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What would you do if you won the lottery???

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posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:35 AM
If I won serious money on the lottery, I would do the following things, in the following order:

1) Provide spacious, well furnished dwellings for my mother, with a garden, a well apointed kitchen, artists studio cum sewing room, as well as enough money to see her through to the end of her life.

2) Provide my sister and her fella with an appropriate version of the above, but replacing the art studio and sewing rooms with a model making studio with compartmentalised draws, perfect for twenty eight millimeter model parts, and a computer suite with two terminals on a business grade broadband package, as well as a large lump sum to live on.

3) Buy a decommissioned nuclear bunker, and furnish it according to my tastes, install a telescopic observatory above ground, and all the off grid power production facilities you could concieve of, as well as a state of the art perimeter security system. I would also purchase an APC of some sort and turn it into an RV of some sort, for going to festivals in.

4) These things out of the way, I would reassess my situation.

5) I would give several hundred thousand pounds to my best friends who are a couple, because the only thing that has ever threatened to tear them apart is money worries.

6) I would THEN ask a certain lady with whom I have had a long association to marry me and live in my bunker.

7) I would give significantly to charity.

8) I would then spend my life rocking out with my *I say my good man! Not in front of the ladies* out, going VIP to metal festivals world wide, and FINALLY having enough time to get enough solid bass practice.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by luciddream

Star for you for already showing kindness to your parents.

Depending on the amount won, and after paying off my kids' college loans and mortgages, I would make sure they got the opportunity to see our beautiful country from coast-to coast-to coast. (yes, we have 3 oceans in Canada).

I then would look to start up businesses some of which to help people get off the grid and dependence on others. I would hope to invest wisely to insure a steady income in order to undertake projects. A pet project would be to build an environmentally sustainable home that includes an indoor exercise pool. Or if money is tight, open a coffee house and invite guitarists to play.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 12:56 PM
Die of a heart attck on the spot.

That is what I would do if I won the lottery.


Hail Eris.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:04 PM
reply to post by spartacus699

I would set up stipends to myself and closest loved ones. Monthly disbursements would happen. The balance of the cash would be shifted to my heirs, where they would only be allowed to amend the stipend to add new beneficiaries of it.

Monthly checks with amounts set to increase to mirror inflation. Not wealth, just security. If i want anything, I still have to save, i still have to know what "want" means.

I know wealthy people. I don't want to be wealthy.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:11 PM
In addition we'd be doing legal challenges nonstop on the corrupt system, not quitting if a judge is rogue and violates the common law, but endorses slavery. No he'd be facing court himself for the cannon of justice would be fired endlessly until this nightmare was over and we had a free and equal happy world.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:14 PM
reply to post by spartacus699

Go on a long vacation before letting my grown kids' find out about winning!
Trust me,
,they can bleed you dry with their long lists of wants and needs.

I would pay off all of my kids' bills and mortgages and then go on vacation.
Being a christian lady,I would also tithe on the winnings.
edit on 8-7-2013 by mamabeth because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:19 PM
I would continue working my current job in the Philadelphia PA area until that got boring.

I would then move to the Bozeman, MT area and open up a few stores.

In one I would sell specific types of music , books and other Curious Goods (watching Friday the 13 the Series again!). Next to that store I would have a BBQ place/cupcake/cookie/iced tea eatery.

Since the success of those stores would not dictate my lifestyle I would spend as much time as possible in Yellowstone.

People I cared about would be taken care of. I would start some charities and organizations around getting younger children to read books for pleasure and around the beauty of our national parks.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:25 PM
I would pay off bills, fix my kitchen and bathroom, plant a few more gardens, expand our property, put college money away for my boys, and go visit my out of state family.

Once my selfishness wore off I would buy another piece of property and build a battered womens hide-away in the woods. I would need to purchase a second property to build a place for the troubled youth in the area, to give them a place to eat, study and be warm away from dysfunctional lives. Possibly a small bunk house for the homeless youth next to the first building.

I am afraid I would have to get selfish again though. I also believe I would hire a nanny for a month in the summer one year and travel the festival circuit around the state just one more time.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:34 PM
I would spend a few millions building a house. It would have solar cells/panels, geothermal heat, you know the whole works. Making it nice and cheap to live in, while doing what I can for the environment.
Main part of the house would be my machine shop. 2 CNC mills and 2 CNC turners. While having a manual of each aswell of course.

Next would be a new car. The new Renault Clio, the one with the 90 horses diesel engine that runs 31 km on a liter. I would love to own that car, its so comfortable to drive. Props to Renault for that one.

Then a million or two here or there each, to good will organisations of my choosing.

Lastly, two holidays.

One to Spain or Italy with my family, and another to Vegas with my mates.

