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AUG 2014

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 29 frst. But then they put a plan together. It isn't until early January 2010 — two weeks after learning that he had won — that the Andersons arrange to come to the lottery ofces to claim the winnings. "You talk about a difcult time," Anderson tells me over the phone. "You can't tell any- body. You want to trust your friends, but you really can't. You try to forget about it but you can't sleep, you can't eat. You're nervous, but happy. You gotta be cool. If you do everything right, you never have to work again." Te Andersons take a limo to Louisville with some family. Tey hide from the press in the little L- shaped room, get their four-foot long check (it reads $128.6 million, but after taxes and opting for the lump sum instead of an annuitized payment, the Andersons walk away with closer to $42 million) and are out of there in an hour and a half. I t's mid-July 2014, and I've just passed through the security gate to the Ander- sons' 6,000-square-foot house in a small neighborhood in Georgetown. Multimillionaire Anderson greets me wearing a blue University of Kentucky Nike T-shirt tucked into blue plaid shorts; a couple of gold chains, rings and a watch; and brown suede Crocs. His short brown hair is combed back with gel. He grabs a blue can of Bud Light from the refrigerator in his garage and ofers me a seat in a lawn chair. "It's 10 o'clock in the morning, and I could do anything," Anderson says. Te three-car garage doesn't have much — some fshing poles, tennis rackets and a scooter. His Toyota Tundra is parked in the driveway. For the most part, he and his wife do not live extravagantly. Te three major purchases they've made include this $600,000 house, Tuesday's Lexus SUV and the extra building that they built for outdoor entertainment and can con- vert into an apartment should a family member fall on hard times. Tey have gone to Hawaii and the Cayman Islands, and they travel with the UK basketball team, holding "pretty good" season tickets that cost $8,000. Eli Capilouto, UK's president, doesn't invite most people with pretty good season tickets to sit with him and his wife at a Final Four game in Nashville. "I said, 'Eli, I raise a lot of hell when I go to basketball games,'" Anderson says. Anderson spends a lot of his time taking care of the yard, which shines under today's blue sky. His wife (who declined to be interviewed for this story) mostly works on the inside of the house, which is spotless, with neutral-colored, oftentimes-bare walls and has a whole second foor of unused bedrooms with carpets that still show vacuum-cleaner marks. Te high- www.shalimarlouisville.com

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