Billionaire Mark Cuban bought this weekend's winning Powerball lottery ticket, and will be awarded $590 million.
According to the Tampa Post, the eccentric owner of the Dallas Mavericks purchased the ticket while in Florida scouting for up and coming basketball talent.
"I kinda bought the ticket as a joke," Cuban explains in an exclusive interview. "I was like, 'Wow, wouldn't it be cool if a billionaire won the lottery.' But then it actually happened! This is awesome!"
Cuban says he will be donating some of his winnings to charity, but will mostly be seeking to upgrade his fleet of private jets and purchase several new mansions around the world.
"There are really just so many houses I don't yet own, and so many loose women I haven't yet banged," he wistfully explains. "This is really gonna help me achieve my goal of becoming the ultimate player."
Cuban made his fortune by selling the now defunct Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 2000 for $5.7 billion. Critics have called Cuban the "luckiest entrepreneur in world history" since his firm had no business model and the 1990s tech bubble crashed only months after the deal closed.
But for Cuban, effectively winning the lottery twice can't be a coincidence.
"I gotta be doing something right," he says. "Clearly someone's looking out for me. Maybe it's God, maybe it's Buddha. I don't know. But whoever he is I love him, and he loves me."
In addition to upgrading his personal life of luxury, Cuban will also use the new funds to launch a few business ventures.
"My friend Turtle and I have been thinking about starting a tequila company for awhile now," he explains. "This would be great start-up cash.
"What do you think of Cola-flavored Tequila? You think that would sell?"