US: Indian-origin man wins lottery, will donate to underprivileged childrenLast updated on Dec 15, 2018, 09:03 pm
In a touching incident, an Indian-origin man in Florida, United States, who recently won a lottery of $14.5 million (Rs. 104.4 crore), has decided to use the amount to help the underprivileged children in India.
Interestingly, the man, Krishna Barri from Tampa, said he doesn't even play the lottery that often but sometimes buys a handful of tickets.
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'21-30-39-44-45-46. I won't forget those numbers anymore'
On December 1, Barri played 10 tickets at the Zephyrhills Publix Liquor Store and hit the jackpot.
"21-30-39-44-45-46. I won't forget those numbers anymore," he said.
He added that the numbers didn't mean anything when he chose them, they do now.
He described that it was an amazing feeling when he realized he won and immediately informed his wife, who couldn't believe their luck.
Barri came to US 20 years ago for his Masters
With his winnings, Barri said he's going to open a trust in India and provide education to 100 people.
He plans to return to India by the year-end.
With financial support from his brother-in-law, Barri came to the US 20 years ago to do his masters and studied at the University of South Carolina.
He struggled a lot back then to make a living.
Barri to name the trust after his deceased brother-in-law
"I did some part-time jobs. I worked for a bookstore...at the Sun Dome, standing in the parking lot for 12-hours working for $6.25," Barri said.
His brother-in-law passed away few years ago and Barri has decided to start the trust in the former's name.
"He's not here anymore to celebrate with me, but the trust is going to be in his name," said Barri.
Barri will also set aside money for his children's education
Meanwhile, Barri told his IT business partner that he still planned to work.
"I said the dollar that I bought the ticket came from that job. I have to respect that," he said.
When asked about other plans, Barri said he has plans to buy a new house, cars for himself and his family, and he will set aside college money for his children.