If you won a big lottery....

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

    Aug 19, 2008
    New(er) Mexico
    Pay off the cars (almost there on one already), then fix up this dump of a house enough to sell it and at least break even.

    Then buy less dumpy house on a larger piece of land. Bigger kitchen for the wife, bigger garage for me. Everything else stays more or less the same with the house/size. In fact, I wouldn't even sell this one if there was room on the land parcel to build another garage and expand the kitchen.

    Beyond that, do a lot of traveling. There are a lot of places the wife and I really want to see before we die.
  2. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

    Nov 25, 2006
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Go hide in a secluded cabin for three months with no one knowing where I am except for a lawyer and a tax adviser. Worry bout what to do after that, after the dust settles and the leaches have somewhat given up or forgotten.
  3. TinyBear

    TinyBear Been here awhile

    Oct 3, 2006
    Kitchener, Ontario
    First I'd pay off bills. Next I'd get myself a nice Little house out of the city's with a detached garage and a little bit of land maybe an acre.

    Then the remaining half would go into savings.

    Maybe then if i could id take a few months and do a Full Canada tour.

    And lastly. To keep busy I could see owning and running a paintball park. Paintball has been a hobby of mine for a very very long time and I'd love to be able to spend my time introducing others to it.
  4. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

    Nov 7, 2003
    Bay Area, California
    How big? $2M would be nice but it would be a different set of choices than winning $20M or $200M :brow
  5. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

    Sep 6, 2010
    Fuck around 5 days a week instead of 3. Be in the mountains in July and August, down on the gulf in the spring and fall when the reds are running and out in Terlingua in the winter.

    I met a guy who hit a couple million, in a year he was busted and working construction again. I asked if he wished he had held on to the money, he said fuck no, bought my mother a nice house, bought my sister a nice house, got cars for the nieces and nephews, did some really cool things for some people who took care of me when I was down. Wouldn't change nothing, made a lot of good peoples dreams come true.

    Impressed the shit out of me.
  6. TiPirate

    TiPirate Adventurer

    Aug 1, 2012
    Lottery is tax for people who are bad at math.

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

  7. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

    Jun 6, 2009
    Asheboro, N.C.
    Simply put, I'd quit doing things I don't enjoy and I would start doing more of the things that I like.

    Life still wouldn't be nirvana but it would be much better.

    <>< Fish
  8. zen_grasshopper

    zen_grasshopper Grump

    Apr 18, 2010
    Elkton, SD
    Build new house in the middle of nowhere with rifle and pistol range, large outbuilding with machine shop, new boat, new car for the wife, couple of bikes, and then live off the interest and never touch the principle. Travel and experience the world.
  9. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

    Nov 7, 2003
    Bay Area, California
    Jeez, that's it. Just buy shit. :rolleyes
  10. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

    Jul 23, 2004
    I'd build a bumtown in the central valley for all the bums in San Francisco. It would be a replica of a city. I'd ply the bums with drugs and the worst liquors money can buy to render them more insensate and transport them there under cover of night. The garbage dumpsters would be kept stocked and employees dressed as normal human beings would be available for the panhandlers to supplicate for funds to buy bum accessories. Everybody would be happy, the city would be less bummy and the bums would get to live a more wholesome existence.
  11. jdiaz

    jdiaz .

    Feb 27, 2002
    Flyover State
    Get 3-4 Mercedes E63 wagons and start a free ride service for seniors. :lol3
  12. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

    Mar 31, 2010
    Denver, USA
    I'd pay off my debts first, not that I have many. Then I would pay off my Dad's house for him. After that I'd buy a new cage (I quite dislike my current one), and then a bike or two.

    I'm recently unemployed and started going back to school full time. I'd probably become a school bum and just take classes in subjects that interest me.

