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(Coed Magazine)   So you didn't win the Powerball jackpot. At least you aren't one of these losers who actually won the lottery   (coedmagazine.com) divider line 145
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2012-11-30 11:05:12 PM
Bah, you people don't think big enough.

My evil plan:

1. Start a private college.
Note: Do not do this entirely with your own funds. Get together with investors but maintain control of the project. Do not put all your funds on the line; share the liability.

2. Use your hundreds of millions to hire the best and brightest researchers and rock-star scientists, poaching them from institutions around the globe.
Note: pick a small but progressive town to construct in, that will recognize what the construction of such a college could do for the community, and therefore create a tax-and-building-code friendly environment for you.

3. Remember the amazing private research laboratories that used be run by Bell, HP, Sony, etc, before they all sold out to making printer toner and Playstations? Offer to outsource old-school R&D to companies like these (you do have the best and the brightest researchers, now) - if in return, they will come to your college first when they are looking for fresh-faced new graduates to hire. This will give your college a reputation for not only having the best research program in the world, but a place in which it seems that every graduate walks into a solid job with a large tech company.

3.1. Start a few side gigs. Nothing crazy grandiose, just some mildly successful businesses in various industries. Or make good connections with other business owners/industry types. When the second-tier graduates graduate, send them job offers and hire them in whatever positions you can squeeze them in (or use your contacts to get them hired). The goal here is to ensure job placement for as many of your students as possible, to build the reputation of the college.

4. Offer kickass scholarships (funded with aid from the organizations mentioned above that you partner with) to what quickly becomes the most prestigious private college in the world. Every parent worth a damn wants their child to attend (YourNameHere) University. The name of your school starts being bandied about in the same context as Yale, Harvard, Oxford, MIT, etc.

5. Once you get successful, do what no other school has done - and I think this is a kickass idea - FRANCHISE! Start opening private primary and secondary schools across the country under the "brand" of the college. Pay your teachers well and demand the highest standards of education. Imagine a 'Harvard High School' in your hometown, and the draw it would bring. Key, here, is that students going to your private school would be the first up for grabs for scholarships/admission to the university, naturally. So that you don't seem too exclusive, you open up free summer/night classes/workshops available to any public school students who wish to attend, free of charge - and the exemplary students among these can earn credits/discounts/free admission to the private school itself. Everyone is going to have a positive view of what you're doing and want their children to be a part of it. You'll make money off the regular private school enrollment while earning public favor by taking on the best and the brightest of the public school's students free of charge.

6. This is where my evil plan becomes an evil plan. You now control the hearts and minds of the best and the brightest educators, scientists/researchers, students, and key business leaders around the globe. You've groomed key industry leaders and politicians from the age of adolescence onward. I think you can see where this goes from here. You either run for President and directly control the world (because you already influence all the key people in it), or you choose to get your own groomed puppets installed in key offices and pull strings from the shadows.

7. Rule the world.
 
2012-11-30 11:06:33 PM
If were to ever win big, I plan on being very difficult to find.
 
2012-11-30 11:07:14 PM
Man, I've been playing for over 20 years.

And I have only won once.
 
2012-11-30 11:10:45 PM

Samwise Gamgee: Bah, you people don't think big enough.

My evil plan:

1. Start a private college.
Note: Do not do this entirely with your own funds. Get together with investors but maintain control of the project. Do not put all your funds on the line; share the liability.

2. Use your hundreds of millions to hire the best and brightest researchers and rock-star scientists, poaching them from institutions around the globe.
Note: pick a small but progressive town to construct in, that will recognize what the construction of such a college could do for the community, and therefore create a tax-and-building-code friendly environment for you.

3. Remember the amazing private research laboratories that used be run by Bell, HP, Sony, etc, before they all sold out to making printer toner and Playstations? Offer to outsource old-school R&D to companies like these (you do have the best and the brightest researchers, now) - if in return, they will come to your college first when they are looking for fresh-faced new graduates to hire. This will give your college a reputation for not only having the best research program in the world, but a place in which it seems that every graduate walks into a solid job with a large tech company.

3.1. Start a few side gigs. Nothing crazy grandiose, just some mildly successful businesses in various industries. Or make good connections with other business owners/industry types. When the second-tier graduates graduate, send them job offers and hire them in whatever positions you can squeeze them in (or use your contacts to get them hired). The goal here is to ensure job placement for as many of your students as possible, to build the reputation of the college.

