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(Examiner)   For the love of money... here we go again. Mega Millions rolls up to $550 million. For that kind of money, subby could buy Fark   (examiner.com) divider line 14
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2013-12-14 05:15:44 PM
3 votes:
It would be scary to win that much money.
2013-12-14 07:59:47 PM
2 votes:
I'd have drew kidnapped and forced to watch buzzfeed clockwork Orange style.
2013-12-14 05:20:23 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-12-14 05:01:35 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-12-15 02:29:53 AM
1 votes:

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.


step 1...create trust.
step 2...have the 'trust' cash in winning ticket.
step 3...enjoy money without having everyone and their cousin asking you for a hand out.
2013-12-14 11:27:02 PM
1 votes:
I would buy a house so large i could get lost in it, buy boats and toys i'd use once and never again, become alienated from all my friends, have sex with a bunch of women who can't stand the sight of me, and drink myself to death within five years.

-no regrets-
2013-12-14 08:24:56 PM
1 votes:

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


I had the same thought.  Except I was thinking Hobbiton.

Because... yeah.  Green fields and round doors.
2013-12-14 08:17:25 PM
1 votes:
I'm in for a dollar. Got it all planned out. I have several business plans I polish up from time to time awaiting seed money (toss one from time to time due to windows of opportunity closing, writing up another when I see an opportunity in case I come into a windfall or something). I have plans for securities investments (my IRA does very well) and I want to put a couple others I know into business for themselves (for a piece of the action, of course).

I keep vacillating between taking the cash option and going for the annuity. All of the above could be done for a single annuity payment after tax. After that it becomes dicey for me personally to manage. That is the problem with huge amounts of money in a windfall. On the other hand, I know that eventually the tax on high incomes is going to go up, and there is a chance it will go up very, very high and I would like to get the money sheltered under current rules.

Most of my money would probably go to endow a local social services entity, ensuring they are perpetually funded. After investing the first $10 mill or so I'd have all the money I need for the rest of my life. I'm currently developing two of those revenue streams right now in entertainment media and transportation, a massive injection of cash would allow me to complete them now and essentially retire. I don't have a lot of material needs, though I understand that can change over time. Maybe I'd do the whole Bill and Melinda Gates/Jimmy Carter/Rotary thing and pick a disease to try to eradicate. Or help fund a private manned spaceflight program.
2013-12-14 08:07:06 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-12-14 07:49:34 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-12-14 07:32:57 PM
1 votes:
Cash option comes in at around $300 million. Say after taxes and lawyers I'm left with $150 million. 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.

With what remains, I should be able to stomp down any local tea partier looking to infest the legislatures for a few years.
2013-12-14 07:27:34 PM
1 votes:
Private jet. That would be my indulgence. Don't even have to own it, but I would never fly commercial again.
2013-12-14 05:56:22 PM
1 votes:

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.


No doubt. I'm sure they'd love to have a story like "single ticket wins first billion dollar jackpot on Christmas morning."
2013-12-14 05:31:26 PM
1 votes:
I would buy one of those kickass miniature giraffes and a talking gecko.
 
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