A homeless man named Dennis, who had been living in a tent in Bloomington, Illinois has won $50,000 from a $1 scratch off.
Dennis had spent his last dollar on the scratch off, when he turned it into the cashier to see if he had won. After examining the ticket, the clerk told him he had won. At first, the man was in shock and asked another clerk to look over the ticket. The clerk confirmed that Dennis had won $50,000.
Since he needed to provide an address, Dennis gave the address of a friend to lottery officials. Lottery officials in Illinois have confirmed that dennis’ ticket is a winning ticket. Dennis plans to buy a trailer with his winnings.