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Entrepreneur? Or just ‘self-employed’?

By Steve Sipress Just when you thought last month’s non-stop media circus surrounding the largest-ever Mega Millions lottery jackpot was nothing more than a memory, the story is back in the news again, now that the final winner has come forward to claim the remaining one-third share of the record $656 million prize.

 
One popular routine used by the news media every time there’s a large lottery prize about to be won is the obligatory “man on the street” interview session with people waiting in line to buy tickets. There might as well be a script, because the questions – and answers – are basically the same every single time it’s done: The reporter shoves a microphone in front of an excited ticket buyer’s face and asks the classic question, “What will you do if you win?” The immediate response is almost always the same: “I’ll quit my job.” (Sometimes there are slight variations, such as “I certainly won’t go in to work tomorrow – that’s for sure!”) The politicians must not be watching any of this, because all they keep talking about is creating more jobs.

 

A couple of weeks ago, my sister-in-law Lisa took a full week off from work to spend time with my beautiful wife, Michele, and their mother while I attended a business conference

 

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