Never, ever play the lottery. You cannot win. No one ever wins. It's just a stupid waste of money, except for Hollie Lyle, Jr., 56, of North Port, Florida, who won a million smackeroos, according to a 9-7-16 Florida Lottery press release.
Our pal, Hollie, bought the ticket at the Petro Shop, on Clark Road in Sarasota, on the Friday that Hurricane Hermine hit the region.
You go, buddy! We can't wait to celebrate with you! Good old Hollie couldn't believe what he saw when he scratched his lottery ticket! "I was in complete shock; I'm still in shock. It's very surreal!"
He said he's going to use some of his winnings to take his wife on a trip that they have been planning for years. The wasteful decision to purchase a dumb lottery ticket should fund a dandy vacation to just about anywhere ... after he deposits his winnings: a one-time, lump-sum payment of $792,000.00.
"I'm going to keep working ... but I am going to take a couple of months off this spring so that my wife and I can hike the Appalachian Trail."
We wish our dear, dear friend Hollie Lyle a happy time on the Appalachian Trail. We commend him for using a portion of his windfall to hike the Trail with his wife. Maybe he will hire a hiker to follow along and pass out free Snickers?
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Published Oct 4, 2013.
Monson, Maine, at the southern end of the 100-Mile-Wilderness is an oasis for Appalachian Trail hikers.
The A.T. Guide by David "Awol" Miller is all you you'll need to hike the Appalachian Trail from one end to the other -- with stops anywhere in between.