A Romanian beggar has lucked out in Sweden by winning a bumper 210,000 kronor on the lottery; he now wants to live a more luxurious lifestyle.
The lucky man, who had been sleeping under a bridge and was begging just to get by, revealed that he bought the ticket on impulse and he could hardly believe what had happened. He added that his wife back home in Romania didn’t believe the story was true.
The actual prize on the lottery ticket was a car, but the man took up the option of exchanging his prize for a lesser sum in cash. He has since returned to his homeland to join his wife and has even opened up his first ever bank account.
He explained that one of his dreams for the future was to return to Sweden with his family because the country had treated him so well. However, he added that he would not be going back as a beggar, but rather as a visitor.
But for now his attention will turn to the immediate future and building a house he can call home in Romania because, as the one-time beggar said, “I am homeless there too”.