LANSING, Mich. — David Sneath has worked at a Ford Motor Co. parts warehouse for 34 years, but it didn't take him any time at all to walk out once he discovered he'd won a $136 million Mega Millions jackpot.
"I yelled to the boss, 'I'm out of here,"' the Livonia man said Thursday after coming to state Lottery Bureau headquarters in downtown Lansing to pick up his first $1 million check... Sneath said the reality of his win has yet to sink in. "I still haven't touched base with Earth yet," he said. When he saw in a newspaper that he had a winning ticket, "my whole body went numb."
Sneath plans to buy a cottage on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan and maybe a new fishing boat or two to help him land the walleye he loves to catch. He's tired of misplacing his glasses and may get laser surgery to correct his vision. And he'll probably move out of his three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home, although he plans to stay in Michigan.
"I worked for Ford Motor Company," he said. "I won't be buying a Ford product."
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WON ALL THAT MONEY TODAY? WOULD YOU TELL YOUR BOSS THAT YOU'RE GONE (AFTER YOU TITHE TO THE CHURCH OF COURSE)?