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$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date

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Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

would you really? why would you need or want to take care of all that, or worry about someone else taking care of it. never mind the property taxes you would have to pay. you would get bored within weeks and your head would be spinning. i suppose you want about 7-8 vechicles and 2-3 boats and probably a private plane. no one needs or wants that much money.

Where is it written in the Constitution people should only have what they need? Do you really need a computer and an internet connection? People lived for thousands of years without computers or the internet. If you believe people should only have what they need, then you should throw your computer in the trash and cancel your internet connection since you don't really need them.

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    Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

    would you really? why would you need or want to take care of all that, or worry about someone else taking care of it. never mind the property taxes you would have to pay. you would get bored within weeks and your head would be spinning. i suppose you want about 7-8 vechicles and 2-3 boats and probably a private plane. no one needs or wants that much money.

    Please don't tell us what we need or want ......................

    it is surely none of your business!

    Wealthy people employ so many people building, transporting and maintaining all of those things that "they don't need"

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      Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

      That's funny, because just five months ago, when Powerball was getting won repeatedly at $70 million and Mega Millions set a record, everyone was putting Powerball down like crazy.  However, now that Powerball is in rare jackpot territory and Mega Millions keeps getting won before getting to $100 million, everyone's jeering at Mega Millions, saying it rolls too slow.

      yeah, lottery players can be a fickle bunch. It's not what you've done in the past, it's about what you've done lately.

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        Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

        Where is it written in the Constitution people should only have what they need? Do you really need a computer and an internet connection? People lived for thousands of years without computers or the internet. If you believe people should only have what they need, then you should throw your computer in the trash and cancel your internet connection since you don't really need them.

        You're on the money,

        there is an important phrase in the constitution( E pluribus unim)

        "the pursuit of happiness"

        no one can define another's happiness.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

          Please don't tell us what we need or want ......................

          it is surely none of your business!

          Wealthy people employ so many people building, transporting and maintaining all of those things that "they don't need"

          Granite 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed Speed - Pittsburgh PA - SCBCP73W18C057743 (2) my everyday car .............. after Wednesday!

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          Nice, show me a pic. of your weekend car.

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            Posted: August 14, 2012, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

            think positive - I will win it all

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              Posted: August 14, 2012, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

              Will the bubble burst?  Only time will tell.

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                Posted: August 14, 2012, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                For a lot less than $20m, you can have multiple mcmansions with wall to wall luxury. I'd have one home base, one on the beach, one on the lake, one in the mountains, and possibly one on large acreage. I'd probably rent a villa on the beach somewhere in the Caribean for a few weeks a year, too. I can do all that for less than $20m. 

                Home...

                house

                at the beach...

                beach

                and at the lake

                lake

                All fully equipped with everything to need to monitor your investments and manage your charity. 

                 

                I could do that. Easily. Disney

                Real estate, yes, theres a reason they use the word "real"

                not sure how many I would want,

                my wife wants an RV when I stop working.

                But I prefer to just rent 1  when we are going to use it.

                Don't need it as a driveway decoration nor do i need the maint.

                same w/the private jet, would just buy the membership card.

                but the real estate, own it, after all thats what the mega-rich do.

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                  Posted: August 14, 2012, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't have a need for 7-8 vehicles or any boats, but a Gulf-Stream G650 corporate jet for just $58 million, would fill the bill for me.

                  This would save me from long waits in terminals, and being frisked down every time I wanted to jet set to a new destination.

                  Of course I'd like to fly it myself as well, why let some other pilots have all the fun?

                   

                  Hmm, you do realize it is more prudent to buy the 25, 000 mile flight card with Marquis Jets, which is a division of NetJets? You can request a G650 through Marquis and pay the fractional price to do so, which might be anywhere from $550, 000 to 750, 000 per 25, 000 miles flown. Marquis Jets has the finest pilots who get more training than FAA pilots are required to have. And they keep the maintenance up on the planes as well as take care of all fuel, hanger, and landing costs. It is a smarter move than paying $58 million for a jet, which becomes a depreciable asset. Besides, the fuel costs and other related fees would make it a bad investment for someone with only $125 million in the bank. G650 is a "corporate" jet for a reason.

                  The other thing you could choose to do is hire the concierge service, Quintessentially and let them take care of all your flight needs. They could arrange a private plan for you to travel off to any place in the world you desire. Not saying, just saying.

