Second Mega Millions Lotto Winner Quits Job in Most Epic Way Possible (VIDEO)

California Mega Millions LotteryThere's nothing like belatedly realizing you have the second winning ticket in last month's $648 million Mega Millions lottery to start your day. Delivery driver Steve Tran came forward this week after "totally forgetting" that he bought a ticket for the lottery while driving through San Jose weeks prior, even after winner Ira Curry came forward in December claiming half the winnings. Yup, that lucky little winning ticket worth a whopping $324 million was just sitting on top of his dresser for WEEKS ... until now.

But that's not even the best part. Nope. Because right after Steve realized he was an effin' millionaire (sorry, this is exciting stuff, people) he hugged his wife and then called up his boss and gave him a piece of his mind.

"I'm really sorry, boss. I hit the jackpot," Steve said. "I don't think I'm going to come in today, tomorrow, or ever."

Yup, the lotto winner immediately quit his job. Ha, this man's a rock star!

Realistically, who wouldn't want to pick up their bags and quit their job when they're taking home $130.3 million after taxes? The question is: would you?

Granted, there's something to be said for being able to have the freedom to come and go as you please without answering to anyone. But don't you think after a while you'd want a sense of purpose? Am I crazy to think that after a few months of spending money just because, I may want to feel needed again in the work force?

Hey, I guess I think that now -- but who knows what I'd feel if I won Mega Millions. At this time, there's no news as to what Steve's going to do with the money, other than take a vacation. At least the next time he's on the road driving, it won't be for work. 

Would you leave the work force forever if you won the jackpot?

 

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hello... hellokd87

I wouldn't quit working for the fact that that money will eventually run out. Granted I wouldn't take up an extravagant lifestyle but i don't think I could handle giving up work for the lottery. I honestly would start my own animal shelter. A small one and work with exposure & expand from there!

adamat34 adamat34

Heck ya i would. Buya little house in the country and be frugal.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Hundred and something million? Bet your ass I would.

fave82 fave82

Omg I sit at work and dream of quitting. Anyone who can't make 100 mil last a lifetime (and their kids lifetime) isn't very bright. It would be so much more fulfilling for me to spend more time with my family, travel, do some volunteering, maybe take classes that interest me- not just to go towards a degree. I wouldn't be buying sportscars and mansions.

Villa Libra


So glad he didn't forget where his ticket was! Meanwhile, if you're interested, I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates my personal quick pick numbers. As I say, it is strictly just for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra if you want to see if you can locate it.

Rando... Randomlady

I've thought about this and if I had won the lottery, I can 100% say I would not quit my job. I just love it too much.

iHEAVENn iHEAVENn

Sadly, that is one of the biggest mistakes winners make... They quit their jobs, thinking they have loads of money and are set... then they blow their money and end up screwed :/ 

keelh... keelhaulrose

130 million... bury half of it in a couple of accounts and you've still got enough left over that you're an idiot if you manage to blow through it in your lifetime.


Maybe if you only win a million or two you'd want to keep your job, but one of these mega-jackpots? Who the hell would want to keep being a delivery driver because you "might" manage to spend 130 million?

grnsm... grnsmomma

Heck yeah I would quit my job! I couldn't just sit at home all day every day, after a few months I would need to find something to do part time but it sure as hell would not be what I am doing now. Maybe go to school to do something I would really love, or start a business that would really help others. Put almost all of it in investments and live off the interest with that much, sheesh.

Momma... Mommabearbergh

I would try to find a day job but hell yes I would quit my job. I work overnights

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