US Truck Driver Wins Lottery Jackpot That Will Pay Him $1000 Payouts Every Week For Life
A truck driver from Michigan, US, has hit the jackpot and won a lottery that will pay him $1,000 payouts every week for life. Ted Loomis, who has been working as a truck driver for more than 20 years, bought the winning ticket at a gas station in his hometown Barryton, Michigan.
The lottery, called Lucky For Life, is available in 25 states across US and in Washington DC. The winners can choose to receive the prize in a lump sum, or opt for weekly payments for the rest of their life. Mr. Loomis, who chose to receive the prize in weekly instalments, will receive $1,000 per week, which adds up to $52,000 per year.
The 65-year-old truck driver said that he was elated when he realized he had won the lottery. He said, “I was laughing to myself because at first, I didn’t believe it.” He plans to spend the money on buying himself a new pickup truck and renovating his home. Mr. Loomis also said that he plans to share the wealth with his family.
The Lucky For Life lottery has a unique feature that distinguishes it from other lotteries. The second prize winners receive a payout of $25,000 per year for life. Mr. Loomis has become the second Michigan resident to win the lottery since it began in 2009.
According to the official website of Lucky For Life lottery, the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 30,821,472. The odds of winning the second prize are 1 in 1,813,028. Despite the seemingly impossible odds, Mr. Loomis has proven that it is possible to win big in the lottery.
Many lottery winners end up squandering the money within a few years of winning the jackpot. However, Mr. Loomis seems to have a level-headed plan for the money he has won and intends to use it wisely. He has been quoted as saying, “I want to make it last.”
Winning a lottery is considered a stroke of good luck, but it also brings with it certain challenges. It is important for the winners to remain grounded and not let the sudden influx of wealth to control their lives.
Mr. Loomis’ story has become an inspiration for many people who dream of winning a lottery jackpot one day. While the odds may be against them, his story proves that it is not impossible to win big in the lottery.