Struggling SD rancher wins $232 milli...

Struggling SD rancher wins $232 million jackpot, wants to buy h...

There are 39 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 5, 2009, titled Struggling SD rancher wins $232 million jackpot, wants to buy h.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If this were a movie, nobody would believe it: A rancher struggling to eke out a living in one of the poorest corners of America claimed one of the biggest undivided jackpots in U.S. lottery history Friday - $232 million - after buying the ticket in a town by the name of Winner.

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Carl

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 5, 2009
What a great story. Got to love a guy who talks to his horse. But I'd advise the neighbor, Dave Assman, to get a name change!

Since: Jun 09

Bolingbrook, IL

#3 Jun 5, 2009
Euroboy wrote:
So what is the actual winning,$232 mil or $88 mil ? Who cares if its over 30-35 years. How about $1 Zilion over 1000 years ? Just like your banking, healthcare,...another big BS in the idiotic nation.
That's the way the Powerball works...you can either take the larger amount over the 30 years or one lump sum. By the time the governments take their share, either amount is reduced around 30%. It makes more sense to take the lump sum up front (IMHO) and then invest it as you see fit as opposed to waiting for a check every year.
Neg Ative

Mount Prospect, IL

#4 Jun 5, 2009
How about a little piece about the millions of losers in these games, disproportionately poor ... and stooopid?
Hmm

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 5, 2009
Hey Assman!
retiree

United States

#6 Jun 5, 2009
How about a little piece about the millions of losers in these games, disproportionately poor ... and stooopid?
There has been plenty of press about gambling addiction over the years, focusing on the casinos in the greater Chicago area, the lottery and gambling metropolises such as Vegas and Atlantic City.

There are many a "wealthy" athlete and business person, for example, who will drop millions in a day on their own gambling addictions.
Nick

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 5, 2009
Good for him and his family...it is nice to see someone else win besides a minority, ex-convict, someone who already is rich or someone who doesn't deserve it
Sheryl

Elmhurst, IL

#8 Jun 5, 2009
Good for him and his family. I agree with Nick. Good thing it isn't a rich person.
Kim

United States

#9 Jun 5, 2009
I love it when somebody wins who truly needs the money.
kramer

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 5, 2009
the assman returns!
great story btw. love it.
Ele

Lynnwood, WA

#11 Jun 5, 2009
So great to read GOOD news for a change! Happy for him and his family ... and especially for his horse, Eleanor!

(Signed) Eleanor ... and not a horse.
Vince

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Jun 5, 2009
Hmm wrote:
Hey Assman!
That is such a funny episode.
Smith yup Smith

United States

#13 Jun 5, 2009
Carl wrote:
What a great story. Got to love a guy who talks to his horse. But I'd advise the neighbor, Dave Assman, to get a name change!
WIN!!
chicago1

El Dorado Hills, CA

#14 Jun 6, 2009
Great story Sir. You really do seem like the type of person and family that will help out others.

I hope you get to live a long and mostly carefree life now.
Donny the J

Allentown, PA

#15 Jun 6, 2009
I think he should send his neighbor to medical school so he can be Dr. Assman
Jane

Oak Park, IL

#17 Jun 6, 2009
Nice story. Just curious, Nick - can you give an example of someone who has won the lottery that 'didn't deserve it'?
Reality

Glen Ellyn, IL

#18 Jun 6, 2009
Nick wrote:
Good for him and his family...it is nice to see someone else win besides a minority, ex-convict, someone who already is rich or someone who doesn't deserve it
Interesting how you lump "minority" and "ex-convict" in the same sentence. It would be fair to say you have some bigotry issues.
the truth

Union, NJ

#19 Jun 6, 2009
Jane wrote:
Nice story. Just curious, Nick - can you give an example of someone who has won the lottery that 'didn't deserve it'?
As Nick explaiened, anyone non-white doesn't deserve to win.
ouchbabe

Palatine, IL

#20 Jun 6, 2009
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting how you lump "minority" and "ex-convict" in the same sentence. It would be fair to say you have some bigotry issues.
Are they mutually Exclusive? NOT.
mdra

United States

#21 Jun 6, 2009
ah yes, the root of all evil. never fear assman is here.
Ching Chong Ping Pong

South Bend, IN

#22 Jun 6, 2009
Me his relative too! Me call him for many money.

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