A farmer had a donkey on his property but he was in dire need of funds, so he decided to sell it. But, before he could do so, the donkey died. Shortly after the misfortune, he runs into a friend Sal, who sympathizes with his loss. Sal: I'm sorry that your donkey died, I know you were depending on it to raise money for your farm. Farmer: Well, I still managed to sell it. Sal: How so? Farmer: I did a kind of a lottery, I sold a thousand tickets at one dollar each. Sal: And nobody complained that the prize was dead? Farmer: Only the winner. Sal: And how did you solve it? Farmer: I gave him his one dollar back.