4. Offer kickass scholarships (funded with aid from the organizations mentioned above that you partner with) to what quickly becomes the most prestigious private college in the world. Every parent worth a damn wants their child to attend (YourNameHere) University. The name of your school start ...


Brain? Is that you?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 11:12:05 PM
I'll preface this by saying I am Canadian, and our lottery system is different than that in the States.

I buy tickets for the lottery on occasion, though I don't expect to win. $2.00 for a dream as the commercial tells me.

If I did win however, I have a foolproof plan to stay under the radar. My cousin however, would be farked. My first name is not what I go by, but I share it with him. I look similar enough to him, that when my picture was published in the Toronto Sun, the tiny little pic would support the illusion that it was him. I would dye my hair red as well.

Having family call me doesn't frighten me in the same way as having someone from say grade 2 call at 2am would.
 
2012-11-30 11:12:18 PM

Mercury: 7 people at work put in $6 each. $42 dollars worth of Powerball tickets

$4

$4/7= 57 cents each. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'm part of the 1% now!


Don't feel too bad. I've never bought a ticket in my life but work started and pestered me to join. I gave them $2 out of my soda change drawer (so it was a waste anyway).

They had $60 worth of tickets and didn't win a single dime. At least I'm slightly healthier from not drinking a Dr. Pepper that day.
 
2012-11-30 11:12:59 PM

cfreak: Mercury: 7 people at work put in $6 each. $42 dollars worth of Powerball tickets

$4

$4/7= 57 cents each. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'm part of the 1% now!

Don't feel too bad. I've never bought a ticket in my life but work started a pool and pestered me to join. I gave them $2 out of my soda change drawer (so it was a waste anyway).

They had $60 worth of tickets and didn't win a single dime. At least I'm slightly healthier from not drinking a Dr. Pepper that day.


Preview? What's that?
 
2012-11-30 11:20:22 PM
FTFA: The mail deluge was so large that he had to form a foundation and hire a staff just to go through it all.

Or, you know, Lowe's has this 32 gallon trash can for $15.88.

Get yourself a PO box under a fake name and have your actual bills mailed there. And then every single shred of paper you get to your home goes directly to your new "inbox."
 
2012-11-30 11:21:52 PM
Which is proof we need the obamessiah to be the one handing out cash.

That way only rainbows and unicorns will follow.


///wealth redistribution never works.
 
2012-11-30 11:22:50 PM
Damn fools. If you win the lotto, leave the people you love some of it and GTFO!
 
2012-11-30 11:25:13 PM

brantgoose: Do not tell people you are going to do good with your money. Every charity, moocher and con-artist on the Earth will say to themselves: KA-CHING


I would use the money to ruin the lives of all my enemies. And anyone who wants a favor is an enemy.

When in doubt, use Richard Nixon as your guide...
 
2012-11-30 11:25:28 PM
I used to ponder how I would spend my Powerball winnings, but finally realized that it's a waste of time. I probably have a bigger chance of Godzilla trying to eat me while I'm bent over plucking a four-leaf clover and since I never fantasize about that happening, why bother with the lottery?

I agree with a previous poster who thought that lotteries were a bad thing because they give poor people a glimmer of hope only to have that hope dashed repeatedly. This is much worse for compulsive gamblers who blow hundreds of bucks on tickets for every drawing. I did buy a ticket for this record lottery--first ticket in years--and I only had one number match, so this may be the last lottery ticket I ever buy.

Fark it, folks, the time, effort, and money wasted on the lottery could be put to better use by finding a *realistic* method to escape the Rat Race. My artistic career is a bit shaky right now, but at least I have a reasonable chance of success, much higher than the 1:175,000,000 chance of winning the Powerball. Truth is, it's not practical to sit on your couch eating Cheetos and expect that fame and fortune will simply fall from the sky and land in your lap; you actually have to go out and do something. And even if you don't succeed in getting fame and fortune, at least you're actively taking your life in your hands instead of leaving your fate to a bunch of bouncing ping-pong balls...
 
2012-11-30 11:28:11 PM
You know, after reading the article, I do think that some people are born to be poor.
 