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                    Posted: August 14, 2012, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Hmm, you do realize it is more prudent to buy the 25, 000 mile flight card with Marquis Jets, which is a division of NetJets? You can request a G650 through Marquis and pay the fractional price to do so, which might be anywhere from $550, 000 to 750, 000 per 25, 000 miles flown. Marquis Jets has the finest pilots who get more training than FAA pilots are required to have. And they keep the maintenance up on the planes as well as take care of all fuel, hanger, and landing costs. It is a smarter move than paying $58 million for a jet, which becomes a depreciable asset. Besides, the fuel costs and other related fees would make it a bad investment for someone with only $125 million in the bank. G650 is a "corporate" jet for a reason.

                    The other thing you could choose to do is hire the concierge service, Quintessentially and let them take care of all your flight needs. They could arrange a private plan for you to travel off to any place in the world you desire. Not saying, just saying.

                    Yea, like that also, just use when you need/want

                    nothing to worry about.

                    Thats how I going do the RV thing when I retire.

                     

                    No driveway decorations.

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                      Posted: August 14, 2012, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Who are YOU to say who needs or wants any amount of money? And who says I have to explain myself to you? Are you the wealth police? What are you doing on a lottery website? 

                      Why don't you go back to squatting in the park, spray painting foul words on other people's properties, crapping on police cars, shooting drugs into your system, and raping your female fellow squatters.

                      Wow. What a ..... grrr

                      Yea, the most negative poster here, but don't take my word for it,

                       just look at his previous post's

                       

                      but don't reply,

                      misery loves company,

                       

                      Bring it on sadboy (one that got beat up in the school yard everyday)

                      but I won't reply, cause I don't talk to sociopaths.

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: August 14, 2012, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                        I would like to fly in a leer jet before I take the big dirt nap and ride in either a cadillac or mercedes suv that I bought.  That would be so awesome.  A dream come true for me.  Good luck on wednesday!-weshar75

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                          Posted: August 14, 2012, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Who are YOU to say who needs or wants any amount of money? And who says I have to explain myself to you? Are you the wealth police? What are you doing on a lottery website? 

                          Why don't you go back to squatting in the park, spray painting foul words on other people's properties, crapping on police cars, shooting drugs into your system, and raping your female fellow squatters.

                          Wow. What a ..... grrr

                          Pia, I like all your houses and anything else you want to buy, beautiful lady! Love

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                            I want to travel the world for some time, visit as many places as possible. Pick the one that I liked the most and settle down there, with simple house and maybe couple more toys. Put aside several mils and the rest put in a special trust.

                             

                            The education that I've gotten is not as great as I want to have and I had to work hard through my college years, so I'm thinking to set the trust that will sponsor only education and medical expenses of all my following generations. It would be interesting to know for long would it last.


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                              Hmm, you do realize it is more prudent to buy the 25, 000 mile flight card with Marquis Jets, which is a division of NetJets? You can request a G650 through Marquis and pay the fractional price to do so, which might be anywhere from $550, 000 to 750, 000 per 25, 000 miles flown. Marquis Jets has the finest pilots who get more training than FAA pilots are required to have. And they keep the maintenance up on the planes as well as take care of all fuel, hanger, and landing costs. It is a smarter move than paying $58 million for a jet, which becomes a depreciable asset. Besides, the fuel costs and other related fees would make it a bad investment for someone with only $125 million in the bank. G650 is a "corporate" jet for a reason.

                              The other thing you could choose to do is hire the concierge service, Quintessentially and let them take care of all your flight needs. They could arrange a private plan for you to travel off to any place in the world you desire. Not saying, just saying.

                              Yup, fully aware of all those "fractional ownership" programs, which have been around in many forms for quite some time now.

                              Your key word was "prudent", which is something I choose not to be, if a $320+ million dollar lottery windfall should come my way.

                              Sure there are thousands of ways to become more "practical", "frugal", "efficient", "thrifty", etc. But to my way of thinking, I'm throwing all that

                              spendthrift gobbily goop and cautionary stuff to the wind, and out the window!!!

                               

                              A once in a lifetime opportunity such as this, means the freedom to do things however you please. Oh I'm sure the likes of Ralph Nader, and

                              countless other consumer advocates would be shrieking in disapproval of such outlandish expenditures! Eek And that's just fine. In fact that would

                              make me so very happy.  Big Smile  The bottom line is I'm going to do things on my own terms, in my own fashion, to stimulate this economy and get my

                              moneys worth out of the $2 investment, which I spent from my own hard earned money. I do have several worthy causes that are near and dear

                              to me that would be a high priority, as well as my own immediate family of course.

                               

                              I do appreciate your financial advice to help me save money. But you see I'm out to spend this money, enjoy every moment of it, and if my timing is

                              really good, I'll be flat broke right about the time I go to meet that spirit in the sky. Blue Angel

                                 
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