ferretman: It would be scary to win that much money.
Prey4reign: I would buy one of those kickass miniature giraffes and a talking gecko.
NeoCortex42: With the newly craptastic odds, I wouldn't be shocked if it made it all the way to a billion a couple weeks from now.
Triumph: NeoCortex42: With the newly craptastic odds, I wouldn't be shocked if it made it all the way to a billion a couple weeks from now.I'm sure lottery officials are pulling for a record jackpot over the Christmas holiday.
AbiNormal: With that kind of money I bet I could buy the Presidency twice like the Bush family did.
Quantum Apostrophe: NeoCortex42: With the newly craptastic odds, I wouldn't be shocked if it made it all the way to a billion a couple weeks from now.Who collects interest in the meantime?
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AbiNormal: With that kind of money I bet I could buy the Presidency twice like the Bush family did.How many faded Kerry stickers do you have on your Hyundai Tuscon?
Just another Heartland Weirdass: With that kind of money id buy a lot of two dollar bills and buy a lot of stuff and buy it with the two dollar bills that I bought, exclusively.
FloydA: 1,100 chicks at the same time.
NeoCortex42: Quantum Apostrophe: NeoCortex42: With the newly craptastic odds, I wouldn't be shocked if it made it all the way to a billion a couple weeks from now.Who collects interest in the meantime?I think half goes directly to the state's coffers for whatever program it's earmarked for (usually education or elderly care). The other half stays in the prize fund. I would think the interest from that half would stay with the prize fund so that they can (a) fulfill the crazy number of low-level prizes and (b) advertise an even higher jackpot by the time of the drawing.
PunkTiger: The biggest problem I see in winning that jackpot is that I'd quickly need both a lawyer and an accountant... THAT I CAN TRUST. I'm pretty sure I can get a trustworthy accountant (I've known one for years), but finding a lawyer who wouldn't have an insane amount of dollar signs in his/her eyes because I was the big winner would be another story altogether.I'll tell you, this Punk would be a VERY difficult person to get a hold of shortly after winning that jackpot.
nyseattitude: Considering the prices right now I'd buy Detroit for $40k, mow it down and build my own city.It would look like Org
Quantum Apostrophe: Who collects interest in the meantime?
Cpl.D: nyseattitude: Considering the prices right now I'd buy Detroit for $40k, mow it down and build my own city.It would look like OrgI had the same thought. Except I was thinking Hobbiton.Because... yeah. Green fields and round doors.
Ima4nic8or: If I won I would buy about 1000 acres far the fark away from any big cities. On it I would build my home, a modest 3000 sq footer. Behind it would be my 25 car garage, a small track, dragstrip and a workshop for woodworking, gardening and such. toward the edge of my land, where I would not have to listen to their cat fights, would be the house for all my whores. There would be about 10 or so. One would make her way to the main house each night to pleasure me while my wife is working in her 1000 sq foot scrapbooking/crafts cottage. They would be rotated out and replaced every few months. I would also have a nice garden which would grow most of my food, acres of every fruit and veggie you could think of, and some you probably wouldn't. It would of course be tended by some attractive, young immigrant women who might occasionally get to serve in my whore stable. My garage would contain a 1969 Dodge Daytona, Bugatti Veyron, hot rodded orange 1976 Pinto, Viper, Z06 Vette, Nissan GTR, and 70 Roadrunner, GMC Typhoon, Regal GNX, Buick GS 455 and a Bentley among other toys.
ShadowWolf: My dreams are all dead. If I won.. I don't know what I would do.I don't find joy in anything anymore. So I would probably just give it away to people who would enjoy it.
NeoCortex42: ferretman: It would be scary to win that much money.less so if you're fortunate enough to live in one of the few states where you can claim anonymously. Otherwise, you'd have to head out of town for a while straight from the lottery office.
Divinegrace: AbiNormal: With that kind of money I bet I could buy the Presidency twice like the Bush family did.Why be the President, when you can own the President...just like every President elected both Republican and Democrat since I have been alive....all the power, none of the responsibility.
jrl: Chance of winning: 1:258,890,850 15x(75x74x73x72x71)/5x4x3x2"Size of prize" 540,000,000So the expected value, even ignoring the lie about the payout (oh, you want ALL of it?here's half, go away), is at best 2.0 - with a very close to zero chance of any payout.That's not a great bet. The lottery is a tax on people who can't do arithmetic.When there is about a 50% chance of winning, I need to see about a 3.0 EV to getmy money out. With this kind of chance, huh, someone else is going to win it. Theticket costs too much at $1.
CptnSpldng: I'll set my niece up with 24 hour care for her ALS husband, pay off my kids' college loans and discretely help out with those of their significant others, make certain my wife & I aren't a burden to our kids if we manage to live another 20 years.
jrl: The lottery is a tax on people who can't do arithmetic
FloydA: I'd just walk the earth. You know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."
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