Unemployed, in debt and facing another year living on the streets in Hungary, Laszlo Andraschek spent his last remaining coins on a lottery ticket, South China Morning Post reports.
South China Morning Post said, now the formerly homeless man has a choice of accommodation around the world after becoming Hungary’s biggest lottery winner with a prize of about £1.7 million (630 million Hungarian forint).
According to South China Morning Post: Andraschek, whose win last September went unnoticed until he made a significant donation to a hostel for the homeless this month, said buying the ticket was a chance decision at a railway station on his way to Budapest for a workshop for recovering alcoholics.
Andraschek has since bought flats for each of his three children.
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