An Indiana man has won a million dollars on a state lottery two days after divorcing his wife after he found her in bed with a neighbour.
The Hoosier Gazette says Randy Fletcher's sudden good luck came in a year which has so far seen him lose his wife, vintage car, and pet dog.
He found his wife Tara in bed with a neighbour when he came home from work feeling sick in January.
Then in March a deer ran into his 1956 Chevy, and in May his German Shepherd dog Molly was diagnosed with cancer and put down.
He thought he had lost his life savings when his divorce from Tara came through on July 15 after a four-year marriage.
But two days later he found he had won the million dollar jackpot in the lottery he had been taking part in twice a week for several years.
Fletcher, an electrician from Brownstown, said: "I was in complete shock for several hours.
"It took me several minutes to catch my breath. It was the most unbelievable and amazing feeling I have ever had, especially after all that had happened this year."
Although he will only take home 289,000 dollars, or 157,225 pounds, after going for the cash option and paying off taxes, he says he plans to use the money to buy a Harley Davidson, a new German Shepherd dog, and go on holiday to Cancun this winter.
Asked what advice he would give to others who were having a run of bad luck, he said: "Just keep plugging away. Sooner or later things will look up. I am a prime example of that."