When an unnamed cashier clerk found a lottery ticket on the floor of the gas station, he checked to see if the ticket had any value. It matched all five numbers but not the Megaball.
The drama was heightened when he realized the ticket was unsigned, meaning that anyone could claim it as their own.
Not many people would give up the opportunity to win the $1 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot – but a gas station clerk in Salina, Kansas did just that. He called the store owner.
The cashier, the store owner, and the store owner's son then went out of their way to hunt the man down and returned his ticket just hours later.
The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, was in a hurry to get back home to watch some March Madness and stopped to get gas. The now-signed ticket was brought into the Topeka office, and the winner is now $1 million richer thanks to the good deeds of a Kansas Lottery retailer.
Why Is This On A Financial Planning Site?
While we aren't against acquiring an excess amount of wealth, especially a million dollars while you're getting gas. We believe money alone won't give you the quality of life more of us desire to experience. Money is essential to building the life you want, but what about investing in your family, your rest, your passion, your memories, and so much more. The "more" aspect of money is what intrigues us and inspires us to offer financial planning focused on quality of life.
YES, WE LEAD CLIENTS TO GROW THEIR WEALTH, BUT WE BELIEVE WE HAVE FAILED AS AN ADVISOR IF WE HAVEN'T EQUALLY LED OUR CLIENTS TO LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.
This is a crazy article about one man's generosity that I'm not so sure I would emulate. But, it makes you smile.
We want to be wise about money, but also be fulfilled in life. It's why we exist and why we stay motivated to serve our clients.
We are More Than Money and it is one of the greatest joys to meet with clients, hear their dreams, laugh together and then see them live out a plan to achieve the goals for their life (even those that have nothing to do with finances.)