These people just won many millions of dollars, but you would think they just got news that their dog had died. I know it’s a little overwhelming, but show a bit of excitement, people!
Everyone kind of imagines what they would do if they found out they won the lottery. Jump up and down, scream, call your spouse, quit your job, all kinds of things.
Betty Tapson didn’t do any of those things. When she found out that she held a ticket that had a value of $111,877, she simply and calmly went to work.
Even Tapson herself, when thinking about it later on, was surprised at her own reaction. “I don’t know how I did it.
First Baptist Orange Park, in Orange Park, Florida (a suburb of Jacksonville) won’t be benefiting from the lottery winnings of one of its members, Robert Powell.
Powell recently won $6 million in the Florida Lottery, and wanted to give $600,000 of his winnings (a 10% tithe) to his church. First Baptist Orange Park Pastor David Tarkington would not accept it. He also would not comment, citing confidentiality of members’ gifts. A safe assumption is that the church does not condone gambling, so does not want to accept gambling winnings as part of their support.
If you are a man named Tim, your chances of winning the lottery are greater than any other name.
At least that’s what the statistics say. Lottery officials in Iowa were curious about how a person’s name related to how often they won the lottery (they only looked at winners of at least $100,000). They found that “Tims” won the big jackpots 33 times since the lottery began in 1985. Coming in second was the name John with 26 big wins.
Luke Pittard was 24 years old and working at McDonald’s. He bought a lottery ticket, and he won US$2.6 million. So of course he quits his job, marries his sweetheart, and takes a worldwide vacation.
That took about a year and a half. Then he remembered how great his life was when he was working at McDonald’s, so he went back and asked for his old job back.