A man from Illinois, homeless since 1978, usually worried about his next hot meal.
Imagine his surprise when he won the lottery.
“I almost fell over," said Dennis Mahurin of Bloomington.
Mahurin won $50,000 on a Scratch ticket. His plans for the money include paying for dental work, buying a new tent and something much more special,
“With all the other homeless people around here. I've made up my mind. I'm gonna give them each $100," said Mahurin.
He says he's happy and plans to keep living the same as he always has. Friends say this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.