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PowerBall or Mega Millions? What would you do?

By: Bill
1/16/2021 8:48 AM

Both are currently over 600 Million and one is over 800.

What would you do if you won?

For me, I would have to give a lot of it away. For example, my wife and I endowed a Scholarship at West Chester University in memory of our daughter. I would cut a check to ensure that the $1,000 annual scholarship was raised immediately to cover all expenses.

Of course I would buy a new Truck for the Beach, but this is a lot of money!


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By: Aliphatic
1/16/2021 10:02 AM

I’d buy one of the OF monstrosities in PI, and then quietly live out my days in paradise.

Oh and a puppy. I’d get a puppy. A Leonberger puppy.

And maybe a red sports car, too.

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By: chief5130
1/16/2021 12:57 PM

Help some relatives, donate, travel.

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By: Squid Pro Quo
1/16/2021 1:28 PM

Set up an endowment for the poor, manage my investments, and buy this to tour the world!



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By: notinobx
1/16/2021 1:46 PM

Probably buy a handicap friendly home. Then I'd donate enough so the community library, swimming pool and newspaper in the little town where I grew up would be completely funded for years to come. And establish scholarships for all the kids there who wanted to go to college. The entire graduating class almost always totals less than 20. That amount of money would go a very long way in a place like that.

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By: PaulOinMA
1/16/2021 2:23 PM

My wife and I have funded scholarships at Rutgers and Fairfield, respectively. Would fully fund them.

Would set up something I am thinking of also doing. Scholarships to Rutgers for students from the high school my dad attended. He was class of '37. Accepted to Rutgers, but didn't have money to attend. Had to go to work until WWII.

Move to SE CT.

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By: dandjw2
1/16/2021 3:14 PM

Buy tin cans and bury it all in the backyard

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By: chief5130
1/16/2021 5:16 PM

When one of you win, this is a piece of advice I learned from a friend & co-worker that was one of the 3 winners of the $1.5B lottery a few years ago. The first mistake he made was to sign the ticket. He contacted an attorney that specialty is lottery winners. What he says to do is open a trust and put the trust name on the ticket. That way the trust goes public, not you. Unless you want hundreds of people asking you for everything you can imagine open a trust.

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By: J4yDubs
1/16/2021 6:11 PM

Screw all this goodie goodie crap. I'm spending like Brewster Millions, but without the chance for more money. Laughing smiley

Kidding.

I'm going to make sure everyone that I'm close too and anyone who has helped me in someway becomes much more comfortable financially. There's a couple of people from my school days that will be included.

For me and my family, we're doing OK, so I'd just accelerate a couple of wants. I'd buy a house or property on the NC coast (probably further south than the Outer Banks). My wife and I would then probably retire and split time between NC and PA, which is kinda our plan anyway.

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By: Laszlo
1/16/2021 6:39 PM

I'd buy as much land as possible and empty every dog animal pound and kill shelter world wide!!!

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By: Aliphatic
1/17/2021 1:33 AM

Set up an endowment for the poor, manage my investments, and buy this to tour the world!

Squid Pro Quo


Squid dreams bigger than I do.

What’s that saying? You don’t know what you want until you see it? Yeah, now I want the mega yacht with helicopter and speed boat launching capabilities.

How much does something like that even cost? Could you actually afford that with 600 million in cash? It’s such a vast sum of money that I don’t even know what you can actually buy with it.

Edit: looks like you can buy the helicopter yacht for about 250 million? Nice.

Click to follow link...

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By: Aliphatic
1/17/2021 1:46 AM

I'd buy as much land as possible and empty every dog animal pound and kill shelter world wide!!!

Laszlo


If you win the jackpot, for a modest salary I will quit my job and help you make this come true.

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By: Greg MD
1/17/2021 9:06 AM

I'd buy the next election from the Dominion voting machines company.

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By: obx bingy
1/17/2021 10:11 AM

Do not forget the taxes just about half of that to federal and state taxes, then the great democratic savior is going to clean your shorts every year. As to what I would do first, set up a endowment for the various children's hospitals, buy land every piece I could find they don't make that any more. Maybe a new Ford raptor, Take care of my family and stay very quiet about the rest.

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By: izzymcgee
1/17/2021 10:53 AM

Bingy sees danger in everything , you must be a pleasure to live with !!!

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By: LA in PA
1/17/2021 11:39 AM

First I’d become a lawyer so I could sue everyone who turns any random post political.
Actually, I’d change my name and find a place to hide. Preferably an island. Build a still, rescue dogs and live happily ever after. And whatever is left when I’m gone goes to dog rescues.

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By: obx bingy
1/17/2021 12:42 PM

Izzy, not danger just the way things are and only going to get no better.

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By: izzymcgee
1/17/2021 4:23 PM

I got to give it to you , you are very consistent !! Peace out !!

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By: obx bingy
1/17/2021 9:32 PM

Yepper learned that a long time ago, The jobs I done required it, peoples lives depended on it. Thumbs up

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By: obx bingy
1/17/2021 9:37 PM

Now back to the whish list, talked to my Marine Corps brother today we cut a deal if one of wins we are going to buy a ranch out west maybe South Dakota or Wyoming, hunt, fish and drink a few beers. But not to worry I will take the computer with me so I still communicate with all the beautiful folks here. I will still support the children's hospitals.

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By: Squid Pro Quo
1/17/2021 10:16 PM

Well folks, it’s highly unlikely that any of us will win this lottery.
So I guess it’s really just a before idea... Banana Banana Banana Banana
Bunker down!!!

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By: GFD_FF
1/18/2021 12:33 PM

Buy a new big shiny Fire Truck and let the local Fire Dept. use it.. Pay off all my bills and everyone else in the family. Buy a bunch of land. And sit around all day staring at the ocean from my oceanfront house that I would buy.

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By: Mstaszew
1/18/2021 12:39 PM

I cannot believe this thread made it this long without this classic reference. Click to follow link...

Although at the current jackpot amount I'd probably go for 3 or 4.

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By: Aliphatic
1/18/2021 7:23 PM

I cannot believe this thread made it this long without this classic reference. Click to follow link...

Although at the current jackpot amount I'd probably go for 3 or 4.

Mstaszew


Ah yes, the ultimate dream of disappointing TWO women at the same time, instead of just one.

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By: obx bingy
1/18/2021 9:40 PM

Squid, one can hope to win, you never know what might come ones way. Also it is interesting to read what one would do if they did win. Gives insight to ones directions they would wobble.

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