DENVER – A formerly homeless man in Denver won big just before the Christmas holiday.
According to Colorado Lottery, Diego B. won $250,000 in a Second-Chance Drawing for the Scratch game, Wonka’s Golden Ticket.
The Lottery’s Surprise Crew caught up with Diego at work and presented him with a big check. The organization said the man was in complete shock and fell to his knees crying.
The man reportedly moved to Colorado four years ago from Iowa, where a failed relationship and other things eventually left him homeless and living in his car for 11 months. After befriending his current boss in a Facebook group, his boss told him if he moved to Denver he would give Diego a job and help him get back on his feet.
“I keep thinking I don’t deserve this,” Diego said. “I’m going to make a lot of people happy with this money.”
You can see the moment Diego was surprised with the check below.
(video courtesy of Colorado Lottery)