The Associated Press story “I am a lottery pick,” said David Zalubowski, a 32-year-old who lives in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester.
“I’m not an athlete, I’m not a star.
I’m just a guy who wants to be the best.”
Zaludowski, who plays basketball, soccer and golf, will participate in the lottery.
The first of four times in the next year, Zaluda’s family members will be able to pick him up from a friend’s house for a $5 million payoff.
He will be in Philadelphia when the lottery begins Jan. 16, the first day of the new season.
He said he is happy to be able get out of his house and pick up the lottery ticket.
The Zaluds, a middle-class family, have lived in the same neighborhood for almost 30 years.
The family has been fortunate to have a large chunk of its income from lottery proceeds, and they have been able to afford to buy a house with its own pool.
“My father always said, ‘If you want to have your own house, go to the lottery,'” said Zalurow.
“And we are lucky to be one of the lucky ones.”