2012-12-01 12:00:58 AM

Marshmallow Jones: 1>claim it anonymously if possible
2>dont tell anyone
3>find a lawyer & a financial advisor, both preferrably from well known firms
3>do not quit job immediately, after a few weeks, put in your 2 weeks notice claiming that you got another job
4>get off the grid - change phone #, cell phone etc
5>tour europe or asia or sit on a beach in another country for a few months
6>when you come back, move to where there are lots of rich people so you dont stand out
7>stay alive if you can


/i'm all ready
//have yet to actually buy a ticket


FTFY.; also, change your mailing address to a P.O. Box, either at a UPS Store or with the Postal Service. With the cell phone, get a "burner".
 
2012-12-01 12:03:44 AM
It would be really fun to produce a reality show with the scammers and deadbeats. Hire someone to respond to every call and letter to the winner. Like other shows, a certain amount of casting picks out the most entertaining ones. They are allowed into the studio after security screening and signing releases, and anything they say or do is on camera.

It'll be train wreck after train wreck revealing what sorry greedy wretches they are, and Americans loves them some train wrecks. Then you can have a staff vet everything they say, do background research, and call them back to the show to excoriate them for their lies... Penalties could be creative. Pie in the face, the trap door, chewed out by bible ladies, slammed by wrestlers, hot chicks with paintball guns, or introduction to local law enforcement about those old warrants... Fun!

The usual devices, like pre-pitch and post-pitch interviews, and diary cams fill time, followed by the sponsored Room of Entitlement where groups of them argue about who deserves it more!
 
2012-12-01 12:03:53 AM

Southern100: I'd have absolutely no problem saying "No" to most requests for money, but it's the things you can't control that would worry me - people wanting to sue me because they tripped on a blade of grass in my yard, or because I "promised" them a million bucks 20 years ago if I ever won the lottery, or the worst of them all, physical harm or threats to me or my family.

I almost think I'd prefer winning a small lottery (say, $100,000 a year over 20-30 years) vs one big $300 Million + windfall.


I'm reckoning you're going to have to be the most ruthless, cutthroat, blackhearted SOB in order to be able to say "no" to people. I wouldn't mind that actually, since you know there will be people out there trying to make a buck off of you.
 
2012-12-01 12:10:55 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: desertfool: #1 Hire an attorney.
#2 Hire an accountant
#3 Hire a financial advisor
#4 Make sure that #'s 1-3 don't know each other
#5 Change phone #'s
#6 Move
#7 make sure all mail to old address goes directly to the trash
#8 then claim the prize.

/Never going to happen. Back to work on Monday.

That's one that I didn't think of. Good call.


This; I work with an attorney but...I'll be damned If I let him recommend me to one of his friends/colleagues. When that much money's in play, sorry but, work relationships are just that.
 
2012-12-01 12:15:06 AM
I would fill a swimming pool with hundred dollar bills, soak the bills in butane, and light it on fire. Anyone who wants to chance it, the deal is all you can carry.
 
2012-12-01 12:16:25 AM

Special J: If were to ever win big, I plan on being very difficult to find.


This; I plan to live someone where...else if I ever won a prize that big.
 
2012-12-01 12:21:45 AM
There's a an elderly couple that lives two houses away from me that won several million a few years ago.

The wife recently died after a long, painful battle with brain cancer, and now the widower's kids are crawling out of the woodwork, hoping to use her death as a way to get close to dad and finagle a bigger slice of the inheritance.

Hopefully, he'll buy a mansion, let them all move in, then blow it up to kingdom come with an F-15 missile strike.
 
2012-12-01 12:39:08 AM

balki1867: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x636]

I feel like this needs to be shopped.




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my skills....lack....
 
2012-12-01 12:39:53 AM
In addition to an attorney, advisor and accountant I'd get a bodyguard. I have no idea how you get one but it seems appropriate given kidnapping and death.
 
2012-12-01 01:13:25 AM
Rule #1 - TELL NO ONE
Rule #2 - Lawyer up
Rule #3 - do not collect until you have a solid professional financial plan in place and a Plan to go Anonymous for a long time
Rule #4 - TELL NO ONE
Rule #5 - farking disappear for a while. Let your attorneys pay for wherever you're staying, rental car, etc.
Rule #6 - TELL NO ONE
Rule #7 - Get some farking sense into your head and DO NOT indulge yourself like a drinken gibbon
Rule #8 - TELL NO ONE

... the list goes on in that vein, which means sensible people will probably never win the thing

Then there are the people who win $300 million and say, "I'll keep working. I like working."

Then give the money back arsehole. Let the rest of us get a chance at it.
 
