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Old 12-26-2002, 12:10 PM   #1
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What Would You Do??

News from yesterday's "Powerball" Lottery drawing:

"One winning ticket was sold in West Virginia for the nearly-$315 million Powerball lottery Wednesday night, a spokesman for contest operator the Multi-State Lottery Association said. "

That is an estimated $170 Million as a lump sum payment. Let's say you clear $85 Million after taxes.

What would you do if you won?

What do you think would happen to you if you won?

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Old 12-26-2002, 12:16 PM   #2
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I would use the money to buy a place in Nottingham, England; move there; pay for grad school; pay off my student loans from undergrad; buy a penguin; and save the rest for when my fiance and I are married.

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contact a lawyer and my financial advisor ASAP!!
i would quit my job
pay off my debts
pay off my parents debts
buy my sister a car
go back to school full-time
buy a house in Ireland
buy a house here in Atlanta
give money to charity
INVEST the rest!!!
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Old 12-26-2002, 01:20 PM   #4
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Pay off my mum and Dads house here and buy them an appartment in Paris and Dublin

Send them on a holiday

I would buy me a VW camper van

Give 1/3 to my brother and 1/3 to my sister

Save the rest
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Old 12-26-2002, 01:40 PM   #5
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Get rid of my debts
Pay off my best friends debt
Pay off another friends tuition, as well as some extra for her and her husband.
Give some to another friend who has financial troubles.
Give some to various charities
Move the fuck away from here, probably to England or Ireland and get some pets and chill
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Old 12-26-2002, 01:45 PM   #6
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Like Iris said, I would call a lawyer and financial planner ASAP

Trust accounts for my kids, my younger brothers and sister, neices and nephews and future grandchildren

Give my grandma the kind of life she deserves for always putting her family first

Pay off my parents debts and make sure my younger brothers and sister go to college

I would give everyone in my immediate family at least a million bucks...more depending on how close we are

Pay off my closest friends debts and put something away for their kids

Give as much as I could to charity

Travel for a year or two

Pay off my own debts and let someone else run my business

Pray to God that that much money wouldn't turn me into an asshole
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Pray to God that that much money wouldn't turn me into an asshole
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Old 12-26-2002, 03:59 PM   #8
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i thought this would be about the nickelodeon show.

i would buy myself ummm...i dunno what car i'd get! since money would be no object, i saw the mr2 spyder...pretty sharp! it'd be a convertible with semi-automatic transmission, just the way i saw it on the showroom floor. except, i wouldn't want yellow. perhaps their gorgeous platinum colour, or indigo blue.

i would buy my husband a volkswagen jetta diesel.

i would pay off my mom's car.

i would also build this humongous house on the beach somewhere on the gulf coast of florida for us to live in. it'd have separate wings so my parents and his parents could move in too, and it'd be like having three separate houses.

i'd get just a few techie goodies, like a plasma television, playstation 2, and then proceed to buy every game made for the xbox, gamecube, and playstation 2. hey, with $85 million, buying a couple hundred games would be no sweat, right?

then the rest i'd invest or something. i wouldn't want to quit working or anything, cuz that would be boring. i'd probably just find some job i love to do but wouldn't be a proper job to have in real life. since i wouldn't have to worry about money too much, i could just put in a few hours a day or something somewhere, like at a tanning salon. or even better, buy a tanning salon franchise, as well as a coffeehouse (for my husband to manage). fun, huh?
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:26 PM   #9
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-- Pay off my debt
-- Pay off my best friends debt and pay for the rest of his school
-- Pay off my families debt which is not that much
-- Buy a house and nice car. ( I don't need more than one )
-- Quit my job so I can go back and finish school.
-- Buy a personal trainer and nutritonalist
-- Charity ( I would have to sit down and think to whom)
-- Hire someone to help me manage and invest my money so I don't fuck it up.
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:43 PM   #10
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get a lawyer and a financial advisor, pay off my mine and my family's debts, give them a bit of money to play with, buy a car, and a house on the beach, somewhere thats secluded, set up a trust fund for daisy, put her in the best school, put away some money, give some to charity, etc...
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Old 12-27-2002, 01:29 PM   #11
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I'd spend a lot of time thinking
I'd try to sort through the new friends I 'd suddenly gain.
I'd spend quite a bit on travel, on my own and with family and friends( mum has ALWAYS wanted to go to Fiji)
I'd try to help as many people as possible, gosh i knw so many in need.
I'd spend a bit on making Interference an eternally free site.
I'd get my girlfriend the laser eye surgery she wants/needs and the fanciest harmonica known to mankind.
I'd set up a refuge for abused kids
I'd buy myself a horse stud farm and St.John's church.
I'd buy hub any guitar he wanted and a new safe van.
I'd go to university...aw heck, I'd buy a university.

what's the figure? $85millionUS..hmmm I'd spend a lot of time thinking....money can't buy you love. Somehow I'd make it grow big enough to help everyone...all 10 billion of us.
perchance to dream...I won $80 the other day, woohoooo, I put it towards reading glasses, what a I'd like another pair for beside my bed, they are never in the room you want them to be in, and I'd buy 2 batches of Bricanyl. Last of the big spenders.

I'd take y'all to see U2 in Brisbane....we could stay at the YMCA...it's fun to stay at the YMCA, it really is!!
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My Powerball ticket was a winner!

Okay, it was a $4 winner...

Don't worry! It didn't change me one bit!!!!

I used it to buy my sister a coffee and a cookie.
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

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Old 12-27-2002, 10:14 PM   #13
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I would first pay off all my debt... school loans, credit card etc.

Buy a house, and a nice car.

Pay off all my parent's debt, their house, and buy them each anything they wanted.

I honestly would give a good sizeable chunk to charities, probably the March of Dimes, and a large donation to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where both my parents were treated.

I probably would stop working, but still do volunteering.

Ok... getting carried away here
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:33 PM   #14
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-pay off my debts
-buy my parents a new car
-buy myself a new car
-buy a new house for myself or a condo
...heck, I'd buy a house and a condo....condo on the beach would be nice...oh, and a house or condo in Dublin would be nice too ....of course then I'd have to get a private plane so I could fly there whenever I wanted too
-throw a big party for my friends....I don't think I'd start giving out money to my friends...I know this may sound selfish at first, but then people who you haven't seen in years start wanting money too, and I wouldn't want anyone to feel hurt or left out, and everyone would start arguing...and you wouldn't know where to stop, and I think it would just cause more problems...money has a way of doing that...but I would definitely help any of my friends who really needed financial help
-donate to charities
-quit my job and open my own art studio
-the rest I'd put into savings and investments
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:40 PM   #15
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