Friday, April 04, 2008

Gas station owner sells winning lottery ticket, rewards customers

The owner of a Mobil gas station promises to funnel his $50,000 check for selling Tuesday's winning Mega Millions ticket to buy 9,000 gallons of gas. He plans to sell it at cost, about $3 a gallon, to share the windfall. "If you win something, you should do something with it. Don't be greedy," said Saad, 48, of Dearborn.

The winner of the 12-state jackpot plans to end the mystery at 3:20 p.m. today in Lansing. The lucky guy will walk away with a lump-sum payout of $84.1 million or about $62.7 million after taxes, said Andi Brancato, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Lottery. » Full article here

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