facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Dockworker wins $26.5 million, quits job

May 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM   |   Comments

BRENTWOOD, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- A New York state dockworker said one of his first acts as a $26.5 million lottery jackpot winner was to quit his job.

Fidencio Argueta, 60, of Brentwood, said he does not regularly play the lotto, but he decided to buy a ticket for the April 10 drawing with Quick-Pick numbers on a whim -- and the impulse led to him receiving a $12,335,306 lump sum check Thursday, the New York Post reported Friday.

"I felt like I should play," Argueta said Thursday of his impulse to play the lotto.

Argueta said the winnings will change his life "in a big way," including allowing him to "pay off my debts and change my car."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
2
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
3
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
4
Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback