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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 09-18-2008, 05:24 AM
 
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1. Hire a financial consultant.
2. Take a vacation to Europe with my family because my husband and I work about 90 hours a week each.
3. My folks have been living in a trailer while builing their house for 7 years now. I would finance the construction and pay off their debt.
4. I have a few real freinds that I would pay off their debt for.
5. I would buy 100 acre's backed up to B.L.M that could sustain itself.
6. I would build a small cozy efficient cabin.
7. I would make a nice barn and indoor riding arena for the training horses I have bought from clients who just gave up on them. 4 of them to be exact, the other 2 we already had. One of them was going to be put down for a severe kicking problem. One year later she has kids taking lessons off of her. You know this is why we work so much. Horse board $800 a month sh**ty appartment rent $350.
8. I wouldn't hire anyone to work for me other than the lawyer and financial consultant. They would have to do things that I wouldn't want to do for someone else.
9. I would hold local horse shows for people that just can't afford to go show otherwise.
10. I would have human children, instead of just the 6 horses,2 dogs and the cat that just followed my husband into our appartment one night.
11. I would learn how to train horses to the highest level in dressage that I could.
12. I would then leave enough to retire off of and then give the rest of the money away, so I could fire the Lawer and the Finacial consultant.
13. And most important I would spend more time with my husband of 4 years and my family whom I love very dearly.

To all of you who love dreaming as much as I do. Just try to make it as real as you can. Don't worry about things, life is to short for that!
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Quit my job! Of course, I don't play the lottery. So I don't think I'll be winning the lottery.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: south central Pa
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I'd quit my current job.
Buy some acreage in NW Pa.(I love the great lake areas and snow)
I'd pay for my kids college education.
I'd start a Christmas tree farm (always wanted to do that)
I'd buy small rundown businesses in small/med size towns and restore them ,hire employees and pay them well. Help revive businesses in small towns.
I'd buy a beach house in Myrtle Beach SC
I buy all the "toys" 4wheeler, snowmobile, jetski, boat, camper, Big Dodge 4dr diesel truck to tow all the toys with.
Buy my parents a house in a gated community (were all the maintance is provided)
Buy some rental property and keep it affordable and well maintained.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: south central Pa
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OOOPs Forgot a very imortant one
Donate lots of $$ to all the local Vol Emergency Services (fire-ems depts.)
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: mass
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Jump up and down.

This thread reminds me, you gotta play to win.

Hmmmmmmm. Maybe I'll pick up a ticket later.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Buy a home in Malibu
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Buy a home in Malibu
You will love it!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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Default If money was no object!

When I was a child my sentences almost always began with the phrase, "When I get rich..." I recently found a list that I had made in the summer of my 4th grade year before I went to 5th, it was a list of things I wanted to do and places I wanted to see when I became independently wealthy and it made me laugh. #4 was to build an underground house complete with secret passages.

As I read through my list some of those things sounded really good and fun to do. I was just wondering what everyone else would do if they had an endless supply of money and all the time in the world to plan something to do... what would you do? Where would you go? Whom would you like to meet?
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Jump up and down.

This thread reminds me, you gotta play to win.

Hmmmmmmm. Maybe I'll pick up a ticket later.
I also remember an advertising slogan some 20 years ago the Arizona Lottery had, which said "You can't win if you don't play", well I added my own humorous bit to it, "And you can't play if you don't win!". If you keep spending money playing the lottery and don't win anything, then you'll go broke and won't play!

I'm not a gambler, and I rarely buy lottery tickets, and when I do, I only get maybe one or two tickets. I know my aunt's husband used to spend a lot of money playing the lottery, and I don't think he ever won anything large.

If you spend 5 Dollars with every drawing, and your lottery has 2 drawings a week, by the end of the year you would have spent about $520. I can think of better things to spend $520 on.

To answer the question, what would I do if I won the lottery? Well, I'd donate most of it to 4 churches, including mine. The church I go to has the Dream Centers in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and the new one in New York City, which help out those who need a hand to get back on their feet, and we help those, who are spiritually lost. We help them in a discipleship program to put them on the right path. We did make a big difference in Los Angeles by taking many gang members, drug addicts, and alcoholics, off the streets, and let them know that there is a better way. So any difference we make can sometimes make all the difference.

The one thing I would not do is, go out and buy fancy cars, mansions, and other things like that. I'd keep my Dodge Dakota and Nissan SUV, and my humble 3-bedroom house.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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You know Mike some people blow that much money or more at a local casino, or vegas, in just a few hours. Then they go home and cry, poverty.
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