So, as of now, we know one of the people who won the ri-god-damn-diculous Powerball the other night: Mark Hill, father of four, from Dearborn, Missouri. The lucky bastard from Arizona is still in hiding, but we do know about another dude who won. He didn't win big -- well, scratch that, he did win big; he won a million dollars. But when you compare that with half a billion, it's chump change. Anyway, the guy who won -- Larry Chandler, electrician from Indiana -- is kind of special. See, he realllllly needed the money.
Like a lot of people in America, Larry was facing foreclosure. And he's also got a family to take care of. Apparently, after Larry receives his cash, he's going to start a college fund for his daughter, give some money to his mom, and dine with his girlfriend at Red Lobster. I mean, how can you not love this guy? Indiana Lottery spokesman Al Larsen said it best when he told The Huffington Post: "The fact that his first thoughts were to take care of his mother, his daughter, and his girlfriend just makes you feel happy for him." Agreed. And I'm telling The Stir: "Any man who thinks 'Red Lobster' after coming into a million bucks is all right in my book."
So, as of now, two winners who have come forth really seem like nice, stand-up people, who could use the money. Kind of makes losing a little more bearable to the rest of us. Let's just hope the Arizona winner isn't some big-wig attorney or the inventor of Post-Its. It would be hard to be happy for that person.
Did you play the Powerball? Did you win?