Purchase Made This Guy A Millionaire

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What any of us would do to just wake up one day and be accidental millionaires. It’s what hapened to a 30 year old man named Eric Martin.

Martin, who works for a custom bath installation company, received 100,000 Jet shares in 2015 when he won a contest to see who could get the most people to sign up for memberships to the online shopping site. He spent about $18,000 in online ads.

With Inc. being sold to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a $3.3 billion deal, Martin just became a millionaire with his shares.

“It feels good; it feels really good,” Martin said. “The way I think to describe it is ‘occasional hysterical laughing.”’
Though he has no idea what his stake is worth, Fusion reported last year that his shares may be valued from $10 million to $20 million.

Instead of just recklessly spending it all, Martin is thinking about his own startup, , an online portal that lets people post their ideas for inventions or businesses and get others to execute on them while retaining a stake in the project.

“I’m weighing my options,” he said. “I’ve got to take time to process all this.”

Disclaimer: We have no position in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and have not been compensated for this article.