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Homeless Man Wins on Colorado Lottery Scratch-Off Card.
A homeless man in Aspen, Colorado, beat 840,000-to-1 odds to win a half-million dollars on a lottery scratch ticket, and “it couldn’t happen to a better type of person,” a shelter worker said Monday.

Michael Engfors, 61 who’s been homeless for about six years after he lost his business and went through a divorce bought the ticket Friday afternoon at an Aspen gas station, Jeremy Kowalis, who works at the Aspen Homeless Shelter, told NBC station KUSA of Denver.

Engfors spent one last weekend sleeping on the floor of St. Mary Catholic Church before the shelter’s director drove him to the lottery office in Grand Junction on Monday, Kowalis said.

“Michael has seen a bottom that has pushed him right to the edge,” Kowalis told KUSA. “But Michael never gave up. He knew that if he kept pushing on, eventually his luck would change.”

Gabby Garcia, a clerk at the station, confirmed in an interview with The Aspen Times that a man did, indeed, win in a scratch-off game purchased at the store on Friday.

Garcia called the man who hadn’t yet been identified when she spoke to the newspaper a regular lottery player who usually wins only a buck or two. He almost always stays outside but Friday, he ran into the store shouting, “I won!” Garcia said.

The Colorado Lottery said the odds of hitting the top prize in its “Eternal Splendor” scratch game are 840,000 to 1.

“I asked him what he was going tp do, and he said he wanted to get some skis and he really wanted to connect with his who he hadn’t seen in over 20 years,” Kowalis told KUSA. “He’s interested in trying to find out how to go about reaching her and re-connecting with her now that he’s got a little bit more means to do so.

“It’s such a great story,” Kowalis said. “It’s really inspired so many people, because out of all of the people, especially in Aspen, Colorado, that could win half a million dollars, it couldn’t happen to a better type of person than somebody who actually uses the homeless shelter.” News Today.

homeless man wins $500,000 on Colorado Lottery scratch off card a homeless man in Aspen Colorado be 800 40000 to one odds to win half million dollars on a lottery scratch ticket and it couldn’t happen to a better type of person a shelter worker said Monday Michael enkorz 61 who’s been homeless for about six years after he lost his business and went through a divorce bought the $10 ticket Friday afternoon at an aspen gas station jeremy koalas who works at the aspen homeless shelter told NBC station kusa of denver anchors spent one last weekend sleeping on the floor of st.mary catholic church before the shelter’s director drove him to the lottery office in Grand Junction on Monday koala’s said michael has seen the bottom that has pushed him right to the edge koalas told kusa but Michael never gave up he knew that if he kept pushing on eventually his luck would change Gaby Garcia a clerk at the station confirmed in an interview with the Aspen times that amended indeed when five hundred thousand dollars in his craps off game purchased at the store on Friday Garcia called the man who hadn’t yet been identified when she spoke to the newspaper a regular lottery player usually wins only a buck or two he almost always stays outside but Friday he ran into the store shouting I won Garcia said the Colorado Lottery said the odds of hitting the top prize in its eternal splendor scratch game are eight hundred forty thousand to one I asked him what he was going TP do and he said he wanted to get some skis and he really wanted to connect with his daughter who he hadn’t seen in over 20 years koalas told kusa he’s interested in trying to find out how to go about reaching her and reconnecting with her now that he’s got a little bit more means to do so it’s such a great story cut a wallet said it’s really inspired so many people because out of all of their people especially in Aspen Colorado that could win half a million dollars it couldn’t happen to a better type of person than somebody who actually uses the homeless shelter. .

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