Anthony 'Ant' King, a 57 year old who has been keeping the streets of Auckland clean since a lot of us were born. Starting at 16 years old, he has finally been paid back after serving the community for decades after going into work on his birthday.
Ant walks a 3 mile commute to work and has been doing it for the last 18 years with perfect attendance. He said he wouldn’t swap it for anything in the world and that he ‘loves’ his job.
As Ant recalled it was a chilly morning in the city of Auckland when he got up on his 57th birthday at 5am to clean the streets for the people. After he finished his long day he went to go and buy a second hand phone he had been saving up for.
“I had been saving up for this phone for quite a few months, I have never had a ‘smartphone’ before and thought it was time I caught up with the times. Once I bought the cell phone, I decided to sit down on the bench and give it a go before my walk home.”
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“I noticed there was something installed on it called Zodiac Casino, I clicked on it. I noticed there were 80 spins on it that I could use on the jackpot, I would of never installed this game but it was already on the phone so I decided to give it a shot. I couldn’t believe my eyes of what happened next”
Ant's life changed forever after he hit a stroke of luck winning the “Mega Moolah Jackpot” on his third spin with winnings of $782,349.00!
“A whole bunch of numbers just popped up on the cell phone, I don’t think I have seen so many numbers” Ant chuckled. “Seriously though, I didn’t expect to win, it’s more money than I ever would've dreamt of. It still hasn’t sunk in yet”
We went on to ask what he will do with his winnings.
“I think I will buy myself a car although I do love my walk to work, especially when the sun is out. Though I will definitely get a car, at this age, I’m getting old now. I will still work sweeping the streets because it is what I love doing and apart from that I can finally pay for my daughters wedding, something that I never could of done thanks to Zodiac Casino”
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Mail Today reporter Karen Jones also tried her hand at the jackpot but sadly only walked away with a $429 - you can’t always win as big as Ant sadly!
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