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    If you were to win the big lottery...

    What would you do?

    I'd claim it anonymously through an attorney in order to protect my family's privacy, do some traveling... and then we get into territory where the wife and I tend to have differing views...
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    I'd use it to buy food. After I built my solid gold rocket car.

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    Can you claim through a Trust?

    1) I'll get a house, nicely located close to the best schools for my kiddos.
    2) A NEW CAR! Nothing expensive, some common cheapo car... but NEW!
    3) Computers
    4) Gunz
    5) Pay debt (I don't have much but Fiance does).

    I'll dedicate full time to my kiddos and when they are in school I would go to college to provide example for kiddos. Probably buy a 2nd home for the kiddos, on a trust... and let ex live there. But it would be at the far frikin' side of the school district! As far away as possible while still making it practical to continue the 50% 50% kiddo-custody.
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    I'd pay off my mortgage and retire. Then travel to Italy and take cooking classes.
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    1. Pay off everything
    2. Invest some of it
    3. Take some class at a local college
    4. Open a store front for some photography of mine
    5. Spoil my kids with my time and not have to worry about work/bills
    6. Fly with my Dad to Europe to watch some live soccer games and also back to where he as born and met my mom
    7. Pay everything off for my sister and her husband and money to spare.

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    I'd take a lot of classes on things like welding, bike and motorbike frame building, house building, plumbing, etc. then start a 2 wheeler (or 3 wheeler) business or something.

    I would also give quite a lot of the money to family and friends. and what not.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I'd become a supervillain, hire a bunch of henchmen, hollow out a volcano, get a white cat and some Mid-Century Modern furniture, and find some super-scientist to hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    What would you do?
    Since I have no self control, I would no doubt destroy myself...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    I'd become a supervillain, hire a bunch of henchmen, hollow out a volcano, get a white cat and some Mid-Century Modern furniture, and find some super-scientist to hassle.
    The most respectable response thus far.
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    Claim it. Put it in a tax free fund and siphon off the interest. I'd never touch the balance, continue to work part time. I'd pay bills with my work pay and buy things i want with the interest.

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    Buy a new bike of course! House renovations starting with a new bathroom then new kitchen and laundry. Build a double garage as a workshop/mens retreat (with toilet/kitchen/bathroom facilities) in the backyard. Then an extended cycling holiday starting in Europe and travelling the world until I'd been everywhere or got sick of it. Then...how much did you say I won???
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.

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    I'd buy Ruben's used Hyundai since it's maintenance record is impeccable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    What would you do?

    I'd claim it anonymously through an attorney in order to protect my family's privacy, do some traveling... and then we get into territory where the wife and I tend to have differing views...
    Hmmm..

    Cycling-wise, probably create a bike I've been toying with in my mind for a while. I'm thinking of an ultra lightweight full-suspension frame with drop bars and brifters, although I'd need to spend some money on R&D to get brifters that worked with hydraulic disc brakes. Then enjoy a bike that is rigid enough to give me fun on the road and bouncy enough to not jar my teeth loose if I go off road.

    Aside from that... I'd be tempted to turn it into a huge pile of 10 notes, sprawl across the pile, take a photo of myself with both middle fingers extended, post it (the photo, not the money) to the taxman, and emigrate.
    "For a list of ways technology has failed to improve quality of life, press three"

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    Gain control of all bike sales in the US and double the price of every thing.
    Bribe law makers into putting a tax on all bikes, and parts and there fore
    tripling the price of all bikes and parts. Out law drops. Out law silly looking
    bike outfits. Require emission control devices, seat belts, and Anti lock
    brakes on bikes. Out law carbon fiber. Make training wheels mandatory.


    I never said I was a nice person.

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    I'd buy lots of land in the mountains in various states.
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    First, split up the money to make my parents, sister, and sister/brother-in-laws lives much easier.

    Second, move closer to my family.

    Third, set up a relatively simple lifestyle. Get more involved with Jack Russell Rescues. Would also love to run a business which benefits society is some way.

    Fourth, do more travelling.

    My answers would have been much different in my 20's and 30's.

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    Buy a newer house in the same general area where I live now. Keep the old house, and buy a few more in the neighborhood, fix them up (they're all 50 yo, starting to need major repairs on plumbing and electrical, termite tenting too), then rent them out to make some income. The rest would be put in a diversified investment portfolio and I'd live off that income, too. Buy a new bike (Surly Troll or Ogre, or a Salsa Fargo). Probably do some traveling, including bike tours, but nothing too grand or spendy. When I die have all my assets sold and converted to cash, and have the entire pile of bills burned to keep my greedy good-for-nothin' relatives from getting hold of it.

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    I would buy my now defunct boarding school and run it right.

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    First, buy new house in same neighborhood or tear down and rebuild ours.

    Pay off anything my parents owe and same for wife's mother.

    Sent up college accounts for both boys.

    Travel a little with the family.

    Find a job that I really loved, like working in the nursery industry, boat industry or bicycle industry
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I would buy AIRWOLF!


    Then I would do the smarter things mentioned above.

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    Yeah, I'd think I'd pick Airwolf over Blue Thunder as well.
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    The local food bank would be happy if I won a big jackpot. I'd also treat Cbad Rider to a case of 2 buck Chuck Shiraz.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    I'd become a supervillain, hire a bunch of henchmen, hollow out a volcano, get a white cat and some Mid-Century Modern furniture, and find some super-scientist to hassle.
    I LIKE the way you think!
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    I really don't know. Maybe I should buy a ticket and see what happens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    What would you do?
    I'd use it to spend whats left of my life with my wife and daughters, my dad too. Just chilin' livin' life. Ya know?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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