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What is the ideal amount of money you would like to win ?

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Posted: August 14, 2013, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

I think I would be very very happy with $100,000...don't sound like a lot to some but would do me just fine! Yesterday my total win for a win online (496.00), p3 (80.00) & a scratch card (100.00) all came to $676.00 & I was estatic over that...so it really doesn't take much to make me happy!

BUT if I ever got one really really big like $100,000 or over I would probably faint!

Most players don't realize it, but multi-million jackpot games are basically all-or-nothing because not many players match 3 + 1 or 4 + 0. It's not easy to win $100,000 either, but it's more likely. With all the stories about multi-million dollar winners, we forget a win of a few hundred dollars can be exciting too.

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    Posted: August 14, 2013, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

    Hello, I'm new to this forum.  I'm just curious to know how much money people would be happy with it they ever won the jackpot.

    I would like to win when it is under 200 million than when it goes over 300 and starts breaking records. Ideally around 170 million range. So if you take the lump sum, you get back around 60-70 mill after taxes. Give or take a few. More than enough to last me my entire life and not have to worry about money. Plus it only takes about a month for powerball to reach to 170 mill, and about two months with mega millions. A lot faster than having to wait for the jackpot to go into the triple hundreds. 

    When the jackpot is really high, the more media frenzy you have to deal with. Everyone wants to find out who won. Your name and face will be plasterd all over TV and the internet. You probably will have to do interviews and what not. I don't want to be famous or draw too much attention to myself. And you more of a bigger target for scammers that comes out from every orifices, and people might try to kill you for your money like some past lotto winners. I woulnd't know what to do with two hundred million much less one hundred. Probaly give most of it away.

    When the jackpot is not so high, you can probably slip under the radar with not much attention if you do win. 

    I don't buy a lot of stuff or care for too much material things. I just want a couple of nice modest homes to live comfortably. No huge mansions. Just a home somewhere in the country side and a rustic cabin for a winter getaway. Couple of dream cars I've always wanted; a Maserati Gran cabrio sport and an Aston Martin Virage. And to to travel every year with my wife. And mabey start my own business to keep busy. The rest of the money will go towards helping out my family. Give to cahrities, animal shelters. Peole that are less fortunate. Invest some money. That's about it for me to live a fulfilled an contended life.

    Come on...you want to be modest and just live comfortably? Who are you kidding saying you wouldn't want *that* much (and then set the ideal at $170 million...). Who needs that much to have a content life? At least be honest and say you're greedy. What if someone else wins and donates to the same charities just like you would, would it make you equally happy?

    My ideal would be a billion dollars...completely arbitrary number that I made up. All for selfish reasons, including helping my own family versus yours or someone elses's and the non-profits that I favor versus your favored charities or someone else's favored charities

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      Posted: August 14, 2013, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

      I change my mind, 60M since the next JP is 60. Jack-in-the-Box

       

       

      Hey the 1M raffle prize will do me.

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        Posted: August 15, 2013, 10:45 am - IP Logged

        I would love to have about 8 million so I could move to rancho santa fe, Ca. and buy a home, two or three cars and retire.

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          Posted: August 22, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

          Come on...you want to be modest and just live comfortably? Who are you kidding saying you wouldn't want *that* much (and then set the ideal at $170 million...). Who needs that much to have a content life? At least be honest and say you're greedy. What if someone else wins and donates to the same charities just like you would, would it make you equally happy?

          My ideal would be a billion dollars...completely arbitrary number that I made up. All for selfish reasons, including helping my own family versus yours or someone elses's and the non-profits that I favor versus your favored charities or someone else's favored charities

          Greedy ?  The governemt is greedy with the amount of tax they get everytime someone wins. They take almost half of your winnings. Plus you're forgetting that you wouldn't even get close to that amount even if you take the 30 year annutiy. So I would go for the lump sump which gives you about 60-70 million.

          After all the calculations. Helping family memebrs who are struggling financially. Houses, poroperty taxes, yealry utillity bills. Rising economic cost. Donations, etc....and having some money secured for the future in case something happens.

          I would say that's more than a fair amount to win.

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            Posted: August 22, 2013, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

            Welcome Greg2117 and Good Luck to youLep

            Thanks.

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              Posted: August 23, 2013, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

              With conservative inflation guesstimates and optimistic life expectancy guesstimates  $35,000,000 after taxes and expert help/opinion fees.

              Otherwise I am shooting for $120,000-$180,000 pretax on JP games or $2,000,000 or more pre tax cash for instants and various and sundry second prizes on draw games.  Last year would have been different because it was before the tax changes.

              Right now, however, after playing more than 30 years I'd like a ticket that I have to take to a claim center or to Lansing since I have yet to get one.

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                Posted: August 23, 2013, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                Come on...you want to be modest and just live comfortably? Who are you kidding saying you wouldn't want *that* much (and then set the ideal at $170 million...). Who needs that much to have a content life? At least be honest and say you're greedy. What if someone else wins and donates to the same charities just like you would, would it make you equally happy?

                My ideal would be a billion dollars...completely arbitrary number that I made up. All for selfish reasons, including helping my own family versus yours or someone elses's and the non-profits that I favor versus your favored charities or someone else's favored charities

                Great comment Toronto from all the mush.  It's great to see a straight up post every now and then.  It was like Ron Paul in the debates.  He made people squirm with the truth!  CONGRATS!Big Grin

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                  Posted: August 23, 2013, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Great comment Toronto from all the mush.  It's great to see a straight up post every now and then.  It was like Ron Paul in the debates.  He made people squirm with the truth!  CONGRATS!Big Grin

                  I know, you don't have to tell me, that wasn't at all political.

                  You never post anything remotely political.

                  We should know because you keep telling us that.

                  Silly me for thinking it was political, I must be nuts. Crazy

                  No response necessary.

                  Have a nice day tinkerbelle.

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                    Posted: August 23, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                    I want to win $100, 000 or more to move out of the neighbourhood @ do some travelling..

                     

                    If I can't reach that now, I'll take $50,000.;

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                      Posted: August 23, 2013, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks.

                      Your welcomeSee Ya!

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                        Posted: August 23, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                        I would take the $60 million annuity for mega millions tonight or the $92 million annuity for powerball tomorrow.  More than enough for me to live off of and share with family members and spoil the nieces and nephews.-weshar75

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                          Posted: August 23, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I know, you don't have to tell me, that wasn't at all political.

                          You never post anything remotely political.

                          We should know because you keep telling us that.

                          Silly me for thinking it was political, I must be nuts. Crazy

                          No response necessary.

                          Have a nice day tinkerbelle.

                          Ridge makes political connotations out of everything!  If i say Anne Romney didn't eat off two saw horses & a piece of plywood in college is that a vote for Barack Obama? no.  If i say Ron Paul says some politically incorrect truths is that a vote for Romney or Obama? no.  If i say i saw Bill Clinton eating a hamburger is that a vote for beef? haha no.  I quess if i say the New York Giants QB broke his leg in practice you would accuse me of supporting the New York Jets right?  Try this free connotation instead sometime Ridge.  A Tennessee woman Ridge wants a date with but has been afraid to approach walks up to him at a gas station and says:  "Ridge, do you think i need new tires?".  Ridge: "I'd like to rotate your tires, baby!"Big Grin

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                            Posted: August 23, 2013, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                            If I could walk away with $2m-$3m after taking care of family members I'd be happy.


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                              Posted: August 25, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                              $135,297,492.00

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