Gaithersburg, MD— This morning lottery officials were pleased to announce that one of the three winners in last night's Mega Millions has come forward. That lucky person is Paul Horner from Baltimore County, Maryland. He is the winner of Friday's world record $640 million jackpot. Mr. Horner won by correctly matching all five numbers and then also the Mega Ball.
Most people would be ecstatic about their new found riches, but not Mr. Horner. As it turns out he was already Maryland's second wealthiest resident. With this new lottery win people are speculating that he'll now be the richest person living in the state of Maryland. Mr. Horner made most of his wealth on Wall Street. Last year's tax return show him reporting a little over $900,000,000 and because of some questionable accounting he only paid 2% in taxes.
On Wall Street his nickname is 'The Gutter'. "He basically buys up a company, fires everybody, puts them all out on the street, then when the stock price goes up he sells everything and just walks away. He's such an a*shole. We all just love him here," Bob Jenkins of Fidelity Mutual said.
"This will help me fix up one of my estates in the Cayman Islands
that I've kind of let go in recent years. "The care taker has been after me to build some wooden sheds
for the garden tools
." Horner goes on to say, "I'm actually kind of bummed about winning because I know there is really no way around paying the full amount of taxes that I'll owe on this. I guess for a moment or so I'll have to join the 'regulars' and pay my fair share. Maybe when I'm done paying all those taxes I'll go down to a local bar and have a domestic beer with the common folk there, just to get a quick taste of what that's like," Horner laughs. "To be honest, most of this money will probably end up going to campaign contributions for Rick Santorum."
Asked how he came up with the numbers he chose, Mr. Horner said, "When I played before I let the riffraff behind the counter pick the numbers for me, but this time I went with numbers that have a special place close to my heart. I currently own two Bugatti's. I have four mansions. I own twenty-three different multinational corporations. I spent thirty-eight million dollars on my last yacht. I own real estate in forty-six different countries and my girlfriend is twenty-three.