What is the best thing to do when you get stuck in heavy traffic? Most people would be right to say, pull over and wait it out to save on gas and aggravation. Long time lottery player Thomas Mainella went one step further; he pulled over at a store and bought six instant lottery tickets.
When he scratched the fifth ticket, the word ‘life’ was revealed and he knew then that he had won a big prize. His ticket won a $5 million jackpot. His dream of telling his girlfriend that he had won the lottery has finally come true.
He later opted to receive his prize in 20 installments of $172,000 per year. He will use the money to marry his girlfriend and to retire comfortably.