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The Three Amigos Big Secret
April 11, 2012 - Theresa Proudfit
The big question is "If you won 35 million in the lottery would you keep working?". Well "The Three Amigos" from Maryland said they will.
The state allows winners to remain anonymous, but how quiet could you be if you just won millions of dollars. Not to mention your friends, family and coworkers who may know or might suspect you're one of the big winners. My guess is it won't be long before someone blows "The Three Amigos" cover.
CNN reported the following statements in their story; "They are public school employees who have been holding down multiple jobs", "The winners in Maryland are a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s.", "They are an elementary school teacher, a special education teacher, and an administrative worker." and "One wants to take a backpacking trip through Europe with her brother; another wants to pay for his daughters' college educations and buy his sister a house; the third wants to tour Italy's wine country, Martino said. All plan to invest money and purchase new homes as well."
That is a great deal of information to reveal about people trying to stay anonymous. If you work at the public school with the "Three Amigos" you most likely already know who they are. If you don't you will figure it out as soon as the vacations start getting planned and the new houses are purchased.
Could you keep working at your same job? Sit quietly in the break room as your coworkers discuss pay reductions, how to make ends meet in a bad economy, lack of significant pensions or retirement funds or the outrageous price of gas?
I have heard many people talk about how they would still work if they won the lottery. It would be interesting to see what would happen if you gave those same people a huge pile of money. I wonder how long they would stay at their current jobs before retiring.
I'm a hard worker. Have been since I was 10 years old. I baby sat for most of the neighborhood kids, and had a paper route. I started my first official job at Shopko when I was 16 years old. Pizza Oven at 18. I kept those two jobs through college and picked up a third on campus job during the day. Then the Mining Journal, The Daily News, Romagnoli's, Greenleaf's, the school lunchroom, you name it. Most of my life I've had more than one job. I am currently working three.
Now don't get me wrong I love my jobs and I love the people I work with, but if I won the lottery would I really want keep working? I'm not sure, but feel free to give me a huge pile of money and sit back and count the days until I retire.
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