Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Colored Junk Man living off the taxpayers wins $1 million in scratch-off lottery game
Persistence has paid off big time for a Joliet man with an addiction for scratch-off lottery games.
Cleodoa Miers, 55, walked out of the Gardner Food Mart in Joliet last week with a $10 instant Cash Spectacular game card worth $1 million.
Miers, who recycles scrap metal for a living, had his picture taken in the store holding an oversized check from the Illinois Lottery on Tuesday as his wife, Shawnaa Miers, watched.
“I don’t know why you can’t get him to smile, that’s all he does is smile,” she said, after an Illinois Lottery official urged Miers to smile bigger for the picture.
Maybe it was the fact that Miers plays scratch-off games daily and was due for a win. Maybe it’s the store — Miers won $10,000 in a scratch-off game he bought there about two years ago. Or maybe Miers has luck on his side because his wife will still get her Link Card refilled monthly!