I’m not sure whether to call this good fortune or bad luck. Susanna Kim:
A California truck driver was hit with tragedy and a windfall in the same weekend when his wife died of a heart attack on March 22 and he won $650,000 from the state lottery the next day.
How much did he win?
McDaniel won $500 per week for 25 years on a $1 “California Lucky for Life” Scratchers ticket.
He opted for the cash option for a lump sum of about $375,000 before taxes.
Lump sum seems like a good idea, considering the circumstances.