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08-01-2016, 07:40 PM
$800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
The Power Ball Lottery is at $800 Million and climbing.

Are you buying a ticket?

What would you do if you won?

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why?



My answers:

Are you buying a ticket? Yes, I'll buy 5 Quick Pics

What would you do if you won? Cry, Put up at a hotel until I got it arranged and the basics worked out, then move. I guess I'd make it my career to give it away, start college funds for secular students especially in the sciences, fund help for the vulnerable like; kids, the disabled or elderly and animals. Do something to protect nature. Buy up a bunch of acres and start a preserve. Set up trust funds so it won't get squandered.

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why? Probably not for the better in many ways, still be alone, still be older, would worry I or my family might be at risk for bad people to target. Would be fun to spend it, share it but after the initial frenzy wore off "meh". I would enjoy being able to help people so not all bad. Do not think it would make me happy but would make me more useful.


One thing I would buy for myself is a Tesla. Smile

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08-01-2016, 07:56 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
1. nope
2. Pay siblings tuition(that might be about 300 mil right there hahaha). Buy a porsche, save a lot of it so I can have a good income still. Probably drop out of school and buy a sweet sail boat to live on. I'd get a different awesome house in a lot of different areas so I could live in different places whenever it's best to be there. Donate excess to a scholarship fund or something. Maybe for some of the sports clubs I played for, for kids who can't afford it.
3. I'd be happier cause I could afford whatever I wanted/needed. I would be able to help people out, and a lot of people really deserve it. That would be the biggest thing I guess. I always think people who say money can't buy you happiness aren't exactly correct. Sure it can't buy you real relationships or anything, but I would certainly be happier with more money.

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08-01-2016, 07:57 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
(08-01-2016 07:40 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  The Power Ball Lottery is at $800 Million and climbing.

Are you buying a ticket?

What would you do if you won?

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why?



My answers:

Are you buying a ticket? Yes, I'll buy 5 Quick Pics

What would you do if you won? Cry, Put up at a hotel until I got it arranged and the basics worked out, then move. I guess I'd make it my career to give it away, start college funds for secular students especially in the sciences, fund help for the vulnerable like; kids, the disabled or elderly and animals. Do something to protect nature. Buy up a bunch of acres and start a preserve. Set up trust funds so it won't get squandered.

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why? Probably not for the better in many ways, still be alone, still be older, would worry I or my family might be at risk for bad people to target. Would be fun to spend it, share it but after the initial frenzy wore off "meh". I would enjoy being able to help people so not all bad. Do not think it would make me happy but would make me more useful.


One thing I would buy for myself is a Tesla. Smile

My husband bought a ticket. The first thing I would do is faint then we get a good financial adviser. I'd give support to causes that interest me, one of which is trying to reduce carbon emissions.

I'm amazed at some people who have won the lottery and then lost it all. When reading these stories you realize that winning the lottery doesn't make a person smart or wise. If they're stupid before they win the lottery they're stupid after too.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lottery-w...ing-2016-1

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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08-01-2016, 07:59 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
I'd probably start paying for porn.

But seriously, I have a mega-spreadsheet to answer this question. I just punch in the value of the jackpot and it breaks it all down...

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08-01-2016, 08:07 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
Yes to the ticket(s).

If I won: I'd buy a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere with a mountain view and no neighbors. I'd host and go on yoga retreats (in various places around the world) and go off the grid backpacking for weeks or a month whenever I wanted to. I'd make sure my friends and family were well taken care of. I'd donate the rest to animal rights organizations.

My life would change for the better only in the sense that I could help more animals and I would have the ability and freedom to backpack whenever I wanted/however long I wanted, I could move away from my snobby current neighbors, and travel the world doing yoga.

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08-01-2016, 08:09 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2016 08:15 PM by julep.)
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
Thinking about buying a ticket, actually.

I would pay off the house, pay the college tuition once my son gets accepted somewhere, set up a trust fund for him, and probably buy a new set of clarinets and start looking at grand pianos.

ETA: I didn't read the full post initially: how do I think my life would change?

I have no idea. It would be lovely to have no financial worries, but the main focus of my professional and artistic life, getting better at music, has very little to do with finances. I'm still going to be working at getting my fingers and tongue faster, my voice better controlled, my knowledge broader, my ideas and understanding of phrasing better.

