19-year-old who won lotto is looking for a bodyguard

The Gaston, S.C., 19-year-old who won a $35.3 million Powerball jackpot is looking to hire a bodyguard after friends alerted him to possible threats.

“I’ve been getting a lot of warnings from friends I trust that the word is going around people are plotting on you,” said Jonathan Vargas, who is the youngest person and only South Carolinian to claim the S.C. Education Lottery Powerball Jackpot.

Vargas, a construction worker, had never purchased a lotto ticket before. He took a lump sum payment of $17 million.

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