It took eight years of play before the lottery rewarded Lee Houghtling’s efforts with a significant prize. But the size of his windfall made it worth the wait.
The 26-year old mechanic snagged a million dollar instant ticket prize. To complete his run of luck, his boss even allowed him to take as much time as he needs to claim the prize. He plans to take the lump sum option of about $536,058 after taxes. He says he will pay off his own vehicle and buy his mother a new one. He is happy the lottery made it possible for him to be debt free.
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