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The lottery fantasy: How much money do you need to say 'buzz off, world'?

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Posted: June 25, 2012, 2:35 am - IP Logged

Give me $2 Million net, and I'm flipping the bird to society on a daily basis...

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    Posted: June 25, 2012, 5:39 am - IP Logged

    $3,000,000 after taxes and I'm retired.

    I Agree! I would then make it my new job of making this money go a LONG way.  And I have a bunch of 'FUN' things I would like to do to make money so I would supplement the money.

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      Posted: June 25, 2012, 8:18 am - IP Logged

      Between my wife and I, we have 17 brothers and sisters, I need at least 100 mil to pay them enough to leave me alone. Wink Party

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        Posted: June 25, 2012, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

        No one has taken into consideration the very real and likely possibility that the Federal Reserve has inflated the currency over the last 3 years to the point where, in the near future, the dollar will be worth about a quarter of what it is now valued.   So, just to cover my a$$, if I now think 10 million will be enough for me to tell the world to take a hike, then I'd have to say it is 40 million instead. 

        Something else I'd have to consider is the very real possibility that, as the economy gets to the point of being untenable, the government will start taxing wealth along with income.  In other words, they will start confiscating your money like they do down in banana republics like Argentina and the like.  Somehow, I kinda feel that winners of big lottery jackpots would fall into the special consideration catagory here, especially the ones of that rare breed that actually managed their money right, and actually grew their wealth instead of blowing most, if not all of it.

        The only way I can see definitely knowing 10 million would hold me in good stead for the rest of my life would be for me to take myself and my money to someplace that I think my money would be safe from my very own government, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and several other little out of the way, but prosperous and free principalities that remain so in spite of all the tyranny and currption going on in the outside world at large.

        Be sassy and be happy.

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          Posted: June 25, 2012, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

          I'd never say or think "Buzz off world!" No No

          If anything, once I become a joyful, stealth multi-million dollar net worth individual ($3M+), I will be seeing and purchasing much more of the world's items.  Since I'm a practical person, I get way more pleasure when I interact in a polite, joyful way.

          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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            Posted: June 25, 2012, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

            I'd never say or think "Buzz off world!" No No

            If anything, once I become a joyful, stealth multi-million dollar net worth individual ($3M+), I will be seeing and purchasing much more of the world's items.  Since I'm a practical person, I get way more pleasure when I interact in a polite, joyful way.

            Good for you HaveABall! We need more positive people like you.  Hurray!

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              Posted: June 25, 2012, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

              Great article because we all have dreams of what we'd like to do if we won the lottery.

              Any jackpot would make me happy and change my life but anything over $70M would put me in the "i'm-not-coming-back-to-work cause-I-think-I'm-a-rap-mogul" mood.

              Holla!

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                Posted: June 26, 2012, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                The current Classic Lotto jackpot stands at 12.4 million.  That would be fine.  It's $4,278,000 lump after taxes or the $285,000 after taxes for the next 30 years would do just nicely.  The house would be paid off and we could do a little travelling and then just relax.

                 

                The "bite me" number is 100 million.  Then I may not even go back to work at all.  The 12.4 Classic would require me to work for another couple of weeks.

                Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool

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                  Posted: June 26, 2012, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                  The current Classic Lotto jackpot stands at 12.4 million.  That would be fine.  It's $4,278,000 lump after taxes or the $285,000 after taxes for the next 30 years would do just nicely.  The house would be paid off and we could do a little travelling and then just relax.

                   

                  The "bite me" number is 100 million.  Then I may not even go back to work at all.  The 12.4 Classic would require me to work for another couple of weeks.

                  hmm... the 'bite me' number is MUCH different from the 'buzz off, world' number.

                  Depending on the day... 'bite me' dont even cost a nickel

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                    Posted: June 26, 2012, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                    hmm... the 'bite me' number is MUCH different from the 'buzz off, world' number.

                    Depending on the day... 'bite me' dont even cost a nickel

                    I'm the same way, Max.

                    In fact, I frequently substitute a word for bite that also starts with the letter b.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: June 26, 2012, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                      Anything over 20million would be fantastic. Given choice: 50 to 150 million- then we're talkin' about look-what-I'm-about-to-buy-for-no-reason moments. I know I would be discipline due to the obvious fear of losing it all, but if one ticket made me filthy rich -- as opposed to 'just rich' -- then I'm mismaniging a set amount of finances like I'm a rapper.

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                        Posted: June 26, 2012, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm the same way, Max.

                        In fact, I frequently substitute a word for bite that also starts with the letter b.

                        let's see... what could ridge mean...

                        there's bless... that's possible... 

                        ooOOoo benefit... yes that is also possible... 

                        but the winner?

                        BREW... as in "BREW me another"

                         

                        and Veteran-Lurker (welcome to Lottery Post/non-lurker status!) - tonight's MM would be a fabulous JP to win hmm?

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                          Posted: June 26, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                          one million, what a nice number.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

                                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                            Posted: June 28, 2012, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                            I'd never say or think "Buzz off world!" No No

                            If anything, once I become a joyful, stealth multi-million dollar net worth individual ($3M+), I will be seeing and purchasing much more of the world's items.  Since I'm a practical person, I get way more pleasure when I interact in a polite, joyful way.

                            HaveABball- I agree with your sentiments about "Buzz off world".

                            In my opinion, there is no long term satisfaction by telling others ANYTHING negative. Some may choose to no longer work but that will become old after a while. There is only so much traveling/spending one can do before having a desire to "blend in" with your community.

                            If a monetary goal is reached then great! enjoy life in a fun, productive manner knowing you now have financial security. Being rude and using your wealth to tell those less fortunate to "Buzz off" may temporarily elevate someone on their imaginary pedestal but will do little in terms of providing long term gratification.


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                              Posted: June 28, 2012, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                              HaveABball- I agree with your sentiments about "Buzz off world".

                              In my opinion, there is no long term satisfaction by telling others ANYTHING negative. Some may choose to no longer work but that will become old after a while. There is only so much traveling/spending one can do before having a desire to "blend in" with your community.

                              If a monetary goal is reached then great! enjoy life in a fun, productive manner knowing you now have financial security. Being rude and using your wealth to tell those less fortunate to "Buzz off" may temporarily elevate someone on their imaginary pedestal but will do little in terms of providing long term gratification.

                              Well said Jill, couldn't agree more......now BUZZ OFF!!!  (lol, just kidding).    LOL