Millionaires Give Back to Community

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Thursday, March 29 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:52:45 PM CDT March 29, 2007 in News

Marriage proposals from strangers, a Hollywood movie offer and a lot of people asking for a lot of money became routine for Michael Lang after he won the lottery in April.

"It's actually become hectic for me," he admitted. "I've been doing things I was never accustomed to doing."

Lang said his life hasn't been the same since he and 11 co-workers won the $224 million Powerball Jackpot.

Other winners agreed marriage proposals are common.

"I had that too," said winner Bard Linder. "I did get a lot of marriage proposals up in the store."

But Lang, Lindner and 27 other lottery winners aren't looking for love; they're handing it out by packaging food and clothes for people in need.

"When we are done here, we will know that we spent an hour and a half doing something great in this community which we're visiting," said the lottery's Gary Gonder.

Lang also said he hopes to donate some of his money to his favorite charities. Jackpots for the 29 lottery winners totalled $430 million.

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