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Old 12-17-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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IF you won the lottery how would you spend it?

636 million as of today!

I don't buy lottery tickets because I always lose. (Don't ask me how I know I always lose if I never buy one LOL)

But IF I did and I won it would be a real problem deciding how to spend all that money.
What would you spend it on, after buying your dream house and donating to your favorite charity?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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I never buy lottery tickets, not because I lose, but because I don't want to win.

It would involve too much drama and changes to my current comfortable life. No thanks!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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I would donate lots of cash to friends and family, under the table.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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How would I spend over half a billion dollars? I'd give $1 million to each of my family and closest friends and make some donations to medical research for particular illnesses I and they have suffered.

I've always been fascinated by a woman I heard about who retired, sold everything, and lived on a round-the-world cruise ship. Everything's paid for, someone cooks and cleans up, someone cleans house and does laundry, and entertainment and excursions are constantly available. I'd do that for a few years and then see how I feel Maybe buy a few houses and a plane, hire a pilot, and travel between them with the seasons. Ah, to dream.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #5
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@GG----- my list would be something like yours! I could use my private jet and pilot to always stay in 5 star hotels where it's sunny and warm. Maybe a couple of nice homes on a permanent basis. But where? Oh, dear! Where?

Brief excursions to places like the Antarctic or Iceland just to see them.

I'd donate money to groups that rescue animals. I would research those groups well to make sure no ones getting rich off of it-----just making enough to keep them comfortable. (Guidestar is my friend )

But what would I do about a housekeeper? I really wouldn't want someone else in my home all the time-----but would like someone to be able to clean up the mess I make in the kitchen. Oh, dear! What do to?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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Contact a lawyer immediately and hire someone to screen phone calls. Also a Financial Planner and advisor.

Place half of it in a trust fund for one year.

Donate to my church for the Food Bank.

Donate to St. Jude's Hospital for Children's Cancer Research

Donate to The Salvation Army

Donate to charities that serve children

Pay off my daughter's mortgage

Buy the three remaining children homes. Mortgage free.

Play hidden Santa each Christmas to total strangers

What I wouldn't do.

Give large sums of money to my kids. They would get a monthly stipend for the rest of their lives from a trust fund.
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Addie said what she wouldn't do:

"Give large sums of money to my kids. They would get a monthly stipend for the rest of their lives from a trust fund."

Smart woman!
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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Addie said what she wouldn't do:

"Give large sums of money to my kids. They would get a monthly stipend for the rest of their lives from a trust fund."

Smart woman!
If they are smart with that monthly stipend and invest or save some of it, they will increase their own wealth. The stipend would be enough to pay their bills and live a comfortable life without want. Everyone is responsible for their own happiness.
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If they are smart with that monthly stipend and invest or save some of it, they will increase their own wealth. The stipend would be enough to pay their bills and live a comfortable life without want. Everyone is responsible for their own happiness.
That's what I get from Mamma and Papa. And if I have my own children, I'll do the same with them. You can't give children such as I large sums of money, you have to wait to see if they become mature enough to take care of it and invest it wisely.

I would buy Papa a new fishing vessel. The Catina pre-dates the Mayflower, I think. There are entire generations of rust families on her.

I'd pay off Lakisha's student loans and put them in a new home in a nice neighborhood.

I'd donate to charities for orphans and animals and cancer research.

I'd give the rest of it to Mamma and Papa for to teach me about investing. Then when they pass, I'll know how to take good care of it.

I'd also pay someone to take away Papa's driving license and hire a driver for him!

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That's what I get from Mamma and Papa. And if I have my own children, I'll do the same with them. You can't give children such as I large sums of money, you have to wait to see if they become mature enough to take care of it and invest it wisely.
Heh. Addie's children are in their 40s and 50s.
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