John Gonsalves, Jr.

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: Massachusetts man who made national headlines after winning a $5.1 million Megabucks lottery jackpot in 1994 yet he didn't let the fortune change his life, in which relatives said he had lived a modest life even after winning the jackpot but enjoyed the freedom the money gave him and liked to buy nice clothes and jewelry yet he wasn't frivolous.

 

 

Cause of Death: House fire

 

Born: March 4, 1923

 

Died: March 20, 2008

 

Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts