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WHAS says a Kentucky man was out of gas when he won a $1 million lottery jackpot. This is a story of bad luck turning into good luck. This guy can now hire someone to pump his gas.

Michael Schlemmer said, “I ran out of gas, and I coasted in there. I had $40 bucks on me and bought $20 worth of gas and bought a ticket. I scratched it off and I looked at it and went back in the store. I showed the girls that sold it to me, and they about had a fit. The owners of the store were there and they both started grinning. Until I get the check in my hand, I don’t believe it.”

Michael plans to use his winnings to buy a new car and put the rest in the bank.

How Americans Play Lottery and What They’d Do If They Won

Tonight is the big night people.  It is the Mega Millions drawing and Americans are ready to win the money! What if you won the lottery? My first thing would be paying off my bills, putting some away, and then most likely I would take a vacation.

The US has had a handful of record-setting lottery jackpots this year, and Americans are looking to get in on the action. A new report shows nearly a quarter of Americans play the lottery at least once a month, and almost half (44%) say they play more when there’s a big jackpot on the line.

Those who do strike it rich often try to keep the winnings quiet. 83% of Americans say they wouldn’t want to tell others if they won. Significant others are in luck though – people say they’d give their SO a little more than 25%, but also said they’d expect more than 25% if the roles were reversed. You can take a look at the full report here.

  • Nearly 50% say they would need to win at least $4 million in order to quit their job

  • Top purchases after winning: home, vacation, car

  • 70% would take winnings as a lump sum

    Lottery Stats

  • 2 out of 5 would invest in crypto currency

  • Lottery Ticket Trust

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