used to work at a Target in New Berlin.

He’s from West Allis and won $768 million in March.

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