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View Poll Results: Lottery Money..
Pay off debts 24 36.36%
Give most/some away to chairities 4 6.06%
Help family and family relatives 5 7.58%
Invest 12 18.18%
Buy things I want 8 12.12%
Buy things I need 2 3.03%
Use to to do good because the money is from gambling 1 1.52%
Other 10 15.15%
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Old 02-14-07, 08:57 PM   #1
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If you won the lottery.

Lets say you won over 10 mil after taxes. What would be the first thing you would use the money for?
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Old 02-14-07, 08:58 PM   #2
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edit: I would buy every single bike I wanted...it would be pocket change with 10 mil

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Buy things I want(bikes, cars, toys), then buy things I need(rent, college loans), then buy bikes and toys for all my friends and family, then maybe invest whatever is left over...
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Invest heavily. Buy BDG a Cervélo P3. Get Siu and Jon set up as roadies. Maybe fly to Hawaii. But only if the three went the "other" way.
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Quit my job. Move to Oregon. Start a wind farm (but not in Oregon).
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Old 02-14-07, 09:35 PM   #7
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put 1-2 mill in the bank to collect interest, give the rest to charities

@ the people who chose 'pay off debts' - if you need 10 mill to get in the black, you're spending a bit too much
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Old 02-14-07, 09:36 PM   #8
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I'd pay off college loans, dump a good bit into savings so I'm secure should I have to ahem... repeat a few courses. Then I'd invest a good bit. If I had a good idea, I'd go straight into business.

I'd definitely buy a few things I've been wanting. More instruments, more space, radio gear, the usual.
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There's a children's theatre here in Tucson. It's over 80 years old and so old that the directions used to be "Head Northeast. When you see something, head towards it."

It's a historical site and simply magical. I've been acting with them and helping them out for about 7 years. I'd completely renovate the place. They need about $200,000 to get it up to par, and $400,000 to make it last another 80 years...
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Old 02-14-07, 10:19 PM   #10
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If I won the powerball, i'd
  • pay off my bills
  • buy an S-Works Tarmac
  • Buy a Rivendell
  • Host a tour across Australia for FOO! My treat!
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[*]Host a tour across Australia for FOO! My treat!
Are you serious?? You would make us ride all the way across the vast deserts of Australia? That's just mean!
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Are you serious?? You would make us ride all the way across the vast deserts of Australia? That's just mean!
No, I was thinking the coastal loop along the beaches! (They are mostly clothing optional, I understand!)
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I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,

Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,

I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.
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First of all, pay off my mom's debts, buy her a nice house someplace, she deserves it for working her ass off for so long

Second, get myself a nice place somewhere, (probably a custom designed http://monolithic.com/), set up tons of windmills so the house can support itself (and possibly gain money by pumping juice into the grid)

Third, "is it possible do quad 8800s?" is about all I need to say.

Fourth, put the rest in a bank, and live off it the rest of my life ^^
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Old 02-14-07, 10:46 PM   #15
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1. help family friends out..

2. move to whistler, be a bike bum in summer, a ski bum in winter.
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Set my kids up with investments. Then buy a good sized sailboat and spend the rest of my life sailing around the world.
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Buy a house.
Upgrade some of my stuff. (New bike )
Invest.
Perhaps start a business.
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I'd buy a couple bikes, and retire.
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Actually, I think I'd do all of the choices but invest. To make more money when you have more than you could spend seems a waste of time.

I bought a powerball ticket today so I will be able to say for sure tomorrow.
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Send 8 or 9 million to charity, and invest the remaining 1-2 million. I'd put 3000 of it a year into a roth IRA, and invest the rest of the principle into the stock market. I'd then live off the interest, and have another 1-2 million when I turned 65 to invest and play with.
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$10 million after taxes, huh? Here's what I would do:

Invest $3 million toward retirement
Invest $2 million to support my purchase of fancy toys
Buy a Ferrari F430 spyder, Lotus Elise, and Maserati Quattroporte over the course of 3 years
Buy a Cervelo Soloist Carbon SL with Lightweight Obermayer wheels
Invest the rest in a slush fund for supporting charitable causes and funding my own chemistry research pet projects
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Well, y'see I've always wanted to start up a kind of free roadside assistance thingy. I constantly stop and help motorists with flat tires or who've broken down and always turn down any recompense if they offer it. It always surprises me (at first) that they make such a big deal about somebody being nice and what the heck - if I can make someone's life a little better than why shouldn't I? Anyway, I'd have to do that, but then I think I'd just buy a comfortably large sailboat and go sailing for the rest of my days. It's not one of those romantic fantasies, really, I'm just happier when the weight of reality isn't hanging above my head. And I've always wanted to experience Spain. And the Carribean islands, and Australia, and Africa, and France, and Greece, etc....
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Buy my contract from the Army and wipe my ass with it. Then take about 4 million for myself and give the rest to my family.
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Invest at least 5 million.
Give money to friends and family.
Buy a bigger house.
Buy new car & truck.
Buy/upgrade a BUNCH of other stuff: guns, bicycle, furniture, cookware.

Then I would travel. But I would quickly tire of travel because I would get lonely. I would realize that most of my social interaction is with neighbors and coworkers; my circle of friends is very small. I would sit at home with lots of time on my hands and begin dwelling on issues in my life that I did not have time or energy to worry about when I was busy working for a paycheck to survive. I would most likely become an alcoholic. Yeah, I'm a "glass is half empty" personality.
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Id pay off everything
buy my kids something really nice
and finally fly everyone I like from here someplace warm so we can all meet and ride together.
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