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Old 01-09-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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What would you do if you won the PowerBall Lottery?

With the Power Ball Lottery up to $800,000,000 (Cash $500,000,000) what would you do with that amount of insane money?

I would sell my motorhome and when I want to travel I will call my private driver and tell him to brink my Cadillac around to take me to the airport where my private jet will take me where ever we want.
My assistant will call ahead to be picked up at the air port upon landing and take me to the finest hotel suite in that area.

Ok now I spent a few bucks doing this now what will I do with the $499,000,000 million that's left?

They say most lottery winners go bankrupted within 5 years.

Anyway what would you do with your winnings?
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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I would not tell my wife. On weekdays, I would get up everyday and leave the house like I am going to work.


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Old 01-09-2016, 11:31 AM   #3
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Priority #1 would be to let as FEW people as possible know!! Priority #2 would be for personal protection for my family so hiring a few private bodyguards would be prudent. (And moving them all to unlisted, gated communities asap.) Then, hiring a team of financial, tax, and legal advisers....that's a LOT of money to manage!!

You're right about past winners....I saw a 60-minutes show some years ago and every winner who would talk to them said it was more of a curse than a blessing to win so much money. (Murders, kidnaps, lawsuits, drug addictions, etc. was a pretty common theme.)

I think money management is critically important. I know people in my family who only earn $30,000 a year (but are excellent at managing their money) who are living better than some who are making over $90,000 a year!
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #4
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I would just keep camping and working on my camper and truck until it was all gone
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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I would invest it in my 401, I'd like to see it make money before I retire.

Likely be broke inside of five years doing that.

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Old 01-09-2016, 11:34 AM   #6
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AND it just went up to $900 Million!!!

Oh, I would buy my dream car...a 2016 Jaguar XJ!!
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:36 AM   #7
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I'd start shopping here....but since I can not win it, it is only a dream....

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Have a heart attack moments after checking my numbers and never get to enjoy any of it.
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I'm with fonzie. Buy a private island, sit on the beach and watch the world go by.
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I worked with the company designing and installing the network infrastructure for the Georgia Lottery when it started in the mid-90's. The saying around the lottery folks was winning is like rubbing a magic lamp and freeing the Genie, you get three things. But unlike with a Genie you don't get to chose those three items. They are, in order of appearance, a New Car, a New House, and last but not least a New Spouse. Number Three will cost you most of your winnings in a state like Georgia...

If I won a serious amount of money I would not turn in the ticket until I had my legal and financial advisers on board...
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