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That Kosrae Dive Resort Lottery Winner

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You may remember Undercurrent (August 2016) reported that the Beitz family, original founders and owners of the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, which has plenty of great diving, wanted to retire. But instead of putting their property up for sale, they hit on the novel idea of raffling it off. They did, raising more money than they expected, reported by The Guardian to be in the region of $4 million, with more than 75,000 people in 100 different countries buying raffle tickets, Josh Ptasznyk, 26, an Australian tax accountant, became the proud owner for the mere investment of $49. We contacted Ptasznyk to see how he was doing. This is his reply:...


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