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    Powerball, 1st thing you would do

    What is the 1st thing you would do with the 1st installment of money you get from the jackpot.

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    I'd get a lawyer, a tax accountant, and a banker.
    Go and tell my baby sister
    Not to do what I have done
    Go and spurn that house down in New Orleans
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    I think most people would agree, quit my crappy job, but if the question is what would I do with the money? I'd go on a sweet ass vacation and then buy a nice car.
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    go into hiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I'd get a lawyer, a tax accountant, and a banker.
    here is the point, you see it?********************************************************************this is you

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    hire an architect and build my self one awesome house.
    Hire an accountant and banker to make some calculations for how to spent my money in terms of longevity.

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    Get a financial adviser and invest all that stuff in low-mid risk funds and live happy for the rest of my life.

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    Just pay off anything I own which has interest, get a cinema lens package, some gifts for my wife, and then put the rest into a savings account, maybe invest a little of it. I would keep my job and just live a stress free life where my wife doesn't have to work and can just take care of our baby
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    Moved to Fun Stuff.

    I would get a computer that can run games smoothly! :3

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    Set up a portfolio and live off the dividends forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Symphonic View Post
    Just pay off anything I own which has interest, get a cinema lens package, some gifts for my wife, and then put the rest into a savings account, maybe invest a little of it. I would keep my job and just live a stress free life where my wife doesn't have to work and can just take care of our baby
    500 million dollars and you keep your job? Are you a brain surgeon or something..Stephen Hawking in disguise?

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    Pay off my parents house and buy one closer to mine.

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    Call my parents, and tell them they don't have to worry about money ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    500 million dollars and you keep your job? Are you a brain surgeon or something..Stephen Hawking in disguise?
    Some people like what they do.

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    Pretty easy for me.

    1. Give 25% to various charity organizations.
    2. Pay off all outstanding debt for myself, my parents, my aunt/uncle, and my grandmother.
    3. Pay off all outstanding debt for my closest friends.
    3. Keep $500,000 spread in some accessible bank accounts, put about $100,00 in a CD, put back about 1 million, put the rest into well researched and low, but reliable, yield investments.
    4. Furnish house with the items I want. I don't have wild ambitions for cars and high dollar items.
    Since this one is the main point of this thread:
    I'd buy a 65" TV and surround sound system, a new couch and media storage cabinet, and wall mounted shelving. I'd then get a full line of gaming systems set up retro to modern in a stylish display. Then I'd get a guest bedroom set, a small couch and a new writing desk for the front room. I would upgrade the PC. At this point, I'm pretty much set with everything I want.
    5. Go to work. Be the most straightforward and honest employee to ever work here. Get fired as a result.
    6. Pursue interests. Archery, martial arts, survival training, travel, web design, programming, game design.

    Honestly, I wouldn't work FOR someone. I would work on what I want to do, like writing or working on developing a comic series. I'd possibly work part time somewhere or I'd spend my time doing charity and volunteer work instead of working for a paycheck. I also think it would be fun to be able to shop garage sales, estate sales, storage auctions, etc. and find/sell treasures on ebay for fun.

    Alternative:
    1. Give 25% to various charity organizations.
    2. Pay off all outstanding debt for myself, my parents, my aunt/uncle, and my grandmother.
    3. Pay off all outstanding debt for my closest friends.
    4. Become Batman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    500 million dollars and you keep your job? Are you a brain surgeon or something..Stephen Hawking in disguise?
    I just don't believe people should stop doing what they enjoy just because they landed a ton of cash. It always makes me laugh when winners say things like "I live the same way as I did before I won. Except, I quit my job, bought 3 new cars 2 new homes. But other then that, nothing has changed." Winning the lottery shouldn't change the way people live, except to make life not stressful with money and you still get to feel like you're contributing something to society by working / paying taxes. Not working would be unwise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayburner View Post
    500 million dollars and you keep your job? Are you a brain surgeon or something..Stephen Hawking in disguise?
    I would actually also keep my job. I like my job and having a great time pretty much every day at work. As for the money, I'd buy a house and a new car most likely, but then I'd give away the rest. I don't want that much money, I want to feel that when I buy something, it has a value for me. When you can buy everything everywhere, nothing is worth anything anymore. Atleast that is how it would be for me.

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    I would probably take lump sum, but first thing(s):

    Full medical workup - Test for everything. I don't want some rare disease or aneurism or tumor to go unnoticed.
    Pay off debt (Student loans and car loans)
    Buy land/hire construction company/architect design and build a house
    Pay off loans for my parents, in-laws, and sister
    Trust fund - full college tuition for my brother in-laws
    $1 million in the stock market
    Max out Roth IRA for my husband and me
    Donations to charity, at least 10% of the winnings, no more than 35%, split across many different charities
    4 ultimate computers - 2 gaming machines for my husband and me, a server, and a dedicated folding rig
    Ultimate gamers room - Home theater setup with all video game consoles
    Full furnishings for house
    Japan/European vacation

    Make sure that I have enough stowed away in the bank to afford a lifetime of property taxes, buying a new car every 2-3 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Symphonic View Post
    I just don't believe people should stop doing what they enjoy just because they landed a ton of cash. It always makes me laugh when winners say things like "I live the same way as I did before I won. Except, I quit my job, bought 3 new cars 2 new homes. But other then that, nothing has changed." Winning the lottery shouldn't change the way people live, except to make life not stressful with money and you still get to feel like you're contributing something to society by working / paying taxes. Not working would be unwise
    You'd be surprised how many people hate and loathe their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I'd get a lawyer, a tax accountant, and a banker.
    This, As well as...

    Go into hiding
    You would have to, No buts, ifs or mabyes. If you walked outside saying " I WON IT I WON IT "people would hunt you down. I would collect privite and pick a stale and town i have never been to and start a new life. New house and a part time job to keep it legit. I would take care of my family thats for sure. But i wouldnt tell anyone outside my family i had won. ( Yes you can have it like that )
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