Nothing chaps my ass like an undeserving lottery winner. Like this unemployed New Jersey man who had been mooching off his ex-wife for years and even forgot his ticket at the counter before a Good Samaritan returned it to him. The dude ended up winning $273 million.
Rarely, we see a heartwarming lottery winner story.
But I got one on the hook! Well, it’s as heartwarming as it is really sad.
A North Carolina man recently hit for $250,000 on a lottery ticket after finding out he has stage 4 liver cancer.
Richard Beare, of Charlotte, said he “rarely” plays the lottery and only stopped because his wife asked him to get a Powerball ticket since the jackpot was so high. Beare picked up a few scratch-offs for himself and hit for a quarter million.
When he noticed the ticket had matching numbers, he asked his wife what that meant.
“She said it meant I won a prize. I told her, ‘Well, I guess we just won $250,000, then,’” Beare said. “She was in shock and just kept looking back and forth to me and the ticket.” [via New York Post]
After withholdings, Beare and his wife took home $176,876.
As for what he plans to do with the money, his response doesn’t make you want to strangle the winner, as it usually does for me.
“I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself,” he said. “My wife has always wanted to go to Italy, since that’s where her descendants are from. Now I can take her.”
Stage 4 liver cancer doesn’t sound promising, but hopefully Beare can spend whatever time he has left living however the fuck he wants.