David Sneath, a longtime Ford parts warehouseman out of Livonia, hit the $136,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday. Rather than simply announcing that he planned to drop his job like a monkey dropping a hot penny and embark on a whirlwind squanderathon that will leave future generations of Livonians speaking of the events in hushed tones, Sneath announced to reporters gathered at Lottery HQ that he would never, ever buy a vehicle made by his emphatically erstwhile employer: "I worked for Ford Motor Co.," he said. "I won't be buying a Ford product." You tell 'em, Dave! [Associated Press]
Update: According to the Detroit Free Press, Sneath didn't mean to say "I won't be buying a Ford product." Instead, he'd meant to say "I won't be buying a foreign product," and plans to buy a new Navigator right away.