I wouldn't have to charge students, but I would, anyway, because students don't work as hard when their lessons are free.

I would like to be able to buy a second home in England (my preference) or France (husband's preference); maybe I could do both.
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08-01-2016, 08:14 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
(08-01-2016 07:57 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 07:40 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  The Power Ball Lottery is at $800 Million and climbing.

Are you buying a ticket?

What would you do if you won?

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why?



My answers:

Are you buying a ticket? Yes, I'll buy 5 Quick Pics

What would you do if you won? Cry, Put up at a hotel until I got it arranged and the basics worked out, then move. I guess I'd make it my career to give it away, start college funds for secular students especially in the sciences, fund help for the vulnerable like; kids, the disabled or elderly and animals. Do something to protect nature. Buy up a bunch of acres and start a preserve. Set up trust funds so it won't get squandered.

How do you think your life would change.... better or no? Why? Probably not for the better in many ways, still be alone, still be older, would worry I or my family might be at risk for bad people to target. Would be fun to spend it, share it but after the initial frenzy wore off "meh". I would enjoy being able to help people so not all bad. Do not think it would make me happy but would make me more useful.


One thing I would buy for myself is a Tesla. Smile

My husband bought a ticket. The first thing I would do is faint then we get a good financial adviser. I'd give support to causes that interest me, one of which is trying to reduce carbon emissions.

I'm amazed at some people who have won the lottery and then lost it all. When reading these stories you realize that winning the lottery doesn't make a person smart or wise. If they're stupid before they win the lottery they're stupid after too.

http://www.businessinsider.com/lottery-w...ing-2016-1

Yes, I watch a show a few years back about people 5 years after they won a big lottery. It was heartbreaking how stupid the majority of these people were.

However, there were two stories that stood out. One guy bought a big house and gave his family and friends money then he put the rest in trust funds and he got interest/dividends of $17K a day on his trust fund which he said he never spends more than that. He also hired a young woman to do his "help-me" mail and sort it down to 20 requests a week for him to decide on 5 that he'd donate to help them. He had good financial advice and a plan.

The second guy was a little mentally challenged and his very good friend talked him into take the yearly payout rather than the lump some so he would always have income. This guy had no family and only worked at Goodwill or some such and it was a good arrangement to protect his funds. It was working well for him. He knew his limitations and did what was good for his situation.

All the others were broke, many had declared bankruptcy. That is just sad.

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08-01-2016, 08:15 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
Buy a ticket?
Done did it!

What would I do if I won?
Prolly 1st thing would be to seek out a banking adviser, & a financial lawyer, to make sure I remain a millionaire! Laugh out load But then take care of e'erbody related to me, and see if any friends need some change! Shy

Why my life would change for the better?
I could spend years going around to visit all my TTA/skype peeps! And then move into a redwood tree! Clap Either high up like Ewoks, or down low like Hobbits! Big Grin

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and buy a haunted house, or an old house, and make it haunted! Tongue

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08-01-2016, 08:27 PM
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If it's one of my friends to the south (or slight north-west, or across the pond a bit) please do something really nice and good for us mankind with some of that win. Smile Something to advance us and our well-being. That'd be great.
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08-01-2016, 08:31 PM
RE: $800+ Million Lottery - What Would You Do If You Won?
At $800M, my wife was on my ass to buy a ticket, so I did. What would I do?

Hot and cold running wimmen, coke, expensive cognac and scotch...nope, just kidding about the coke and booze. Evil_monster I already have a financial institution where my money is kept; I'd put a pile of it there. I'd hire a private security firm that I can rely on (I hope) not to sell me or my kin out for kidnap and ransom. I'd hire a secretary to answer the house phone in the office of the mansion (I would do that just to spare the neighbors from all the resultant attention- I really don't like that lifestyle- it isn't very green), whose only job is to tell all the alleged relatives and long lost friends claiming a boon or that I owe them money "NO". My wife is friends with a gal whose father was an actor who died in the '60s. People to this day call when they figure out their phone number, claiming to be relatives. What they don't know is that his stage name was different from his real name. And they not wealthy, by any stretch.

I'm actually concerned about being suddenly wealthy. I could carry it off; I'm not that big a spender. But the information being public news makes it risky, in my estimation.
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