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What would you do if you actually won?

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Posted: July 26, 2008, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

See, I have it all planned out, was curious if others do as well.

#1, pay off my house.  But there is a trick to that.  See, I would pay off my house, leave it furnished and donate it to an abused women's/childrens center.  This way these women could get back on their feet.  In order for them to feel useful, I would charge them $100/month rent each and re-donate that back to a shelter.

 

#2, buy a new house, about 3500 square feet on 2-3 acres.

#3, I would buy about 15 acres of land and open an SPCA/rescue spot.  This would be staffed by one full time vet, office staff and an assistant

#4, I could STOP STRESSING about back to school clothes, normal bills (we just declared bankruptcy to prevent a foreclosure) and my work at home job. 

See, all I really want, and I am sure it is this way with a lot of people, is to be comfortable, not worry about food in the fridge, know I can take my kids to an amusement park and to help other people and animals.

So, what do you think?  Is that bad planning?  Or being reasonable?

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    Posted: July 26, 2008, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

    I would hire someone to answer my phone and say no !

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      See, I have it all planned out, was curious if others do as well.

      #1, pay off my house.  But there is a trick to that.  See, I would pay off my house, leave it furnished and donate it to an abused women's/childrens center.  This way these women could get back on their feet.  In order for them to feel useful, I would charge them $100/month rent each and re-donate that back to a shelter.

       

      #2, buy a new house, about 3500 square feet on 2-3 acres.

      #3, I would buy about 15 acres of land and open an SPCA/rescue spot.  This would be staffed by one full time vet, office staff and an assistant

      #4, I could STOP STRESSING about back to school clothes, normal bills (we just declared bankruptcy to prevent a foreclosure) and my work at home job. 

      See, all I really want, and I am sure it is this way with a lot of people, is to be comfortable, not worry about food in the fridge, know I can take my kids to an amusement park and to help other people and animals.

      So, what do you think?  Is that bad planning?  Or being reasonable?

      Nice goals.  I wish you the best.

      love to nibble those micey feet.

       

                                   

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        Posted: July 26, 2008, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

        See, I have it all planned out, was curious if others do as well.

        #1, pay off my house.  But there is a trick to that.  See, I would pay off my house, leave it furnished and donate it to an abused women's/childrens center.  This way these women could get back on their feet.  In order for them to feel useful, I would charge them $100/month rent each and re-donate that back to a shelter.

         

        #2, buy a new house, about 3500 square feet on 2-3 acres.

        #3, I would buy about 15 acres of land and open an SPCA/rescue spot.  This would be staffed by one full time vet, office staff and an assistant

        #4, I could STOP STRESSING about back to school clothes, normal bills (we just declared bankruptcy to prevent a foreclosure) and my work at home job. 

        See, all I really want, and I am sure it is this way with a lot of people, is to be comfortable, not worry about food in the fridge, know I can take my kids to an amusement park and to help other people and animals.

        So, what do you think?  Is that bad planning?  Or being reasonable?

        Good planning,  I hope you reach your goals. Very well planned.

                                                     

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          Posted: July 26, 2008, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

          It depends, not all the games I play have multi-million dollars jackpots.  I play Ohio Rolling Cash5, jackpot = $100K to $350K, Ohio Classic Lotto, jackpot cash = $800K to $6M and MegaMillions.  One thing for sure, I would probably spend it all.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: July 27, 2008, 12:10 am - IP Logged

            See, I have it all planned out, was curious if others do as well.

            #1, pay off my house.  But there is a trick to that.  See, I would pay off my house, leave it furnished and donate it to an abused women's/childrens center.  This way these women could get back on their feet.  In order for them to feel useful, I would charge them $100/month rent each and re-donate that back to a shelter.

             

            #2, buy a new house, about 3500 square feet on 2-3 acres.

            #3, I would buy about 15 acres of land and open an SPCA/rescue spot.  This would be staffed by one full time vet, office staff and an assistant

            #4, I could STOP STRESSING about back to school clothes, normal bills (we just declared bankruptcy to prevent a foreclosure) and my work at home job. 

            See, all I really want, and I am sure it is this way with a lot of people, is to be comfortable, not worry about food in the fridge, know I can take my kids to an amusement park and to help other people and animals.

            So, what do you think?  Is that bad planning?  Or being reasonable?

            That sounds like a good plan to me Momma2three.

