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View Poll Results: Most Lottery/Gambling Winnings
$1 - $100 24 39.34%
$101 - $1,000 10 16.39%
$1,001 - $10,000 14 22.95%
$10,001 - $25,000 1 1.64%
Higher than $25,000 5 8.20%
I never won anything 7 11.48%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Default If You Won The Lottery...

Suppos'n you had unlimited funds...what would you do?

I would #1) Stop driving,and never have to worry about parking,traffic etc.
#2) Buy a house/cabin somewhere and not have to go anywhere

Pretty simple
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Suppos'n you had unlimited funds...what would you do?

I would #1) Stop driving,and never have to worry about parking,traffic etc.
#2) Buy a house/cabin somewhere and not have to go anywhere

Pretty simple
1) Tithe 10%.
2) Build an extremely cool house. Not an edifice. But a place that fits my exacting and rarefied sense of aesthetics.
3) Buy a beach place and a great sailboat.
4) Travel.
5) Pay off the mortgages of all my family members.
6) Oh. Quit my job.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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First would make sure our grandchildrens college will be paid and set up something for them.
Second set our children up financially.
Third help people in need.
Fourth and last-would be us-maybe some travel, build a home near the beach.

That kind of windfall is much nicer if you spread it around and share.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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First would make sure our grandchildrens college will be paid and set up something for them.
Second set our children up financially.
Third help people in need.
Fourth and last-would be us-maybe some travel, build a home near the beach.

That kind of windfall is much nicer if you spread it around and share.
When I was in need no one helped me Besides I don't have much family left to give anything to,and also when I tried tithing bad things happen to me
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If I won the lottery I would first get a financial advisor and put a lawyer on retainer. I would then pay off the house I'm currently in and give it to my friend who just had a baby, (she would be responsible for insurance and property taxes) if she wanted it. I would move to a warmer climate and make sure I was unpublished (better yet no phone....lol).

Other than that I would follow my financial advisor's advice so I didn't end up declaring bankruptcy in a few years like a lot of other lottery winners.

Of course winning the lottery requires buying a ticket so I guess I'll never win.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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Pay tithes
Get out of debt
Give to charity's
Ive been real poor and Ive been well off So I have seen both sides of the coin
I prefer small houses, perferably by a river or lake
volunteer where my heart desire
help w/ my sisters children and other family
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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I would open several "Dog Towns" across the states
I would start programs for disadvantaged kids across the states
I would share the wealth with family and friends

There's more I would do but I'm late for an appointment.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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I would take the family on a vacation.

Get some nice toys .

Maybe purchase some investment properties.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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I would sleep till noon everyday and stay up to 3 or 4 am every night.
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