When Josh Billings said, “One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness”, he never thought it would be so apt one day.
Line cutters, be aware; as your act of hastiness can literally cost you a million bucks!
We say this because recently an anonymous New Zealand man claimed NZ$1 million ($724 000) in lottery winnings after he allowed a person to cut in front of him in the queue.
If you don’t believe in karma, this one is for you.
The lucky winner of the Lotto said in an interview with the NZ Herald “I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop, and another customer nipped in front of me, I wasn’t in any hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn’t say anything. I guess good karma pays off. If that hadn’t happened, they might have had the winning ticket not me.”
The Papamoa-based winner also revealed where and how he is going to spend this fortune.
“The win has made it possible for us to buy a home of our own – we’re so excited! We’re not too sure what else we’ll do just yet. But whatever we end up deciding, we know the win will make a massive difference to our family — we’re just absolutely thrilled”.
Kudos to the polite man, surely your character owed you this much luck. But we can’t stop thinking about the man who lost $1 mill just because he was in a hurry!