Unemployed Lottery Winners.What would you do if you were unemployed and won the lottery? Would you take this opportunity to rethink your career? Or would you say screw it and never go back to work?
Bought a PowerBall ticket and won a second-tier prize amounting to $1 million. Not too bad for a former locksmith.
At the time he purchased his ticket, DaCosta had lost his job earlier in the year and also lost his apartment. Because of this, he had been staying with his friends in Elkton, Maryland. He decided to purchase a ticket at the Happy 40 Liquor store.
When he talked about his plans for the winnings, DaCosta intended on using his winnings ($650,000 after taxes) to pay off bills, go on a vacation, and then enrolling in a technical school or community college to study computer sciences. He also intends on setting up a retirement fund and living off the interest.
Goodbye, 16 Years of Employment—Hello Millions!
Massoud Ardalan purchased a winning lottery ticket in March last year and won an astounding $33 million in the Superlottoplus jackpot.
Ardalan had been out of work since November 2012, where he was laid off from a company that he dedicated 16 years of his life to. When Ardalan decided he was craving pumpkin seeds, he hopped in his vehicle and drove to the Heather Farm Shell Gas Station on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek, California.
His winning ticket was the only winning ticket, and if they were to choose the payout, they would get $23.8 before taxes. There is no word on what the couple plans to do with the winnings.