Rest would simply be for living quietly and comfortably for the rest of my life.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 01:53 PM
reply to post by woodsmom
Don't forget you have to come to visit me too! And please be kind enough to bring some of that yummy smoked salmon if you don't mind!

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by inverslyproportional

What he said but tell the people the Lord gives and takes away.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:06 PM
reply to post by spartacus699

i'd buy a castle or have one made and buy load's of old armor and sword's don't know why but always wanted both
and also try and get a real lightsaber made

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:24 PM
This answer is very easy.

The very first thing I would do, is talk to all of my close friends and relatives. I would want to know how much they owe in any sort of debt, and pay it all off. Then, because of the life situation my mother is in, I would buy her a house that she could live comfortably in. She's raising my brothers children, and working her butt off doing it, so I would want to make sure she could relax some.

Then, I would buy my g/f and I a decent house, with a nice car. Nothing fancy, just something we could keep living comfortably in. I won't lie, I would also splurge a bit on 2 really nice computers with really good sound systems, and the nicest monitors we could find. We are computer nerds, after all. XD

After that, I would throw the rest in savings, and possibly look into starting my own business. Alongside that, I would also keep a few $20's on me, because of something I've wanted to do ever since I was a young child. Reward those who are kind.

What I mean by that, is ever since a young teen, whenever I saw anyone do anything for someone for no reason other than to be kind, I wish I had money to reward them. But it would have to be true, sincere. For example, seeing a young boy open a door for an old lady. Or someone offering to help someone buy something, when they were short on cash. Seeing a dropped wallet, and returning it to the person who dropped it. True acts of kindness. I would give them a $20 bill for that.

Now I know that as time went on, people would know who I am, and start trying to do nice things in front of me in hopes to get money. But that's why I said earlier, it has to be true kindness. If you're doing it in hopes to get money, it's not true.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:37 PM

Originally posted by spartacus699
reply to post by inverslyproportional

wow someone's got a chip on their shoulder

No chip, just a sense of the way things aught to work.

If I have thousands to millions of times more than the average guy, I should be spreading it around, not hoarding it, it isn't like you get to take it with you when you die.

I never did understand the way old rich guys work, ....spend entire life making and hoarding wealth, just to die extremely wealthy, but also never doing any good at all with it ever.

Whats the point? Money doesn't buy your way to the afterlife, it doesn't pay boons there either, it is only here that it will matters, so why not make it matter in a way that helps your brothers and sisters?

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:42 PM

Originally posted by luciddream
Get a Research team for Terra forming and Biodome.

Build a Space Shuttle.

Go to Mars.


I already give money to the poor and charity and help my parents, so no changes there.

edit on 7/8/2013 by luciddream because: (no reason given)

edit on 7/8/2013 by luciddream because: (no reason given)

Good on you man!!!!!

I wish more would do the same, all the worlds ills would be solved post haste, if more thought and acted like you!!!!

Some don't honestly want or "need" help, but most deserve it, and would do right with it, they only lack the ability to do so.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:47 PM

Originally posted by rival
That is such a tough question...the only real answer I can give you is I'd never work again. a house in the boonies with solar and wind power a nice garden, water well, bury a few million
in gold and silver bullion (just in case) and sit my butt on the couch....oh, I'd sleep ALOT

OMG!!!! The amount of lost sleep I would recoup, I didn't think of that......yes... a lot of lost sleep would be made up!!!!

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:49 PM

Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by rickymouse

Originally posted by daaskapital
I'd buy my way into being an ATS Moderator.

Seriously though, i would probably buy some island in the Pacific and move out there with my family. Would be awesome!

Why would you want to punish yourself
Being a moderator is a punishment, an imprisonment.

I presume that being a moderator would be a difficult undertaking; but knowing that you are positively aiding ATS would overcome that in my opinion.

I have said it before, but will say it again.......GOOD SHOW!!!! Serving the common good is the best reward one may ever attain in this life, I am glad your seeking the only rewards that matter!!!!

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:56 PM
I was talking to a friend and asked him this question and produced a very interesting response. . .. .

He said " One Word . .. Vasectomy .. . because the women are going to be crawling out of the woodwork and there is nothing like paying child support on 50 kids based on your income level".

Go figure a guy would give that answer.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

Gazrok...your answers are always so great, your a good, yet deep thinking type....I would pay you well to "advise" me, and also try to learn from your obvious wisdom.

I would give someone like you 1/2 of my take, literally!!! As I know one like yourself, would do quite a lot of good with it!

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 03:07 PM
I'd sell my house here in Florida and get me a nice cozy place at Lake Tahoe. I've been there a few times and its really nice.

check out this beach on the lake

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