What do you do when you make a million-dollar mistake? If you’re the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, you make good on your word. The Cincinnati casino made a huge mistake over the weekend. But unlike G.O.B. Bluth, the casino actually owned up to it.
Ray Fulk, a 71-year-old eccentric who bathed in a creek and drove a 1960s Ford, died alone last summer. Since he never married, had no children or family and didn’t count many people as friends, he had to make an odd choice when it came time to set up his last will: to whom would the bulk of his estate go when his time had come.
Fulk made an interesting call: relatively unknown actors Kevin Brophy and Peter Barton, whom he considered “friends” despite never meeting.
Brophy and Barton will each split proceeds from the estate, which “will likely amount to the high six figures after Ray’s 160 acres of farm ground are sold,” the S-JR reported. “Depending on the price paid per acre, and $10,000 an acre might not be far off, it could hit a million dollars.”
Interesting note: If you drove a full mile to and from your local store to buy a Powerball lottery ticket, official statistics show the probability that you would’ve died in a car crash is six times greater than the odds that you would’ve won Wednesday’s $587 million jackpot.