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AUG 2014

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 33 The defnitive guide to eating well in Louisville. For advertising information, call 625-0100 or email advertising@loumag.com Menu Guide Dining Listings Catering Guide Coupons and more! Publishing October 2014 to $32,000 — the amount that kept him from reaching his yearly goal of adding $1.5 million to his investments. "Tere's a magic number I want to make before I get crazy," he says. Anderson's magic number is $52 million. He doesn't know why that's the number. It used to be $100 million, and then he decided that wasn't realistic. His goal is to never work another day in his life. Let's conservatively estimate that he's down to $30 million and conservatively estimate that he lives another 50 years. He would have $600,000 a year for the rest of his life. To Anderson, "crazy" means get- ting his pilot's license and buying a plane to go catch and distribute seafood. "We're not famboyant. We stay in nice places when we travel, but not over-the-top," Anderson says. "Sometimes I see a car and think, 'Tat'd be nice.' Ten I think, 'I'm not paying $200,000 for a car. Tat's stupid.'" He does admit that he's trying to butter up his wife so that she'll agree on a sports car. Anderson cracks open another can of Bud Light and tells me that on their recent trip to the East Coast, they called about a room in Ocean City, Mary- land. "Tese jokers were wantin' $2,300. For fve nights at the Marriott. I said, 'Tat's not gonna happen, buddy.' My sister said, 'Tat's about right, Rob.'" Y ou wouldn't know by looking at the joy on Dinah Clayton's face as she holds up her $5,000 check that the lottery industry deals with something called "jackpot fatigue." When the lottery climbed to $10 million in 1991, it was major front-page news. Soon after the multi-state game started, the jackpot cracked $100 million in 1996. Now, the Powerball doesn't have signifcant upticks in sales until it reaches $250 million. "A lot of people don't think that dollar investment is really going to be that life-altering until there's more than a quarter of a billion," Polston says. "You'll hear them talk: 'It's only $50 million.'" Everybody is used to astronomical numbers. In the last two years the Powerball and Mega Millions have come within one roll of reach- ing $1 billion had nobody won the jackpot. "Tat billion-dollar jackpot is going to be a game-changer and the hangover is going to be something," Polston says. "It'll happen." And Anderson could win again. He still plays the lottery regularly, paying up to $20 a week for tickets. "When I turn on NBC news in the morning and see, 'Hey, guys, the Powerball's up to $280 million,' and (hosts) Al (Roker) and Natalie (Morales) are all, 'What would you do? I'll tell you what I'd do….' I think, Hell, I'm gonna go out and get me a ticket!"

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