At least someone got something out of the Bernie Madoff affair.
Ralph Amendolaro of Queens, New York, used the confessed Ponzi schemer’s prison number to play the lottery, after seeing it on the front page of the New York Daily News earlier this month. And a few days later, that number — 61727-054 — came up, winning the lucky construction worker $1500.
Amendolaro told the Daily News that he thought at the time: “I’m going to be a winner with this guy even though everyone lost money with him. Somebody had to get a little lucky with him.”
He said he plans to spend some of the money on a birthday trip to Vegas with his wife and some friends, and also to take his family out to dinner.
And he added that if Madoff hears about it, “he’ll probably want a cut.”