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Former teacher wins Wisconsin's largest Megabucks jackpot ever

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Posted: August 12, 2015, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

If I had a dollar for every time someone won the lottery after buying a ticket when they went to purchase milk, I wouldn't need to play the lottery.

 

Congtats to the winner. I was playing this one a lot as the jackpot grew(which takes forever) and was slightly bummed when it was hit.

 

If he got $15.7 before taxes, I wonder what his take home was.

    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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    Posted: August 13, 2015, 2:30 am - IP Logged

    To all the husbands out there, when your wife ask you to go and get

    a gallon of milk, just do it!! You just might win million$ LOL!!

     

    Congrats and give your wife a BIG kiss and a buy her a BIG diamond lolLovies

      CSense's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: August 15, 2015, 2:27 am - IP Logged

      Yep, behind every successful man is a very smart woman. Congratulations to John..........I am sure he already bought his lovely wife a big diamond ring.

      PartyCheers

      Always pay forward, it's a good start in life that make everybody happy.

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        Posted: August 15, 2015, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

        I'm a little confused by the wording of this story. Did he only become a "former" teacher the minute he realized he was holding the winning ticket?

        If that's the case, I can understand his decision to "take some time off his job." Teachers are, in general, woefully underpaid in most districts, and I have not heard that Milwaukee is an exception.

        I wonder if his "vacation" becomes more or less permanent.

          Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: August 16, 2015, 10:07 am - IP Logged

          I'm a little confused by the wording of this story. Did he only become a "former" teacher the minute he realized he was holding the winning ticket?

          If that's the case, I can understand his decision to "take some time off his job." Teachers are, in general, woefully underpaid in most districts, and I have not heard that Milwaukee is an exception.

          I wonder if his "vacation" becomes more or less permanent.

          He found out he won on May 30 which is near the end of the school year. Waiting over two months to claim his prize certainly gave him the opportunity to finish off his school commitments while getting his financial plan in order.

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            Posted: August 16, 2015, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

            He found out he won on May 30 which is near the end of the school year. Waiting over two months to claim his prize certainly gave him the opportunity to finish off his school commitments while getting his financial plan in order.

            Wow, a lottery winner with a plan.

            He has enough money (and apparently, the brains to manage it) to retire from work right now. However, I get the distinct feeling that we haven't heard the last from this teacher. A rich former "alternative education" teacher sounds like a prime candidate to lead an education reform movement, at least locally.