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Powerball is up to over a BILLION dollars. BILLION.

Seriously, I can't wrap my head around that kind of money. I know I would take care of my family (with provisions - my nieces and nephew still need to pursue their career choices) but that would only be a portion of all that money.

Maybe I would set up some kind of charitable organization that would go on and on long after I depart this earth.

I wouldn't consider a Ferrari or Lamborgini or whatever. I'm just not that kind of person.

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First thing, I'd give half of it to the government.  I'm just that kind of guy.  Wink
 
But otherwise, I can't imagine buying all the stuff that such money could buy.  Maybe a few homes and a few cool cars.  I think having too much "stuff" would be more burden than it's worth.  Even with the homes, it'd be more about location than size.  I never understood why anyone would even want a house the size of, let's say, Tom Brady's.  I mean, what do you do with such a monstrosity?  You can only be in one room at a time.  And imagine forgetting where you left the keys to the Ferrari.
 

 
Mostly, the best thing would be being in the position to have whatever I want (and even whatever I didn't)---not necessarily having it, but knowing that I could.  I'd give a lot away to family and friends, just so that they're in a somewhat similar position. 
 
 
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I wouldn't even want that much money.

A couple of million would be nice, but half a billion (after taxes) would be too much worry and work.

If I DID have that much though.... I guess I'd buy some stuff.

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Hell, I'd take the $100,000 prize, I not greedy.
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I could do a lot of needed upgrades to the hacienda with an extra $100k.



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MrsD and I tried to wrap our collective heads around this, and together we couldn't come up with enough things to buy or friends and family to help to add up to spending that much money. In the end, we started coming up with stupid things like gold toilet seats, but if Brewster's Millions taught us anything, it's that buying things like gold isn't really spending, it's currency conversion. You'd still have 20 pounds of gold on your sh*tter.
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I guess I'd start supporting animal shelters across the country.

Check them out via some online ratings service first, then have my bank start cutting them a monthly check or electronic funds transfer.

Or better yet, just pay a local pet supply in their area directly, to set aside a generous donation for them of food and supplies etc.








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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I could do a lot of needed upgrades to the hacienda with an extra $100k.
My old house probably would've needed things like new heat and air at some point (it was the original stuff, but still worked just fine), and I might've had the pine trees torn out (they were a pain in the ass).  Otherwise, I would've liked to do something different with the patio/cover.
 
I'd also have liked to totally start over with the landscaping.  It was getting a bit too random, as I never had any actual plan for it.  I just planted things wherever I could.
 
 
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Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

MrsD and I tried to wrap our collective heads around this, and together we couldn't come up with enough things to buy or friends and family to help to add up to spending that much money. In the end, we started coming up with stupid things like gold toilet seats, but if Brewster's Millions taught us anything, it's that buying things like gold isn't really spending, it's currency conversion. You'd still have 20 pounds of gold on your sh*tter.
 
Unless my friends were rich (and wanted things instead of the $), I'd just give them the $.  Let them decide how to use it.  Besides, buying them things would require I shop, and I hate shopping.
 
I'm all for friends and family being free of financial worries (and having to work).  That's a great place to be in.
 
 
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I'd bang the door to my Sunday school group and shout (WHO WANTS TO GO ON A MISSION TRIP? BRAZIL,CAMBODIA, INDIA, KENYA - I'M BUYING! The first ten to sign up for each trip gets to fly FIRST CLASS!!!

During Bike Week I'd go to the Orange County Choppers exhibit and shout out a similar offer -WHO WANTS A CHOPPER? I'M BUYING! Whenever I'd come across a family sitting on the roadside, waiting for someone to tow away the heap they were riding away I'd break out a briefcase stuffed to the gills with Ben Franklens and say Need a new car? Here, this will get you a couple of Rolls Royces, and enough leftover for at least a year's supply of gas. for each.

Finally, my current number of roller coasters I've ridden is 493, by year's end you can add a ANOTHER digit to that number! LOL
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Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

MrsD and I tried to wrap our collective heads around this, and together we couldn't come up with enough things to buy or friends and family to help to add up to spending that much money. In the end, we started coming up with stupid things like gold toilet seats, but if Brewster's Millions taught us anything, it's that buying things like gold isn't really spending, it's currency conversion. You'd still have 20 pounds of gold on your sh*tter.
 
Unless my friends were rich (and wanted things instead of the $), I'd just give them the $.  Let them decide how to use it.  Besides, buying them things would require I shop, and I hate shopping.
 
I'm all for friends and family being free of financial worries (and having to work).  That's a great place to be in.
 
 

That's the thing, with cash option and taxes, you'd get to keep around 300 million. We were trying to think if we knew 100 people that we would be willing to give 1 million to each. We don't like 100 people that much. We decided that we like about 50 people enough to give each 2 million. LOL

 But, that'd still leave us 200 million. We did all the usual stuff; house(s), cars, hookers, cocaine, and figured we might be able to spend 100 million in our lifetimes. I guess we're just cheap dates. We also bounced around the idea of building a massive no-kill shelter on our compound land, and funding it up for 50 years or so.
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^LOL

You could build a helluva dooms day bunker with that kind of money.
 
