Construction workers win $5 million, $100k from lotto, but won’t quit their day jobs

In this still from USA Today video, construction worker Michael Buchanan reacts after being awarded his check after winning a $5 million prize in the New York lottery.In this still from USA Today video, construction worker Michael Buchanan reacts after being awarded his check after winning a $5 million prize in the New York lottery.

Two construction workers recently hit pay dirt, winning big lottery prizes within just days of each other.

According to a report from USA Today, Kevin Buchanan of Yonkers, New York, won $5 million from a scratch-off he bought from a vending machine January 24.

“I scratched, I thought it was $500,” he told the paper. “I scratched again, I thought it was $5,000 … I almost fell out of my chair.”

Buchanan, 48, is married with three children. He took the money in a $3.4 million lump sum payout and plans to pay some bills before buying a new home and a Cadillac Escalade. He’s also keeping his day job saying, “Nothing’s going to change.”

Kal Jackson won a $100,000 prize in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to a report from the Daily Journal. After taxes, he’ll collect $69,253 which he plans on saving to eventually put toward a new home.