The Young Boy Who Raffled a Dead Donkey and Grew Up to Be the Chairman of Enron–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The story of a boy who sold raffle tickets to sell a donkey that was actually dead. He was later asked how he pulled it off. He sad that he sold 500 tickets at $2 each but that the only person who found out that the donkey was dead was the winner, whom he refunded his $2. The boy then went on to become Kenneth Lay, the chairman of Enron.
The story of selling chances on a dead donkey is an often-told joke. There’s no evidence that it was about Enron founder, Chairman, and CEO Kenneth Lay who resigned his position in the midst of bankruptcy and the threat of a congressional investigation.