News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Robin Riedel has been playing Oregon Lottery games with the philosophy, “It’s not a matter of if, but when.”
His “when” came on Monday, when he hit the jackpot in the Oregon Lottery’s Win for Life game, earning him a $1,000 check each week for the rest of his life.
Riedel, who drives a truck for a concrete company, said he has played the game regularly since it launched in 2009.
Speaking about his big day, Riedel said that he had been playing the game for the past 14 years, hoping that he would win.
“I hit it,” he said. “I hit it. The money will allow us to do some things we wouldn’t be able to do.
“I’m hoping to retire in another two to three years.”
And he’s got some big plans for his newfound wealth, with the truck driver using the $52,000 he’ll receive every year to pay bills, do some home improvements, and jet off on holiday to Saint Lucia to celebrate his upcoming wedding anniversary.
This comes after another lottery winner decided to give all their money to charity.
I know, it’s not the way things usually go – most people tend to keep the money they win rather than get rid.
However, one South Carolina native – who wished to remain anonymous – decided to do after he won $150,000 in the Powerball on the 16 January draw.
He missed the grand prize, which would have scored him $416 million (or $224.9 million if taken all at once as a lump sum), by one number and has decided not to enjoy the limelight by staying anonymous and giving away the cash.
According to CBS12, the store in Greenville, South Carolina which sold the winning ticket will be receiving $1,500 worth of commission, while the rest of the money is going to an unspecified charity.
This will be a huge boost to whichever charity is selected to receive the lottery winnings, and the mysterious winner will also not have to pay tax since the jackpot is being donated.
At least this way they can be sure the money is going to go and do some good for the winner’s chosen charity and it won’t alter their relationships with those around them.
Everyone’s a winner, eh?