Here’s another feel good story about a teen that won the jackpot in a lottery games. This time it’s out of Australia…recently a NY teen won $1,000 per week for life. Here’s an excerpt from an article, courtesy of news.com.au. You can read the full story here:
June 24, 2012
MANY winners blow their cash. Allison Cooke, 19, is worth $1.5 million, but she hasn’t even bought herself a new dress.
Seven months ago, I was a typical 19-year-old working in a Melbourne warehouse, packing books and earning $17 an hour to help pay my way through university. Then, suddenly, I was a millionaire.
Have I been partying ever since? No. I’m one of four kids from a single-parent family doing it tough and Mum has instilled in me the value of a dollar.
I won my prize last November after buying two tickets for a BoysTown lottery – a charity that helps disadvantaged children, young people and families. I didn’t imagine for one second I’d actually win – it simply seemed to be an easy way to donate money to charity – so when I received the phone call, I could hardly believe it.