Zippy Vonier, Thomasville, Georgia, $50 million
I reckon the name Zippy is pretty cool, but being a Mega Millions winner is even cooler. AS you know, I’ve been giving it a fair go, but I am yet to win.
Zippy Vonier knows the feeling of winning though. He won the $50 million Mega Millions Lottery and shocked his wife with the news while she was brushing her teeth one night. How very romantic Mr.Vonier!
Funnily enough, he didn’t run into the bathroom straight away on hearing the news, because he was so shell shocked that he had to check his ticket four or five times first!
Vonier and his wife, Betty Jo, have been playing Mega Millions for years, and got their numbers from a random Quick Pick. They stuck with the numbers over time, and the perseverance has certainly paid off.
The Vonier’s son had just returned from a tour of duty in Afhganistan of all places, where he served in the marines. I think his parents probably feel like they’ve been twice blessed!
Zippy’s a 55 year old construction worker, now has a built in way to enjoy his retirement (pardon the pun but I just had to say that!)
Betty Jo and Zippy were planning to, boring of boring, pay bills with their earnings as a first priority, but hopefully will have gotten some other ideas up their sleeve by now. If not, I can help them….restaurants, cruises, cars, a gorgeous Georgian mansion perhaps….If only I could be a Mega Millions winner…