It’s not as if planning on winning the lottery should be a savings plan for any kid dreaming of college. But for one high school senior in New York, it kind of worked out that way anyway.
Just a few days before graduating from high school in early May, Robert Salvo, 18, hit the jackpot. He’s not a kid who played the lottery often, but “Something drew me to it,” he told the New York Lottery, according to ABC News. “It was like I was in the right place at the right time.”
The prize he won via a $2 scratch-off ticket from a convenience store in Coney Island guarantees him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life.
Salvo is the youngest person to ever win this particular lottery prize. If he lives into his 80s, he could be as much as $3 million richer.
He’s guaranteed $1 million over the next 20 years, and a net prize of $32,398 annually until he takes his last breath.
The money will be used to pay for college, where he plans to pursue a career in electrical engineering. A little (or a lot) of money will also go towards the purchase of a BMW.
Since his mom wasn’t sure how she was going to pay for college, she’s relieved, to say the least.
What would you do if you won $1,000 a week for life?
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