Friday, March 18, 2005

Weird News of the Week - $27 Million Lottery Winner Rushes Back to Work

Yahoo! News - $27 Million Lottery Winner Rushes Back to Work

This is really something. I mean, what a guy. I am sure this is the kind of person Donald Trump would love to hire. Kudos, my man or as well say it in German, Kudos, my man.

Basic News- Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming 20.4 million euros ($27 million) richer, because he was too worried about being late for work.

When the salesman, who was not identified by WestLotto, arrived Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop in the industrial Ruhr area he was told last week's 12-euro ticket that he hadn't bothered to check had won the jackpot.

The man's reaction left the lottery operator dumbfounded.

"After he was told he had won the jackpot, he said he didn't have time to chat because he would get into trouble with his boss," a lottery spokesman in the western city of Muenster said. Instead, he rushed off to catch a bus to work.

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