The lottery...just for fun!

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    Dec 14, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    The lottery in Ohio was upto $207 million and the single winning ticket was sold in a small town in western Ohio (Piqua).
    I did buy a ticket but it wasn't even close.....still I enjoyed the "fantasy" of what if I won.....
    What would you do with lotto winnings in the multiple millions?

    OK pay off all debts, new cars, major updates to the house, etc, max out my retirement funds, etc and take care of the parents and siblings and kids, but after that? Travel, investments? Time to dream big! what would you do?...Do we have any Lottery winners on here?icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 14, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    I would split it with my partner 50-50, and after that most would go to family and friends. I would invest the rest and live off the dividends and interest. Probably travel, do volunteer work, maybe work for a non-government ogranization like the Red Cross or Amnesty International.
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    Dec 14, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    There's always the example of these winners:,2933,252595,00.html

    They used the money to buy a house and throw a non-stop drunken orgy party until the money was all gone.

    There were some local stories about them, but I can't immediately dredge them up.

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    Dec 14, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    SurrealLife saidI would split it with my partner 50-50, ...

    Partner? ....What partner??? ... icon_eek.gif

    cat ... icon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 14, 2008 1:18 PM GMT
    The absolute first thing I would do is drop paperwork to leave the Army before retirement.

    After that, I would buy this old, decrepid, rusty oil refinery just outside my hometown that's been closed since 1997, tear it down and recycle as much of it as I can and install a solar farm in its place. I only need about 3 million to buy it, about 1-2 million to dismantle, and about 1-2 million for the solar farm.

    After that, I would move on to some other green business ideas I have.

    P.S. Even if I don't win the lottery, I still might make that happen.
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    Dec 14, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    The money goes to education in Georgia. I look at the situation as spending $ 6.00 each week to make college scholarships and head-start programs available. Sometimes, I get a small return of 1 to 12 dollars.
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    Apr 29, 2019 12:01 PM GMT
    Just for fun huh ,,,,,, well depending on how much the pay out is ,,,,
    1, set up a retirement fund
    2, share with family
    3, pay off all my bills
    4, buy myself a new 4 dr truck
    5, figure out how I can help school systems
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 29, 2019 3:26 PM GMT
    What a blessing and an adventure it would be to win something like the lottery.

    1) Give 10% to charity (2 of my favorites are The Tebow Foundation & St. Jude's Hospital)
    2) Set my parents up in the nicest most comfortable assisted living facility there is
    3) Take care of any of my immediate friends debt so they can get out from under that and have a fresh start.
    4) Give half of what remains to my brother and niece
    5) For me, I would retire...take an amazing vacation...and buy a lot somewhere and build my dream house (nothing big or extravagant, but small, functional, and cool.)
  • wild_sky360

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    Apr 29, 2019 8:21 PM GMT
    I'd give nearly all of it to my sister. She has the most generous, kind, loving, heart that is being wasted in the big corporate world. I'd stake her in whatever charitable foundation she chose to create.

    I'd trust her to stake my nephew in whatever endeavor he chooses as well. He has big, generous ideas, like his mother. I don't like the hamster wheel he's on now, for the best grades, to get in the best high school, and best university, to score the best cubicle and the best vacation two weeks per year plus accumulated personal days.

    I don't think he wants that, but it is expected of him without the financial freedom to choose otherwise.