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Jackpot hit...Moving or Not??

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You just hit the jackpot...where will you move??

I am happy where I am, staying put for now. [ 16 ]  [37.21%]
Honey pack the sunscreen, were moving to the beach [ 6 ]  [13.95%]
Don't forget a jacket it's snowy here in the mtns. [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
5th Ave is for me. [ 2 ]  [4.65%]
Give me 100 acres and some quiet time. [ 9 ]  [20.93%]
I'm outta here, around the world to decide. [ 3 ]  [6.98%]
Pack the RV, we have no address. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other [ 5 ]  [11.63%]
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Posted: May 28, 2008, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

For me pack the sunscreen.............Sun Smiley

    DC81's avatar - batman39
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    Posted: May 28, 2008, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

    I'd certainly move ASAP, where though I'm not completely sure but somewhere where I won't have to put up with weather in Michigan or similar. I was thinking somewhere sunny with mild winters and low or no state income taxes, heh.

    You can't predict random.

      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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      Posted: May 28, 2008, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

      I know I want to live where I have a lot of land, especially if it's a big jackpot. I need a place where I can keep a lot of cars and build a private race track.

      Gonna win.Big Smile

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        Posted: May 28, 2008, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        I'd certainly move ASAP, where though I'm not completely sure but somewhere where I won't have to put up with weather in Michigan or similar. I was thinking somewhere sunny with mild winters and low or no state income taxes, heh.

        TN?  No state taxes.  Very mild winters.

        voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

          DC81's avatar - batman39
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          Posted: May 28, 2008, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

          Nah, TN apparently has taxes on interest and dividends so  you'd probably end up paying them anyway. I was thinking of either Florida, Texas or Nevada. Only issue would be if there's local income taxes, but as long as whatever taxes and other expenses there may be is less than's Michigan's 4.35% flat tax rate, I'd be fine. Besides, I have family there, well only my older brother but that's still one too many.

          You can't predict random.

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            Posted: May 29, 2008, 1:13 am - IP Logged

            I'd want to stay in the state, both because I love it here and because there is NO state income tax.  Since I wouldn't be a big spender on material things, the high sales tax here would be far less than income tax for me.  Depending upon the extent to which I could keep the win anonymous, I'd stay in my present location until the real estate market picks up and I am able to get a good price for my view property.  That could be two or more years.  If anonymity became a problem, I'd likely use this as my vacation home and buy a primary home nearer a metropolitan area where a person with a relatively common name like mine would not be likely to draw attention.

             

            Edited to add:  Regarding the choices, I already AM at the beach!

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              Posted: May 29, 2008, 8:08 am - IP Logged

              i will stay in here i like MI i like it in here but my parents they want to move to Florida they will like to go right now they just dont have the money

              one day my life will be complete ^_^

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                Posted: May 29, 2008, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                I chose the beach because I'd like be somewhere on the water.  But in all reality, I'd like to move back to Texas.   

                Now if I were a single gal, I'd chose the "around the world" option.  I'd love to travel the world and see what else is out there.  I don't see my husband wanting the trek around the globe like that.  Maybe a destination here or there.  I'd like one continuous trip.  The ultimate would be a world cruise.   The best of both worlds there...  on the water, yet traveling the world.

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                  Posted: May 30, 2008, 4:29 am - IP Logged

                  When I win the BIG one, I want to live a while in each state and visit a few countries. I want to see the sites, study people and different environments. 

                  Think of the lottery choices available.

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                    Posted: May 30, 2008, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                    I would definitely have moving in my plans - they are even before winning a jackpot. I'd just move up the schedule.

                    1st choice destination - Texas Hill Country, possibly Lake Travis (with a western view over the lake to catch those spectacular sunsets Sun Smiley ). If not, then something on top of a hill with views for miles.  All of my family is within hours of there. I'm up here in MI because of my ex, and once the kids are settled-graduated-whatever, I'm outta here.  Both kids also have plans to land in Texas after college.

                    However, when I do hit the jackpot, I would also like to have a condo on Grand Traverse Bay for the summers. Cool

                    If the jackpot I hit is one of the really big ones - I'll also buy a condo in the Caymans. Blue Angel

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                    singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                      Posted: May 31, 2008, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Dance Baby Buddy IconsI am ready to win ..

                           OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                        Posted: June 1, 2008, 3:36 am - IP Logged

                        Green acres is the place to be...
                        Farm livin' is the life for me...

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                          Posted: June 1, 2008, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Green acres is the place to be...
                          Farm livin' is the life for me...

                          Hooterville does seem like it may be an interesting place to live....

                          You can't predict random.

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                            Posted: June 1, 2008, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                            Hooterville does seem like it may be an interesting place to live....

                            Don't they already have a megamillions winner there?  You know the ones - $270 million last February. Lived in some little GA town with a population of about 600 or so?  Wasn't that Hooterville?

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                            singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                              DC81's avatar - batman39
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                              Posted: June 1, 2008, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Haha, close enough though I think the Green Acres Hooterville was supposed to be somewhere in rural Illinois or Missouri.

                              You can't predict random.