It's been said life is all about choices.
Delano Swartz of Palmerton recently made a choice that paid off in spades.
On Sept. 5, Swartz began the day much like he would any other ordinary day with a few bucks to spare on instant lottery tickets.
In what would be a precursor of things to come, Swartz played a $5 Funky 5's ticket at Pappy's Corner Store in Bowmanstown, and won $40.
From there, he traveled to the Sunoco gas station in Palmerton, where he bought another Funky 5's ticket, which brought him another $100.