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Old 03-21-2014, 01:22 PM   #15
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I'm afraid I have done just about every upgrade I can to my AIRSTREAM CLIPPER, and it really needs nothing except maybe a new set of house batteries.

I agree with a previous post #3 about keeping stuff until it is broke beyond repair, so I guess if I had large amounts of money, that would allow me keep the CLIPPER forever.

I am not sure I would order a new bigger and better, as with it would just be a new life of frustration with all the new gadgets that won't even last until the warranty expires.

The most I can win in Canada is 50m so my choices are limited compared to your PowerBall jackpots.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #16
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BIG Lotto Win.

I'd give all of my loyal employees the biggest amount of cash I could without giving them tax blues, then modify the 401K plan so they'd ROLL in money and add a serious financial trainer to help them manage it all well (without me nebbing into their private business). I'd let my partner retire with a big payoff and best wishes... but I'd keep the business and probably buy out a dozen or so competitors just to give my best people a place to grow and to keep me out of mischief to some small degree.

I'd also take care of my sister and brother so they'd be secure the rest of their lives (and not want to knock me in the head for an inheritance!). I'd be gracious to an ex husband and whoever his current wife is. I'd be less gracious to most of the relatives and high school boyfriends who might suddenly want to re-enter my life.

I'd get GOOD advice about how to help the nieces and nephews without ruining their young lives - too much money too early - never met a person who wasn't ruined by that.

And for MOI? Colin: a center bath Avion would be headed your way. I'd get a 30 foot Serenity with Recliners for my "Va. Beach home", Keep "HORSE" (finally named Eddie Bauer) for East Coast travel trailer, get an Oliver for major boondocking in the Southwest and mountains.... and I'm undecided about what to do for the West Coast. Might have to visit Area 51 and see what is interesting in inventory there.

Last - I'd travel and set up impromptu rallies everywhere to meet all the friends I've met here. I'd also get lipo.

What I would NOT DO: Get a Prevost and hire a Chauffeur to drive it. (Actually SAW that once.)


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Old 03-21-2014, 01:31 PM   #17
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Hmmmmm

I'd get a new Tundra, tastefully appointed with leather seats..... but none of those garish wheels they put on their deluxe editions..... then a new 27 foot International...... then do all the stuff that Paula so eloquently outlined, after which...... i'd tell the world..... seeya and travel around the US to my heart's content with my lovely wife at my side :-)
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:20 PM   #18
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I would put a black and gray tank in my Avion, buy a campsite in Ohio for my wife to visit her brother, another site in n. Ga or western NC, and continue to live in my one thousand square foot home near Gainesville, fl. After that I would travel, travel, travel.!! Jim
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:49 PM   #19
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Paula, I too would take care of my employees, set up education for grandkids, move to small craftsmen style home with two porches, one screened, covered storage for airstream which would be upgraded to 25'. I do not need millions.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:49 PM   #20
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I would pay off the house, build a big enough garage to hold the Caravel and both Miatas with extra room for a shop. I would send the Caravel up to Colin to finish restoring, so I can free up more of my time. I would buy that 46 Ford pickup project I have my eye on and hire out some of the work on that. It would take some time, but eventually all the projects would be done and I might have time to enjoy the use of them.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:53 PM   #21
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I'll never win a lottery because I've never bought a ticket.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:59 PM   #22
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I'll never win a lottery because I've never bought a ticket.
You should know that your odds of winning the lottery are statistically the same whether or not you buy a ticket :-)
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:22 PM   #23
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Lotto 649

The LOTTO 649 in Canada must be watching this thread????

Tonight on the local TV was an add showing the 649 winners convoying down an Ocean Parkway with 2 Airstream Trailers in tow and a large Class A following up. I did not have time to ID the Class A.

If you have access to Canadian Television, worth watching for.
I searched Utube but it is not on there yet.

Here is one add that might give some good advice to those of us who hope to win????
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...BQkjmN5ruY#t=0

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Old 03-21-2014, 10:54 PM   #24
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Not to mention, alclad skins & "door within the door".
Now we're onto something!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:55 AM   #25
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I'll never win a lottery because I've never bought a ticket.

I play when the jackpots get high. Wish they would change those ticket scanners to say, "Looser!" instead of, "Not A Winner".

Jay Leno's Garage is a good example of what I would do after telling my boss that it's been fun...
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When I drive my 300LE up the coast of California on a gorgeous day with my wife, I feel like I won the lottery.
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Buy RickDavis a new set of batteries!

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