A homeless man in Aspen, Colorado won $500,000 via a scratch off lottery ticket on Friday. His plan: to buy some skis and reconnect with his daughter who he hasn’t seen in 20 years.
“I asked him what he was gonna do, and he said he wanted to get some skis and he really wanted to connect with his daughter who he hadn’t seen in over 20 years. He’s interested in trying to find out how to go about reaching her and re-connecting with her, now that he’s got a little bit more means to do so.” – Jeremy Kowalis with the Aspen Homeless Shelter told USA Today
Michael Engfors, 60, was born and raised in Aspen and has been homeless for the past 6 years, but that should all be over now.
Michael recently lost his business, got a divorce, and has struggled with alcoholism. Now, he’s been given a huge opportunity to get things back on track and we couldn’t be more happy for him.
This was the right person to win the lottery.
“Michael has seen a bottom that has pushed him right to the edge. But Michael never gave up. He knew that if he kept pushing on, eventually his luck would change.” – Jeremy Kowalis with the Aspen Homeless Shelter told USA Today