Friday, April 04, 2008

Lotto winner plans to buy American

Meet David Sneath, winner of a $136 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Kathy Barks Hoffman's story for the AP, posted this afternoon on Yahoo! News, says Sneath told his boss about his good fortune by yelling, "I'm out of here!" on his way to pick up his check.

No, sir, none of that pretending that he's going to keep on working just like nothing happened for Mr. Sneath.

In addition to quitting his job, Hoffman writes, "Sneath plans to buy a cottage on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan and maybe a new fishing boat or two to help him land the walleye he loves to catch. He's tired of misplacing his glasses and may get laser surgery to correct his vision. And he'll probably move out of his three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home, although he plans to stay in Michigan."

He should still have some cash left over: Sneath is taking his winnings in a lump sum -- which will still come to $59.6 million after taxes.

But he won't be spending any of that dough on a foreign car. Hoffman quotes Sneath: "I worked for Ford Motor Co.... I won't be buying a foreign product."

If more people thought like Mr. Sneath, we might not be in this recession.

If it's OK to call it that now.

Well, I tried to stay positive and tell a feel-good story. Maybe next week....

8 comments:

Linda said...

I work at American Ambulance and for a minute there your post title made me think I might be getting a new boss ... sigh, no such luck!

Mr. Sneath sounds like my kind of guy - does he need a wife? I'm American ...

Patti said...

I'd say this is a feel good story, until you said the "r" word.

rdl said...

Yeah, good news!!

Skittles said...

I would feel good-er if it had been me. LOL!

Shelby said...

Well that IS good news.. for him.

Happy smile that guy has.

happy happy.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

We all say...."If only..."

landgirl said...

I agree with the others that this is fundamentally an upbeat post. I, too, like this guy and it please me to think that good guys sometimes get lucky and stay good guys.

Skittles said...

Your caption won this week! Come see your prize. :)