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 ...
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!
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.
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
Marshmallow Jones: 1>claim it anonymously if possible2>dont tell anyone3>find a lawyer & a financial advisor, both preferrably from well known firms3>do not quit job immediately, after a few weeks, put in your 2 weeks notice claiming that you got another job4>get off the grid - change phone #, cell phone etc5>tour europe or asia or sit on a beach in another country for a few months6>when you come back, move to where there are lots of rich people so you dont stand out7>stay alive if you can/i'm all ready//have yet to actually buy a ticket
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.
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.
Special J: If were to ever win big, I plan on being very difficult to find.
balki1867: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x636]I feel like this needs to be shopped.
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.
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.
diaphoresis: Brain? Is that you?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
x3lit3: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000337676/Mr-Undesirabl e .aspx 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. (html is not my friend)
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