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One-time homeless man wins $250,000 in Colorado Lottery

DENVER -- For “Diego B,” second chances are things he cherishes.

A few years ago, he was homeless in Iowa. Today, he is a rich man in Colorado.

Wednesday, Diego was notified by Colorado Lottery officials, that he won $250,000 off of a second-chance scratch ticket.

The original “Willy Wonka” ticket only cost Diego $10.

The 31-year-old plans to spend the money on land he had purchased outside of Alamosa and donate a portion to the National Park Service.

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