DATELINE – Delray Beach FL
As a general rule, Florida Man is NOT someone you would want to emulate.
There are WAY too many brushes with police, alligators, and assorted oddities for our personal taste.
But there are exceptions to every rule and that includes Florida Man.
Stephen Espinoza in his own words – “It was the end of a long day, and I was tired. I stopped at Publix and was about to buy a ticket at the machine when a man cut right in front of me,” he told Florida lottery officials. “Instead of saying something, I decided I’d just buy a ticket at the counter instead.”
Being from New Jersey, you can probably figure out what our response would have been – a single-digit salute, or perhaps a choice phrase, or maybe a combination of both.
That ticket he bought? Well, Espinoza’s patience paid off after he realized he’d won a million dollars with his scratch-off ticket.
In this case, Florida Man and his wife plan to buy a home for their family.