Unemployed Oregon man wins lotto

Man went in store to buy hot dog, lotto ticket

MERLIN, Oregon - An unemployed Oregon man doesn't have to worry about a job for a while and it's all because of a hot dog.

Riley Gunn stopped into the Lil Pantry in Merlin to get an 89 cent corn dog and a lotto ticket.

He forgot about the ticket and checked the winning numbers online a few days later and he was the million dollar winner.

And the news couldn't come at a better time, Gunn and his wife were both laid off last year and the family was living on unemployment.

The family says they are planning on buying their first home with their winnings.

Print this article Back to Top