Homeless Lottery Winner Gets a Home
Maybe you’ve heard of the YouTube personality, MagicOfRahat who creates prank videos. His pranks have been overshadowed by the two videos which feature a man by the name of Eric. Eric’s jump into YouTube fame came when Rahat “pranked” Eric with a winning lottery ticket, and Eric wanted to share the winnings with Rahat. Because of Eric’s generosity even though he was homeless and could have used the money.
Within two months’ time, Rahat and the internet raised over $40,000 for Eric. With that money, Rahat was able to pay for an entire year’s worth of rent on a home, fully furnish it, and then also set money aside to pay bills and other odds and ends.
When Rahat went to visit Eric to check up on him, Eric informed Rahat that he had just been hired at the local 7/11. This was the perfect opportunity for the prank. Rahat invited Eric out to celebrate the job, but first said he needed to stop at home to pick up something. It was then that Rahat invited Eric inside the home to take a look.
This is Your House
When Eric walks inside, Rahat is thrilled to tell Eric the news.
To go from a homeless man, to a homeless lottery winner, and now a man with a home; these past few months have certainly been a turning point in Eric’s life. This was all made possible for him, partially because of the lottery and being a generous person down on his luck, and partially because people pulled together to help someone in need.
It just makes you feel good to know people do care still.