NPR logo

Park Avenue Doorman Wins $5 Million, Gets Fired

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93111086/93111252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Park Avenue Doorman Wins $5 Million, Gets Fired

Diversions

Park Avenue Doorman Wins $5 Million, Gets Fired

Park Avenue Doorman Wins $5 Million, Gets Fired

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93111086/93111252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

When a New York City doorman won $5 million in the lottery in May, he said the money wouldn't change his life. Richie Randazzo bought a boat, then a Lexus, but he kept working at the same Park Avenue building — until the management company showed him the door for playing hooky one too many times.

DEBORAH AMOS, host:

Good morning. I'm Deb Amos. When a New York City doorman won five million in the lottery in May, he said the money wouldn't change his life. But soon Richie Randazzo bought a boat, then a Lexus. Of course, he kept working at the same Park Avenue building, but even a millionaire has to show up to keep a job. After playing hooky one too many times, the doorman's management company showed him the door. Now he'll have to live on his winnings, about 20 grand a month.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.