2012-12-01 01:16:13 AM

Devmapall: In addition to an attorney, advisor and accountant I'd get a bodyguard. I have no idea how you get one but it seems appropriate given kidnapping and death.


So long as you trush the bodyguard not to kidnap or death you.
 
2012-12-01 01:41:18 AM
I swear to god, if one more person tries to get me to "share" that guy's photo...

This was pretty funny, though.
i28.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-01 01:42:40 AM
I would be willing to take that chance.
 
2012-12-01 01:42:53 AM

antiFodder: Devmapall: In addition to an attorney, advisor and accountant I'd get a bodyguard. I have no idea how you get one but it seems appropriate given kidnapping and death.

So long as you trush the bodyguard not to kidnap or death you.


That's a good point. Like I said, I've never looked into it but I'm sure there's reputable companies around. I'm guessing not cheap. Not that it matters because I'll probably never win.
 
2012-12-01 01:50:54 AM
I don't understand why anyone under 60 would take the lump sum. A fool and $2M can soon be parted. I don't care who tells me I can invest or interest or whatever. I'd rather have $100K coming my way for the next 20 years than the lump sum. You lose the $100k? Guess what. Another $100K is coming next year.

That goes just as well for MegaMillions. People won't think you have an INFINITE amount of money. $250M split 30 ways is $8.333M a year. You can budget your generosity accordingly. You're rich, but not stupid rich right away. Less of a threat to your family.

And I'd be careful to blow as much of that money as possible each year. Just enough leftover for a nice retirement. You don't need to leave a lump for your kids. You need to use the money to get them a good education and, if possible, their own businesses. Or the savvy to KNOW HOW to invest and not trust anyone to invest for them. You don't want your kids or grandkids to turn into Paris Hilton.
 
2012-12-01 02:02:42 AM

diaphoresis: Brain? Is that you?


I would be if I ever bought a ticket. And won. I guess.

Consider yourselves temporarily reprieved, peoples of the free Earth. You've escaped the stylizations of my whim for a brief while.

Enjoy it while you can.
 
2012-12-01 02:14:08 AM
Bah. I'm not frittering away my time making complex plans for when I win the Powerball; no, I'm busy frittering away my time making complex plans for when I invent a practical perpetual-motion machine made out of popsicle sticks that solves all of the Earth's energy problems.

/yes, it involves giving 'happy money' to the dying oil industry so they don't put a contract out on me
//and, yes, part of my scheme involves a ceremony where I laugh in the faces of patent-office officials who regard perpetual-motion machines as crackpot science
///and when I have an absolute monopoly over the Earth's energy production, I'll start making plans for the day that the Jupiterians elect me president of the solar system
////it could happen *sigh*
 
2012-12-01 02:25:00 AM

INeedAName: I have a small number of charities to which I would give money. A select number of friends whose debts I would pay off, and a few family members I would help out. Beyond that, the rest would either go into savings or just get given away and I would be completely fine with that.

/Sadly, I will never win
//I don't ever play


First things first: HIDE. EVERYTHING. Then help people out. Preferably from an address you've moved to without giving out forwarding information.
 
2012-12-01 02:48:54 AM
When Schrödinger put his imaginary cat in the box with the radiation sample, Geiger counter, and poison-release system, he was conducting a thought experiment to show the absurdity between quantum mechanics and the macroscopic world.

However, what would happen (if PETA allowed it) if you took a billion cats and put them in a billion Schrödinger boxes and then opened the boxes up? Presumably you'd get a perfect 50/50 mixture of dead and live cats. However, what if your particular opinion regarding cats (I'm a cat-lover m'self) were to influence the probability of getting a live cat over a dead cat? That would be a mind-blowing experiment proving that ESP or solipsism exists. More importantly, if a Schrödinger box caused the universe to bifurcate into two parallel continua--one with a dead cat, one with a live cat--then your love or hatred of cats would influence which of the two spacetime continua you were in.

From that perspective, winning the Powerball is simply a matter of being in the same parallel universe as the winning numbers. I'd consider the Powerball machine as a quantum-mechanical device of sorts because the bouncing of the ping-pong balls is a very, very non-linear system and a decay of an atom on the surface of any of the balls would completely change the outcome of the numbers. In other words, like a Schrödinger box, but with 175,000,000 eigenstates instead of two. It's simply a matter of using ESP, magick, voodoo-hoodoo, or some silly occult thing to make sure you're simply in the same continuum as the winning numbers. That's the part, though, I haven't figured out yet, so I'll have to continue working as an artist with extreme insomnia.

