Thanks to a Powerball ticket, a grandfather who worked hard got the best surprise of his life. He won $1 million because the winning lottery ticket was bought at his gas station. However, the older man had plans to share his winnings with others.
In the 1980s, Joe Chahayed and his family moved to America with $14,000. The proud father and grandfather had to work hard to make money and take care of his family.
He didn’t know that his whole life would change in 2022. Fate gave him a gift he didn’t expect, and he was definitely deserving of it.
Joe said that he was a “honest man” who worked seven days a week to take care of his family. The 75-year-old worked hard to buy a house and pay for college for his children.
The hardworking man also bought a business in Altadena, California, and he was a well-known and liked member of the community. Joe’s Service Center was full of people from all walks of life, and many of them bought lottery tickets.
On November 8, 2022, one lucky person got all six Powerball numbers right and won a record-setting jackpot. Even though we don’t know who the winner is, we do know that he or she won a whopping $2.04 billion! According to the California Lottery, the customer had a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the jackpot.
Joe was shocked to find out that the winner had bought a ticket from his store. He was also happy because it led to him getting a $1 million reward.
The kind man wants to give some of the money to his neighborhood. He wants to give back because he always helps people in his neighborhood. Because he treats his customers like family, many of them call him “Papa Joe.”
Making good use of the money
Joe, who gets up at 5 a.m. every day to help people, couldn’t believe his good fortune. He was happy and excited, and his bright yellow Powerball shirt made him smile.
The store owner works hard and gives a lot of money away. He loves his family more than anything else, and he promises to use his reward to help them. In two months, Joe’s son will have a baby, and Joe can’t wait to throw a party.
Giving Something Back
The man plans to give some of the money to his neighborhood. He wants to give back because he always helps people in his neighborhood. Because he treats his customers like family, many of them call him “Papa Joe.” So, Joe hopes that the winning ticket was bought by someone in his area.
“It’s a very bad part of town. I wished with all my heart that someone would win. They should have it. “It’s what the poor deserve.”
Joe had it coming.
Danny Chahayed, the man’s proud son, was happy about the bonus and said that no one deserved it more than Joe. His words were:
“This man deserves it more than anyone else.” He has always worked hard. He has every right to it.”
The Online Response: People on the Internet praised the kind man and wished him well as he enjoys the unexpected reward. Other users said they were sure the money would be well spent:
“It’s great that the person selling the tickets also gets something. Good luck to the winner!”
– (Elizabeth Attard) Nov. 10, 2022
“It’s great to hear that he won a million. I heard that he has 11 grandchildren. I’m sure it will be put to good use!!”
– (Jenny Somma) November 9, 2022
“That would make my year! “I’m so glad for you, sir!”
– (Sheyla G. Hershey) Nov. 9, 2022
“I’m so glad that this money is going to people who need it. Bless you.”
(Sharina Singh) The 9th of November, 2022
“There’s only one time when I don’t mind losing. Seeing it go to someone who really needs it (and benefit from it). “Congratulations, Mr.
– (Brenda Taylor) Nov. 9, 2022
Joe is dedicated and committed to his life. His decision to work hard and take care of the people around him paid off. This shows that going the extra mile always pays off, and we should all try to do the same. Well done and enjoy, kind man!
Click here to read a touching story about a mother of three who spent $2 on a lottery ticket. She was thrilled to win $200, but she gave the money away instead.