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August 16, 2013

$3.8M NJ Lotto Winner Wants to Fish and Hunt Every Day

By Ben Romans

What are the odds that on the same day the new season of Duck Dynasty is set to premiere, a lucky lotto winner, Will Seeley, appears on the Today Show, looking like one of the duckmen himself, and says his newfound fortune is going to allow him to quit work and spend more time at his cabin in the woods, hunting and fishing—every day. What a life.
 
On top of that, yesterday, at a lottery news conference, Seeley described himself as happy, happy, happy—the same famous quote uttered by the duckmen patriarch Phil Robertson. I mean, c’mon, the day before the premier? What are the odds? Well, about as good as winning the lottery.
 
Seeley was one of 16 coworkers that chipped in to buy lottery tickets and was shocked to learn they held one of three winning tickets. The group is splitting the $86 million, which means after taxes, each coworker takes home $3.8 million.
 
Above is a video clip of Seeley describing what he plans to do with the money to Matt Lauer on the Today Show. I’d probably do the same thing if I were in his shoes.

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from JRE716 wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Exactly what I would do!!! Happy Happy Happy

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from lorne.prince@ut... wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Go for it man. I would probably do the same.

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from Brian D Fletcher wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Exactly what I'd do. A nice little cabin home in a fish and game rich area far from cities....stock up on supplies and just enjoy life in the wild.

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from buckstopper wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

....and get away from greedy relatives!

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from coachsjike wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

so let me get this straight...$400 million lottery but $200 million for the lump sum. $86 million after taxes divided by 16 people puts that figure at $5.3 million. yet he receives $3.8 million? why is he being taxed AGAIN!!! must be those liberal dems sucking the state of NJ dry!

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from Dangle wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

coach...You got it exactly. And then after they grab their's first right off the top, they complain that if they could only raise taxes higher their liberal programs wouldn't fail so miserably....they could hire more govt. workers.

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from SMC1986 wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Livin the dream

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from wisc14 wrote 35 weeks 23 hours ago

if i won the lottery i would move to the u.p. and hunt and fish every day in a heartbeat

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from Gary Devine wrote 35 weeks 20 hours ago

Sell your cabin in New Jersey and buy one in the wilderness of Alaska.

Alaska would be the best place to hunt and fish for the rest of your life.

Congrats on your big Power Ball lotto win.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 35 weeks 10 hours ago

Congrats to Will! Live it up man!

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

After a couple of weeks out in the woods alone he'll disappear and we'll next see him fondling the babes in Las Vegas (or vice versa). I'll bet my annual salary on it.

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from gator fan 2017 wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

If I could win the lotto I would be fishing a lot

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from jusdane wrote 34 weeks 2 days ago

Ummmm, yeah ... this guy totally looks like a "off the grid" kind of person. lol

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from JRE716 wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Exactly what I would do!!! Happy Happy Happy

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from Gary Devine wrote 35 weeks 20 hours ago

Sell your cabin in New Jersey and buy one in the wilderness of Alaska.

Alaska would be the best place to hunt and fish for the rest of your life.

Congrats on your big Power Ball lotto win.

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from lorne.prince@ut... wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Go for it man. I would probably do the same.

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from Brian D Fletcher wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

Exactly what I'd do. A nice little cabin home in a fish and game rich area far from cities....stock up on supplies and just enjoy life in the wild.

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from buckstopper wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

....and get away from greedy relatives!

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from coachsjike wrote 35 weeks 4 days ago

so let me get this straight...$400 million lottery but $200 million for the lump sum. $86 million after taxes divided by 16 people puts that figure at $5.3 million. yet he receives $3.8 million? why is he being taxed AGAIN!!! must be those liberal dems sucking the state of NJ dry!

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from Dangle wrote 35 weeks 3 days ago

coach...You got it exactly. And then after they grab their's first right off the top, they complain that if they could only raise taxes higher their liberal programs wouldn't fail so miserably....they could hire more govt. workers.

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from SMC1986 wrote 35 weeks 2 days ago

Livin the dream

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from wisc14 wrote 35 weeks 23 hours ago

if i won the lottery i would move to the u.p. and hunt and fish every day in a heartbeat

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from themadflyfisher wrote 35 weeks 10 hours ago

Congrats to Will! Live it up man!

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

After a couple of weeks out in the woods alone he'll disappear and we'll next see him fondling the babes in Las Vegas (or vice versa). I'll bet my annual salary on it.

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from gator fan 2017 wrote 34 weeks 6 days ago

If I could win the lotto I would be fishing a lot

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from jusdane wrote 34 weeks 2 days ago

Ummmm, yeah ... this guy totally looks like a "off the grid" kind of person. lol

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