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Man wins lottery jackpot which will pay him for the rest of his life

Man wins lottery jackpot which will pay him for the rest of his life

Robin Riedel has been playing the lottery for over a decade and his numbers finally came in

It's everyone's dream that one day you'll win the lottery; you can quit your job, sell up, and travel the world.

But for the majority of us, sadly, that's all it will ever be, a distant pipe dream.

However, one lucky person recently managed to pick the golden ticket and is now set for life as he will receive a hefty payment every week from now on.

Robin Riedel has always been confident that one day his numbers will come up.

Having played the Oregon Lottery games for some time now, he's always said that 'it’s not a matter of if, but when'.

And last Monday (8 May), that 'when' finally happened as he won the jackpot on the Win for Life game, which means that he will receive a $1,000 check each week for the rest of his life.

Robin Riedel will receive $1,000 every week for the rest of his life.
Oregon Lottery

Speaking about his big day, Riedel said that he had been playing the game for the past 14 years, hoping that he would win.

"I hit it," he said. "I hit it. The money will allow us to do some things we wouldn’t be able to do.

"I’m hoping to retire in another two to three years."

And he's got some big plans for his newfound wealth, with the truck driver using the $52,000 he'll receive every year to pay bills, do some home improvements, and jet off on holiday to Saint Lucia to celebrate his upcoming wedding anniversary.

This comes after another lottery winner decided to give all their money to charity.

I know, it's not the way things usually go - most people tend to keep the money they win rather than get rid.

However, one South Carolina native - who wished to remain anonymous - decided to do after he won $150,000 in the Powerball on the 16 January draw.

Someone gave away all their winnings this year.
Sipa US/Alamy

He missed the grand prize, which would have scored him $416 million (or $224.9 million if taken all at once as a lump sum), by one number and has decided not to enjoy the limelight by staying anonymous and giving away the cash.

According to CBS12, the store in Greenville, South Carolina which sold the winning ticket will be receiving $1,500 worth of commission, while the rest of the money is going to an unspecified charity.

This will be a huge boost to whichever charity is selected to receive the lottery winnings, and the mysterious winner will also not have to pay tax since the jackpot is being donated.

At least this way they can be sure the money is going to go and do some good for the winner's chosen charity and it won't alter their relationships with those around them.

Everyone's a winner, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Oregon Lottery /Storms Media Group / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: US News, Money