Last week I had this dream. It was amazing. For a few hours (or a few minutes, because Im not sure how long dreams ACTUALLY last), I was rich. I won assorted prizes. I dont know why. I know I won a 10,000 dollar prize, only to be soon followed up with a 600,000,000 dollar one, though after taxes that big one only came to 900,000. Apparently in my dreams taxes really screw you over.
But…more importantly, I paid off all my bills, put some in savings, and was not extravagant. I was responsible. It felt great. Till I woke up and realized that I was still broke, in debt, and definitely NOT rich.
The reason for this was to segway into this article I read today. Talk about lucky…and NOT dreaming. What a fucker. Granted its not 6,010,000…but, its better than nothing.
TOPEKA, Kan. – In a span of 10 days, a man learned he won two automobiles in separate contests. Michel Horton picked up his newest ride on Friday, a 2008 “Saturn Outlook, at a dealership in Topeka. He was notified of the win on Oct. 15.”
The entry also netted him a guitar and gold-plated Bon Jovi records.
But that was his second free vehicle. Horton was notified Oct. 5 he had won a Mitsubishi Lancer in a contest sponsored by Bic lighter.
As if that weren’t enough, he also won tickets to a recent Kansas City Chiefs game in another drawing.
Horton said rather than collecting the Lancer, he opted to take the cash-in value of $28,800 for the car. He said that will help pay the income tax and personal property taxes on his winnings.