Imagine being $44,000 in debt, only having 78 cents in your savings account, and taking the only Dollar you have to buy a lottery ticket and end up
winning. A story like this would make for great fiction, yet it is 100% true. 49 year old parking attendant Juan Rodriguez is now the sole winner of
the New York Mega Millions lottery and will now be able to add $88,500,000 to his 78 cent savings account.
MSNBC.com Full Article
NEW YORK - With just 78 cents in his savings account and $44,000 owed to creditors, parking attendant Juan Rodriguez plunked down $1 on a lottery
Good thing he wasn’t pinching pennies: He won the $88.5 million jackpot.
Rodriguez, 49, of Queens, bought his New York state Mega Millions lottery ticket about one month after filing for bankruptcy.
He stepped forward over the weekend to claim his prize, proving to be a man of many dollars but few words. At a news conference, he wore dark glasses
and said he was “excited.” Asked what he planned to do with his millions, he said, “I have no idea.”
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Rodriguez opted for the "lump-sum payment of $88.5 million instead of 26 annual installments that would have totaled $149 million."
I had to post this, sometimes its really nice to see someone who really, REALLY needs it win.
And he only bought one ticket!
What would you do with $88.5 Million?
In case you miss it.. Here he is with his wife..
I am sure these two are going shopping very soon!
After they pay off a few bills.
I'd say best of luck to them.. but why bother?
[edit on 23-11-2004 by UM_Gazz]