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Ok if and when you win a jackpot how big is too big??

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Posted: December 28, 2013, 7:48 am - IP Logged

Not talking about cash LOL. I subscribe to the old saying too much is never enough on that front. No Im talking about your dwelling. How big a house is too big a house. Would you want a McMansion, a palace, or just a simple cookie-cutter house. Me Im not married and no kids, so anything over 3,000sq ft would be too big for me, and I dont want alot of rooms anyways, cause visitors may never leave then LOL. So what about you all that want to answer, How big is too big for you??

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    All i need is a four bedroom storage container (doublewide) with windows. My garage would be three times bigger then anything i slept in.

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      A 3500 sq ft house would be nice, open concept.  The bigger the house the more cleaning.  No, no housekeeper for me.  What I would want is acreage with horse fencing secure gates, located where there is no snow.  I amnot asking for much lol.

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        Posted: December 28, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

        Not talking about cash LOL. I subscribe to the old saying too much is never enough on that front. No Im talking about your dwelling. How big a house is too big a house. Would you want a McMansion, a palace, or just a simple cookie-cutter house. Me Im not married and no kids, so anything over 3,000sq ft would be too big for me, and I dont want alot of rooms anyways, cause visitors may never leave then LOL. So what about you all that want to answer, How big is too big for you??

        Small house. Huge lot.

        House would be really well built.

        Bedrooms would have walk in closets with washers and dryers in each closet.

        Bathroom would have really nice shower and wet and dry heat rooms and a whirlpool. Linen room would have washer and dryer.

        Would try to keep it to 2400 sq feet.

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          Posted: December 28, 2013, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

          Oh, I forgot the most important thing, Off The Grid.

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            Posted: December 28, 2013, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

            A 3500 sq ft house would be nice, open concept.  The bigger the house the more cleaning.  No, no housekeeper for me.  What I would want is acreage with horse fencing secure gates, located where there is no snow.  I amnot asking for much lol.

            I think you would love Ocala, FL.  Fits everything you have mentioned. Lots of sunshine for your solar panels too....

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              Posted: December 28, 2013, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

              A lottery jackpot that is too big is as likely as a computer with too much memory that runs too fast.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: December 29, 2013, 2:58 am - IP Logged

                3-4 bedroom home and around 4,000 sqare feet max.

                I'd like a house I can grow into and still have room for guests. Plus I could find things to fill rooms, like maybe a sports room and another could be a media/gaming room. It would be nice to have that stuff separate from the rest of the house.

                Of course, I could go for a 1-2 bedroom, 2,000 square foot home if it was perfect design.

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                  Posted: December 29, 2013, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                  Small house. Huge lot.

                  House would be really well built.

                  Bedrooms would have walk in closets with washers and dryers in each closet.

                  Bathroom would have really nice shower and wet and dry heat rooms and a whirlpool. Linen room would have washer and dryer.

                  Would try to keep it to 2400 sq feet.

                  No washer and dryer in the living room or dining room?

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                    Posted: December 29, 2013, 5:10 am - IP Logged

                    3-4 bedroom home and around 4,000 sqare feet max.

                    I'd like a house I can grow into and still have room for guests. Plus I could find things to fill rooms, like maybe a sports room and another could be a media/gaming room. It would be nice to have that stuff separate from the rest of the house.

                    Of course, I could go for a 1-2 bedroom, 2,000 square foot home if it was perfect design.

                    I never want a house too big for the relatives to consider renting a room at the local Days Inn or Holiday Inn when visiting.  My relatives like to sneak around looking into all the rooms for personal stuff that's none of the business and some of them even have sticky fingers.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: December 29, 2013, 6:21 am - IP Logged

                      Roll Eyes @ some of the responses so far

                      insert the dozen and one disparaging remark/s Hiding Behind Computer

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                        Posted: December 29, 2013, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                        I never want a house too big for the relatives to consider renting a room at the local Days Inn or Holiday Inn when visiting.  My relatives like to sneak around looking into all the rooms for personal stuff that's none of the business and some of them even have sticky fingers.

                        If I were you I wouldnt have those relatives over now much less when I won a jackpot...matter of fact when you win you may want to just change you name and state of residence, LOL go into the Lottery winners protection program

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                          Posted: December 29, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                          I want a giant Castle, a Scottish castle complete with mote and drawbridge.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

                                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                            Posted: December 29, 2013, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                            despite the size of the lottery winnings to buy a new house, the obvious question seems to be what do we really need, and why should we continue to allow drawings to be half a billion dollars, when most if not all of us do not need more than 1 million or even less to easily live and thrive quite well.

                            The size of a half million dollar home could be just enough for most of us. The rest invested to sustain a lifestyle of independence.

                            the prize ammounts are out of bounds to any reality we need to conceive of. But only a few have the proper consciousness to make the money really worth so much more than what we receive. humanitarian or otherwise.

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                              Posted: December 29, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                              I want a giant Castle, a Scottish castle complete with mote and drawbridge.

                              I will handle/supply Sully's art acquisitions for the castle.

                              J'aime La France.