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For Mega Millions winner, the moon's the limit

Mega MillionsMega Millions: For Mega Millions winner, the moon's the limit

If you win tonight's Mega Millions lottery — worth roughly $153 million if you select the cash option for the $250 million jackpot — you can buy 120 million liters of Coke at a local grocer.

If you'd like, you could top off with about 186 million gallons of unleaded — which would get you, say, about 12 miles down the road in your gargantuan SUV.

But why settle for small potatoes when you could buy the entire farm — maybe Idaho? Some of the things you could cover with your riches:

• Trip to moon, $100 million. A private firm is working with Russian space officials on the idea, which could launch in three or four years.

• Payroll for the Atlanta Braves, $86.5 million, including the $16 million earned by third baseman Chipper Jones. (Parking and box seats at Turner Field extra.)

• More than 2,000 jail beds in Cobb County, $150 million. Fewer bad guys on street to take the $3 million you'd have left.

• Rolls-Royce Phantom, $329,000, with a little left over for chauffeur, gas, insurance and full-size mansion.

• Nautor Swan 70 sailing yacht, $3.9 million.

• 191 million shares Delta Air Lines stock, $153 million (80 cents a share late Thursday).

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Posted: September 16, 2005, 8:19 am - IP Logged

If you win tonight's Mega Millions lottery — worth roughly $153 million if you select the cash option for the $250 million jackpot — you can buy 120 million liters of Coke at a local grocer.

Something worthy to aspire to when other dreams fail.

Jack

Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

 

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    Posted: September 16, 2005, 9:32 am - IP Logged

    When you're ready to do some serious enjoyment of wealth, here is the internet starting place:

    http://www.luxurylifestyle.com/index.cfm

    My first visit would be to get one of these:

    http://www.marquisjet.com/marquisjet/index.html

     

    Cheers

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    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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      Posted: September 16, 2005, 10:15 am - IP Logged

      If you win tonight's Mega Millions lottery — worth roughly $153 million if you select the cash option for the $250 million jackpot — you can buy 120 million liters of Coke at a local grocer.

      Something worthy to aspire to when other dreams fail.

      Jack

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        Posted: September 16, 2005, 11:03 am - IP Logged

        All I can say: Please shut up !!! Naughty

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          Posted: September 16, 2005, 11:18 am - IP Logged

          lemme see... two nice cars, a new house, a few vacation homes... furnishing the homes... then I'd put the brakes on for a bitCool

           

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            Posted: September 16, 2005, 11:43 am - IP Logged

            If I win I'd pay for world peace and a new car to replace the aging honda I have.

             

            Peace and a new ride. Smile

             

             

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              Posted: September 16, 2005, 11:53 am - IP Logged

              Replace my wife Honda too, with over 140k miles...... Come on 250million my way.

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                Posted: September 16, 2005, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                yeah I got like 176 k  on my accord. I'd keep it but no AC in Houston is not fun.

                 

                 

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                  Posted: September 16, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't know who did the math for the article, but in Illinois I figure the cash jackpot at 51% or $127,000,000. Then when I subtract out federal (35%) and state taxes (3%) or a total of 38%, I end up with $79,050,000 in hand.  That won't buy 120 million liters of Coke at a local grocer here.

                  I play to dream and dream of winning a major jackpot!

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                    Posted: September 16, 2005, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Smile  Orrrrr  maybe 100 acres of trees located somewhere with an ocean view,  a nice big log cabin and new 4WD to go with that,  oh while i'm dreaming 2 new 4WD .............

                    oooooooh!!!dream on........Good luck to all !!!!See Ya!

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                      Posted: September 16, 2005, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                      I'd have to give most of it away after taking care of my family. Scares the crap out of me to win a load like that - the things that money does to people. Got my numbers though, so I'll just have to deal with it when I win ;-)  

                      There will definitely be a big party ! Party

                       

                      Good luck All !!!

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                        Posted: September 16, 2005, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't know who did the math for the article, but in Illinois I figure the cash jackpot at 51% or $127,000,000. Then when I subtract out federal (35%) and state taxes (3%) or a total of 38%, I end up with $79,050,000 in hand.  That won't buy 120 million liters of Coke at a local grocer here.

                        I don't know where you got that figure from , but it's wrong.  Check USA Mega for the correct figure.

                         

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                          Posted: September 16, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                          If I win the $250Million, the very first thing I'll do tomorrow morning is get a much needed haircut. This would cost me $9.00 locally and I'd certainly tell the barber to keep the change from a ten $ bill.

                          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                            Posted: September 16, 2005, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Just read an article on the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 generating the power of 1,001 horses!  With a price tag of $1.24 million I'd have to pick one up!