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Old 01-10-2016, 02:13 PM   #1
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What would you do if you won $1 Billion?

Historic $1Billion powerball lottery!

Now, I don't advocate gambling....but, come on now....$1 Billion? I don't usually play, but, for those kind of $$$$....we just HAVE TO! So, my daughter and I decided to buy 3 tickets each, and dream.....out of 6 Quick Pics, we had 3 numbers on separate tickets...0$.

This morning, we decided if we are meant to win...one ticket each will suffice. (Being frugal, don't cha know). Of course, the mind runs wild ....what would you do with that kind of money?

1. First off...donate to charity...big $$$$!

2. Buy a big motor home (Airstream, of course), and hire a driver to do all the work.

3. Buy a big house, with. Huge closets and pantries,...(there is never enough storage space). Have housekeepers and gardeners to do all the work.

4. Buy homes for each of the grands. (They're still young...they can do their own house chores.)

5. Pay for college for each of the grands in their chosen fields. They need to keep working for a living.

6. I'm already retired, but, daughter would retire...so we can travel.

7. New cars for each of us.

8. Donate more $$$ to charity.

9. Travel in my Airstream...anywhere, anytime I want!

10. Take bucket list trips.

Now, what would you do?
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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I would pay off debts, put some in savings and mutual funds, maybe splurge a little and the rest would go to several animal rescues we are affiliated with.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:27 PM   #3
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Quit job and buy rental properties, setup a trust fund for the kids.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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Hire an attorney and a tax accountant. Then figure out the rest.

Since I don't gamble I will never win a lottery. I can't even win a coin toss.

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Old 01-10-2016, 02:39 PM   #5
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Money to rescue, cancer research and invest in to what is considered very safe. Maybe a custom AS and tow vehicle. I guess next is you have to disappear to keep others from asking for money. Could be a blessing or a curse.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:41 PM   #6
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Oh, I forgot....tell no one you won....distant relatives would instantly appear!
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:57 PM   #7
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Faint! I've never been even moderately lucky.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:05 PM   #8
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Mimi, I hear you. Some folks are lucky...I've never been. I have always had to work HARD for everything! However, one can dream! I think...someone will eventually win, and it only takes one ticket. Maybe at age 77, Lady Luck might consider a little old white haired lady? LOL!
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I would pay someone to polish my ten-year old Airstream and then go back and read the Small Space Living thread from the start.

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I would pay my tithe to the church, I would pay off our house, maybe sell it. Quit work. Then Gina and I would hit the road to see this beautiful country of ours on absolutely no timetable whatsoever. I would be a very benevolent rich person! There are so many worthwhile causes and people in need. Shoot, I would probably pay off our best friend's house, gift them a chunk of change so THEY could quit work, then invite them on our road trip! We, as 2 couples who would like to be of service to other people, could have quite a ministry together.

But, since I'm not much into lotteries or casinos, it's just a dream.


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Unfathomable.......haven't bought any tickets yet, but was thinking this am that I almost must.

I would share with my children and loved ones, give to some worthy causes, perhaps buy a piece of land in a beloved somewhere for a landing pad for the Interstate....and, go from there.


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I would open an Airstream and Vintage Kin campground with rentable silver trailers of whatever brand I choose. These would serve as lodging in the same manner that state park cabins are used. All campsites would be pull in and pull out types so that nobody will have to back into a tiny space. All sites will be spacious beyond belief, where your privacy will be up to you.
Of course jobs will be created to operate and maintain the campground because I will be spending my time traveling and visiting other campgrounds all over creation.
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New tires for the truck.

And buy Nebraska.
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Not say a word to anyone!

Edit - Opps, I see that is taken above.
So plan B - turn it into a small fortune. That's what you do when you start doing fun things with a big fortune, right?
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