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Lottery Ticket

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:18 pm
by Bestoutwest
I don't know how many of you have heard of this, but this is kind of interesting. Woman won the lottery, signed the ticket, but will be forced to be "outed" as the winner. She doesn't want that, so she's suing to keep her name private. If it was me, I'd just do it, take the money, and become another John Smith in the herd. And I'd buy a butt load of cows.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 310182002/

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm
by skyhightree1
Bestoutwest wrote:I don't know how many of you have heard of this, but this is kind of interesting. Woman won the lottery, signed the ticket, but will be forced to be "outed" as the winner. She doesn't want that, so she's suing to keep her name private. If it was me, I'd just do it, take the money, and become another John Smith in the herd. And I'd buy a butt load of cows.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 310182002/


yes but its public records and she has to play with the lotto rules I would do the opposite take money and get rid of all cows but maybe my top 2 :lol:

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:05 pm
by Aaron
Good to know about the trust set-up. Maybe I'll be able to use it someday! :D

Would be nice to remain anonymous, but unless I never spent a dime of it, neighbors would catch on quick.

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:13 pm
by zirlottkim
Sign and buy a sailboat......bigger than 28 ft and newer than 49 years old.

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:19 am
by Craig Miller
I doubt I could keep half a billion secret very long anyway. It would be hard to explain where I came up with money for a thousand acres or two.

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:17 am
by Bestoutwest
Craig Miller wrote:I doubt I could keep half a billion secret very long anyway. It would be hard to explain where I came up with money for a thousand acres or two.


I think it would be really hard to find good ranch hands for that much land. A lot of people would have their hand out and they'd figure out pretty quickly how rich you were. However, you move into a situation like the King Ranch when it sold, and I'm sure you could bring on the whole crew under your new ownership. Fortunately, though, most of us will never have to worry about this.

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:30 am
by greybeard
" However, you move into a situation like the King Ranch when it sold"
Sold?
Thought King Ranch still belonged to Kleberg/King descendants. No?

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:05 pm
by Bestoutwest
greybeard wrote:" However, you move into a situation like the King Ranch when it sold"
Sold?
Thought King Ranch still belonged to Kleberg/King descendants. No?


Waggoner Ranch, my apologies. I'm too poor to keep those big ranches straight.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyl ... 08a40767c1

Re: Lottery Ticket

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm
by Craig Miller
Bestoutwest wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:I doubt I could keep half a billion secret very long anyway. It would be hard to explain where I came up with money for a thousand acres or two.


I think it would be really hard to find good ranch hands for that much land. A lot of people would have their hand out and they'd figure out pretty quickly how rich you were. However, you move into a situation like the King Ranch when it sold, and I'm sure you could bring on the whole crew under your new ownership. Fortunately, though, most of us will never have to worry about this.


How many you reckon I'll need? I figure I'm as good as any 4