A Mega Millions Winner
David Sneath has worked at a Ford Motor Co. parts warehouse for 34 years, but it didn’t take him any time at all to walk out once he discovered he had won a $136 million Mega Millions jackpot.
“I yelled to the boss, ‘I’m out of here,'” Sneath said Thursday after going to state lottery headquarters in downtown Lansing to pick up his first $1 million check.
Emphasis added by me.
Sneath plans to take a lump payment worth $84.3 million, or $59.6 million after taxes. On Thursday, he got the first $1 million; he’ll get the remainder in a second payment. At the warehouse, he made $60,000 to $70,000 a year.
The winning combination — 4, 17, 26, 46 and 56, plus 25 for the Mega Ball — were numbers Sneath once got as a random pick and continues to play.
I hope he’s smart enough to keep it.
In the old blog: