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Old 12-03-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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I can't believe no one posted a topic about this guy yet. So what would you do if you won that much money?
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Fix up the house buy a new truck and then......


The King Air 350 to get me from here


to this



and then this of course


Thats it, the rest goes into solid growth investments so that the supply of food, fuel and fun never runs out.

Best part is that I can move my vacation home anywhere in the world I would want to go....
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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I'd Buy a private Island ..
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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Mr.Lloyd opted for the one-time payout for about 37 mil. (He was in pretty good financial shape before the win).

I'd quit my job and...wait...what?...oh, that's right, I'm retired. Well, then I'd have to go try to find a job so I could quit it. <I crack me up.>

I'd make sure my kids and grandkids were taken care of. Pay off mortgages and set up education trusts. Charity would get a chunk. And I'd endow a theater group. (Sneaky way to assure that I'd get the lead in every production)

I'd hire a cleaning lady!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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If I won 37 million dollar bill payout, worth about 120,000 gold dollars (after deflation), I would probably build a small city, endow a children's hospital, fund a polytechnical institute, and loan the rest out, at zero interest.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NEPA
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buy a new car first
go hole up in a luxury hotel and get my thoughts together
hire a financial advisor
have a cute little house built with most attention to the bathroom and backyard, def a pool
help out my friends and family
give to St Jude's and St Joe's Center
find a few families that need help and help them
take a vacation
take a road trip to wherever
Oh,, and get out of Scranton for ever

Last edited by sues1; 12-03-2011 at 08:15 PM.. Reason: left something out
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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To quote my one friend when having this discussion when we were younger "Quads for everyone!"... LOL


The bulk of it would go into building a company as investment into the future, not sure what but I'm sure it would be related to coal. Probably build a compound with nicely separated spaces and invite some close relatives and friends to live there. Set up some college funds for the same people's kids and if they have no kids perhaps a nice gift.

For my personal enjoyment the yacht posted above looks like a nice idea but personally I'd go with the land yacht. Custom bus and trailer with all the trimmings like a humvee in the trailer, I'd spend the rest of my days traveling around the north and south American continents with it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Pay off our bills
Buy a nice, but moderate home
Buy new cars for my husband and me
New furniture and furnishings for the whole house
Go back to school for my BA (or even Masters)
Take a round-the-world vacation
Buy an RV
Donate some of the money
Put the rest into investments
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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Try to grow the into an even larger sum. Then use that money for the forces of evil. Buuuhhhwwahhhaaa.
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Just make sure my little girls have a good life.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm a pretty frugal person (I suppose I have to be considering I live in a large city, and my take-home pay is only about $1,800/month).

If I won that much money I'd buy as many sub-$50,000 homes in Pittsburgh as I could, fix them up, and then rent them out at reasonable monthly rates. Pittsburgh has a huge shortage of available rental homes, and this would kill two birds with one stone by also helping to provide stability to some of our neighborhoods via removing blight and decreasing housing vacancy.

I'd also consider "buying" the Scranton mayoral election at some point.
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