Once homeless, now a lottery winner
Idaho Lottery: Once homeless, now a lottery winnerRating:
BOISE, Idaho — A 37-year-old Boise insurance agent who at one time lived in a homeless shelter has won $250,000 in the Idaho Lottery.
Anthony Castro won the money playing a scratch ticket that he bought at Jacksons Food Stores in Boise.
Castro says he has donated some of his winnings to his church, plans to set up a trust account for his daughter and will invest and bank the rest.
He is moving to Portland soon to start a new job.
Castro says he grew up in New York, survived a gunshot wound to the head at age 19 and moved to Idaho after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He lived in a homeless shelter for a time until he got on his feet financially.
Thanks to emilyg for the tip.
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15 comments. Last comment 4 years ago by .
November 21, 2007
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 3:14 pm - IP Logged|
Congrats to Mr. Castro!
"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."
June 7, 2003
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 3:41 pm - IP Logged|
I agree, good for him!!!! I hope he saves his money and spends it wisely!!!!
January 7, 2007
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 4:09 pm - IP Logged|
Congratulations Mr. Castro!
February 3, 2009
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 7:21 pm - IP Logged|
Congratulations Anthony Castro !. I Think he's my long-lost relative.
Baton Rouge, LA
April 1, 2009
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 11:14 pm - IP Logged|
I agree with you, it is the bottom line that counts, Everybody will approach him to grab a piece of his pot of money
March 13, 2003
|Posted: March 5, 2010, 11:23 pm - IP Logged|
Awesome good luck, congratulations to Mr. Castro!
January 14, 2009
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 9:04 am - IP Logged|
YES!!! Someone who reallly needs it and will value it. Good for him!!!
April 14, 2006
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 9:28 am - IP Logged|
February 8, 2009
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 11:26 am - IP Logged|
I LOVE to see stories like this! Way to go Mr. castro!!!!!!!
February 22, 2008
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 1:01 pm - IP Logged|
WOW!!! GOD is good, congratulation Mr. Castro!!
April 19, 2001
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 5:11 pm - IP Logged|
Anthony Castro is a "BLESSED MAN"!!
"as long as you win more than you lose...gamblins' not a problem"
March 1, 2009
|Posted: March 6, 2010, 7:18 pm - IP Logged|
Yay Mr. Castro!!!!
"Bless me Lord, so that I may be a blessing to others."
December 2, 2009
|Posted: March 7, 2010, 5:55 pm - IP Logged|
Congrats to Mr. Castro....... but 16K to his church ?!?! ......that can cause bad luck because they say gambling is a sin..... but its his money and he can do what he wants...nice job mr. castro
''YOU CAN PAY FOR SCHOOL BUT, YOU CAN'T BUY CLASS''
-Ridge Runner- Oracle of the Appalachians
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
April 28, 2009
|Posted: March 9, 2010, 6:21 am - IP Logged|
Good story, I'm happy it happened for someone who really needed it.
And hopefully $250 Grand will lessen his inclination as an insurance agent to pester people about them needing more insurance. Especially at social and family functions. Insurance agents drive people insane, generally. Not that there's anything wrong with insurance people. Far be it from me to insinuate anything like that.
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"