US Pakistani Lottery Winner Helps Earthquake Victims

via seattletimes.nwsource.com

For years, the slightly built Khan, who worked as a cabbie in Washington, D.C., had regularly played the lottery. He sometimes slept in his cab, but Khan never gave up hope. He kept a fortune cookie prediction that read, “Among winners, you are the chosen one.” He played numbers that came to him in a dream: 2, 4, 6, 17, 25 and 31. Then the incredible happened: In November 2001, the immigrant won a $55.2 million jackpot. The former hard-working hack transformed himself into a high-energy public figure who is now promising to rebuild his hometown, where 4,500 people died in the Oct. 8 quake. He has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money to get the job done.

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