MN Millionaires are Modest
Last Saturday, 53-year-old Joe Meath bought a lottery ticket near his home in Bethel, Minnesota, and hit the jackpot for $11.7 million.
But when he and his wife Rhonda came forward on Monday, they said it probably WON'T change their lives very much, because they plan to keep living modestly . . . and Rhonda is going to keep her job waiting tables at a local restaurant.
Rhonda is 51, and says she loves the job, loves her boss, and doesn't see any reason to leave. Meanwhile, Joe is retired, but works part-time plowing snow, which he plans to keep doing as well.
They also said they'll donate a big chunk of their winnings to charity, and set their three grandkids up for college. And on Monday, they gave $15,000 to the 18-year-old cashier who sold them the ticket, to help her go to college.
As far as buying a huge new house goes . . . they said they've actually been thinking about downsizing.