$15 million lottery-winners to teen cashier: Thanks, here's money for your college fund

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​If you won a US$11.7 (S$14.8) million lottery, will you still keep your low-paying job?

A fair assumption is no.

But new millionaire Rhonda Meath, 51, wants to continue being a waitress.

So where will the money go?

Mrs Meath and her husband, Joe, are donating some of their windfall to a college fund for the teenage clerk who sold him the winning ticket at a local gas station.

Loves waitressing job

Mrs Meath, who is from Minnesota, said: "I actually really enjoy my job."

She added: "I have great friends here and a great boss, and it's just... a fantastic place to work, so I have no plans of leaving."

But she adds that one thing will change: "Oh, I think the kitchen staff is going to be a little nicer to me."

The Meaths intend to splurge on a new car only and are determined to keep their lives the same.

Joe said: "We're not going to do anything out of the ordinary.

"Have to still mow the grass and get mail and put grandkids on the school bus."

Source: ABC News