HR Strange But True!
March 18, 2005

Told this week that he had just won 20.4 million euros, or about $27 million, in a German lottery, the lucky ticketholder responded that he couldn't stop to talk about it-he didn't want to be late for work.

The Reuters news agency reports the man, identified so far only as a salesman, stopped Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop somewhere in Germany's industrial Ruhr River valley. There, he was told that his previous week's ticket--which he hadn't bothered to check--had won the jackpot.

"After he was told he had won the jackpot, he said he didn't have time to chat because he would get into trouble with his boss," according to a lottery spokesman. Instead, he rushed off to catch a bus to work.

Reuters reported there were few details known about the man, except that he's a pigeon lover in his 30s and that he now plans to trade in his rented apartment for something a little bigger in the country.

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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