So it turns out that the poor schlep at the nursing home didn’t have the winning ticket after all. He bought tickets for the pool, then was out sick for three days after the drawing. Nice friends this guy’s got, huh? Add a bunch of lawyers and a some reporters, and stir well.
After all that, the nurses did actually win some money. Two dollars. Don’t spend it all in one place, OK?
The real winners came forward today: a restaurant manager and his wife of 20 years. The couple had filed for bankruptcy last year, owing nearly $600,000 — including $48,000 to the humor-deprived IRS — but the petition was never finalized so they still owe the money. I think they’ll be able to pay.
Now — no more lottery stories. Unless I win.