/i'll bet only 1 in 10 of you can follow my incoherent reasoning
//i'm mostly up because i'm downloading an old Deanna Durbin movie
///probably more eccentric than any of you can comprehend
 
2012-12-01 05:53:01 AM
Projecting yourself into public after coming into money is like putting on a deer costume and running into a PA public hunting areas near Philly on the first day of the season.
 
2012-12-01 06:20:46 AM
I like to think I'd be kind of a benevolent dick to people if I won the lottery.

I'd offer to pay off half of my brothers house and my best friends house. Maybe a couple of other couples I know, the condition would be that they wouldn't tell anyone about my win for five years and that they have to pay me back eventually.
The money I paid would be an interest free loan due when the original loan was meant to be paid by, interest free means it wouldn't take as long to pay it back as the bank loan would have so they can start paying me back faster and saving money for their retirement and future sooner.
When the full amount is paid back to me that money would be divided up to their kids as a university fund(or if they've graduated either a travel fund OR to pay their student debt) BUT only when it is paid in full. Minus the cost of managing the loan(probably a lawyer and maybe an accountant to two).
So they'd own their houses earlier, have money for their kids and not feel like I'm some bank that just gives them cash whenever they need it. I'd be helping them but not giving them everything they need and they get a lump sum of cash at the end so it would be like winning the lottery again.

If they get a divorce then each of them will owe me half each and their kids, even kids from their next marriage, get the divided pot at the end. Bugger them if they can't stay together I'm not playing favourites here with stepkids and the like.

The rest I'd spend on travel for a while before I got back to my job and probably settle my debts and my parents debts.
I've never really cared about money it comes and goes. Whatever is left I'd probably buy a small house somewhere near a bike track with a decent internet connection and a new laptop as well as a decent bicycle and I'd work a few days a week, volunteer somewhere if I could and generally just chill out.

Australia is lucky in that we have mandatory anonymity laws for competition winners. The media are forbidden to name winners if they choose to be anonymous.
 
2012-12-01 06:38:49 AM
It's funny how people get frenetic over these insanely large jackpots, as if "only" a handful-million in net winnings wouldn't make it so they could quit working and live an ostentatious life for the rest of their time on Earth.

And how is it that so many people in this advanced society of ours can't seem to live on less than they make, whether it's $25,000/year or a lottery jackpot? Shouldn't it be a requirement of high school graduation to demonstrate you can set up and follow a household budget? It's upper-elementary school math.
 
2012-12-01 07:39:58 AM
I was joking with my kids before the drawing that perhaps their lives were about to be turned upside down (moving, them going to elite boarding schools so Mrs. Spass and I could travel, etc). My 12 year old announced that he was happy with his life and hoped we didn't win.

Made me think. Think I'm going to play the "smaller" lotteries now. If by some fluke I did win like 4-5 million, I'd try not to tell ANYONE (probably not even the kids). Keep working, but be able to go out to a few more lunches and dinners...have new cars a bit more often, some home improvements, real vacations, college and retirement set, etc, but keep my friends.
 
2012-12-01 07:46:42 AM
You know, i've been homeless. A lot. Living out of dad's car as a kid at times, having my home destroyed by nature as a teen, being farked over by a foreman who ran off to Texas with me and my roommates' pay/rent, and getting thrown out on my arse by an ex (from an apt that i was the leaseholder of, but i wasn't willing to fight over). I could stand to be homeless again because i blew a couple hundred million paying off my family's and friends' debts and buying them stuff. Not extravagant stuff, just the stuff i know would make them more successful at what they're already good at. A permanent location for a friend's family massage school, a dance studio for my sister to teach in and sewing lessons so her costumes for gigs look more professional. That sort of stuff.
Yeah, i may end up dead for my troubles, but i'd at least know i made some kind of difference for the people i love.

That said, i don't gamble. I hate losing bets more than i enjoy winning them, so it's just a losing game for me.
 
2012-12-01 08:34:41 AM

OnlyM3: Which is proof we need the obamessiah to be the one handing out cash.

That way only rainbows and unicorns will follow.


///wealth redistribution never works.


That implies the original wealth was distributed.
 
