Shamus Harmon is a young man who tries his luck with the lottery. When he bought Win for Life, Mega Millions and Powerball tickets at the Fred Meyer on Market Street NE, he did not realize how one of those tickets will change his financial standing. A $2 Win for Life instant ticket beat odds of 1 in 1,353,275 to hand him the top prize.
Harmon is set to receive $1000 a week for the rest of his life, equivalent to about $666 per week net of taxes. And to celebrate his big win, he had dinner in one of the restaurants in town.
Now that he has that much money coming in regularly, he intends to pay off his home mortgage within the next five year. After that he may consider a return trip to Australia.
The 34-year old safety trainer can retire on the stipend he is set to receive, but he has no plans to. He sounds like a winner who is wise beyond his years.