If it weren't for the problems the city and FEMA are giving us, we would stay here, we like it here.
I would definetly turn it into the summer house though, I'd buy 3 lots next to Jimbo and put in a nice 4000 sq ft home with a pool for when we are a snow bird couple.
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PS - The custom chopper I'd purchase from OCC would be a "Chopper Chopper". When I'd be riding around and discover the traffic is gridlocked I'd push a button, out would sprout a set of rotor blades and a tail propeller, another switch would be pulled and I'd shout SO LONG SUCKERS! and fly away! LOL
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I would buy a house - not a mcmansion - a regular house. I wouldn't flaunt my winnings. That's asking for trouble. I'd get a good lawyer and accountant and financial advisor. Then I would travel to all the places I've dreamt about over the past few decades. I want to see Italy and Ireland, Africa and Australia before I take the proverbial dirt nap.
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I'd buy a highly secure warehouse. I'd then have all the money converted to cash, and have it delivered and dumped into a huge pile in the middle of the floor. Then I'd strip naked and spend the rest of my life just rolling around in it and counting it over and over and over and over again as I cackled maniacally. 

I'd only stop only to sleep, eat delivered food and use the bathroom. 

And I'd never bathe or shave again. 

Just roll around all day every day, filthy and naked in all my precious, precious MONEY!!!!!!






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[QUOTE=Jimbo]I'd buy a highly secure warehouse. I'd then have all the money converted to cash, and have it delivered and dumped into a huge pile in the middle of the floor. Then I'd strip naked and spend the rest of my life just rolling around in it and counting it over and over and over and over again as I cackled maniacally. 

I'd only stop only to sleep, eat delivered food and use the bathroom. 

And I'd never bathe or shave again. 

Just roll around all day every day, filthy and naked in all my precious, precious MONEY!!!!!!


Sort of doing a Howard Hughes.LOL
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^LOL
 
Yeah Jimbo, I would still want to remain clean and as attractive as a guy my age could be.
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Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

I'd bang the door to my Sunday school group and shout (WHO WANTS TO GO ON A MISSION TRIP? BRAZIL,CAMBODIA, INDIA, KENYA - I'M BUYING! The first ten to sign up for each trip gets to fly FIRST CLASS!!!

During Bike Week I'd go to the Orange County Choppers exhibit and shout out a similar offer -WHO WANTS A CHOPPER? I'M BUYING! Whenever I'd come across a family sitting on the roadside, waiting for someone to tow away the heap they were riding away I'd break out a briefcase stuffed to the gills with Ben Franklens and say Need a new car? Here, this will get you a couple of Rolls Royces, and enough leftover for at least a year's supply of gas. for each.

Finally, my current number of roller coasters I've ridden is 493, by year's end you can add a ANOTHER digit to that number! LOL

What about the folks at the homeless shelter where you've been eating?Wink
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I'd buy a highly secure warehouse. I'd then have all the money converted to cash, and have it delivered and dumped into a huge pile in the middle of the floor. Then I'd strip naked and spend the rest of my life just rolling around in it and counting it over and over and over and over again as I cackled maniacally. 

I'd only stop only to sleep, eat delivered food and use the bathroom. 

And I'd never bathe or shave again. 

Just roll around all day every day, filthy and naked in all my precious, precious MONEY!!!!!!





Buy an island and have it all delivered there. You can take your cats - and bathe.
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

What about the folks at the homeless shelter where you've been eating?Wink


Good question.

Was thinking that myself.

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Buy an island and have it all delivered there. You can take your cats - and bathe.


Nah. I'd rather stay where I could get fast food delivered in 30 minutes or less or it's free.

As for bathing... that would ruin all the fun!!!

And the guy holding his nose... nobody would ever get close enough to smell me.

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We'd set up our friends and family first, I'd start my own metal fabrication business just for fun. Do some traveling. And invest a lot so that we could basically live off the interest. 
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Brunches and Dinners of my favorite South Beach Diet recipes, and I'd build a Trailer Park and give them a Prefab House to live in. I'd also run for President, I'd be pushin


Brunches and Dinners of my favorite South Beach Diet recipes, and I'd build a Trailer Park and give them a Prefab House to live in. I'd also run for President, I'd be pushing for a Constitutional Amendment PROHIBITING regressive taxation (That's Social Security, Medicare and "Obamacare" for those of you in Rio Linda!). Angry I'd enact a tax code with the following: less than $20K a Year, NO Taxes at all - Over $1,000,000 a year - 99% Taxation, Over $10,000,000 - 99.99% Taxation.

I'd also push for the following laws:

Require all pedestrian signals to be synchronized with traffic signals.

Require all commercials to be "V-Chip" rated so parents can block ads they don't want their children to see (and since children can't vote all political ads would get the "TV-MA" Rating).

ANOTHER Constitutional Amendment - Make the Federal Judiciary an ELECTED position with term limits of eight years. (And another amendment for term limits on congressional positions as well.

Bring back the Hayes and Television Codes.
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Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

I'd enact a tax code with the following: less than $20K a Year, NO Taxes at all - Over $1,000,000 a year - 99% Taxation, Over $10,000,000 - 99.99% Taxation.


 
So, you'd allow someone making $10,000,000/yr to keep $1,000 of it?  LOL
 
 
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If I won over a billion dollars, I would make sure not only my family gets taken care of, but at least three generations after me is taken care of. :) The way I see it, if you win the lottery, you should have enough for you, your parents, sisters, brothers, children, your grandchildren, and your great grand children are taken care of for life.
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