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If you win MM, name something "odd" you'd do...

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

Probably the one thing I'd do that might seem odd to others is to (at my advanced age) get braces on my teeth again.  I had my teeth straightened once decades ago, but they have become crooked again.  I'm still toying with the idea of doing it, but at my age have been wrestling with the idea of spending $5000 for what few years I may have left.  With a jackpot win, or even a win over $25,000, I'd probably go ahead and do it.

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    Patriot  Best idea yet! But it can be hard when so many are blinded by the "magic man".

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

      Since it hasn't come up for me I haven't gotten an authoritative opinion on the matter.

      But the IRS rule as I've read it is that  I could deduct up to half of adjusted gross income

      for qualified charitable donations.

      So taking cash value of $250,000,000 which should be also adjusted gross income,

      you can give 1/2 of that and deduct it.

      Essentially the result is I'd be giving about 35% to charity instead of 35% to the government as

      federal income tax.

      You may deduct a maximum of up to 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) (Line 36 on IRS Form 1040) for the tax year the donation was given. However, if you give more than 50%, the excess may be carried forward for up to five years. Be aware that the 50% rule applies to most contributions.

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        Posted: March 28, 2012, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

        I would go into the witness protection program...........Leaving

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

          Probably the one thing I'd do that might seem odd to others is to (at my advanced age) get braces on my teeth again.  I had my teeth straightened once decades ago, but they have become crooked again.  I'm still toying with the idea of doing it, but at my age have been wrestling with the idea of spending $5000 for what few years I may have left.  With a jackpot win, or even a win over $25,000, I'd probably go ahead and do it.

          Don't straighten your teeth, just move to Kentucky.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

            Buy A Powerball Ticket!!!!!!!!!!!

              Nothing easy is ever worth it and nothing worth it is ever easy..

            (Ron White Voice)---  "You Cant Fix Stupid"

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

              Take the cash option and have the bank set up a cash delivery all in $1 bills stacked in an illuminati pyramid in a deserted location in an abandoned warehouse. Dress up like Heath Ledger as the joker with a shirt that says "Say no to the Kardashians"...Pure gas on the money pyramid and watch it all burn...All the while its streamed live for the world to see...Is that too odd guys?

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                bump!

                 

                 

                pot has been raised. now lets see who really gets ratchet with it!!!

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                  Probably the one thing I'd do that might seem odd to others is to (at my advanced age) get braces on my teeth again.  I had my teeth straightened once decades ago, but they have become crooked again.  I'm still toying with the idea of doing it, but at my age have been wrestling with the idea of spending $5000 for what few years I may have left.  With a jackpot win, or even a win over $25,000, I'd probably go ahead and do it.

                  That is not odd.  I had a coworker in her 60's get invisilign braces....go for it! It is never too late.  Just don't get plastic surgery like the one wealthy woman did (the one who looks like a very ugly cat).

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I would go around and buy really expensive things, and pay with it using nothing but pennies.

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                      I would go around and buy really expensive things, and pay with it using nothing but pennies.

                      You would have to rent a dump truck and a rail car to move it around.

                       

                      One thing I would buy is a castle, or maybe just build one. How's that for over the top.

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                        I'd start an escort service for all the right reasons

                        And set up shop at the top of Four Seasons

                        I'd buy a yacht with a flag that says 'Chillin' The Most'

                        And then rock that b*tch up and down the coast

                         

                        (Actually, that's what Kid Rock would do, I must have been channeling him)


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

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                          Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                          Walk into the local Giant Eagle (supermarket) and pay for all the groceries for people for the next 2 hours.  Then go have lunch at Red Lobster and leave a $100 tip on a $10 lunch.  Then I'd go get a tattoo of a Steelers logo on my left leg.  Then to dinner at Texas Roadhouse were everyone eats for free!

                          Then I would make it my personal mission to buy every copy (VHS, laserdisc, betamax, dvd, blue ray) of Shanghai Surprise with Madonna and Sean Penn.  Then I would have everyone I know come to my house with all their SUV's and leave them running while I had a Shanghai bonfire, because if that is not the worst movie ever made, I don't know what is.  I made it 20 minutes in the theater.

                          So, then they would be contributing to the global warming and pollution.Evil Smile

                           

                          But I don't think any of that is odd.  So not sure what the real question is here?What?

                          Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                             i would pay for every active user ON LP  Premium membership for a year . it will benefit all the members and Mr. todd.... as a teammember courtesy Big Grin

                            and for Ridge (rdgrnr i would give him a trip to amsterdam for a month ROFL

                            I think I'm gonna take you with me suri.

                            I'm startin' to think you might know your way around Amsterdam real good. Embarassed

                            I gotta feelin' you could find your way around there blindfolded. Shocked


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

                                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

                             

                             

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                              I would buy one of the lots on Nanaquaket point, and build my mother a memorial there since it was her favorite place in the world Lovies