    My own place would be in there somewhere too; though picking a spot would be rather difficult.
  13. zilla

    zilla Long timer

    Jan 22, 2006
    People's Republic Of Illinois
    Set up trust/education funds for my kids,niece and nephews. Make my parents retirement more enjoyable. Give some to my sisters. Invest a good portion to gaurantee i'd never have to concern myself about going broke.
    Have a chunk of property somewhere off the beaten path, lot's of toys to play with, and no worries.
  14. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

    Nov 1, 2006
    just a friendly reminder, you have to play to win...
  15. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

    Apr 5, 2011
    Northern VT

    That's a great idea.

    I would set aside $10 million for myself to live the rest of my days in comfort (I'm young), my parents would retire the next day, my girlfriend's parents the same. My brother and sister would get to chose if they ever worked again.

    I'd buy a ~2,500 square foot place in Northern New England with a pond and land for my dogs to roam freely, a 4,000 square foot wood stove heated garage/barn, a couple more Jeeps in my collection and a 2013 690Enduro. My land would be a tangle of singletrack trails, and in some ways I would probably allow members access to the trails provided they helped X hours a month with maintenance.

    The rest of the money would be dontated and used for humanitarian purposes. I love the medical clinic idea, I could also see purchasing land trusts for conservation and volunteering with or purchasing a no-kill animal shelter to let dogs live in comfort while waiting to be adopted. With the land conservation, I'd donate a big chunk to preserving my local MTB trail system that needs some help.

    I think the key to all of this is to somehow remain anonymous.
  16. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider Spudly Adventurer

    Mar 6, 2007
    On the bench
    Pay everything off, give it all away and get on the new hack rig with my dog and camping gear to disappear into a sunset or four. Attend a year's worth of ADV rallies and supply the beer for the inmates. After that? :shrug Random acts of kindness around the world as I travel.
  17. Dave

    Dave Huh?

    Aug 23, 2004
    12 mile circle
    Step #1. Hire the best lawyer, accountant, and investment adviser I could find.

    Step #2. I'd set aside enough where I could live comfortably, work a little at something fun to stay active. Also, travel.

    Step #3. Help out a few immediate family members, and a couple of friends. I'd also let 'em know this is a one shot deal. No investing in future 'business opportunities'. No do-overs if they blow it.

    Step #4. If it's a huge jackpot, I'd probably also set up a philanthropy of some sort.
  18. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

    Feb 6, 2007
    Beckley wv
    Take out enough play money to have plenty of fun. Set up the rest to start making money to keep me rolling for the rest of my and families lives.

    And then....

    I would fucking Go. Wherever, whenever, however, and for how long.
  19. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

    Oct 6, 2006
    The Center of my Own Universe
    I'd probably create a charitable organization and fund it with 20% off the top. Give the siblings and siblings-in-law and good friends each $1MM. But tell them if they blow it, there's no more free money.

    Then buy a nice house in my hometown close to the theaters and restaurants and nightlife that we enjoy. With a media room with enough audio juice to make you shit your pants when watching action movies, a pretty well stocked wine cellar and some saunas. Then I'd find a 30-100 acre place out in the woods an hour or so away to get away on the weekends and let the dogs run. Maybe a Bell Jet Ranger to cut down on the commute between the city and country when hauling the dogs.

    Then we'd slowly visit every interesting place around the world to sample the local cuisine and cocktails, some by motorbike, some by car, some by boat, some by rickshaw. some by sherpa.

    When we're done with that, we'd open up a big-ass multi-line motorcycle dealership in a cool old building with an adjacent micro-brewery restaurant and bed-n-breakfast catering to motorcycle travelers. Oil and tire changing services overnight, free bike cleaning paraphernalia, firepit out back for riders to sit around and shoot the shit. Maybe a couple of those 5 axis CNC machines to make custom parts when needed, or to support guys with ideas for ADV farkles. And the most bitchin unimog with crew cab and a lift arm, for picking up local broken down motorbikes.
  20. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

    Jul 21, 2008
    The Springs, Oklahoma
    I always wanted a ranch in Montana