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Old 04-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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If you won a big lottery....

What would you do? Quit work, buy a nice big house somewhere and live happy the rest of your life? Many know about the total dumbasses who piss away millions on parties and NEW best friends and of course hookers and blow. It seems every time someone from no or very low income gets rich quick, they also end up very poor quick. I know what I would do. And it sure wouldn't include working for anyone else ever or opening a business where I had a schedule....
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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I would go buy a new Triumph Street Triple R, ride it home, sit in my chair and think long and hard about what to do with the rest of the money.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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I would take care of a few things, then take off for a couple of years to travel and think about the future. I think I would end up volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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I might be able to afford keep fixing / paying the tow bills for a BMW motorcycle, so I would go buy one.

Either Pagani, McLaren or Koenigsegg would be hearing from me.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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My and the wife's parents retirements would become MUCH more comfortable. My kids would be able to go to the college of their choice. My wife could stop working, if she wanted to. The mortgage would get paid off. Our area food banks would be able to buy ALOT more food. A few other organizations that do good work would be able to do more. And I might trade in the '00 KLR and the '03 Connie for a new Versys.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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I would start a free clinic for poor folks that need medical care.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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What I do now, in overdrive. Trust funds for the kids. Invest in social and technological startups. Give a bunch of it away to the church (10%) and other charities.

Too bad I don't play the lotto...
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Probably a lot of this...

What I do now, in overdrive. Trust funds for the kids. Invest in social and technological startups. Give a bunch of it away to the church (10%) and other charities.
...and picking up a summer home in the Wyoming mountains around Pinedale.

But there's this:

Too bad I don't play the lotto...
As the good Perfessor Cosmo Fishhawk (of the old comic strip "Shoe") once said, "I don't need to give the state a dollar to prove to myself that I'm a loser."

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:47 PM   #9
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Move back to the house in the country I still own but had to move away from a couple of years ago due to employment opportunities. Winter some place warm, potentially buy a nice - but not ostentatious - Class A Diesel pusher.

Beyond that I would spend time volunteering in a capacity that helps homeless dogs. Fostering, training, volunteering at shelters, or perhaps even organizing and funding a non profit rescue org.

This is testament to how unbelievably blessed I've been in life. Even with seemingly unlimited funds I would not have a long list of purchases.

Yea, I know that's a buzzkill. I figure since I keep seeing people win who don't absolutely need the money, maybe I can be one of those
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #10
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Retire early, and only work on things I find interesting, and when I want to.. otherwise, business as usual..
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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I would buy a houseboat in Amsterdam, lot's of hash and a few hookers.
Then I'd take the houseboat cruising down the rivers of Europe for awhile
and see the sites.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #12
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Lottery is tax for people who are bad at math.

That said, Hallberg-Rassy 64, no forwarding address and a very happy investment representative.

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Old 04-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #13
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Become a philanthropist and give it all away.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by chazbird View Post
Hire some lobbyists and lawyers for a few million and manage to get the lottery banned - no more gambling to partially pay for schools, no more welfare recycling, no more people squandering away their money and their more valuable time dreaming about something that approaches statistically impossibility. Doing this will quash the idea that you need to be rich to be happy. In fact, I think people don't play the lottery because they necessarily want to be rich but because they definitely don't want to be poor. To accomplish this good deed I play every once in awhile, when the prize is big enough to pay those lawyers and for me to live a comfortably hypocritical lifestyle - all the while looking over my shoulder at the legions who'd want to vilify or even crucify me for ruining their dreams.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #15
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Relax. I don't know if there's a smiley emoticon for irony. I think I'll go and buy something for a $1 today.
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