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.......if you won 500 million

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you set a new record winning half a billion what do you do?

retire [ 10 ]  [13.51%]
keep working [ 3 ]  [4.05%]
buy your own island [ 1 ]  [1.35%]
build your dream house [ 8 ]  [10.81%]
start a rare car collection [ 2 ]  [2.70%]
invest your money [ 13 ]  [17.57%]
go on a long vacation [ 2 ]  [2.70%]
donate to charity [ 5 ]  [6.76%]
travel the world [ 11 ]  [14.86%]
other [ 19 ]  [25.68%]
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Posted: August 29, 2005, 6:22 am - IP Logged

I would retire ---make sure my children were taken care of --- then I would definetly travel and have a load of fun spending!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted: August 29, 2005, 11:56 am - IP Logged

    If $500,000,000 happens to me ...I will keep it secret in three days ...blanketing and crying alone during the  nights!!!Sad

    after that ...I start to think about how much for my intimate people and relatives as well!Yes Nod

    ....Shopping .....and start to give to the charity in the US and the countries around the world...

    By evil side is : agree to appear to the newspaper so that people who had treated me too bad  and especially "my ex-boyfriend and his pregnant wife" can know the BAD news !!!...ehehehe!!!!!LOL

     

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      Posted: August 29, 2005, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

      Why would anyone want to work running franchises? I don't mean it as a critizm, to each is own. 500million dollars you could do alot with that. Help your family, donate to worthy causes. Travel live in belise among the natives, ride your bike across country.. Visit the pyrimids. find out if "there really out there Scully" put a toilet in your front yard and wave at your niehbors every  morning as they drive to work as you read the news paper. Go to puru and acutually see the land marking from an air plane.. and wonder who really put them there. and why is the guy holding the helmet waving? Drive your children to school in a horse and buggy, and when people ask you can say the hay is cheaper than gas. and just learn about people.  

      I would not just sit on the money. Sure, you could do all those things that you mentioned...but why do those things? Investing in and running my own business, whether it be a franchise or any other business, would make me happy. I would invest in the community in that way. Also, the service that I get at some of these fast food franchises is horrible. I would make it my personal mission to provide great service at the businesses that I would run. People have forgotten how to be nice to others these days. Hey...to each his own!Green laugh

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        newparis
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        Posted: August 30, 2005, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

        I hope some day you win alot of money, I also hope when you have employees you can change their attitudes about customer service. But that will be hard.

        Karaline,

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          Posted: August 30, 2005, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

          If I won 500 million.....Hippy I guess I could afford to buy myself that Doosenburg.  Set up my parents (they deserve it). help out the family that has supported me and that I know deserve it.  (Hey steve don't knok on my door!!!).  Go back to my home town and give an interview and say na na na na (you know who you are remember making fun of me in high school). Charity is a big one for me I have to give to St. Jude, American Diabetes Association, and Brookfield zoo(my fav zoo). Oh yea I forgot MOVE AWAY, CHANGE MY NUMBER, get some finacial advice and a couple of lawyers.Sun Smiley  Wow it is nice to dream

           

           

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            newparis
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            Posted: August 30, 2005, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

            Riley hospital would be my charity, and the Ronald Mc. Donald House. They helped Mark and I out alot over a three four week span of time last year when our daughter was born. Diabetes Association is a really good cause 3 of My grand parents have it.. and will die from  diabetes realated causes.

            Karaline,

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              Posted: August 30, 2005, 11:40 pm - IP Logged
                 

              what would you do if you won a record half a billion dollar jackpot?

              1. Pay off all our debts (mortgage, car loan, school loan.

              2. 10% to Charity (church, charitable organizations, etc).

              3. Set up a trust for my daughter(s).

              4. Pay off to the various agencies (we are going through an international adoption .. so far we have spent $13000. In the end, we're figuring to spend just over $28000 ... What? and we don't how we're going to get the rest of the money. P.S. we're thinking our adoption will be okayed next spring ... then off to China for the baby.)

