Can be a windfall, the couple want to pamper yourself with a vacation, if the investment plan is wrong. Merle and Patricia Butler bought a quick-pick ticket for $ 3 (USD 27 000) of Motomart convenience store in the village of Red Bud, where they live.The majority of villagers are located 40 miles southeast of St. Petersburg. Louis worked as a farmer or rancher. Butler couples choose to take their prize of U.S. $ 111 million (USD 1.1 billion) after taxes in the form of cash payments as well.
Previously the value of their victory at U.S. $ 218 million. In a press conference, Merle, 65, admitted less than five people who know that they won the lottery, in addition to the cadre of financial advisors and lawyers who they meet."We have no definite plans in the near term unless the designing investment strategies. After that we think will have fun as anything for a few months or a year ahead. Most likely the holidays," said a former computer systems analyst was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday (4/19/2012).
Of the three owners of the jackpot-winning ticket, just a couple Butler advanced to the public. Jackpot winner in Kansas and Maryland chose not announced his name. The Illinois Lottery requires winners to attend the press conference and related promotional activities.One reason, to prove that they actually pay a gift as he had promised. Since the announcement of the winner of the jackpot, a resident of Red Bud is busy speculating on who the lucky ticket buyers.
About 100 people gathered outside the village square during a press conference held yesterday. When the couple emerged Butler, applause and cheers echoed.Patricia Butler said that since winning their busy thinking about how to deal with events that changed their lives. To the extent that they do not spend much time with friends and neighbors.
Although already become the new rich, the couple moved from Butler did not intend that a population of 3700 Red Bud's soul."We've lived here a long time. Red Bud is a community of good, comfortable and family oriented. We do not plan to move anywhere else, "said 62- year-old woman.
Mayor Tim Lowry said, thanks to the lottery Red Bud substantial transformation."Now everyone knows who we are. Usually people like to make fun of us by writing on the T-Shirt: Where is Red Bud?, "Said Lowry.
Red Bud commonly known as the annual firefighters parade and exhibition of Christmas display. Some residents described the couple as a couple Butler friendly yet closed. Bievenue LeRoy, a retired civil servant who knew the couple from the church Butler was surprised to learn that they can keep winning the jackpot news meetings.