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What would you do? What would you give to charity? Did you buy a lottery ticket today? I confess I bought a few.
Every problem I have would be solved. Bad haircut Monday would be hair extensions Tuesday for really reaL.
You would never hear from me again more than likely. And yes I bought and no I did not win
I would pry be here even more...
I would be seeing the world and playing A LOT of poker in Vegas
My phone would be fAster.
I wouldnt give much to charity. I would, however, be relatively problem free. Play a lot of golf for sure...
if i would've won it, i would pay off the bills, and just hang out for a while, ultimately moving to the Oregon coast, to a house a little bigger than what we have now...nothing too gigantic.
i would throw a few million to the 'rents and to sis and to my wifes mom and brother....and i would give a million to the two other people on second shift where i currently work (but will soon be moving on from) if they walked off the job.
other than that...just throw the money in the bank....and just enjoy the ability to do whatever i want...travel, taking in sporting events and concerts. i wouldn't buy a huge mcmansion, or buy tons of "whips", or a lot of expensive toys that you might see on "cribs".
I stopped at Oregon. Really?
I don't think I would be charitable either. No golf though maybe a golf cart to puts around in though. Totally would have a room lime Uncle Scrooge to swim in my money.
Oregon is incredibly beautiful. I couldn't live there because of the weather, but what's your problem with it?
Also, I bought 2 and just saw on the news that the winners were in Illinois and Arizona. I didn't check my numbers, but can't you win something even if you don't get all the numbers?
I would give most of it away. I don't want 400 million dollars. I'd probably keep 50 and go sail around the world for a while.
me and the wife honeymooned on the coast. spent a lot of time walking trails in the forest, walking a long the beach. quite a bit to do. met a lot of people there from the midwest who moved out there or were visiting family that has moved out there. we went to Eugene for a day just to check it out, and on the way back to where we were staying, we pulled in behind somebody with Linn county plates. They drove from Cedar Rapids, to the california coast, up the coast to Oregon and were staying where we were at.
Oregon is awesome, and I would move there in a heartbeat (plus it is the home of Rogue)
Also, we spent a day in portland before we flew back. if we ever went back, we would spend a few more days there, and go check out Mt Hood.
This post was edited by hawkirob 20 months ago
I read something a while back on lottery winnings, and you can't just give it all away. For every $5 million (ish) that you give away (to charities anyway) you have to pay a certain amount of taxes, which is realllllly dumb. I think there's a certain amount you can give to individuals before you have to pay more taxes too, but I'm unsure.
So I'd probably give 4.9 million to a couple charities, or non-profit groups, or schools or something. Put the rest in some sort of account and live off the interest. I'd be eating out a lot more...probably would gain a lot of weight.
It's not that I have a problem with it and I could understand one house there but I wouldn't stay all year.
Hell, i have lived in cedar rapids for almost half of my life. I think i could handle living on the oregon coast full time
And honestly if i didnt have my boy when i got laid off from my job back in 09, i wouldve probably loaded up the car and headed out there.
This is what I would do with the money...
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Id have a condo in Houston, a townhome in Des Moines, a condo in Summit Co. Colorado and a few hundred acre homestead (income tax reasons) in the hill country of Texas. Probably not too far outside of New Braunfels. Out of the $280mm in cash value, I would probably spend $80mm in homes, give $5mm to both my parents and live on the interest from $195mm. Probably dabble in a few small businesses... maybe my own golf course...
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