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If you won the big jackpot...

Topic closed. 62 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Lucky4Life.

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Where will you put your winnings?

A bank [ 11 ]  [13.75%]
In multiple banks [ 22 ]  [27.50%]
An off shore account [ 2 ]  [2.50%]
Stuff it in your mattress [ 5 ]  [6.25%]
Mutual funds [ 3 ]  [3.75%]
Invest in a house [ 1 ]  [1.25%]
Ask for the annual option [ 6 ]  [7.50%]
All of the above [ 17 ]  [21.25%]
Other [ 13 ]  [16.25%]
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Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: January 5, 2010, 1:53 am - IP Logged

If I won I would put it in multiple accounts.  If I won big enough I would help pay my families houses (this would be with the first million),  Then I would by myself a house.  So i can get out of my parents house ( I am 18).  Then in order to pay my bills I would have it direct deposit out of a single bank account.  So like the elerctic directly out of it.  I would put 250,000 in there and just have it come out and check it once a week or a month.  I would also put some of it away into investments.  Then I would spend it on a trip around the USA to go to every MLB stadium.  Then I would have to think about still going to college or ever work again.

Bad choices.. you'll go broke very shortly.

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    Posted: January 5, 2010, 2:01 am - IP Logged

    I personally won't be putting more than what the FDIC will insure in a bank. How much will off shore accounts insure?

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      Whatever you do with the money...Dont get married...sorry to be that mean but i am sticking with reality...Because if she or him breaks up with you half of what you earned will be hers...i still cant understand that subject...And again we are talking million and it makes me mad to realized that before your winfall you didnt have NOTHING...I think i will personally get me the vasectomy operation (is reversible) and i have kids when i want to...Or get a women who is 55 years or older who cant have kids....There is a ton of stuff i can do with: $50 million dollars...

      the most i am paying someone after winning 50 million dollars is 1 million dollars that i am paying them...I am not going to pay no 25 million dollar to nobody after they leave me, is ridiculous...If i have to go to Sudan to get someone i will do that or get me a dead body i will do that...

      Anyways that´s my take on the subject...

      The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


       


       


       

       


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        Posted: January 5, 2010, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

        There's no point for a man to get married in this day and age.

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          Marriage can be great, if it's the right person, and the circumstances are right....but to each their own. I will win the jackpot, and have no worries about my husband. Wink

          Luck is  ** believing  ** you're lucky.” ~Tennessee Williams

          Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.  ~ Dan Millman


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            Posted: January 5, 2010, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

            Whatever you do with the money...Dont get married...sorry to be that mean but i am sticking with reality...Because if she or him breaks up with you half of what you earned will be hers...i still cant understand that subject...And again we are talking million and it makes me mad to realized that before your winfall you didnt have NOTHING...I think i will personally get me the vasectomy operation (is reversible) and i have kids when i want to...Or get a women who is 55 years or older who cant have kids....There is a ton of stuff i can do with: $50 million dollars...

            the most i am paying someone after winning 50 million dollars is 1 million dollars that i am paying them...I am not going to pay no 25 million dollar to nobody after they leave me, is ridiculous...If i have to go to Sudan to get someone i will do that or get me a dead body i will do that...

            Anyways that´s my take on the subject...

            "or get me a dead body i will do that..."

            pumpi76......

            Did I read that correctly??????????

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              There's no point for a man to get married in this day and age.

              I know many wealthy people with permanent girlfriends.  I think this is a perfect idea.

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                Posted: January 5, 2010, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                One of the most successful persons I know explained financial security as: Cash is Power.  Work on the OPM Theory, and Owe no-one anything aka(Completely debt free).  With todays lousy financial returns in a very risky environment;  NO DEBT is the best weapon against inflation or deflation/depression.  No debt of any kind will give most everyone a 38% return of you total net worth within 1 year.  (most people owe 38% of their disposable income to bills of all kinds)

                Banks in amounts of $50,000-90,000 through out many different  banks in several states.  Gold Coins in 1oz or 1/2 oz up to 8% of net worth.  Store this within storage facilities that will be open if banks close.  Cash in banking within the most dependable allies in Europe.  Enough to immigrate if necessary.  Austrailia is not a safe haven, super socialist government as well as Britian and Canada.  Off shore Island banks are super risky!   Think Swiss.

                 

                Depending on the size of the jackpot I recommend:  Pay off ALL of your long and short term debts.(Home, auto, School, Medical, revolving credit card debts).  Be Charitable!  Give to God what is His and the balance due to Ceasar!(aka) the Feds,State,Local grafters.

