Retiree Hits $7 Million Lotto Jackpot
After winning seven million dollars in Hot Lotto, recently retired Wally Markham bought a round of drinks for his mates at his favourite local bar.
Other than that round, the Iowa man he says that he has no idea what he will do with this multimillion dollar prize.
The former John Deere worker discovered that he had won after asking his neighbour for the winning numbers in the paper. His neighbour then asked him how he did in the draw …
”I said I won, he said ‘that’s all you’re gonna say,’ yeah I won, what am I gonna do about it,” he said.
Markham later headed to his local bar ‘Smitty’s’ where the bartender told him that he had to buy everyone a round after he told him that he’d won.
He opted for the one-off cash payment that, after taxes totalled $5.63 Million. He has no immediate plans on what he will do with the cash and says that he has a lot of different options to look at.
“There’s no plans on buying a new house, or going to Europe or anything like that…I’ve got enough right now,” Markham says.
The Hot Lotto results from Wednesday 9th November 2011 were 15, 18, 21, 25 and 37 with the Hot Ball number 4.