I remember being a kid and thinking that $1 million was the supreme amount of money a person could achieve.
As an adult, I can now recognize that $1 million is definitely life-changing, but it’s not the Scrooge McDuck-esque change I used to believe it would be. Basically, you probably wouldn’t quit your job if you won a million in the lottery.
Maybe you’d take an extended vacation, or even a day off.
Well, not if you’re Marty McArthur.
You see, Marty is a plumber from Colonial Heights, Virginia, who was on his way to work one morning when he hit the jackpot.
As he does every morning, Marty stopped for a cup of coffee and decided to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket.
A few moments later, he sat in his truck and sipped on his coffee while scratching the ticket.
That’s when he made the big discovery.
“I was kind of stunned for a minute,” Marty said. “I called my wife. She thought I’d been in a wreck or something.”
His lottery ticket yielded the grand prize. However, Marty opted for the one-time cash option of $561,798, which he planned to put toward his mortgage and a new car for his wife.
And after winning the prize, he still went to work.
“I couldn’t leave them hanging,” he said.
Check out Marty and his big win in the video below, and please SHARE it on Facebook!
Footage provided by WTVR Richmond
Right Thumbnail Photo: Flickr / Bill Smith
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