Frederick McClendon, when he received his lottery prize in January 2015, was very happy. He managed to win a popular lottery in the United States, organized in New York state. It is is called Cash4Life, and the prize was $ 7 million.
In USA, there is a completely different approach when it comes to the publication of names and photos of the winners, whether on the Internet, newspaper or tv. This is probably due to a completely different approach to life, greater life resources and the right to defend one's life even with the use of guns. In this case, players are not afraid to show their faces. Maybe it also connected with less corruption than African?
Anyway, when our hero found out he won, he cried. Nobody wanted to believe him, not even family. Everyone was afraid he was lying, says McClendon, who is 53 and comes from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The truth is that he did not know about jackpot win until he heard about it from the seller in the wine shop. Then he took out the winning Cash4Life ticket from his pocket. As a result, America has taken pictures of a sincerely happy player who, after paying the necessary taxes, won 4.3 million dollars.
McClendon usually plays in Powerball and Mega Millions, but on 24 November 2014, he decided to instinctively buy a ticket for another lottery. When he returned to the store next Thursday, he was in great shock. He thinks that winning the lottery is something totally surreal. On December 1, 2014 he picked up his prize, he decided to pick it up in one full payment and after tax deductions he got $ 4,361,280. Fryderyk became 160 New Yorker who won 1 million or more in this lottery. One of his smarter decisions was to wait with the spending money. He decided to consider spending more seriously, as the new year 2015 was coming.
About the New York lottery
The New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable company of its kind in North America. It supports education in the state of New York. Their contribution is as much as 15% of all subsidies. As you can see, usually the lottery exists because it is to support some charity or national cause. In the South African case, it is about reducing inequality in the country and other good causes.