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Senator wins Powerball Lottery

Geez. - Sen. Gregg wins $853,000 in Powerball - Oct 20, 2005:

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Judd Gregg won $853,492 from the Powerball lottery after matching five of six numbers in Wednesday's drawing, adding to his already sizable wealth.
'Even senators can be lucky,' he told reporters outside the D.C. Lottery claims center, where he picked up his check.
The Republican from New Hampshire -- who chairs the Budget Committee and who has a reputation as a strict fiscal conservative -- said his wife is currently remodeling their home and already has plans for the new money.
'She's already told me, 'Don't spend it. I've already got plans.''
He said he bought about $20 of tickets on Monday at a D.C. Citgo gas station as he headed from Baltimore to Washington for a Senate vote.

"I don't plan to quit my job," he said with a smile.

He will owe 25 percent in federal taxes on the $853,492. New Hampshire doesn't have state income taxes and so he will get to keep the rest.

Gregg already is a millionaire, according to personal financial records that senators are required to file annually.

His latest filing, which documents his financial records for the calendar year of 2004, shows that Gregg has assets between $2,697,000 and $9,430,000, mostly in an extensive stock and real estate portfolio."


Revwilly said…
What's your point?
will smama said…
I saw this on tv and kept waiting for them to say he plans to donate his winnings to charity...

but it never came.
Beth Quick said…
My point? Irony.
Revwilly said…
Would you have posted that article if it had been a Democrat who won it?
Beth Quick said…
revwilly - your question seems to imply that you suspect a certain answer.
If a democrat who was a millionaire many times over won the lottery, and this senator also happened to serve on the budget committee, I would post about it.
Your comments on my blog of late all seem to me to be aggressive in nature. It's hard to read tone in posts, but I feel like I could post a description of a flower and you'd accuse me of saying that republicans hate flowers and are destroying the earth. What's up?
Anonymous said…
Beth said,

republicans hate flowers and are destroying the earth.

Dad gum it, Beth, I used to like your Blog. Now you go and turn into a liberal yankee democrat who just hates all republicans and accuses us of hating flowers. I can't believe that you believe that all republicans hate flowers. How awful you would post such a thing. I'll have you know that I have spent countless hours in the garden digging beds and shoveling manure for my wife's flowers to grow in. Come to thing of it, I do hate flowers and I am a republican. Holy Cow!!! You must be a Prophetess. Since you have this gift, can you tell me what the Georgia Lottrey MegaMillions lottery numbers will be for tomorrow night? Will I get a raise this year and what will be the percentage?
Revwilly said…
Beth, I can understand how I come across as aggressive. I'm too straight forward for my own good sometimes. Thank you for calling this to my attention. I will seek to be much more tactful and polite in my posts.
Beth Quick said…
Keith - you make me laugh out loud!

Revwilly - thanks. Like I said, tone is hard to read. And I don't mean to seem like I don't want your comments, because I do. Hey, your comments on leadership sparked the longest conversation a blog post of mine has ever had ;) So I don't want to be too sensitive either.

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