Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win?

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  1. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I'm sorry, what's that about filling holes? I guess winning the lottery would enable one to, erm, fill... more... holes. Or at least make it a lot easier.

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  2. Gaith

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    This, absolutely: I'd build a career in moviemaking. And while I'd certainly consider going to film school, for the networking/social benefits if nothing else, I'd also start personal, self-funded projects right away. I'd love to make a Bond, Indy-like or Superman fan film staring myself... and, being 5'9 plus change, I'd fill the rest of the cast with actors/friends 5'5 and below. :devil:

    Like everyone else, I'd pay off my+family+friends' debts. And I'd make a generous donation to my old boarding school, and hire a personal cook and fitness trainer. I'd purchase/restore the Harding Theater in my hometown San Francisco neighborhood.

    I'd like to make a documentary about the Electoral College presented as a Guy Noir/Sin City-like detective tale. Eventually, I might get into co-financing pet projects: a Seven-Per-Cent Solution re-adaptation, a His Dark Materials TV series, a Prydain Chronicles film series... the possibilities are endless...

    ... And I'd do it all with a large dog or two at my side. :bolian:
     
  3. Davros

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    My first reaction would be megalomaniacal laughter
     
  4. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Is the drawing tonight?
     
  5. Davros

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Yup
     
  6. bigdaddy

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I wasted my $2. :lol:
     
  7. Peach Wookiee

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    If I were to win, I guess I don't have too many people I'd like to crush.

    Before I claimed the prize, I'd get a lawyer, a financial advisor and an accountant lined up. Once I claimed the prize, knowing full well that my state makes lottery winners a matter of public record (DOH!), I'd get it over with with the press and then just relax for a couple of weeks.

    Then, the fun begins.

    1. I'd hire help for my mom so my dad and I could have a little bit of a break without worrying.
    2. I'd select my charitable organizations and give to them, including my own schools and my nieces' preschool (a non-profit).
    3. My family would want for nothing and I'd see to it we were completely secure. Even with the annuity, that's completely doable.
    4. I'd then get myself a new wardrobe of reasonable clothes (I love my 5-dollar Hanes Her Way sweats!) and new shoes (I have to have a certain type of sneaker).
    5. I'd also treat myself to a spa day without anyone else with me and maybe take a few days at a hotel by myself. Two of those days would be devoted to sleeping and vegging like I haven't in some time.
    6. Having few enemies to crush, the ones I do would find that vengence would be swift and reasonable. And I think that's it.
     
  8. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Well I won't be a millionaire tomorrow. For some reason NY stops selling tickets at 9pm, how stupid is that…
     
  9. Kenbushway

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Ga stopped at 7pm.
     
  10. Nerys Ghemor

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I wouldn't stay in the same job.

    One of the things I would do would be to go back to school full time and get a master's degree (or even a PhD someday) in something I REALLY like, not something I just find pragmatic to get a job easily. I would then be in a position where I wouldn't have to "settle" for anything less than a truly desirable job. (Assuming any period of unemployment following school, I would do volunteer work to fill my time.)

    I would also make sure my parents had retirement/care funds set up so that they would never have to worry. Same for me--I'd also portion out a certain amount of money as a retirement fund.

    I would also give a significant amount to my church. The other part of my charitable donation would go to my local literacy organizations. I think one of the best things you can do for a person is to make sure they can read, write, and do math at the level needed to get a good job and also make wise purchases and not get ripped off by those who prey on the illiterate or those who do not have adequate literacy.
     
  11. tomalak301

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I would buy a new car, a new house, give a lot of it to charity, and use the rest to somehow end the NHL Lockout. I need my Hockey Fix dammit.
     
  12. Kenbushway

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Well looks like there is 2 winners of the 575 million dollar jackpot. One in Arizona and one in Missouri, not to say a whole factory didn't win, just 2 winning tickets.
     
  13. sojourner

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I hope one of the tickets was bought by an 18 yr old kid. Would just love to read about the batshit insane stuff they do.
     
  14. ByrdMan

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I won $4. I don't expect my life to change too much.
     
  15. sojourner

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    ^Not unless Murphy decides to let the Butterfly Effect kick in.
     
  16. Gaseous Anomaly

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    I got 2 numbers plus the power ball, I'm at work right now and will be back all next week too. :(
     
  17. Gaith

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    Re: Powerball. What could you do with a 425 million dollar lottery win

    Coulda been worse... :p