Sunday, January 25, 2004

Ironic Post of the Day

From the Sun-Sentinel:

Man dies hours after winning lottery

ELWOOD, INDIANA — A man who won $57,000 in an Indiana lottery game taped for television died hours later when he was hit by a pickup truck.

The “Hoosier Millionaire” featuring Carl Atwood, 73, was broadcast Saturday night after his family said they wanted the show to go on, Hoosier Lottery director Jack Ross said.

The broadcast concluded with a photo of Atwood accompanied by text reading: “In memory of Carl Atwood.”

Atwood won the money Thursday during a two-hour taping in Indianapolis.

“I am very thankful,” he proclaimed. “Now I can purchase a very nice car.”

Hours later, Atwood was hit by a truck as he walked to the grocery store where he bought the winning ticket near his home in Elwood.

Talk about your number coming up…