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What would you do with...ONE BILLION DOLLARS?

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    Wizard tower in the mountains, with wifi.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    It isn't even funny how quickly I would use this money to become this guy:

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    I'd buy one of those castles in Germany

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »
    I'd buy one of those castles in Germany

    Build your own it's cheaper and them siege it every so often for a laugh

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    It isn't even funny how quickly I would use this money to become this guy:

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    I figure I'll be an old white guy eventually. No need to blow my money on it.

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Meh, I have no idea where I'd go to if I won. I'm sure my family would find swank condos or buy a mansion or the like but I like where I live now. It'd suck to move just because haters have to hate.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    What's better than an old white guy?
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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    And on the topic of not trusting people; how the heck can anyone start a relationship if you're rich?

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    And on the topic of not trusting people; how the heck can anyone start a relationship if you're rich?

    that is why I would play it on the downlow
    I would have a modest house in a generic neighborhood
    Because what's the point of going to the Hamptons when you are not one of them?
    Really I would just say I do something boring with my time and work not go up and say suicidial things like I make 2grand a hour

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Owenashi wrote: »
    And on the topic of not trusting people; how the heck can anyone start a relationship if you're rich?

    Only date other rich people. People have been doing that for thousands of years.

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    CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    My home living conditions would be pretty low key, most of the typical outward trappings of the super rich do no interest me. I might even just buy a house in this city, I'm quite fond of it. My biggest home luxuries would be a maid, a bomb ass kitchen, and an amazing computer room.

    I'd stay at all rich people hotels when travelling tho. Roll up in my muddy Subaru and tell them to get it detailed as I'm mostly likely coming back from fishing.

    EDIT: oh and I'd have a fleet of fishing kayaks in my backyard.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Really the most insane thing I would buy is my own bowling alley in my house and it's a lot cheaper than I thought

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    BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    I would delete my Facebook immediately if I won, and block numbers off my phone if it got too intense. I really wonder how long you could keep it low-key...
    Probably posting pictures of my new house and 15 or so cars may give me away.

    I have relatives that live near Heather Locklear in a nice gated community, that seems like a safe place to reside.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I would buy a sweet yact and take my friends on vacations around the world

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    I'd get a pool and a hot-tub.

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    CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited January 2016
    Owenashi wrote: »
    And on the topic of not trusting people; how the heck can anyone start a relationship if you're rich?

    This is why rich hang out with rich typically.

    I know a nerdy guy who's been rich his entire life. As far as I can tell he doesn't have a single real friend. He's mostly got poor nerd henchmen that follow him around. He's kind of an odd cat, seems like a nice guy tho.

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    ameybesameybes vvvv MERBERNRegistered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Owenashi wrote: »
    And on the topic of not trusting people; how the heck can anyone start a relationship if you're rich?

    that is why I would play it on the downlow
    I would have a modest house in a generic neighborhood
    Because what's the point of going to the Hamptons when you are not one of them?
    Really I would just say I do something boring with my time and work not go up and say suicidial things like I make 2grand a hour
    "I earn 2 grand an hour but I drink 3" is a line I would really like to say though.

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    ameybesameybes vvvv MERBERNRegistered User regular
    edited January 2016
    There's a branch of my Dad's family in Germany who are crazy rich, and every generation there's a thing where they don't tell prospective partners about the family money/assets until they're engaged...they look to be living nice lives from the outside, but the amount of land they own is stupid.

    They're Schwaben, of course #germanregionalstereotypesftw

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    HoA-playerHoA-player Registered User regular
    There is also a story about the woman who owns most of BMW not telling her current man who she is when they first met. Apparently she had trouble with men trying to get at her money before.

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    Has anyone on here ever won notable amounts in lotteries?

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Five bucks on a mega millions ticket one time.

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    Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    I got fifty bucks on a scratch off once

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Has anyone on here ever won notable amounts in lotteries?

    @Veretas' mom won a while back.

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    MadpoetMadpoet Registered User regular
    I found a winning lottery ticket on the ground once. Only $2, but pretty much an infinite percent return on investment, which is nice.

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I won 7 bucks on Saturday.

    3 numbers!

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Has anyone on here ever won notable amounts in lotteries?

    @Veretas' mom won a while back.

    I know what you meant, but this comes across as a pretty solid mom joke.

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    BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Has anyone on here ever won notable amounts in lotteries?

    @Veretas' mom won a while back.
    Bro...

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I had entered a workplace lottery pool back in 2009, and didn't win anything.

    I bought a ticket for myself a week later and I won $6,300. The first ticket I had bought by myself.
    Used it to buy a car which sadly only lasted me six years.

