Egon Hauber who lives in the ‘Sonnenhof’ OAP home in Linz, Upper Austria won a euro 25,000 jackpot on Christmas day, and then promptly disappeared. Worried carers would learn weeks later of his win, which he had kept secret, and the way he lived it up for a while.
The man, who is already 82, says he has no one and nothing to save up for, so he decided to enjoy life while he can. He vacationed at an upscale hotel with someone he met at a hospital and the person’s children.
Now he still can take a taxi to town for coffee and still buys lottery tickets hoping to win big yet again. He says that by February, though, he will be back selling newspapers.