Cook strikes it rich
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
INWOOD, W.Va. - Tim Meadows turned $2 into $50,000 last week, but he doesn't plan on spending all of his early Christmas bonus.
"We've invested it and we're going to let it sit for a while and make more money," the 30-year-old Gerrardstown man said Tuesday of the money he won playing the West Virginia Lottery's $50,000 Slots scratch-off game.
He said he couldn't believe it when he bought the winner Nov. 25 at the 7-Eleven store in Inwood.
"I thought it was a misprint," he said.
A cook at The Dining Room restaurant, Meadows said he and his wife Rhonda will spend some of the money.
"The kids will have a good Christmas this year," he said of daughters Ashley, 12, and Brittany, 9.
On Sunday night, Meadows went to Charleston, W.Va., and checked into a motel before picking up his check Monday at the state lottery office.