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Homeless Man Wins $500,00 On Lottery Scratchcard

Tags: Scratchcard.
Posted on 23 December 2015 by "T".

Michael Engfors, age 61, had been tagged as homeless and roamed the streets for 6 years when he then decided to purchase the Eternal Splendour scratchcard that would change his life forever.

Michael was born and raised in Aspen. After losing his business and his home, and after his divorce, Michael had been terribly down in the dumps.

Little did he know that his luck would change dramatically on December 4, 2015 (Friday) after spending $10 on the Eternal Splendour scratchcard at a gas station in Aspen, Colorado.

The odds of getting this lucky winning ticket are 840,000 to 1.

Michael, who admitted he was a struggling alcoholic, initially kept the win to himself and humbly decided to spend his final night sleeping on the floor inside the Saint Mary Catholic Church in Aspen.

He has currently reported that he would want to use some of the money to buy some skis. He also would like to reconnect with his daughter who he had not seen for more than 20 years, now that he's got a little bit more means to do so. He plans to buy a plane ticket and visit his daughter, wherever she might be.

A worker at the Aspen Homeless Shelter named Jeremy Kowalis stated that, "Michael has seen a bottom that has pushed him right to the edge. But Michael never gave up. He knew that if he kept pushing on, eventually his luck would change. I don't think he normally spends $10 a day on a lottery ticket. But he did that day, and it sure paid off."

Kowalis added, "It's such a great story, and it's really inspired so many people, because out of all of the people, especially in Aspen, Colorado, that could win half-a-million dollars, it couldn't happen to a better type of person, than somebody who actually uses the homeless shelter, that's for sure."

Source: mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/homeless-man-wins-332k-after-6983625

 


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8 comments for "Homeless Man Wins $500,00 On Lottery Scratchcard"

 doubletop77723/12/2015 10:33:23 GMT
Now this is a great story and especially heartwarming at this time of year. I hope that this guy can put the money to good use and really get back onto his feet and reconnect with his family
 Ingrind3323/12/2015 12:19:04 GMT
They did a test on a local television network one day. They let a man beg on the streets to calculate what the average "income" would be in one month. And.. they concluded that the average amount of 4000 euros is possible.

Most junkies/alcoholics beg money just enough to buy their drinks/drugs. Then they become high and the next morning they start all over. So most of them will unlikely "earn" 4000 a month.

Wake up, put on your old stinky clothes, don't wash your hair. Take a train to a city where no one knows you. Beg the whole day. Go home, play some freerolls and GET RICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar

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 klash2323/12/2015 15:22:46 GMT
I don't think many people deliberately choose to be homeless and to me having to beg on the streets sounds horrific but I suppose when you are in that situation your sense of pride soon disappears.
There were stories in the UK of "professional" beggars and I can easily understand that....the minimum wage in the UK is around £7($10) which I expect can be very achievable in rich areas.
 Calmplay23/12/2015 15:55:21 GMT
I also witnessed something similar like the two ladies above me mentioned that some beggars made big money while just begging. It's sick that they can make more money than just someone who actually have a real job...
 pochui23/12/2015 18:13:48 GMT
Posted by Lottery dudes hoping to sell many tickets:
"It's such a great story, and it's really inspired so many people..."

yeah... inspired so many people to invest their dollaros in piece of paper you cannot even use to wipe your a55 off, since the texture of lottery ticket paper is too rough... come on- why can't they print lottery tickets on toilet paper- this way at least they would be useful for something...
 bowie198424/12/2015 12:26:13 GMT
Posted by pochui:
Posted by Lottery dudes hoping to sell many tickets:
"It's such a great story, and it's really inspired so many people..."

yeah... inspired so many people to invest their dollaros in piece of paper you cannot even use to wipe your a55 off, since the texture of lottery ticket paper is too rough...

Unless u actually win and u could even hire a butler to wipe your shiny parts from now on.
 Buva1324/12/2015 16:30:05 GMT
Begg for mercy and money? no thank you! There are 2 things that dont go down so easy and thats my Moby Dick and bow to this world. As for the homless man - good for him, im happy its got to someone who is lower 2 > no standards. Wish that could happend to me but i dont play lotto only poker. So me one day sitting next to Negreanu, Selbst, Mercier and others thats gonna be my 500 000$ . But i can make one Worship to all the MOBSTERS that play this game and try hard. Respect ya all and have fun.
 pochui24/12/2015 20:30:31 GMT
Posted by bowie1984:
Unless u actually win and u could even hire a [size=3]but[/size]ler to wipe your shiny parts from now on.

ah well now at least i know why are they called butlers

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