A 57-year-old woman named Glenda Blackwell bought a $10 lottery ticket last Saturday near Asheville, North Carolina, because she wanted to show her husband it’s a waste of money.
His name is Buddy, and he plays the lottery a lot. He actually asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, but she bought a scratch-off instead. Apparently just to get under his skin, because she wanted him to stop.
But her plan blew up in her face in a pretty spectacular way. Because the ticket she bought ended up hitting for a MILLION BUCKS.
They came forward on Monday to collect their money. They took the lump sum of about $415,000 after taxes.
Glenda says she had to eat her words after the ticket hit. But she’s not too upset about it, because they don’t have to worry about money for the first time in their lives.
She says they’re using some of the money to buy a house and put their grandkids through college. And in a roundabout way, she also got what she wanted. Because now that they’ve won, Buddy promised to stop buying so many lottery tickets.
We found a new list of the most ‘attractive’ jobs, and it’s based on online dating results. Which we usually make fun of. But in this case, maybe there’s something to it?
Tinder just released the results of a study where they found the jobs that get the most people swiping right.
The 10 most attractive jobs for men are: Pilot . . . entrepreneur . . . firefighter . . . doctor . . . TV/radio personality (HELL YEAH) . . . teacher . . . engineer . . . model. . . paramedic . . . and college student.
The 10 most attractive jobs for women are: Physical therapist . . . interior designer . . . entrepreneur . . . PR/communications . . . teacher . . . college student . . . speech pathologist . . . pharmacist . . . social media manager . . . and model.
I’m not sure people are swiping right on Tinder because someone has a sexy, breathtaking, beautiful career, but whatever.
Dare to dream you’re more than just a superficial dumpster fire, Tinder. Dare to dream.
20-year-old Tara Monroe is a junior at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She got a DUI in March and her license was suspended. But she needed a fast way to get around campus, and she says, quote, “riding a bike sucks.”
So . . . she bought a pink Barbie TOY JEEP off Craigslist. It runs on a 12-volt battery and maxes out at five miles per hour. It also looks ridiculous when an adult is driving it.
She’s been spotted in it all over the campus . . . which has led to TONS of people posting pictures of her on social media. She says, quote, “This is the best way I could’ve gotten my 15 minutes of fame.”
Toy Barbie Jeep to Class
While Cecil the lion’s killer — Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer — is facing a defaced home, a shuttered business and possible criminal charges in Zimbabwe, Hagerty says she and her husband are enjoying a far friendlier response to their approach to the natural world.
“We like people to smile,” she says. “We’re not here to hurt you.”
So, you may wonder: What does this more-gentle dentist do for fun, if killing majestic animals isn’t his bag?
Hagerty says her husband is a fan of several non-blood sports, including softball and college football.
He loves the Arkansas Razorbacks, and, in what might be seen as a big-game “ironic twist,” Hagerty says, chuckling, “he’s an Auburn Tigers fan.”
Source: Huffington Post
Ahem… cough cough… I hope our bosses are listening, because I could use some extra cash.
Chieh Huang is the CEO of Boxed.com . . . they sell stuff like toilet paper and laundry detergent in bulk, and mail it to you. And he recently decided to add a new perk for his employees . . . he’s going to pay for ALL of their kids to go to college.
He says he’ll cover four years of tuition for each kid, and it doesn’t matter what college they choose. There’s no cap on it, so even if they need 60 grand a year to go to Harvard, he’ll pay.
The money is coming out of his own pocket, and a few investors are pitching in. He says he doesn’t actually think of it as a perk, he just wants his employees to know he’s committed to making sure their families are taken care of.
Right now, the company has about 100 employees. And apparently most of them are pretty young, because they only have 12 kids total.
But obviously that’ll change . . . especially now that they know they can pop out as many kids as they want, and not worry about paying for their education.