Back in September, a 55-year-old homeless man named Laszlo Andraschek was at a train station in Hungary. He was on his way to a meeting for recovering alcoholics, and decided to buy a lottery ticket.
Now, apparently it's not something he does very often. Because first of all he was broke and living on the streets. Plus, the cashier had to inform him that he didn't even pick enough numbers, and had to add one more.
So he did . . . and ended up winning $2.8 MILLION, which is one of the biggest lotto jackpots EVER in Hungary.
Somehow, the story didn't even make the news until now. And we're only hearing about it because Lazslo just made a huge donation to a homeless shelter. It's not clear how much he gave them, but apparently it's a significant amount.
He's also planning to use a big chunk of his winnings to set up a foundation for recovering addicts and abuse victims . . . and says he WON'T be one of those people who wins the lottery then ends up broke in a year or two.
The first thing he did was pay off his debts and his kids' debts. Then he bought each of them an apartment, and one car to SHARE. And other than taking his wife on a trip to Italy, he's done splurging. (The Guardian / UPI)