2012-12-01 08:42:52 AM
Let's say I won $50 million in the lottery. Here's what I'd probably do with it:

$5 million to relatives and friends

$3 million for an expensive house in the suburbs

$3 million for an expensive beach house

$2 million to charity

$20 million for an expensive, messy divorce (where I would lose the houses, too)

$1 million for another house

$5 million dissipated by a mistress

$5 million for an expensive palimony suit by said mistress

$1 million lost at the casino

$1 million spent on controlled substances

$1 million spent on doctors in attempts to cure gambling and narcotics habits

That still leaves me with $3 million, unless I underestimated the cost of one or more items, in which case I will be bankrupt.
 
2012-12-01 10:01:07 AM

Rwa2play: Forbidden Doughnut: desertfool: #1 Hire an attorney.
#2 Hire an accountant
#3 Hire a financial advisor
#4 Make sure that #'s 1-3 don't know each other
#5 Change phone #'s
#6 Move
#7 make sure all mail to old address goes directly to the trash
#8 then claim the prize.

/Never going to happen. Back to work on Monday.

That's one that I didn't think of. Good call.

This; I work with an attorney but...I'll be damned If I let him recommend me to one of his friends/colleagues. When that much money's in play, sorry but, work relationships are just that.


I figure if anyone can rob you blind it is the people you trust to protect you. That plus I am an idiot, so it would be easy for them to scam me.
 
2012-12-01 10:12:18 AM

balki1867: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x636]

I feel like this needs to be shopped.




Posted this one on FB last night

imageshack.us
 
2012-12-01 11:41:22 AM
Sell everything I own that won't fit in a suitcase.
Make family do the same.
Never own anything again.
Live in hotels.
Travel, eat well.
Drink good wine.
Occasional bout of narcotics and hookers.
 
2012-12-01 01:28:29 PM

Clemkadidlefark:

Then there are the people who win $300 million and say, "I'll keep working. I like working."

Then give the money back arsehole. Let the rest of us get a chance at it.


Ummm, why? Some people love what they do for work. Some...don't and that's why they'll quit their current line of work and either live off of the money and/or find some line of work they do enjoy.

I'll agree with the other things you said and add something desertfool already said: Lawyer up, get an accountant and a financial advisor but make sure they do not know each other. Of course, do not tell anyone (even those closest to you) until you're all set.

desertfool: Rwa2play: This; I work with an attorney but...I'll be damned If I let him recommend me to one of his friends/colleagues. When that much money's in play, sorry but, work relationships are just that.

I figure if anyone can rob you blind it is the people you trust to protect you. That plus I am an idiot, so it would be easy for them to scam me.


DTA: Don't Trust Anybody. You pretty much have to be a ruthless prick so a) you can weed out the posers from the people that really care about you and b) Just to let the posers know you will not hesitate to be a vicious bastard on them.
 
2012-12-01 04:15:47 PM
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2012-12-01 04:27:06 PM

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Lenny Kapowski is a dirt poor, foul mouthed, porn addicted, binge drinking, malcontent. Life has spent fifteen solid years of kicking him when he was down and he has never done anything to change his lot. But, in one lucky moment, Lenny wins a giant lottery jackpot and he finally sees the path to his redemption. For Lenny, redemption comes in the form of revenge on the man he blames for his life's woes, Dr. Wayne Stevens.

In high school, Lenny was to take the doctor's daughter to the Senior Prom, but at the last second her father put a stop to that idea. At a pre-Prom gathering in the exclusive planned community of Rambling Hills, Dr. Stevens forbade Lenny from taking his daughter to the Prom and humiliated the young man in front of his classmates and their parents. The doctor simply would not have his only daughter associating with such-- undesirables.

Now pushing thirty, Lenny is a very rich man. Still, after a life with no focus or drive, what good is all that money? Lenny's only goal is to reap his vengeance on Dr. Stevens and the residents of the snobbish Rambling Hills Community. Along with his best friend, Norm Grubnik, and his attorney/terrorist, Calvin Greenlee, Lenny sets out on a plan to topple the doctor's ivory tower. Lenny will be the vicarious champion for the downtrodden. The elitist's worst nightmare. White trash with cash. Lenny will be the worst thing they could ever imagine.

He will be their neighbor. 

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Also worthy of consideration, the recent novel about a sociopathic "lotto lout" and debt collector, "Lionel Asbo: State of England," by Martin Amis. Apparently the only thng lottery winnings can buy is sweet revenge...
 
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