College kid dreading Dad’s lecture about getting a job wins $1 million in lottery
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Forget job-hunting, now he can go house-hunting.
A New Jersey college kid dreading a lecture from his dad about getting a summer job decided to check his Mega Millions lottery ticket — and found out he’d won a cool $1 million.
Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos, 20, bought a ticket for the May 28 drawing, but spaced on checking his numbers until two days later when he and his dad were on their way to lunch, New Jersey Lottery officials said Tuesday.
Knowing he was in for the familiar father-son talk about getting summer work, Chrysanthopoulos decided the car ride was as good a time as any to pull his ticket out of his wallet and compare his numbers against the NJ Lottery app.
“Dad, I’ve got five numbers!” shouted the Oceanport student, according to lottery officials.
After Chrysanthopoulos’ dad pulled over the car and confirmed that his son wasn’t playing a prank — or trying to weasel out of a job — they headed to the closest vendor to validate the results.
By matching all five white balls, Chrysanthopoulos netted himself $1 million.
Had he also hit the gold Mega ball, he would have snagged another $413 million. That jackpot remains unclaimed, and is now up to $475 million, with the next drawing set for Tuesday night.
Chrysanthopoulos plans to take his family on a trip, then squirrel away the rest of his windfall for the future — but there was no word on whether he still has to get a summer job.Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos, 20, bought a ticket for the May 28 drawing, but spaced on checking his numbers until two days later when he and his dad were on their way to lunch, New Jersey Lottery officials said Tuesday.
Australian student’s first-ever lottery ticket wins $600,000
March 17 (UPI) — An Australian college student said he ignored his friend’s advice and won $600,000 with his first-ever lottery ticket purchase.
The man told Lotterywest officials he visited Media Lottery Center & News in Cannington, Western Australia, and bought a Monday Lotto ticket, despite a friend advising him to abstain.
“My friend told me not to buy one as I never have any luck,” he said.
The first-time lottery player found he did indeed have some luck when Monday night’s drawing earned him a $600,000 jackpot.
“I checked my ticket at home that night and when I realized I’d won, I literally slapped myself because I thought I was dreaming,” he said.
The winner said his immediate plans for his winnings are to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lobster and Guinness.An Australian college student said he ignored his friend’s advice and won $600,000 with his first-ever lottery ticket purchase. ]]>