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Indians Cut Joel Torres wins the lottery

Unread postby T_N_T » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:44 pm

From AOL News/Fox Sports
Joel Torres' dreams of becoming a professional baseball player were dashed last month when he was cut from the Cleveland Indians' farm team. But a dream of a different sort came true when he won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket.


New York Lottery
Yolanda Vega presents Joel Torres with his prize money at the New York Lottery's Garden City customer service center Friday. Torres collected a lump-sum payment of $660,300.
Torres, 21, purchased the "Sweet Millions" scratch-off ticket at a food store in Elmont, N.Y., when he was staying with his mother at her home in Queens.

"The first thing I plan to do with the money is buy my mom a new house," Torres told Fox Sports.

He collected his lump-sum payment of $660,300 at the state lottery office on Friday along with five other lottery winners.

An outfielder, Torres says the money will also help him continue to pursue his professional baseball career.

"My dream, since I was a kid, is baseball. That's what I'm going to continue doing. I'm going to keep swinging, swinging for the fences," Torres said.
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Re: Indians Cut Joel Torres wins the lottery

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:28 pm

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/profile. ... oel-torres

Lump sum of $660K, after taxes that's down to the $400K range. Buy his mom a house in NY probably takes care of most of the rest. Cut from the Tribe after two fairly pedestrian (being kind) seasons and still 'chasing the dream'. He's swinging for the fences, alright, K'ing in nearly half his ABs in the AFL.

Jesus, am I a cynical prick.

He'd have been better off banking that cash as a nest egg or for college money.

What would you boys do with $400K of cash?
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Re: Indians Cut Joel Torres wins the lottery

Unread postby JacksonDysonJackson » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:52 pm

I'd put it towards some gulf coast FLA property. When that market comes back...
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