21. A Big Lottery Winner





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A 58-year-old grandmother in Massachusetts won one of biggest prizes in U.S. history—$294 million. If she taken the 26-year payout, Doris Stevens would have $11 million a year for 26 years, before .

Mrs. Stevens decided to take the lump sum . People who take the lump sum get paid 60 days, but their total payment is reduced almost 40 percent. Mrs. Stevens’s lump sum was million, but after the federal tax was applied, received $110 million. That’s the amount that Mrs. got to put in her purse.

Recently divorced, says that her ex-husband has already called her ask about a “loan.” She laughed. “I wouldn’t him a quarter to call the police if was getting robbed. Let him borrow money from new young girlfriend who makes him so happy.”

is she going to do with her windfall? “, the first thing I'm going to do is help out my children and grandchildren, of course. , I hope to revolutionize the housecleaning industry.”

A for her entire life, Mrs. Stevens says she’s to establish a National Housecleaner Helper Corporation. Her would focus on giving seed money to various and research firms to develop more efficient and powerful housecleaning solvents and tools.

“When was the time you saw something new in housecleaning?” Mrs. asked. “They keep claiming they’ve invented new products remove any and all blemishes, but they still ’t invented a product that removes an ordinary ballpoint stain from your ordinary white shirt. This industry some new products. I hope to revolutionize the world, so that my ‘sisters’ will have an time of it in the future. We’ve all too much time on our hands and knees. men had to do housecleaning, you know that ’d be inventing more powerful products every week.”