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How much would it take to live your dream?

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MissNYC's avatar - diva
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Posted: July 6, 2007, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

I'm just curious. Everyone has their own idea of a mega jackpot. For some, it's 20 million, for others, its 50, while others would say it was 100 million. Of course we'd all rather win 100 million over 20 million, but how much would it take for you to live your dream, and how much would that dream differ if you won 20 million vs. 100? I ask because I always wonder, how much money is enough to never have to worry or think about it again?

"If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

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    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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    Posted: July 6, 2007, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

    I'm just curious. Everyone has their own idea of a mega jackpot. For some, it's 20 million, for others, its 50, while others would say it was 100 million. Of course we'd all rather win 100 million over 20 million, but how much would it take for you to live your dream, and how much would that dream differ if you won 20 million vs. 100? I ask because I always wonder, how much money is enough to never have to worry or think about it again?

    $1,000,000,000 <----------------------------

    Gonna win.Big Smile

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      Posted: July 6, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

      I look at it this way the more I win then the more I can give to family and "some" friends.  Say I win the Mega Millions tonight.  After taxes and lump sum that about 50 million give or take.  Now I could live very happily on that.  Just invest half and live off the interest and still have a lot of money to "blow".  But if I were to win 100 million after taxes I look at it as all the more money to give to friends and my family.  I would want at least 20 million in the bank that I would not touch that would do nothing but accrue interest.

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        Posted: July 6, 2007, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

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        personally I'd be happy with 500million dollars

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          Posted: July 6, 2007, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

          It would take only 5 million to live out my dream. 

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            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: July 6, 2007, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

            I certainly could live on less than a billion, but my dream is to be a billionaire.

            Gonna win.Big Smile

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              Posted: July 6, 2007, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

              I'm just curious. Everyone has their own idea of a mega jackpot. For some, it's 20 million, for others, its 50, while others would say it was 100 million. Of course we'd all rather win 100 million over 20 million, but how much would it take for you to live your dream, and how much would that dream differ if you won 20 million vs. 100? I ask because I always wonder, how much money is enough to never have to worry or think about it again?

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                Posted: July 7, 2007, 3:45 am - IP Logged

                My dream includes so much for other causes so.........$400,000,000.00.  That is just a modest estimate. 

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                  Posted: July 7, 2007, 5:23 am - IP Logged

                  My dream has nothing to do with money.  Obviously, from the time on this post I wish I could just fall asleep! 

                  However, if I won $3 million cash/after tax I'd be just fine.  $1 million would be okay, a second million would be nice to invest for security,  but I also want to share.

                  Sure, I'd like a billion dollars so I could buy enough land for an animal sanctuary and billions more to feed hungry people all over the world.  But I know a "small" amount like $1 million would change my life so much I'd be happy with that and just continue to live a good life and share what I can. We all talk about winning money to save the world, but that's not why most people buy lottery tickets. 

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                    Posted: July 7, 2007, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                    I would like to say win about 40 Million after all is said and done.... taxes fees etc....

                     

                    However 10 to 15 Million after taxes and intial fees for professional would work as well.

                     

                    I have a list of things and how much they would cost for differing prize amounts. So I know basically how much I would need to begin the dream and where monies would go and such.....

                     

                    15 to 20 Million would be good.....  However anything over the 11 Million alotted to what I wanna do on the high end would just go into investments. it's 6 Million on the low end.    All stuff on the low end  I can do regardless of a lottery win in any event.

                    You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                      Posted: July 7, 2007, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                      My dream has nothing to do with money.  Obviously, from the time on this post I wish I could just fall asleep! 

                      However, if I won $3 million cash/after tax I'd be just fine.  $1 million would be okay, a second million would be nice to invest for security,  but I also want to share.

                      Sure, I'd like a billion dollars so I could buy enough land for an animal sanctuary and billions more to feed hungry people all over the world.  But I know a "small" amount like $1 million would change my life so much I'd be happy with that and just continue to live a good life and share what I can. We all talk about winning money to save the world, but that's not why most people buy lottery tickets. 

                      Right now there is enough food to feed the world. Cept that food doesn't get to people for other reasons.  People need to stop decieving themselves that their donations actually help world hunger that much... 

                      "If donations and such actually did a thing... then Bono would have figured out a way to wipe out hunger by now"   

                      It's politics that are keeping people hungry.... change the world leaders and end a lot of problems of this world. :)

                      You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                        Posted: July 7, 2007, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                        It seems like everyone feels the same way. We'd all like to win a LARGE lump sum, but we also realistically know that even a small prize could be life changing. Ideally, I would want to win 100 mil after taxes, so I'd never have to worry about money again, and neither would my parents and close relatives. I also know that 1 million dollars could be very helpful. Either way, I'm crossing my fingers that I win. It looks like someone from Texas won the Mega Millions. Does anyone else get irratated when you see someone has won before the pot has grown to a very large amount? I do, I want to see 200 and 300 million dollar prizes, even when you don't win, it makes it more fun to play.

                        "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

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                          Posted: July 7, 2007, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                          One million would be fine but I could do a lot more with 100 million !

                           

                                                         

                                        

                           

                           


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                            Posted: July 7, 2007, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                            A gazillion to the 17th power.

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                              Posted: July 7, 2007, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                              How about $12,345,678.90. 

                              Or does $123,456,789 look better? 

                              Just for the sake of "symmetry", ya know? 

                              Actually, $2,000,000 or so would do nicely.  

                              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                              Lep

                              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.