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CPA turns $2 into $13M lottery jackpot

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Steve Workman stopped by a grocery store in Champaign, Illinois, Friday before leaving town for the weekend and bought a $2 lottery ticket.

Monday, he was back from his weekend trip and decided to check the numbers on several lottery tickets he was holding when he stopped to fill his car with gas.

To his surprise, he discovered he was the single winner of $13.5 million jackpot in the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto drawing held Saturday night.

"I couldn't stop laughing. It was funny as hell," said Workman, a Kewanee native, in an interview Tuesday with the Star Courier.

Workman drove to Springfield Tuesday to turn his ticket in to lottery officials and learned it will be three or four weeks before he gets the check.

He had the choice of taking the $13.5 million in 26 annual payments, or as a lump sum, which came to $5.7 million after taxes. He decided to take it all now.

Asked what he would do with his newfound millions, Workman was unsure. "It'll probably have something to do with golf," he admitted.

Workman should have no problem deciding what to do with his winnings. He is a CPA and does financial planning for a living.

He is the son of Mary and the late Stan Workman of Kewanee, and is a 1967 graduate of Wethersfield High School.

Star Courier

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: October 12, 2007, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

Nice investment.  :)

 

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    AuntiePat's avatar - animaniacs10
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    Posted: October 13, 2007, 6:45 am - IP Logged

    Cool

    Kind of negates the Couric story that only the poor and disadvantaged  play the lottery.

      computerhead723's avatar - lightbulb
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      Posted: October 28, 2007, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

      Steve Workman stopped by a grocery store in Champaign, Illinois, Friday before leaving town for the weekend and bought a $2 lottery ticket.

      Monday, he was back from his weekend trip and decided to check the numbers on several lottery tickets he was holding when he stopped to fill his car with gas.

      To his surprise, he discovered he was the single winner of $13.5 million jackpot in the Illinois State Lottery's Lotto drawing held Saturday night.

      "I couldn't stop laughing. It was funny as hell," said Workman, a Kewanee native, in an interview Tuesday with the Star Courier.

      Workman drove to Springfield Tuesday to turn his ticket in to lottery officials and learned it will be three or four weeks before he gets the check.

      He had the choice of taking the $13.5 million in 26 annual payments, or as a lump sum, which came to $5.7 million after taxes. He decided to take it all now.

      Asked what he would do with his newfound millions, Workman was unsure. "It'll probably have something to do with golf," he admitted.

      Workman should have no problem deciding what to do with his winnings. He is a CPA and does financial planning for a living.

      He is the son of Mary and the late Stan Workman of Kewanee, and is a 1967 graduate of Wethersfield High School.

      his   laughing  was  most  likly  due  to  not  even  trying   to  hit  just  a  hunch  and  may  have  been  a quick  pick;

      now  he is  a  millionair...overnight...

      lets  see  him   make  the  right  choices  when  he  invest  that   money....