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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 03-17-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I would sleep till noon everyday and stay up to 3 or 4 am every night.
Pfft, I'm a skint 17 year old and I do that already.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: California
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I would help out my family, I would move to the country, I would pick a family in need each year for Christmas. i would take on the Willy Nelson look and no one would ever think I had money. I would have my own shooting range.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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The obvious for some. Such as pay off any debts. Share with family members. Buy back the land that we sold and build my 'dream home'. Also build a 'Guest Cottage'. One room in my new home would be a library. Wall to wall, ceiling to floor shelves. Because of the view from this property in the foothills of the Ozarks, I would have the biggest window I could find for this room.

Travel some. Buy a red convertable. Maybe a Mercedes 300SLR, gull wing doors.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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Default I already know - I have been planning for years

1. Pay off bills for myself, family & best friends.
2. Give my family anything they want.
3. Buy myself a log cabin in the Adirondacks - Lake George, NY & throw a kickass party with a band (zeppelin, maybe) on my huge porch thats on the lake.
4. Get a 68 Camero & a 2 seater BMW.
5. Get a boat & snowmobile so I can get around up there.
6. Donate to a childrens cancer fund.
7. Have tickets to every Yankee Game.
8. Sit back, relax & retire - can't wait!

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Pfft, I'm a skint 17 year old and I do that already.
Well I'm not 17 anymore,though sometimes I still feel like it but misery loves company so I can't wait till you have responsibilty and need to wake up at a ungodly hour of 6am to go to work everyday.

Waking up a 4 or 5am is unfathomable to me...........that's when I'm suppose to go to bed.(in my world I wish)
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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Most people would friviously spend theirs, Im sure. But to name just a couple of things, Id make sure my kids are set, and finally have my cosmetic surgery done. The rest would be buried in a cast iron safe.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Debt free (obviously)

A lot of other people would also be without debt

Travel, travel, travel

Charities, charities, charities

Give money to people who need medical attention/surgery that can't afford it.

Did I mention travel?

Yeah, nice house, not too big. But on enough land that I don't have to put up with the neighbors.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I love this question, if only it could come true....

I would buy plots of land with a big old farm house, with a wrap around porch. I would build barns and stables. I would open a rescue shelter for horses and other farm animals that have been abused or neglected or have special needs. I would also build enviroment friendly natural habitats for other exotic animals that are hard to place. I would adopt as many kids as I felt I could handle and hopefully give them a 2nd chance at a loving home. I would find me some families who are struggling to make it, provide them a home on the ranch, give them a decent wage and let them work on the ranch, feeding the animals, caring for them, planting the fields and harvesting. I would do meverything I could to get every homeless person in my community (to start with) off the street. I'd buy me a new harley, a few classic cars to restore and i'd get my pilots licenses. I'd take a trip to Ireland to see if I could find my dad. I'd go to Transylvania, Africa, and Australia....and last but not least I'd buy top of the line camera and camera equipment to pursue my love of photography.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Give money to people who need medical attention/surgery that can't afford it.
Then maybe someday you could also run for political office
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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I would get an attorney and financial advisor first of all....then I would allot a certain amount to fam and friends......own my own wine vineyard......get a beach house on the water and pray for no hurricanes and another house in the moutains.....give to charity......get a new car.......don't have kids yet but would put money away for him/her for their future if we planned on having kids....travel.......pay off debt and student loans............ that is all I can think of for now! It is sure nice to dream about winning!
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