In 2017, Jordan Ross was struggling to make ends meet.
It hadn’t been long since he was living on the streets, just five years before, with everything he had in the world in his arms. Thankfully, things had mostly turned around for him.
He had a place to live and was dating a nice girl. In fact, they had plans to get married; they just didn’t have the means.
Then the native of Perth, Australia, hit the lottery and won $200,000.
The reaction of Ross and his fiancée, Jayde Hicks, was captured on camera. As he told 7 News, “She just cried, he’s been crying — non-stop crying. We both have.”
As for what they planned to do with the money, the couple knew they could finally have the wedding they’d been dreaming about.
Ross also wanted to help his family, starting with buying his mom a new car.
He also decided to use some of the money for schooling so that he could get himself a good job.
As for Hicks, she ran right out and made a small but sensible purchase with the winnings — a vacuum cleaner.
These types of stories always bring about the same sorts of questions.
‘What would I do if I won the lottery?’ ‘How would I divide up the money?’ So, what would you do?
Would you pay off bills? Get a gold-plated bathtub? Take a trip? Start a charity? Buy lunch for a restaurant full of strangers?
Though they hit the jackpot, this couple decided to make sensible decisions, putting love and family first.
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