LCO wins Lottery

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJ, Jan 9, 2001.

  1. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    The newspaper reported that a guy in Maine who started his own lawn care company in 1999 just won $5,900,000. He says his life might change a little. He wants to keep mowing lawns but wants to buy a bigger mower. Reported income last year of $20,000.

    I think I'd hire someone to chauffer me to the jobsites.


    Mick
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is he on Lawnsite?

    Does he need an adopted son?
     
  3. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
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    Kudos to the man from Maine!

    I knew there was money to be made in this industry, I just had no idea how much... ;)

    -TGC
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    If i won that much money i wouldnt even mow my own lawn anymore. Amazes me when lottery winners say they will keep their jobs. I would be sitting on a beach in Hawaii and/or travelling the world
     
  5. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    I would keep mowing lawns and plowing snow. I would just get a new 350 crew cab with leather and all the opptions.
    make that 5 of thoughs. I love this biz and don't plan on quiting till i DIE!!!
     
  6. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    Funny, I am planning on winning the Big Game lotto tonight. $40 mil ought to last me a lifetime. I'm with Charles, only I'm going to be in Nags Head one month and in the mountains the next.
     
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would keep up with the bz and just expand. I enjoy what I do and would continue it as long as I am healthy.

    [Edited by LoneStarLawn on 01-09-2001 at 03:30 PM]
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    lawncutting is work, u work to make money, if u have that much money, u dont need to make money. retirement is a state of finance, not an age!if u r 18, and have enough money, u retire, if u r 65, and dont have enough money, u work...very simple. i would never cut grass again
     
  9. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I couldnt stop what I like to do...Yes I would retire early (late 40's), but I wouldn't quit what I love.

    [Edited by LoneStarLawn on 01-09-2001 at 03:31 PM]
     
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd sell out in a heart beat ..... then buy a charter boat & fish for work
     

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