This Homeless Man Won £1.7m On The Lottery And Will Spend It Helping Rough Sleepers

Hungarian László Andraschek bought the ticket on the way to a meeting for recovering alcoholics.

1. Andraschek’s winnings went unnoticed until earlier this month when he made a large donation to a hostel for the homeless.

He told reporters: “I had only picked six numbers and the female shop assistant reminded me that I needed to pick a seventh. I told her to make it 24 – it doesn’t matter, anyway.”

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2. He had no job or home, but decided to spend his last few coins on a lottery ticket.

He won 630 million forints – one of the biggest ever lottery wins in the country. As well as donating to a homeless charity, he will also use the money to set up a foundation for addicts and abused women.

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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