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Laid-off man wins $1 million--tithes 10 percent to church


                             Courtesy Photo Oregon Lottery


by Jessica Rodriguez  January 16, 2013


Newscast Media PORTLANDA laid-off man recently won $1 million after buying some lottery tickets on a whim against his wife's wishes, in Southern Oregon. After receiving his winnings the man immediately gave a 10 percent tithe to his church.

According to reports, Riley Gunn was traveling with his wife and three children to their one bedroom residence when he stopped to purchase some corndogs. It was a rare treat for his family, because after he had been laid off in May they had felt the squeeze on their finances.

So it was even more surprising that Gunn decided at that time to buy some lottery tickets as well. Even though he knew his wife would not approve of such a purchase with their limited cash, he couldn't resist having a throw of the dice to see if lady luck was on his side.

And it proved lady luck was on his side; his $16 purchase of lottery tickets won him $1 million. He realized he had won as his wife slept, and he shook her awake to confirm he wasn't imagining it. His skeptical wife told him, "You'd better not be kidding me," according to The Associated Press.

When the win was confirmed, wife Misti Gunn, 32, couldn't even bring herself to scream or celebrate, she just sat down staring into space allowing what had happened to sink in. The family's finances were in such bad shape they even had to borrow money from a friend to drive to Oregon Lottery headquarters to pick up their winnings, according to AP.

After their drive they had to wait 10 minutes outside the HQ offices until it opened, and Gunn has said it was the longest 10 minutes of his life.

Gunn had been laid off in May by a telecommunications company in Reno, Nev. He recalled that when he purchased the winning ticket he and his family were in fact on their way back from registering for winter classes at Rogue Community College, as they were planning to gain degrees in Computer Programming, and Business Management in an attempt to get back into work.

After tax the family received $670,000, of which Gunn immediately gave a 10 percent tithe to his church. Gunn said, "You give back to God what he is giving to you."

Foot note by Joseph Earnest:

I think the tithe should be 10% of $1,000,000 as opposed to the $670K. Just saying.

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