If you ask Mark Weir how he won the lottery, he’ll tell you it’s because he stopped playing – at least in his office lottery pool.
Weir bought shares in his office lottery pool for years and only won very small amounts occasionally. He works as a machine operator in a plastics factory. This time, he went out and bought his own ticket. He immediately won US$5.3 million in a Lotto jackpot.
He has a few plans. He is going on a shopping spree with his wife, Julie. He is also going to buy some new fishing gear, and a brand new car. His wife wants to take a vacation to New York City.
He also has a message for his co-workers: “You won’t get a penny”. With that attitude, since he plans to continue working, he may find that a few friendships aren’t what they used to be.