Bladimir and Marita Agnite, Fremont, California, $52 million
Sometimes I just see stories about Mega Millions winners that just need to be told. This beautiful story happened to Bladimir and MaritaAgnite of Fremont. The Agnites were living with friends because they couldn’t afford a home of their own. The couple have been together for 17 years, have kids to look after, and Bladimir had just lost his job at a printing company. Marita works as a nursing assistant at a hospital in the Bay area. Then suddenly, they’re millionaires. I reckon these guys deserve every cent.
Of course the funny thing is that they didnot even know that they were Mega Millions winners until one of Bladimir’s in-laws rang him and told him he’d seen his face on TV. Mega Millions was on the hunt for the mysterious winner of the $52 million jackpot, and the brother-in-law had seen the CCTV footage of Bladimir buying his ticket. How cool is that! Famous before you even know it! Bladimir had scanned his ticket at various places, but all that the machines could answer him were ‘see clerk’ so his ticket went unclaimed.
Bladimir bought the ticket at Kwik Stop in Fremont, and the owner, Ajay Kumar, is so happy about the win that he reckons he played a part in a heavenly plan to help the Agnites turn their fortunes around! Pretty cool stuff! I’ve gotta say that if I was told “one of your customers has won Mega Millions’ I’d be pretty impressed with myself too!