A 20-year-old man from Perth, Australia won the lottery, forever changing his life and that of his fiancee. Some folks play the lottery religiously. They buy tickets like clockwork. Who can blame them? Not having money worries is something many of us imagine. We wouldn’t have to stress about bills, mortgages, student loans or just scraping by. We could save and invest for our future.
What would it be like to hit the windfall? What would we do with the money if we were so blessed to win? How would we divide up the winnings? What would we do? Start a charity? Go on an extended vacation? Pay off our debt?
Jordan Ross was once living on the street. He and his fiancee, Jayde Hicks, struggled to make ends meet. Jordan had a nice girl by his side. They just didn’t have the means to marry.
That all changed on a typical day when Jordan and Jayde went to the Lucky Charm newsagent in Willetton to check their ticket. Jordan won $200,000. Everything is different now…well mostly.
The couple’s reaction to their good fortune is what you would usually expect to see. He told 7 News, “She just cried, he’s been crying — non-stop crying. We both have.”
The two haven’t worked out all the details. They do know they can have the wedding they’ve dreamed of. Jordan also wants to help his family. He intends on purchasing a new car for his mother. What a great son!
The two are going to be practical with their winnings. Jordan plans to go to college to get a better job. Though they did splurge a little. They bought a new boat. As for Jayde, she bought a new vacuum cleaner.
Who could blame these two for going a little crazy? But I love how they’ve continued being practical, realistic and family-focused. Who could be more deserving of such good fortune?