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'I keep thinking I don’t deserve this': Once-homeless man wins $250,000 in Colorado lottery

Posted at 10:33 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 17:09:40-05

DENVER -- "I'm going to make a lot of people happy with this money," said Diego B., moments after he learned he won $250,000 in a Colorado Lottery second-chance drawing.

Diego broke down in tears when the Colorado Lottery Surprise team showed up at his workplace this week.

"I keep thinking I don't deserve this," he said.

Diego told Lottery representatives that he came to Colorado four years ago after a tumultuous stay in Iowa. A series of personal troubles caused Diego to live out of his car for nearly a year. He's recently gotten back on his feet with the help of a friend he met on a Facebook group for Mitsubishi aficionados.

Diego said he's going to spend the money on Christmas gifts for his 6-year-old son. He'd also like to build a home in the near future.