What do you do when you hit the lottery?
In Wisconsin, Jack Maier buys billboard space to keep what happened to his wife from happening to other people, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
“What burns me up is that she had a mammogram done every year and it looked all right. I don’t know what happened,” he tells columnist Jack Stingl. “What a beautiful woman she was.”
Breast cancer claimed her five years ago.
So he buys the billboards at about $2,000 apiece with varying subjects.
He says he’ll keep doing it until he runs out of money.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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