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              Posted: July 27, 2008, 12:32 am - IP Logged

              01. Move to Nebraska

              02. Disconnect my cell phone but continue to have internet

              03. Buy a car

              04. Buy a 18-year-old houseboy Wink

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                I wish you a lot of luck.   Helping other people, rescuing animals and taking care of your family are wonderful goals.

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                  01. Move to Nebraska

                  02. Disconnect my cell phone but continue to have internet

                  03. Buy a car

                  04. Buy a 18-year-old houseboy Wink

                  assaults

                  And I thought I was bad sayng if I won I'd move to an abandoned missile silo in North Dakota - I mean, who's going to look for you there, right?

                  ("So you won the lottery and moved to fargo, ja?")

                  But from NC to Nebraska is just as "good"

                  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.

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                    Posted: July 27, 2008, 3:40 am - IP Logged

                    See, I have it all planned out, was curious if others do as well.

                    #1, pay off my house.  But there is a trick to that.  See, I would pay off my house, leave it furnished and donate it to an abused women's/childrens center.  This way these women could get back on their feet.  In order for them to feel useful, I would charge them $100/month rent each and re-donate that back to a shelter.

                     

                    #2, buy a new house, about 3500 square feet on 2-3 acres.

                    #3, I would buy about 15 acres of land and open an SPCA/rescue spot.  This would be staffed by one full time vet, office staff and an assistant

                    #4, I could STOP STRESSING about back to school clothes, normal bills (we just declared bankruptcy to prevent a foreclosure) and my work at home job. 

                    See, all I really want, and I am sure it is this way with a lot of people, is to be comfortable, not worry about food in the fridge, know I can take my kids to an amusement park and to help other people and animals.

                    So, what do you think?  Is that bad planning?  Or being reasonable?

                    I've definitely planned what I will do when I win.  So you're not alone. 

                    My plans depend on the amount won however, so I have a few plans.  LOL.  These plans don't include hardcore investments or charities because that goes without saying for plans, at least for plans #2 and #3. 

                    Plan #1.  Win second tier (200k PB or 275k MM):

                    1. Pay off second mortgage.
                    2. Pay off debt.
                    3. Buy a cheap piece of property (for investment income).
                    4. Buy new car for me.  Hubby's car is only a year old.

                    Plan #2.  Win less than 5 million (after taxes):

                    1. Pay off  total mortgage.
                    2. Pay off debt.
                    3. Pay off families debt. (no total mortgages though)
                    4. Change job to something I like doing, regardless of the pay.
                    5. Buy a couple of investment properties.
                    6. Buy new vehicles for me and hubby.

                    Plan #3.  Win more than 25 million (after taxes): 

                    1. Quit job.
                    2. Pay off total mortgage.
                    3. Pay off debt.
                    4. Pay off families debt, including mortgages if wanted.
                    5. Move to new state.
                    6. Have dream home built.
                    7. New vehicles for hubby and me.

                    Can you tell I've spent a lot of time thinking of this?  Big Smile

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                      well , i wouldn't pinch myself. You see it might just wake me up.

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                        Q: What would you do if you actually won?

                        A: Cartwheels. Clown

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                          It depends on how much I win.  I currently play Easy 5  in Louisiana, which is up to $310,000 right now.  What I would do if won was pay off the house (approx $65000) and my car (approx $2000) and then do some repairs the house needs, and build a fence for the back yard, and save/invest the rest.  If anyone asks for money, the answer is "NO!"

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                            Q: What would you do if you actually won?

                            A: Cartwheels. Clown

                            As the contestants would shout on Family Feud "Good answer."  Can you actually do cartwheels?  Wink

                             

                            My answer would be What?  I have no clue.  I want to find an area that doesn't get too hot and humid, but doesn't get too cold, isn't too remote but isn't too crowded either, is open-minded in its political views, but not too open-minded...just call me Goldilocks. 

                             

                            The first business day after winning, I'd want to find a relatively safe place to put the money while I'm looking around for a house.  There are a few CDARS members nearby.  BTW I think it's funny that, being an LP member, I already knew about this so when I was checking out local rates and came across this site for a bank down the road, I just smiled.  (see link about depositing $50 million on left of home page)   http://www.orionbank.com/

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                              Posted: July 27, 2008, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Buy some luxury stuff I've always wanted, pay off debt, buy a large apartment, give money to relatives and friends and some to charity. If possible live of the interest and/or invest the rest of the money. Everything depends on how much I win of course.