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

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. Full Story
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Good for him

Villa Park, IL

#23 Jun 6, 2009
The guy seems to be very humble and I hope that the money doesn't ruin him or his loved ones.
Hardliner

Homer Glen, IL

#24 Jun 6, 2009
Good for him and like what he said afterwards. It's nice to see such a young guy with so much life and opportinty ahead of him win that kind of money.
Suzanne

Morton Grove, IL

#25 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'?
I few months back a pedophile/registered sex offender won the lottery, about 7 or 8 million (I think it was in Wisconsin) I'd say that qualifies as someone who people aren't happy to see win.
BKS1

Lisle, IL

#26 Jun 6, 2009
The lord had nothing to do with it. How stupid.
KittyKat

Bothell, WA

#27 Jun 6, 2009
BKS1 wrote:
The lord had nothing to do with it. How stupid.
Do you know that for a fact? Just asking?
butterfly love

Chicago, IL

#28 Jun 6, 2009
Donny the J wrote:
I think he should send his neighbor to medical school so he can be Dr. Assman
lol! good one!
Joeschmo

Michigan City, IN

#29 Jun 6, 2009
Did anyone else notice how much money is taken out in TAXES???? He wins 232 million but only takes 88.2 million after taxes. Don't you just love America?
BKS1

Lisle, IL

#30 Jun 6, 2009
KittyKat wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know that for a fact? Just asking?
Yes.
Anthony C

Chicago, IL

#31 Jun 6, 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!
Yeah, like Bob to Tom Assman.
Terry

Chicago, IL

#32 Jun 6, 2009
Good for him wrote:
The guy seems to be very humble and I hope that the money doesn't ruin him or his loved ones.
I hope so too, but I think the odds are against it. Even if he can keep his head screwed on tight through all this, the pressure from family, friends and strangers will be enormous.
myself

Virginia, IL

#33 Jun 6, 2009
Hey Neal, will you marry me?:)

“Success is a State of Mind ”

Since: Apr 09

United States

#34 Jun 6, 2009
What a great story. I really hope that he uses the money wisely. It is great to see someone win it that can use the money especially in this economy
MEE

Middlesboro, KY

#35 Jul 8, 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!
He changed it last week to dave AzzHOLE!!!!
the eyes have it

Elgin, IL

#36 Jul 8, 2009
It was a fusilli Jerry! A million to one shot doc, a million to one!
Wondering

Middlesboro, KY

#37 Jul 12, 2009
I sent some information to the wanless family, although I did'nt have their address, so I sent it to family and friends.... If the wanless family gets on here, could you please tell me if you received the letter yet? Thanks....
You might be a redneck

Middlesboro, KY

#38 Jul 20, 2009
BKS1 wrote:
The lord had nothing to do with it. How stupid.
WRONG ANSWER.... IT IS GOD that gives us the power to get wealth!!!!
Over

O Fallon, MO

#39 Dec 22, 2009
I guess it is time to say goodbye to Bailey.......
bables21

Rapid City, SD

#40 Jan 13, 2010
Good for him...and next on the list is Mallory Haley as the next "American Idol" lets hear it for a small town!!(PS his neighbors name sounds like "oz" man...not ass man) but its ok...some people in SD don't even know how to pronounce it!
Theodore Sheckler

Chicago, IL

#41 Jan 23, 2010
Nothing would make me more happy than to see this idiot show up to pick up his check and then immediately clutch his chest and drop dead of a massive heart attack. I would lofff and lofff if that happened.

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