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1/2 a BILLION dollar Lottery...What would you do with the money?

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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
As a screenwriter I would skirt Hollywood and produce my own films, then use some to kickstart a "new" Hollywood, one that wasn't based on corporate gain and lazy art, and focus on new talent and old forgotten talent as well. Enough of this flavor of the month bull$h!t.



Very generous idea.
But isnt that what the CAN moive festival is all about?
And as far as music isnt South by Soutwest (SXSW) doing that?

If so, maybe the money would be better spent supporting somthing that is already off the ground.




posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Aside from the boring things like changing my name, changing my phone number, and going into hiding, I would:

1. Buy an old castle in Austria and live in isolation.
2. Buy every antique tarot deck in existence.
3. Build a personal library with old books.
4. Donate money to causes I see fit.
5. Give my parents a considerable sum.
6. Write books and learn as much as possible.

Not a big traveler, so I probably wouldn't travel much. I'd be perfectly content being in my Austrian castle of isolation and eccentricity.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by calnorak
I agree, I would get this ginormous tv

www.gizmag.com...

at 152 inches, think of skyrim or some other awesome games :drool:


Imagine watching porn on that monster!!!



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
As a screenwriter I would skirt Hollywood and produce my own films, then use some to kickstart a "new" Hollywood, one that wasn't based on corporate gain and lazy art, and focus on new talent and old forgotten talent as well. Enough of this flavor of the month bull$h!t.



Very generous idea.
But isnt that what the CAN moive festival is all about?
And as far as music isnt South by Soutwest (SXSW) doing that?

If so, maybe the money would be better spent supporting somthing that is already off the ground.


Canne is a place where independent films can be shown to and bought by studio distributors. I'm talking about not only release, but also production. So many good movies are never given the chance because the writer is "unknown" in Hollywood (ie> isn't an already established name). Actors too are often not given a chance, and older actors are cast aside. I'd like to go back to the heyday of film making when a studio had its own actors, produced and released its own films. More control to make a good movie and less corporate bureaucracy to get in the way.

Through this I could potentially turn 0.5 billion into several billion, with which I could do even more flim-wise, as well as charity wise. I'd also be creating thousands of jobs, building my own fx crews, film crews, and set builders, and make-up artists, side stepping the Hollywood unions that drag films down and force big budget films to be made overseas inorder to be affordable.

It's time for Film to return to America. Enough of the easy money reboots and remakes that are sucking the creativity out of the cinema.




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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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I would take it as an immediate payout and buy an island, as well as exchange the rest of the cash for gold coins. This is the only way I could ever be truly happy. On my own island, isolated from everyone and everything. If it wasn't for people, I'd have no problems lol.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Bug Out.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Buy the house we live in so my Autistic son can live in his childhood home forever. And maybe take him to Disneyland.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Id throw a concert with all my favorite bands and make a dvd out of it.....then get a haircut



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by benrl
first this yacht

Strand Craft 122 super car yacht


than an island to dock it, and that would be all I needed.








I think I need to go get a towel after seeing that yacht!!

That thing is a masterpiece!!!



A towel?! I NEED A DIAPER!
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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni

Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by benrl
first this yacht

Strand Craft 122 super car yacht


than an island to dock it, and that would be all I needed.





I think I need to go get a towel after seeing that yacht!!

That thing is a masterpiece!!!



A towel?! I NEED A DIAPER!
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A diaper? I NEED A TAMPON.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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Originally posted by ofNight

Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni

Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by benrl
first this yacht

Strand Craft 122 super car yacht


than an island to dock it, and that would be all I needed.





I think I need to go get a towel after seeing that yacht!!

That thing is a masterpiece!!!



A towel?! I NEED A DIAPER!
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A diaper? I NEED A TAMPON.


A Tampon? I NEED A BARF BAG!!!

*sigh* I think I was born in the wrong century.




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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 12:30 AM
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I honestly think the lotteries have gone insane with prizes in the hundreds of millions of dollars - more money than a person can spend in a lifetime. And sometimes you hear of a multi-million dollar prize being split up among more than a dozen people, who either shared in buying tickets or who independently bought tickets with the same numbers. And you often hear of several weeks going by with a million people buying tickets but nobody winning.

Instead of all that, I suggest that the prize be set at not more than fifteen million dollars; some people might even advocate a lower number, such as ten million. Five million dollars is enough to improve anyone's life. Instead of a grand prize accumulating to the hundreds of millions, it will be fixed at (say) $15 Million - but that amount guaranteed to every winning ticket, not split up if a multitude of people bought tickets with the same numbers. Positively $15M per winning ticket, whether there was only one such ticket or thirty.

And, perhaps more important, better secondary prizes, such as $1 Million to every ticket that got all but one number correct, and maybe $50 Thousand for the third prizes. With more people winning significant amounts of money almost every week, instead of only one big winner once in several weeks, more tickets will be sold .... and more money left in the state's coffers for whatever public purposes the revenue is supposed to support.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 01:15 AM
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1. help out the local community
2. work on developing solar powered automated glassed-in(greenhouse) dome-style factory farm to end world hunger
3. invent fun new things for people to do
4. travel a lot



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by rangersdad

Originally posted by calnorak
I agree, I would get this ginormous tv

www.gizmag.com...

at 152 inches, think of skyrim or some other awesome games :drool:


Imagine watching porn on that monster!!!


You think you feel inadequate NOW?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by Talltexxxan
 


I would take it as an immediate payout and buy an island, as well as exchange the rest of the cash for gold coins. This is the only way I could ever be truly happy. On my own island, isolated from everyone and everything. If it wasn't for people, I'd have no problems lol.


Would you get an eye patch and a peg leg too? Don't forget the parrot. And bury that gold somewhere safe.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by pirhanna

Originally posted by SwissMarked
The first thing I would do is go to art school... then I would finally take the time to write a book and simply call it "My Struggle"... after that I'd use the money to start a speaking tour... I'd gain the trust of the youth and have them start running for political positions...

I'd employ divide and conquer techniques and eventually take over a small nation... after that I'd invade neighboring countries and provide their downtrodden with "employment opportunities" in "work retreats"...

From there who knows... the sky is the limit...


Art school - I might want to add that to my list as well.

BUT - you might want to rethink that book title there man.
mein kampf = my struggle. just sayin.
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Everyone always told me I'd either grow up to be Jesus or Hitler... I've tried the "Jesus thing" and that's done nothing but make me miserable and jaded... so...

edit on 29-3-2012 by SwissMarked because: Didn't actually edit... but forgot to add I'm glad someone got the joke...



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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feed the hungry for a week! YOUR MONEY IS WORTHLESS and has been scince 1933 every dollar printed scince then is not worth the paper its printed on so scince ww1 our cash system has not been backeed by anything only an illusion,they have been trying to dig themselves out of a hole for 89 years, times up.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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Id get mine and my familys name down on the underground bunkers for when it goes pete tong...........



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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I have said it before il say it again. I would help people with it....

far too many people starving in the world and far too many people with lots of money sat watching them.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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I don't know, but i do know i will be everyone's favourite family member and friend, and i will be.

Buy a ticket to go into space. Go and see every wonder of the world i possibly can. Then Machu Picchu, the Pyramids around the world. Do a tornado chase tour. Travel Europe extensively. Spend months on our oceans on the yacht i would have bought. Build a bad a$$ bunker, stocked up to survive for a few years, or to the best money can buy. For now...

Live, give and love.



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