What would YOU do if you were to hit the lottery?

emhcee

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In light of this huge lottery (U.S.) forecasted for tonight ($540 million jackpot, if taken as a $390 million lump sum and after federal tax withholding, works out to about $293 million), just thought it'd be fun to hear what people would do if they were to win. I've got one ticket, so my 1 chance in 176 million is in play.

I'm boring, I'd finish paying off the house, set up my two kid's college funds and then invest some money into the local youth football program I help run. Nothing too flashy!
 

owieh

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If I won, not that I have a chance as I'm in the UK, I'd pay off my parents' mortgage and buy another house. I'd also put away money for my brother sister's education.

I'd then buy the new subdivision that was built where I grew up in the Philippines and put my less fortunate uncles and aunts there. As long as they take care of the place, they could live there for free. I shall call it "Villa Epifaña", it's a really fitting name.

Then I think I'd help the local elementary school... Waiting for the local government is like waiting for the sun to wink out.

I'd have to buy a bunch of Apple products as well! ;) or invest in Apple stocks.

And with that much money, I could tour the world... I'd have to take my cousins with me.

I've no fear of letting that much amount of money overwhelm me, I've got my mum to answer to if I did. She'd smack the back of my head anytime, millionaire or no millionaire. LOL
 

Bennyboy

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I would get a boob job and buy a nachos factory.
 

Kadelic

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I'd buy shares in Benny's factory, buy Chris out of eiC and bribe Hippo to resume posting in these parts. :cool:

Edit: Well, not so much bribe...
 
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I'd buy a sports car and then sell it because I can't pay for its gas and maintenance expenses. Worth the experience, though.
 

Bennyboy

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I'd buy shares in Benny's factory, buy Chris out of eiC and bribe Hippo to resume posting in these parts. :cool:

Edit: Well, not so much bribe...
Good luck with the third one. There's a better chance of me growing a set of boobs.
 

Hondamaker

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Donate to Make A Wish Foundation and St. Jude's Children Hospital. Then set me and my family up for life. That includes a fully automated home run by a HAL-like computer system with the baddest Mac Pro money can buy.
 

Chancellor

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Buy that much in gold, vote for the party that spends us more into debt, then sell gold and double my profits!
 

PinkBanana

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I'd buy a new iPhone, an Apple mac, new car and a house. Then I'd just be on holiday permanently.


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Buy me a gaming desktop, a gaming laptop, a new Apple iPad, a new Apple iPhone, a new internet service, and share the rest with my family. Not sure what else to buy. If I had my own apartment or house, maybe I'd buy a new hdtv with cable and a xbox 360 w/Live and a playstation. Oh and I would also buy me a pet cat :)