Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Joe's lotto gem

Countless stories have been written about lottery winners, but we have to salute Joe Warmington for his weekend gem about a down-and-outer sharing $37 million with a half-sister.

Miles from your average story of a big win - pay off the mortgage, bank the rest of the money and continue working etc. - Larry McAuliffe's story as told by Joe is exceptional.

Larry, a struggling separated father of four had $25 to his name when he got the call from his half-sister in B.C. A Jan. 2 Lotto 6/49 ticket they shared during her visit to Peterborough hit the jackpot.

There are numerous other aspects of Larry's story, including adoption and reunion, that make it unique among Canadian lottery winners. You can't help but cheer for Larry.

The only red flag in the story is Larry's wife, who left the family eight years ago and moved to Australia. We wonder if she Googles Larry's name occasionally.

1 comment:

  1. Well I hate to say it I didn't have to blog or google his name he talks to my family regularly so if anything I think that you need to do you homework a little bit better and stop make accusations about people you know nothing about. If you want a story someone can give you one. That will intrest all your readers.

    Annoyed Individual close to the subject at hand ..