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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:54 PM
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1990s Lotto jackpot winner now runs summer camp
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/54185307.html

It's called Camp Winnegator, a local day camp that runs four or five weeks every summer, primarily catering to kids from in and around Fond du Lac. In fact, knowledge of the camp passes mostly by word of mouth, from one family to the next.

And, yet, this camp is special, not just because of how it helps kids disconnect from cell phones and video games, gets them to splash around in cool lake water and explore trails on horseback, but also because of the joy it brings to the man who helped create it all.

His name is Les Robins.

Yes, that Les Robins. The former junior high school teacher from Fond du Lac who in July 1993 was thrust from obscurity into the national spotlight when he won a $111 million Powerball jackpot, a record at the time.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 05:54 AM
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1. Thanks for the Monday morning feel good!
:hi:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:47 PM
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2. aw. nice story. thank you for this. :)
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:47 PM
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3. aw. nice story. thank you for this. :)
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 04:57 PM
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4. Thank goodness he hung onto it AND did something right with the money.
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