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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Retire.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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There have been a few serious options that have been completely overlooked.

(1) Re-invest in the lottery - hey it got you this far. 10-20 million would by a lot of tickets and you'd be (almost) guaranteed to win again - I have studied sadistics.

(2) Buy my very own space shuttle and do two chicks at once in zero gravity.

(3) Move to Utah and start a cult. Donate the rest to charity (specifically my religious cult). A win-win.

(4) Swimming pool full of hookers and don perryhon.

(5) Buy Canada and give the rest to charity.

(6) Get a personal spelling coach........priceless!
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Unread 03-28-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Actually jackpot got raised to 363mm!

After taxes, in cash you get about 158MM. So give away/spend/whatever 58MM and you still have 100MM left!
$476M now!
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Unread 03-28-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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(6) Get a personal spelling coach........priceless!
It was deliberate, satire... you want a swimming pool full of something you can't spell!

Guess it's not funny if I have to explain it!
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Unread 03-29-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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I might move to a somewhat nicer house with a bigger yard, but don't seem myself buying a mansion or anything particularly lavish. I'd also share with friends and family members, at least enough to get everyone out of debt and pay for whatever education anyone wanted or needed. I'd buy a couple of properties in great locations and make them available to whoever wanted to use them.

But what I really dream about is setting up a non-profit foundation to fund causes I'm interested in. I'd like to buy land as close in to town as possible and create an a amazing park--rivaling Central Park or Golden Gate park, but on a smaller scale. (Our community is sorely lacking in beautiful public projects.) I'd set up an entirely free spay-neuter clinic with flexible hours for animals in our community. I'd set up a scholarship program targeted toward single parents. I'd put together an endowment for our local public tv and radio station so they wouldn't have to beg for funds all the time. Same for our local library system.

I could go on and on, but for me the joy would come from creating things I wish we had in our community.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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Answer to OQ: would move to Monaco.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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[quote=Marlow;23621328]I might move to a somewhat nicer house with a bigger yard, but don't seem myself buying a mansion or anything particularly lavish. I'd also share with friends and family members, at least enough to get everyone out of debt and pay for whatever education anyone wanted or needed. I'd buy a couple of properties in great locations and make them available to whoever wanted to use them.
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Having flashbacks of Uncle Eddie and his RV (Clarke, the *****ter's full) on the front yard of a mansion!
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Unread 04-03-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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I would give ZERO to churches and other blood sucking institutions;
- Help out family members in need. 500k or 1M will cover that.
- Buy a beach out in Orange County for 3 Mil. Set aside 1 Million in a money market account for it's taxes/insurance over the next 40 years.
- Buy 3 or 4 more smaller houses in Paris, Rome, Key west, and Norway. Totaling 3 Million. (Set aside 1 Mil for its taxes/insurance in a MMA)
- gotta buy a couple of cars.....Ferrari/Lambo/Porsche. totaling 1.5 Mil. (set aside 500k in a MMA for insurance/taxes over the next ten years or so)

let's see, that's about 10M. the rest will be put in a few banks or very safe investments. After this, i only got three words for you all: Travel Travel Travel!
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