In the eyes of most NASCAR fans, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won. the lottery. As the son of a racing legend, motor oil ran in Junior’s blood; although he did not intend to climb behind the wheel himself, he eventually succeeded – not to mention a high paid driver. Once, however, he won a more literate lottery.
On a 2015 trip to New York, Dale Earnhardt Jr. exploded a Powerball ticket, hoping to go on strike. Instead of claiming the grand prize, however, the star of motorsports only a few dollars ended and a lover was not so happy.
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Based on his success with NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hurt for money. However, that did not stop him from buying a lottery ticket in 2015.
As recorded by For the Win, Dale Jr. in New York on a media tour when he saw someone selling Powerball tickets. The jackpot was over $ 500 million at the time, so the NASCAR star decided it was worth a look. He bought a Quick Pick ticket and waited for the results.
When all was said and done, Earnhardt Jr. won. $ 12 reward. He was also in trouble with his other important one, though.
“Amy [Reimann, Earnhardt Jr.’s then-girlfriend and current wife] it surprised me, ”he explained. “It’s like, ‘What the hell do you want a Powerball ticket for? You don’t have to win it. ‘I promised right then that I would share half with charity. It made me feel really bad to buy it. ”
Apparently, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s next charitable donation was. including an additional $ 6.