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    Captain MarcusCaptain Marcus now arrives the hour of actionRegistered User regular
    Aphostile wrote: »
    I could also up the amount in the general spending money investments to offset costs, but just rolling into the Ritz all the time is pretty damn easy. Maybe even just spend a year or two in the best suite of a cruise ship going around the world.

    You joke but that's a thing. Private rich people only cruise ships.

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    AphostileAphostile San Francisco, CARegistered User regular
    Aphostile wrote: »
    I could also up the amount in the general spending money investments to offset costs, but just rolling into the Ritz all the time is pretty damn easy. Maybe even just spend a year or two in the best suite of a cruise ship going around the world.

    You joke but that's a thing. Private rich people only cruise ships.

    I wasn't joking!

    I was mostly thinking of this old lady though.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2015/01/19/woman-pays-164k-per-year-to-live-on-luxury-cruise-ship/22030011/

    Nothing. Matters.
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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Buddy of mine won a $25,000 jackpot at a casino once. He walked out with $17,200 or so after taxes took their bite out of it, which he thought was pretty insane. And then his state tax was another $3,000 or so. I know after all was said and done he came out with just slightly under half in his pocket. Which is still fine but it's a psychological thing.

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    GoldenSeducerGoldenSeducer AAAAAUGH!! Registered User regular
    Here's my list of things my husband and I'd do with buckets of money.

    1) Pay medical bills/Get good insurance
    2) Buy a house
    3) Pay off the car
    4) Make gifts to parents and siblings of both sides of the family
    5) Donate to the birth center our daughter was born at
    6) Donate to reputable causes (anything that helps LGBT, cancer research, MS society)
    7) Dump a bunch into savings accounts
    8) Get my gym membership back
    9) Have more babies
    10) Finally write our books

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    are you sure a billion dollars is enough for good insurance

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    GoldenSeducerGoldenSeducer AAAAAUGH!! Registered User regular
    Any insurance can be considered good when you have NO insurance!

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Only a fool would take the payments and not the lump sum.

    Because inflation means you're getting less money each year whereas your lump sum just buys less down the road, you know, assuming the jackpot just doesn't quite last you

    It's actually adjusted a percentage for inflation according to the lottery website.

    Also, you're betting you live to see all those payments.

    I'm in relatively good health, but no guarantee. This is all academic anyway. No shot in hell.

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    I really will not join a workplace pool over lotteries or such
    One story gets into rumors as I don't know as I did not hang around with them I just worked with them
    This the stuff I know of it
    Long ago A group of 16 people did a office pool for one of the lotteries. The main woman who ran it or bought the tickets had a notebook saying X bought into it at Y and so on.
    This I only know of as rumors
    One day she comes to work and says at lunch they won and begins handing out the cash to the people that paid in {I know they all went to lunch with each other} a few weeks later she quits about a month after that a rumor begins saying she won far more than she claimed and ran off with the lion's share.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Man, I wonder what it must be like being on the run with a big old bunch of cash or valuables.

    When was the last time there was a significant internationally reported bank robbery?

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Only a fool would take the payments and not the lump sum.

    Because inflation means you're getting less money each year whereas your lump sum just buys less down the road, you know, assuming the jackpot just doesn't quite last you

    It's actually adjusted a percentage for inflation according to the lottery website.

    Also, you're betting you live to see all those payments.

    I'm in relatively good health, but no guarantee. This is all academic anyway. No shot in hell.

    No. It is a guaranteed annuity. If you died it would pass to your estate, just like the lump sum wouldn't because you spent it all on Mazerati's and blackjack.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Only a fool would take the payments and not the lump sum.

    Because inflation means you're getting less money each year whereas your lump sum just buys less down the road, you know, assuming the jackpot just doesn't quite last you

    It's actually adjusted a percentage for inflation according to the lottery website.

    Also, you're betting you live to see all those payments.

    I'm in relatively good health, but no guarantee. This is all academic anyway. No shot in hell.

    No. It is a guaranteed annuity. If you died it would pass to your estate, just like the lump sum wouldn't because you spent it all on Mazerati's and blackjack.

    Actually from what I understand lottery payouts are non-transferable, including having that money pay into a trust or whatever. If you die the day after winning that money is just fuckin gone.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Take lump sum, pay taxes on it.

    Pay off student loan debt.

    Buy a decent condo I can be happy with in San Diego. Good Internet is a must.

    Quit job and begin writing full-time with no worries.

    Pay off parents' debt + house.

    Pay off brother's debt if he has any, no house because he's still military so his given location changes.

    Purchase services of personal cook and cleaning crew to clean up after and feed my slovenly self.

    Money goes into a trust. Hire a good financial adviser.

    Buy a good hybrid car.

    Use rest of life to try new things, see new places, try to get some writing published, otherwise live comfortably within my means.

    Charities.

    Upon death pay out a decent chunk to brother, parents if still alive, rest goes to charities because I will never have dependents.

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