Thursday, February 6, 2014

Birthday Boy Wins the Arizona Lottery

An Arizona man who had stopped playing the lottery scooped a big win when he decided to buy one last ticket to celebrate his birthday.

The lucky birthday-boy wishes to remain anonymous but he told lottery staff he'd been using the same numbers, a combination of his date and time of birth, for 23 years without success. Their final outing proved to be a profitable one though, when they provided him with a $4.9 million birthday present.

The winner, who is known to be a Pinetop resident, opted to take the money and run in a one-time lump-sum payout of $2,972,633 before taxes.