January 28th 2012 8:55 am
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Before you come banging on my door, we didn’t win the lottery. Otherwise I'd be writing you from Maui right now. At least I don't think it was us. Nobody actually knows who won the Hot Lotto prize worth as much as 14.3 million. You have purrobably heard of the lotto saga here in Iowa. The prize went unclaimed for a little over a year. Then some mysterious lawyer from Mew York stepped forward, two hours before the ticket was to expire, and said: I claim the prize on behalf of the winner. Who’s the winner? He says he represents a trust. He had the winning ticket. The police investigated and found that it was the real ticket.
But the Iowa Lotto officials refused to pay because Iowa law says the names of the people behind the trust have to be made know to the Lotto officials. So they set this Mew York lawyer a deadline, which was yesterday, to tell the names. Everybody in Iowa was waiting to hear: who is the winner? why didn’t they claim this prize earlier?
Well, Furrsday evening the lawyer said ‘forget it’ and withdrew his claim. He says he doesn’t know the names of the people behind the trust.
Now a lot of people are wondering: Why would the people in the trust not want their names to be known? Who would turn down 14.3 million?
Somebody who has lots of money already and doesn’t need any more? Donald Trump, Mitt Romney? Is there something shady going on?
What’s a trust you say? Well, it works like this. Let’s say Pipo, Finney and I realize that we got so many presents for Christmas, we can’t play with all of them. So we decide to pool all our extra toys together in a trust. This way we’ll have them for leaner times. Also all our mousies together are probably going to multiply. That’s what the humans call interest. Now we need a safe place to store our abundance. How about Belize? A small country in the middle of Central America with a nice beach. Our mousies will feel great over there. Now we need a name for our trust so that the Belize people know who’s toys those are. Hmmm, help me think here, how about The Three Stooges Investment Trust.
Ha, extra bonus. The Belize people say we don’t even have to write down our names anywhere. They give us a secret password and so nobody knows who’s really behind the Three Stooges Trust.
Now on a side note: Mom has shopped in that QuikTrip where the winning ticket was bought. More than once actually. It’s in our neck of the woods. Hmmm, that makes me wonder…… Mom always says money won’t make you happy…. But really, Mom….
MOL! This is certainly a strange thing...but if there is wrong stuff going on, then let that $ stay and put it back into the next lottery...and NO we do not get any lottery tickets, evfur!
Hmmm...a mousie pool, and a toy trust...who stands to benefit? MOL!
that is sos sad that U's didn't win it!! Baba sometimes buys lottery tickets but not meez or Sissy. btw money shore makes peeps happy!! tell ur mom that sheez is wrong!! MOL!!!
Dood....dont send unnamed mice ta be leez under de name oh de three stooges ore call pipo larry, N ewe moe N finney curly coz guaranteed shemp N little joe ore curly joe ore curly friez will be steppin in ta try N get sum cash two...sorree bout de cash:(
MOL, Tabbies, MOL!!
But Tabbies, Finney looks curley with his long fur.
Tao, we think money doesn't make us happy because whatever we buy will eventually break or wear out or we will loose it. Family, friendship, being good to others - those things last forever.
Bro, i wuss talking about peeps, nut kits!! the peeps cant live a single moment without money!! thez haz to buys efurrything with money!! efun our foodies!! or else we'd die!!
trooz Family, friendship, being good to others last forever. but thez can also betray U's sometimes!! Money will nefur!! it is always oosefool!!
lubbs and headbonks
Hi Tao, sorry Mom got busy and I couldn't write you back. You're right, the humans need money to buy stuff. But I think the trouble starts when they get obsessed with money and want more and more stuff. Money can be a good thing if you share with those in need, when you can. I think money doesn't make you happy because when we go out of this world, to heaven, we can't take any of our stuff with us.
May you always have enough money so you can get the stuff you need, not everything you want. Just what you need.
Yeah, trooz, bro. weez cant take anything to the heaven!! if weez can go thez weez will get efurrything weez want!!
lubbs and headbonks