I couldn’t make up a better story than this news report at the Times of India. Kevin Halstead, a 50 year old British bus driver, had a divorce that dragged on for two years. When it was finally settled, he went out and got drunk with a group of his friends.
The next day, he decided he would use his last quid (about a buck fifty) to buy a lottery ticket. On Sunday when he got up, he checked the morning paper and, you guessed it, he won. His prize was 1.15 million pounds (that’s $1,773,990).
His wife Helen took the news well. “We’ve been separated a long time. We are the best of friends. In fact, we get on better now than when we were married,” she said. “It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke. I wish him all the luck in the world – he deserves it.”