                Helping the most unfortunate is highly rewarding:  Homeless families(we all see this in our neighborhoods now).

                In next three years I would:  Completely fix up and prepare my home for a serious eventuality by nature or mankind.

                This means get your home completely prepared to be able to live off of the grid for 1 year!   Wells, filterations systems, construction updating(most recent codes), Propane fuel, solar heating, serious back up generators 50-70K watt commerical generating power on natural/propane fuel, insulation, plus barrier security  that look like decorations.  Food and availablity of water and waste disposal(septic systems). Heavy stocks of food and PAPER TOWELS AND BATHROOM PRODUCTS. Find a doctor who will proscribe a minimum of 90+ days of medical needs at a moments notice!  Remember cash talks and doctors listen.

                Solid transportation in two formats: One luxury, One rugged format for serious off road capabilities.

                Defense:  If the ship hits the sand so to speak: you better be armed and dangerous! And the will to use it!  Hungry desparate people will eat your children in front of you. The most dangerous animal in the forrest is a desparate American who's never known  hunger. All those city gangs, latino,black, white will be in your neighborhood within a month.    Forget civilized behavior, be prepared. 

                Without debt of any kind will give you the opportunity to be flexible!  You choose what you want, when you want it, with the ability to buy it all at once.(no time payments). 

                Some cash and gold within your confines will enable you to tolerate terrible natural disasters that cripple the grid.  Electronic transfers don't work.  Ask any Katrina survivor!   Cash talks b.s. walks.  Your cash stash must be in small demoninations: Coins of all demoninations of up to 100 each then 1's 2's 5's 10's and 20's to $500 in each demonination..   People won't be able to make change! 

                Once you do the above things for yourself, then do it AGAIN  for yourself in a rural setting if possible.  An alternate abode is a fall back position.  Rural abodes with 5+ acres can grow a tremendous amount of food!

                Now if possible do the  same thing to  rest of  your closest &   loved children/ relatives!

                Every Senator in Congress has the above preparations in place right now!   What do they know that you don't. 

                Then go about this beautiful planet and wonderful country and PARTY!

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                  Well, Dennydedriver, I have to agree with much of what you've said. I already have plans for when I win.... the house I want to buy (it's for sale right now, and off the beaten path), and plans to get it completely off of the grid.

                  Invest in gold, guns & heirloom vegetable seeds, AND stockpile food. "Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best", is what I always say.

                  You never know what's coming next. Dead

                  Luck is  ** believing  ** you're lucky.” ~Tennessee Williams

                  Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.  ~ Dan Millman


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                    Well, Dennydedriver, I have to agree with much of what you've said. I already have plans for when I win.... the house I want to buy (it's for sale right now, and off the beaten path), and plans to get it completely off of the grid.

                    Invest in gold, guns & heirloom vegetable seeds, AND stockpile food. "Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best", is what I always say.

                    You never know what's coming next. Dead

                    I agree Lady, In these times it's smarter to be well positioned to hunker down if necessary than well positioned in the Stock Market. The coming year and especially the mid-term elections could very well be the defining moment for the future of freedom in this country.

                    Even winning the lottery won't mean much if the dollar collapses.

                    And we're doing 90 miles an hour down a dead end road right now.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      I agree Lady, In these times it's smarter to be well positioned to hunker down if necessary than well positioned in the Stock Market. The coming year and especially the mid-term elections could very well be the defining moment for the future of freedom in this country.

                      Even winning the lottery won't mean much if the dollar collapses.

                      And we're doing 90 miles an hour down a dead end road right now.

                      Amen !

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        Get a financial advisor.

                         

                        Invest in Green technology.  ONe of my dreams is to make an ultra-efficient home using 25% Grid power and 75% green power(wind and solar)

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                          Posted: January 6, 2010, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                          "or get me a dead body i will do that..."

                          pumpi76......

                          Did I read that correctly??????????

                          Might be best to let a sleepin' dog lie on that one buckeye, lol, the visual is already bad enough without the confirmation or details.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            I know many wealthy people with permanent girlfriends.  I think this is a perfect idea.

                            That's fine as long as they're not binded with a legal contract.

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                              Posted: January 7, 2010, 4:28 am - IP Logged

                              Well, Dennydedriver, I have to agree with much of what you've said. I already have plans for when I win.... the house I want to buy (it's for sale right now, and off the beaten path), and plans to get it completely off of the grid.

                              Invest in gold, guns & heirloom vegetable seeds, AND stockpile food. "Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best", is what I always say.

                              You never know what's coming next. Dead

                              Preparing for a zombie outbreak? Lol.