Laid-off man wins $1 million

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Credit: Oregon Lottery

MERLIN, Ore. — A man laid-off since May won $1 million in the Oregon lottery, the Associated Press is reporting.

Riley Gunn, laid-off since May, was driving his wife and three kids to their one-room home when he stopped to buy some corndogs.

That was a decision that will change his life forever. 

While there, he purchased some lottery tickets, even though money was tight and he knew his wife would not approve. However Gunn knew he would win – and he did.

Gunn’s $16 investment turned into $1 million.

When Gunn found out he was a winner, he woke his wife to make sure he wasn’t dreaming.

She jumped out of bed, saying, “‘You’d better not be kidding me,'” Riley Gunn said, standing in the Lil’ Pantry Market & Deli, where he bought the winning ticket. “I said, ‘Does that seem like something I would do?'”

The couple had to borrow money from a friend to make the 200-mile drive to the Oregon Lottery headquarters to pick up their check.

After receiving their lump sum of $670,00 the couple immediately wrote a check for 10 percent of that amount as a regular tithe to their church.

“You give back to God what he is giving to you,” Gunn said.

Read more: Associated Press

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