94-year-old Ervin Smolinski won a $300,000 lottery on his birthday after his daughter-in-law purchased the winning ticket for him as a birthday gift according to Fox News.
Fox News reported: A World War II veteran receiving the birthday present of a lifetime when he won $300,000 in the Michigan Lottery…
…“Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski reportedly said. “It’s turned into a bit of a tradition, and now everyone sends me scratch offs and chocolate for my birthday.”
The South Branch veteran said he had four Double Bonus Cashword tickets and the big winner was the first one he scratched off.
“I’ve seen a lot in my life, and I don’t get worked up easily. I think my son-in-law was more worked up than I was,” Smoliski said of his reaction to the winner.
The 94-year-old said winning the $300,000 won’t change much of his lifestyle.
“I’m pretty frugal, I always shop sales and take care of my money and that won’t change,” he said. “The only thing that will change is I won’t have as much stress in my life worrying about money.”
Finally some good news that everyone can be happy about regardless of their political affiliations!
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