Mega Millions winner made plea to gods

Asking for divine intervention to help you win the lottery is something we all do, and usually fruitless. But for one American accountant from Dundalk, Maryland, his plea was answered.

One of four winners of the estimated $330 million Mega Millions jackpot, Elwood ‘Bunky’ Bartlett, who occasionally teaches Wicca and Reiki healing at the Mystickal Voyage New Age Book shop said he made a plea to his Wiccan Gods asking to become a millionaire.

"You let me win the lottery and I'll teach," said Mr Bartlett.

Mr Bartlett bought two tickets in a liquor store as he was on his way to teach at the Mystickal Voyage shop with his wife Denise.

"If it wasn't for this place I wouldn't have won the lottery," Bartlett said of the shop.

It is estimated Mr Bartlett’s winning ticket is worth at least $32 million. Despite the massive win, Mr Bartlett is adamant the win won’t change him.

"I'm going to live my life like I have been," he said.

Mr Bartlett said also planned to invest in the Mystickal Voyage shop.

Editor, - 2007-09-05 11:11:04

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