              5. Renew our marriage vows then off to a well needed second honeymoon.

              6. New House

              7. New car (nothing fancy, maybe a Subaru Trebuca or Outback)

              8. Help out my immediate family out of their debts.

              But before anything else ... first thing I'll do ... go down on my knees and give thanks to God.

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                Posted: September 21, 2005, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                i would help the people of new orleans get their city rebuilt.i'd donate like 10 percent of my winnings toward it.....

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                  Posted: September 21, 2005, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                  I'd donate 1/10th of what Oprah donates out of her personal account. Not what she donates on behalf of some one else. I have heard she makes more than $500M a years, times several years. Her, and her fellow multi-millionaires (like Tom, Jen, and the rest of her guests) could afford to rebuild most of NO on their own, without the government putting out $300 Billion.

                  Yeah, 1/10th would be porportional.

                  Cheers

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                    Posted: September 21, 2005, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Chewie, let me ask you something. Why in gods name would they want to do that for? Those people worked for everything they got! Their talent and their agents got them the huge sums of money for their movies and appearances and stuff alike! Who gave you the right to say they should do this or that with their freaking money! My god man, Oprah worked very hard to get where she is and don't think for one minute she doesn't, you try running your own production company like hers! She had some good advisor's when she started out with her new company! And she made it when everything could have gone the other way!

                    And now let me just make one more thing clear here, that 300 billion that could be put up by the government, IS EVERY MAN, WOMEN AND CHILD'S MONEY BEING PUT UP, IT'S THE PEOPLES MONEY (borrowed money from the world bank).  YOU AND I AND EVERYONE ELSE IS GOING TO BE PAYING FOR THAT AND DON'T FORGET, SO ARE OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN! 

                    I'm sorry people but I'm so freaking sick of hearing give this, give that, to the people of NO. I'm not insensitive or anything, but eneough is enough already. Why not go after the owners of Wal-Mart, can you believe it they only gave 2 million in cash, when that freaking company is raking in billions every year! So Chewie take your cries for money to the corporations that do business in the United States and tell them to put up 10% of their hard earned earnings and see what they'll tell you to do or where you can go!

                    Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: September 22, 2005, 2:26 am - IP Logged

                      first of all the jackpot will never get up top $500 million and if it did that would be just so crazy, but if i won that much money i would do what all the smart jackpot winners do,

                      1. don't tell anyone and act normal.

                      2. goto kinkos at like 2am and make like 5 copies

                      3. claim it, and get my life in order

                      4. buy a nice house, cars, and mass amouts of coke

                      5. and have fun Smile

                      but for real if i won that much money i think i would go crazy...


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                        Posted: September 22, 2005, 2:33 am - IP Logged

                        first of all the jackpot will never get up top $500 million and if it did that would be just so crazy, but if i won that much money i would do what all the smart jackpot winners do,

                        1. don't tell anyone and act normal.

                        2. goto kinkos at like 2am and make like 5 copies

                        3. claim it, and get my life in order

                        4. buy a nice house, cars, and mass amouts of coke

                        5. and have fun Smile

                        but for real if i won that much money i think i would go crazy...

                        You do mean Coca Cola, right?

                        I chose other, in my vote.

                        I would build a two story bonfire with the cash.

                        Then I would apply for a position at Taco Bell.

                        I had a friend so dumb, he thought Taco Bell was a telephone company.

                         

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                          Posted: September 22, 2005, 2:37 am - IP Logged

                          sure Coca Cola Wink


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                            Posted: September 22, 2005, 2:50 am - IP Logged

                            sure Coca Cola Wink

                            LOL.......

                            Riverside..huh?

                            I used to live in Walnut, right across from West Covina.

                            I also lived in Redondo Beach.

                            Miss those " Hair Band " days in Cali.

                            The late eighties, in the Palos Verdes mountains.

                            Along PCH, on the way to Malibu.

                            Will be back to Cali soon.

                            Did you say Dr. Pepper?Wink

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                              Posted: September 22, 2005, 3:05 am - IP Logged

                              all i need to do is win the lottery for Saturday if no one wins tonight, then if and when the MM jackpot ever gets up to $500 million i would drop like a grand on it