This is incredible!
Michael Engfors has been homeless for the past six years. He ended up out on the street after struggling with alcoholism, going through a tough divorce, and losing his business.
But now, it looks like all of that could completely change!
On Friday, the 60-year-old's routine of buying scratch tickets finally paid off… literally! The Colorado resident reportedly realized he had won $500,000 dollars as soon as he scratched the first number!
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Then on Monday, the director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter brought him to the Grand Junction lottery office so he could claim his half-million dollar prize!
According to the Colorado Lottery, the odds of claiming the top prize in the "Eternal Splendor" game are 840,000 to 1! Amazing!
Michael had bought the winning $10 ticket at a local gas station, but the clerk explained that he usually never won more than two dollars at a time.
Shelter employee Jeremy Kowalis says that he's incredibly happy regarding the man's good luck, saying:
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