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What's The First Thing You Would Do With Your Jackpot?

Buy a new house [ 3 ]  [8.57%]
Buy a new car [ 2 ]  [5.71%]
Pay off debts/bills [ 9 ]  [25.71%]
Give to family/friends [ 3 ]  [8.57%]
Put it in the bank [ 5 ]  [14.29%]
Donate to charity [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Start your own business [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Change Your Phone Number [ 2 ]  [5.71%]
Retire [ 5 ]  [14.29%]
Other [ 6 ]  [17.14%]
Total Valid Votes [ 35 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: June 4, 2006, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

I'm sure this has probably been asked before but ,if you're like me,an answer to a question like this could be different every day depending on your mood. So what's everyone in the mood for today?

    Ladyluck2005's avatar - underground
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    Posted: June 4, 2006, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

    1st I'd pay off my student loans & my car payments.  I'd also pay off my parents debts/loans.  Then throw 90% of the remaining money into a Swiss Bank Account & keep the remaining 10% out to buy a new home, & travel. 

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      Posted: June 4, 2006, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

      Oh,Good one,LadyLuck2005! I forgot travel. Duh!

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        Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

        I would do it all as fast as I can!  :)

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          Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

          retire

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            Posted: June 4, 2006, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

             
            I've always wondered about those who say they'd start a business of they won a big jackpot.  When you're in business you're "married to it" and give it a lot of time.

            Also, those who say they'd keep working at their job - if a regular working slob hits a jackpot I think they'd be obligated to free the job up for someone who really needs it.

            I voted change my phone number in the poll - if I could remain anonymous I'd stay put, if not I'd probably "go to the mattresses" and disappear for awhile.  

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              Posted: June 4, 2006, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

              All of the above.  Except I won't need to change my telephone number, because if I move it will be disconnected.

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                Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:44 am - IP Logged

                I would pay of my student loans and medical bills and I would pay my mothers bills off. I would also invest my money and put it in savings.

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                  Posted: June 13, 2006, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm already retired, have no bills other than a small amount left on my mortgage, I've had an unpublished phone number for years so I doubt I need to change mine, and I'm perfectly happy in my current home.  So I can eliminate those options.  I guess I'd have to say "put it in the bank" first, as a substantial amount would have to be in my checking account before I could write checks to relatives and charities.  A new car (not a luxury wagon) to replace my 14-year-old vehicle would definitely be in the budget right away, but knowing me, it would probably take at least a year before I made up my mind what I wanted to get. 

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                    Posted: June 13, 2006, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                    I voted other since "trip to Vegas" wasn't on there.

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                      Posted: June 13, 2006, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                       
                      I've always wondered about those who say they'd start a business of they won a big jackpot.  When you're in business you're "married to it" and give it a lot of time.

                      Also, those who say they'd keep working at their job - if a regular working slob hits a jackpot I think they'd be obligated to free the job up for someone who really needs it.

                      I voted change my phone number in the poll - if I could remain anonymous I'd stay put, if not I'd probably "go to the mattresses" and disappear for awhile.  

                      Despite the obligation to free up the job, quite a few PB/MM jackpot winners have not quit their jobs.

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                        Posted: June 13, 2006, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                        I said pay off my bills and debts. Of course all of the above apply also, but I wouldn't want any hounds looking for me. If they have no legitimate reason, I see nothing to worry about. I can play after I take care of my business.

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                          Posted: June 14, 2006, 7:26 am - IP Logged

                          Other. If it was more than 100 million I'l short sell XOM, GOOG, GM, for about 90 mil or bought short contract for DOW. 5 milloin left in 10 year bonds, 100 k in bank account!

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                            Posted: June 14, 2006, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                            I would do a combination of a lot of those things, so I said Other.

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