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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003
    In heels

    Parking attendant wins $149-million

    With just 78 cents in his savings account and $44,000 owed to creditors, parking attendant Juan Rodriguez plunked down $1 on a lottery ticket. Good thing he wasn't pinching pennies: He won a $149-million lottery jackpot. Rodriguez, 49, of Queens bought his Mega Millions lottery ticket about one month after filing for bankruptcy.

    He stepped forward over the weekend to claim his prize, proving to be a man of many dollars but few words. At a news conference, he wore dark glasses and said he was "excited." Asked what he planned to do with his millions, he said, "I have no idea."

    According to court papers, Rodriguez had exactly 78 cents in his savings account and nothing in his chequing account. He owed $19,486 on one credit card and $10,070 on another. And he owed the Internal Revenue Service $2,279


  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Denver CO
    Not only is he not poor any more, but now he should have lots of friends.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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