A guy from Colorado, USA, struck gold when he won a lottery jackpot worth more than $5 million. What makes his tale special is that when he received the large sum, his first purchase was a watermelon and a bunch of flowers for his wife.  According to an official announcement issued by the Colorado lottery on Wednesday, Waldemar “Bud” T, a 77-year-old Montrose man, was the lucky winner of the massive $5,067,041 Colorado Lotto+ prize.

According to the news release, Mr. Bud, who retired, was on a camping trip in the Holy Cross Wilderness with his golden dog, Augie, when he was winning numbers for the Wednesday, Sept 6, 2023 drawing. When he got home after his vacation, he checked his ticket on the website and said to himself “It must be a mistake!”

Mr. Bud Is a Keen Outdoorsman Who Takes Advantage of the Locations

Mr. Bud is a keen outdoorsman who takes advantage of the locations Coloradans like playing and the Colorado Lottery Finances. Mr. Bud enjoys biking, hiking, climbing, and playing tennis. Mr. Bud and his wife spend six months of the year in Arizona and Six months in Colorado.

“Colorado is the most beautiful place in the world,” he proclaims. Mr Bud plays the Colorado Lotto and every month he is in-state and always picks his own fortunate numbers which he selects using a secret algorithm. He bought his winning ticket at Montrose’s Hangin Tree Travel Plaza and picked the cash option of $2,533,520.

He Has Plans to Allocate a Portion of His Newfound Wealth to Charitable Causes

Mr. Bud and his wife live a simple existence, but with several future operations for her, he is relieved and glad that he can now provide essential assistance around the house while she recovers.

he has plans to allocate a portion of his newfound wealth to charitable causes. “I’m going to give to some charities and really think about what it is I was meant to do with this,” he explained.

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