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$180 Million Lottery Winners: 'We Want A Regular Life'

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gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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Posted: May 12, 2008, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

      Dont get me wrong,i still would love to buy my 63 spilt rear window vett. And i would also retier in a heartbeat. Maybe even go back to school to learn music,and i wouldn't care if i didn't make a dime doing it. Your died longer then your alove so enjoy it now Party

    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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          Dont get me wrong,i still would love to buy my 63 spilt rear window vett. And i would also retier in a heartbeat. Maybe even go back to school to learn music,and i wouldn't care if i didn't make a dime doing it. Your died longer then your alove so enjoy it now Party

    Maybe even take a few spelling classes

      Sandra Dee's avatar - dandy
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      Posted: May 13, 2008, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

      While I admire their civility in all of this, I am NOT of their camp No No 

      as poor as my butt is now, I've been DREAMING, locating accountants/lawyers/estate planners and have even gone on sunday house tours [million dollar homes] .. I mean, mama daydreams BIG! I've imagined me in a gaudy fur answering my door in the early morning whilst <-- expect that language to be the norm, whilst waiting on my filet mignon to nicely cook on my george foreman grill [no personal chef for me] --

      every time the lotto goes past $50Mill I start with my daydreaming - on who gets what, how to equally divide the rest between my family [what they do with it is on them but no re-ups] - then put some in the hidden Swiss account and $1Mil in the Caymans .. I mean, I'm a retarded nutt [not in the george bush sense] as a pawper, I can't WAIT to be retarded with my wealth when I'm RICH! I visit old age homes now to rub my two fake grandmas feet - when I'm rich, that entire home is getting weekly pedicures! even the old lady grandma is always fighting with! I don't care for cars but I would love a Hybrid Lexus [I do care for the earth] - basically, I would go back and get my Masters and my PhD - I will be off on that 104day luxury world cruise - you know, doing research for my dissertation - once the dust has settled, my life would be focused on humanitarian needs - set up my own charity where my people [oh yeah, i'll have people] will go and actually bring the supplies and work in the needed areas - BUT I wouldn't neglect myself or my extravegent flare! first class anywhere I go and the very best of the best in what I eat and wear!

      that, to me, is living the Lotto dream - we only get one take at this thing called life and I say LIVE IT UP TO THE FULLEST! going back to "normal" IS NOT PART OF THE MILLIONAIRE DAYDREAMers CREDO!! Chair

      oh, and I'd host a dinner for all you knuckleheads who are on this daydreaming with me right now! Party

        Toney725's avatar - speedykat
        Stone Mountain, GA
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        Posted: May 13, 2008, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

        While I admire their civility in all of this, I am NOT of their camp No No 

        as poor as my butt is now, I've been DREAMING, locating accountants/lawyers/estate planners and have even gone on sunday house tours [million dollar homes] .. I mean, mama daydreams BIG! I've imagined me in a gaudy fur answering my door in the early morning whilst <-- expect that language to be the norm, whilst waiting on my filet mignon to nicely cook on my george foreman grill [no personal chef for me] --

        every time the lotto goes past $50Mill I start with my daydreaming - on who gets what, how to equally divide the rest between my family [what they do with it is on them but no re-ups] - then put some in the hidden Swiss account and $1Mil in the Caymans .. I mean, I'm a retarded nutt [not in the george bush sense] as a pawper, I can't WAIT to be retarded with my wealth when I'm RICH! I visit old age homes now to rub my two fake grandmas feet - when I'm rich, that entire home is getting weekly pedicures! even the old lady grandma is always fighting with! I don't care for cars but I would love a Hybrid Lexus [I do care for the earth] - basically, I would go back and get my Masters and my PhD - I will be off on that 104day luxury world cruise - you know, doing research for my dissertation - once the dust has settled, my life would be focused on humanitarian needs - set up my own charity where my people [oh yeah, i'll have people] will go and actually bring the supplies and work in the needed areas - BUT I wouldn't neglect myself or my extravegent flare! first class anywhere I go and the very best of the best in what I eat and wear!

        that, to me, is living the Lotto dream - we only get one take at this thing called life and I say LIVE IT UP TO THE FULLEST! going back to "normal" IS NOT PART OF THE MILLIONAIRE DAYDREAMers CREDO!! Chair

        oh, and I'd host a dinner for all you knuckleheads who are on this daydreaming with me right now! Party

        I Agree!

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          Posted: May 14, 2008, 5:12 am - IP Logged

          While I admire their civility in all of this, I am NOT of their camp No No 

          as poor as my butt is now, I've been DREAMING, locating accountants/lawyers/estate planners and have even gone on sunday house tours [million dollar homes] .. I mean, mama daydreams BIG! I've imagined me in a gaudy fur answering my door in the early morning whilst <-- expect that language to be the norm, whilst waiting on my filet mignon to nicely cook on my george foreman grill [no personal chef for me] --

          every time the lotto goes past $50Mill I start with my daydreaming - on who gets what, how to equally divide the rest between my family [what they do with it is on them but no re-ups] - then put some in the hidden Swiss account and $1Mil in the Caymans .. I mean, I'm a retarded nutt [not in the george bush sense] as a pawper, I can't WAIT to be retarded with my wealth when I'm RICH! I visit old age homes now to rub my two fake grandmas feet - when I'm rich, that entire home is getting weekly pedicures! even the old lady grandma is always fighting with! I don't care for cars but I would love a Hybrid Lexus [I do care for the earth] - basically, I would go back and get my Masters and my PhD - I will be off on that 104day luxury world cruise - you know, doing research for my dissertation - once the dust has settled, my life would be focused on humanitarian needs - set up my own charity where my people [oh yeah, i'll have people] will go and actually bring the supplies and work in the needed areas - BUT I wouldn't neglect myself or my extravegent flare! first class anywhere I go and the very best of the best in what I eat and wear!

