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Would winning a sizable PB/MM Jackpot mean instant retirement for you?

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 3 years ago by psykomo.

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Chasing the Dream.
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Posted: November 26, 2013, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

Or would you continue to work at what you doing because you love the folk you mingle with, you have own your little niche and would hate to give all that up simply because you have now become a multimillionaire?

Or do you clear out your desk at some given point so to speak and thank those around you, perhaps even throwing your very own " farewell Party"?

Either option should not be criticized in my opinion, but what would be your immediate or follow through steps?

If you already retired- well more power to you.Dance


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    Theox-'s avatar - DAylUYw

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    Posted: November 26, 2013, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

    I would actually like to keep my job.  I enjoy my work and I like the company of most of my coworkers. I also think that'd I'd be less likely to blow my winnings if I'm holding down a nine to five. It's more difficult to spend money when you're occupied all day long. 


    Realistically I'd probably have to quit. I know that certain people would always be asking me for handouts. They'd probably give me hell for wasting my time when I have millions. Also, since I work at a customer service job I'd be constantly hounded by random people trying to get money out of me.


    So I'd probably take an early retirement to save my sanity.

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      Posted: November 27, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

      i would open my own shop to restore my old cars pay myself an hourly rate and  have employees and let them think i'm just a tech there and they would be building all my cars...lol, and they only know the owner as the guy on the speaker phone,

      some day....some day

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        Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

        i would open my own shop to restore my old cars pay myself an hourly rate and  have employees and let them think i'm just a tech there and they would be building all my cars...lol, and they only know the owner as the guy on the speaker phone,

        lol I actually had something similiar to this happen to me because I'm usually reserved. A few years ago I was heading a big project, it was a major deal, and on the first day everyone was like who's the boss, and somebody pointed to me and said "him." Never seen so much surprise in my life Green laugh

        If I won I would definitely start my own companies. I'm a little young to retire but it wouldn't be all work and no play Thumbs Up

        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

          No, I'm already retired.  If I won that much I would have to start working on spending it all before I died.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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            Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

            For me, instant retirement and never looking back.  8 million would do for me.  House about 2 million, 3 cars = 140,000 and divide the rest over 40 years.

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              Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

              Depends on how much the jackpot was...if it was like the guy in my state that won 3 mil no I'd keep my job, beef up my retirement, and pay off the house. If it was over I'd say 20 mil after tax of course I'd definately put in my 2 weeks

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                Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                I would likely instantly quit my j.o.b.  Then I would take a little time to decide for sure what/how I want to invest.  Likely Real Estate and I would probably start a brokerage and property managment company to buy and manage it all.  I would hire and employ my current friends/co-workers at generous salary's and perks, time off, etc. as long as the company was turning a healthy profit.  The story will never be twisted, this is a for profit business, the more the company makes the more everyone makes.  Especially me, lol....Party

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                  Posted: November 27, 2013, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Well... not instantly buy soon after they make that deposit !

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                    Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                    I think if it's over 10 million and you're working for someone else, the right thing to do is to give up your job for someone else. I don't think it would go over too well with so many people looking for work and someone hitting an 8 figure jackpot to keep working for someone...Can't imagine going to work everyday listening to coworkers talking about how their brother, sister or neighbor can't find a job.

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                      Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Winning a huge amount like that you'd almost have to move on. People get funny with big money around, and I don't mean the winners necessarily. People would hound you, pester you, beggars, etc..  You have to use caution.  Poke

                      Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile


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                        Posted: November 28, 2013, 5:35 am - IP Logged

                        Yes I will retire!







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                          Posted: November 28, 2013, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                          I would retire, asap

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                            Posted: November 28, 2013, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                            new full time job manageing my  money

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                              Posted: November 28, 2013, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I would retire immediately and volunteer at places that needed my time.