Raul Ahumada, a sixty-year-old worker in the Tyson Foods poultry plant at Noel, Missouri, has identified himself as the winner of last Friday's $25 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game. Ahumada took his ticket to the lottery office in Springfield thinking that he had won $25,000 - still a nice chunk of change - but when lottery officials examined his ticket they gave him the news that he was a multi-millionaire!
Ahumada said that he and his wife, Rosa, plan to buy a nice home on a mountain and stay there.
But first, Ahumada, a native of Mexico who has lived in the Noel area for many years, said that he also will travel to Mexico to visit relatives and to see his mother's grave. He said it would be his first trip back there in fifteen years.
The lucky winner also said that he and his wife may buy a nice car and that he might possibly retire.
Possibly? If I were in Raul's shoes, I would have already severed my ties with that chicken processing plant - with a rousing chorus of "Take This Job and Shove It!" playing in the background!
But I'm a bit uncouth.
Again, congratulations Raul and Rosa on your good fortune. Pa Rock is absolutely green with envy!