A man in Cottage Grove, MN lost his wife last November, but she managed to give him one last Christmas gift: One-third of a $45,000 lotto winning from a pool she had played with two other coworkers.
From the Mpls Star Tribune:
She had never told her husband that in 30 years of working at a grocery store, she and two colleagues always played the lottery. Even after she got sick, Ginny kept contributing money.
Paul says one of the friends called him around Christmas, telling him he’d won a third of a $45,000 jackpot.
Awwww…bittersweet, right? I did have to chuckle when I read about Mr. McCauly’s plans for the money:
He says if Ginny were still alive they would have used the money to see their beloved Packers in the Super Bowl.
Suuuuuure, dude. Well hey, who’s going to argue with him? Have fun, Mr. McCauly, and I hope the Packers take it!
Also, I heard a funny joke that’s probably old as dirt to sports fans, but I’d never heard it before. Ready?
What do you call 60 guys sitting around watching the SuperBowl on TV?
Answer: The Bears
Bah da dum!
Full disclosure: I was rooting for the Bears. I’m a Chicago girl at heart.