Iraq War Veteran Wins $1 Million Lottery

An Iraq war veteran received the ultimate homecoming gift in the form of a $1 million lottery jackpot, the Spokesman Review reported.

Wayne Leyde, 26, of Mount Spokane, Wash., came upon his new fortune by scratching off one of his four lottery tickets while at home with his parents Tuesday night, the Review said.

After finding the winning numbers, the veteran of two tours in Iraq ran downstairs to tell his mm and dad the good news.

His mother jokingly informed him that he was due for a rent increase, according to the newspaper.

The personal banker and National Guardsman told the paper he's thought of 50 people he should give some of the money to and about 10,000 ways to spend it.

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