A Laid-Off Guy Bought a Lottery Ticket While Getting His Kids Corn Dogs, and Won a Million Dollars
Last May, 34-year-old Riley Gunn of Merlin, Oregon got laid off from his job at a telecommunications company. (Merlin is 240 miles south of Portland.) Since then, obviously, money has been tight. He had to move with his wife and three kids to a one-room cabin, with a wood stove for heat.
But last week he signed up for a computer course, and on his way home, he decided to splurge and buy corn dogs for his kids. He also picked up a lottery ticket for himself.
Riley ended up winning the jackpot, for a MILLION dollars. The family even had to borrow gas money from a friend in order to make the 200-mile drive to pick up their check on Tuesday.
The Gunn family got $670,000 after taxes, and donated 10% to their church.