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Town's shy millionaire

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 11 years ago by sirbrad.

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Member #17096
June 11, 2005
225 Posts
Posted: November 20, 2005, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

Victoria, Australia


The mystery of the instant millionaire started in Churchill on Friday morning when the winner of the $16 million Powerball draw took his ticket back to the local newsagent.
So publicity shy was he that he didn't even want the newsagent's owner, Tania Downie, to read out loud the amount he had won. Since then, the locals in the Gippsland town have talked about little more than the identity of the secretive winner.

At the Churchill Saloon, regulars Pommy Trev, George and Bobby say it's the town's biggest news since Jimmy stole the magistrate's lawnmower a couple of years ago.

The only person who knows the secret is Mrs Downie – and she is not telling.

"He was very quiet. He didn't want anyone to know," she said. "His wife was with him and asked how much they'd won, so I pointed and said `There's only one winner', and she just started crying."

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

    United States
    Member #12618
    March 18, 2005
    2060 Posts
    Posted: November 20, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    Seems that this persons identity is bound to come out sooner or later. They might as well come forward and get it over with.

    Dance like no one is watching.

      Sparta, NJ
      United States
      Member #18331
      July 9, 2005
      1977 Posts
      Posted: November 21, 2005, 9:46 am - IP Logged

      Cute story.  Don't they sell an anti-blushing pill?


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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

        sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
        United States
        Member #22983
        October 6, 2005
        2226 Posts
        Posted: November 21, 2005, 11:15 am - IP Logged

        I may get really shy myself as soon as I hit the powerball jackpot soon. At least until the press conference it over. Blush  Sleep  Leaving