Timing Is Everything

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Thought you guys would get a kick out of this over the weekend. Timing truly is everything. British bus driver Kevin Halstead just won the lottery. That in and of itself is pretty amazing; I don't know what bus drivers make, but I'm guessing it's a lot less than the $3.3 million he won. But what makes this story even better is when he won the lottery.

In a great cosmic F-U to ex-wives the world over, Kevin Halstead won the lottery the day after his divorce was finalized. If his divorce had taken one day longer, he'd have had to fork over $1.6 million to his ex. Now she gets nothing. Utterly fucking heartwarming.

He's obviously not a bright guy, however, because he already has a new girlfriend. He'll no doubt sprint down the aisle again, and lose it all. But it's cool for right now.

Comments (12)

Mar 20, 2010

Judging from that photo, I'm sure she's dating him for his masculine airs and charm, nothing to do with this new $3.3 m windfall.

Mar 20, 2010
GutShot:

Judging from that photo, I'm sure she's dating him for his masculine airs and charm, nothing to do with this new $3.3 m windfall.

That's a stock photo, here's an article with his real picture

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1258618/Bu...

Mar 20, 2010

guys got bigger tits than the broad

Mar 20, 2010

Haha he luckily dodged one bullet, but has another heading straight for his head

Mar 20, 2010

That's funny. Isn't that a lot less after taxes? He said he's going to buy a mansion? Football season tickets and a trip abroad aren't relatively too expensive, but that property purchase isn't going to leave him with much, if it really is a "mansion". I guess he's never heard about planning for retirement lol

Mar 20, 2010
giants92:

That's funny. Isn't that a lot less after taxes? He said he's going to buy a mansion? Football season tickets and a trip abroad aren't relatively too expensive, but that property purchase isn't going to leave him with much, if it really is a "mansion". I guess he's never heard about planning for retirement lol

In the UK, lottery wins are tax exempt. (How it should be - **** the IRS)

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Mar 21, 2010
giants92:

That's funny. Isn't that a lot less after taxes? He said he's going to buy a mansion? Football season tickets and a trip abroad aren't relatively too expensive, but that property purchase isn't going to leave him with much, if it really is a "mansion". I guess he's never heard about planning for retirement lol

Well, he's fifty so I'm sure he's been planning for quite some time..

"Salesmen and traders are wild, cunning, aboriginal creatures who advise money managers about deceiving their bosses and finding new strip bars; their favourite phrase is, "Fuck you." IBankers eat fruit. Salesmen and traders eat meat, preferably fried."

Mar 20, 2010

Lottery winnings in places like the UK, New Zealand, Canada, etc. are tax free.

Mar 20, 2010

lottery = poor man's tax

Mar 20, 2010

lottery = tax on people who suck at math

And yeah if he buys a mansion with PS2.3m he's gonna get a nice little surprise when property taxes are due.

Mar 21, 2010

hes still giving her half

Mar 21, 2010
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