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Grass cutter wins Powerball millions!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr.Ziffel, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. Mr.Ziffel

    Mr.Ziffel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this yet:

    Pat Wales, 60, bought Powerball tickets at a convenience store in Rollinsford, N.H., then stayed up past her bedtime to watch the drawing.

    When she realized she had won, "she began to cry and tremble," Garmey said. She tried to awaken her 70-year-old husband, telling him, "Erwin, we won the Powerball," Garmey said. "And he said, 'Uh-huh,' and he rolled over and went back to sleep."

    Pat Wales took an immediate leave of absence from her job at Lincoln Financial Group in Portland, Me. Her husband mows grass and works part-time at a motor speedway and a motorcycle shop. - Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8/28/01

    What would you do with the money?

    Will M>
  2. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    First, I would pay the lottery commision to keep me and the winnings a secret!!Then slowly fade out of the scene and go down to the bahamas and sit by the ocean for next 50 years.What a good story,I always love hearing when a shop wins, or a guy down on his luck wins.Honestly I would build a nice house,take care of some family and friends and travel.:D
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183


    The good thing about not having money is there is less to worry about.
  4. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Did your local news play up the guy that was "down on his luck" that won it? The one whos ex wife got re-married the day he won? They were all nice and sentimental, playing this guy up as a hero or something, then one of the news channels also happened to mention that he------ just got out of jail for robbery. HAHAHA. THATS the kind of person I want to win the lottery.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I would use the $$ to branch out my biz and bankroll my expansion plans for this fall.
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    My mom just told me about the lady that bought 20 tickets for someone else (don't know if it was more than one person or not), and she ended up buying just 2 tickets for herself.

    Well one of her tickets won. Now the people that she bought the 20 tickets are sueing her!
  7. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    ALL I KNOW..........


    :D In Seattle, there would be some tall lawns!!!!!!!

    :D Am I right????
  8. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I dont know that I would do much differently, although I would cut back on my hours. If someone gave me 20million tomorrow I would still work, its those who quit there jobs and try to buy the world that end up in worse shape then when they started.
  9. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    you people who say they will still work are insane.i'd never look at another mower again and would be free from the daily crap and b.s. of dealing with moron customers on a daily basis.i would invest the money and live off the profit.i would also give-that's right give away my stuff-mowers/truck/harley, and excess crap to all my friends who might need it,and disappear into the hills and live a quiet yet comfortable life.it would let me persue my hobbies and my intrest in traveling throught the U.S. and abroad.
  10. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    I'd buy a new engine for my work truck.

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