          that, to me, is living the Lotto dream - we only get one take at this thing called life and I say LIVE IT UP TO THE FULLEST! going back to "normal" IS NOT PART OF THE MILLIONAIRE DAYDREAMers CREDO!! Chair

          oh, and I'd host a dinner for all you knuckleheads who are on this daydreaming with me right now! Party

          I'm totally with your dream, minus the gaudy fur. Love the bush being a retarded nutt comment. Also, huge foreman grill fan. Couldn't live without it. Are you single? lol

            maine23's avatar - cigar
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            Posted: May 14, 2008, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

            I love the fact they want a regular life....I love the fact that they won... no hate in me....but they should have thought bout the regular life before going public....thats pretty much out of there ya diggg....Wish it were me.......Welcome to the party life

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              Posted: May 14, 2008, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

              I love the fact they want a regular life....I love the fact that they won... no hate in me....but they should have thought bout the regular life before going public....thats pretty much out of there ya diggg....Wish it were me.......Welcome to the party life

              maine23:

               

              regular is $3.69 a gallon>>

              welcome to D "party LIFE"

              LOL

              PSYKOMO

                ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                Posted: May 15, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                It's amazing how many people are totally clueless about what a regular life is. Just because it's not the regular life you can afford doesn't mean it isn't a regular life. The world is full of people who have plenty of money but still live regular lives. I think it was Robin Williams, talking about cocaine just making your personality more pronounced, who wondered, "what if you're already an a$$hole?  Money seldom changes people. An abundance of it just gives them more opportunity to be themselves and do the things they're already been doing, but on a somewhat bigger scale. David Edwards didn't change when he won powerball, his bad decisions just got more expensive.

                Having enough money that you don't need to worry about the cost of gas or where the next mortgage check will come from doesn't mean that there are any fundamental changes in who you are or your core values. The people who go out and buy too much house, too many cars, or make other extravagant indulgences already wanted to do that, but just didn't have enough money yet. Plenty of other people come into money and buy a newer car and a nicer houser, and go on a few more or nicer vacations. That doesn't mean that they've changed or that they aren't leading a regular life. Money is just a tool. It's how you use it rather than how much you use that shows what type of person you are.

                I Agree!

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

                  Elizabeth03's avatar - cat anm.gif
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                  Posted: May 15, 2008, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                  In Canada, the lottery jackpot usually doesn't go higher than $30 million, and if I won any jackpot, I wouldn't want a regular life like everyone else.I have a regular life now, and it get's pretty boring.. Some excitement in my life is long overdue...

                   

                  Being able to pay off bills, would be a blessing and be able to travel would be awesome..

                    Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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                    Posted: May 16, 2008, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                    There is nothing "regular" about winning $180 million.

                    I applaud their pledge to help the medical research for the disease that killed their granddaughter. Maybe now they can do more than just contribute dollars to that pledge.

                    However, I am of the same school of thought as Sandra Dee - "we only get one take at this thing called life and I say LIVE IT UP TO THE FULLEST! going back to "normal" IS NOT PART OF THE MILLIONAIRE DAYDREAMers CREDO!!"  This is perfect, as long as you do so within the means of your win.

                    And I will. You can bet on it. Thumbs Up

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                      I do not want anything associated with a regular life. I want the luxury and power that $180M can bring. I want the rent-a-jet, rent-a-yacht, rent-a-condo, rent-a-bimbo, etc.  I already have a regular life.  Doesn't compare to the life the life George Clooney has.

                        Sandra Dee's avatar - dandy
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                        Posted: May 17, 2008, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                        dude, watch out for the 'rent-a-bimbo' one .. that usually comes with manditory tetanus shots! Conehead but why rent when you can buy!?! for just a few million down, they're all yours! ... oops, i just caught myself, i sound just like one of those lagos, nigerian spammers .. but you got the point

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                          Posted: May 17, 2008, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                          dude, watch out for the 'rent-a-bimbo' one .. that usually comes with manditory tetanus shots! Conehead but why rent when you can buy!?! for just a few million down, they're all yours! ... oops, i just caught myself, i sound just like one of those lagos, nigerian spammers .. but you got the point

                          Banana

                          A certain Beetle would disagree with you.  He bought it all, and is still paying.  Why buy a yacht and then watch it rust?  The upkeep is expensive, and you always loose when you sell it. Better to rent.

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                            Posted: June 3, 2008, 5:06 am - IP Logged

                            It would be nice if couples like that could claim their prize check without going public. Anonymity should be a right - as it is in the UK and Australia. The US states need to get their act together.