Most of us have read of scam emails telling the recipient of big lottery wins or other prizes for competitions they never entered. But in a positive twist, a couple from Chicago have legally ‘won’ $300,000 lottery jackpot without buying a lottery ticket; all it took was one good son.
36-year old Peter Marinakos won $300,000 from a Lucky Day ticket he bought at a Lincolnwood gas station. But Marinakos says in this instance his parents are the real winners because he will share the proceeds to them. He plans to buy his parents a new car, but would really want them to decide how to spend the money.
His parents likely feel much happier than if they had won the lottery themselves.