Two Happy Men

Pedro Rossi is happy — he is very, very happy! He won the lottery! He won $500,000!

Pedro is happy for a few minutes. Then he remembers: His lottery ticket! He threw it in the garbage can!

Pedro runs to the garbage can and looks inside. The garbage can is empty!

"Where is the garbage?" Pedro asks his wife.

"The garbage is gone," his wife says. "The garbage truck came this morning."

The garbage truck takes the garbage to the garbage dump. Pedro goes to the dump. He looks in the garbage for two days. He doesn't find his lottery ticket.

Pedro lives in a town in Brazil. Pedro tells the people in the town, "Look for my lottery ticket at the dump. If you find it, I will give you half the money."

Every day hundreds of people go to the dump. They look in the garbage for the ticket. Five days later, a man finds it. Pedro gives the man $250,000.

Pedro won $500,000 in the lottery. Now he has only $250,000. But he is not sad. "Before, one man was happy," Pedro says. "Now two men are happy!"

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