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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If YOU won the $540 million....

Mega millions lottery tonight, what would YOU do...?!?!


I'd tell the wife to pack and head of to a remote location to
research financial advisors.

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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably Buy a penthouse suite on one of those Permanent cruise ships. Just chill out for 4-5 years and see the world.
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I'd pay for the education building for my church.

Give away half.
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Buy the largest plot of land I could. Fence it in and tell the world to FOAD.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow. I'd take care of the wife, the kids, a charity or two. Buy a nicer house a cool car. Renovate my current house and give it to someone who needs it more. Carve out a fat piece of cash to put into a lifetime annuity to make sure that now matter how stupid I got, I'll always have an income. Sock the rest away, and travel the world seeking out cool guitars. Then when I got bored, I'd open a restaurant, where I would spend my days hanging out, talking to people all day. Talking with people, hearing their stories, sharing my own...thats really my very favorite past time.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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State of the art recording studio and hire the best engineer and producer i could. Probably a few toys too but give a lot away, I mean who needs that much money
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice plan Rev Mike ! If I were you I'd definitely start the search at Mandolin Bros...
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I imagine I'd end up like Howard Hughes.






Still not stopping me from buying a ticket though!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It the proper thing to do....
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Mega millions lottery tonight, what would YOU do...?!?!


I'd tell the wife to pack and head of to a remote location to
research financial advisors.
Me too, only different-
1) I'd tell the wife to go to a remote location.

2) I'd go somewhere else and consult a finanial advisor.

3) After a couple years, if I got lonely, I might look into where my wife went.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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first thing id do

sign the ticket

then id put the ticket in a safety deposit box

before i collect the money i would

contact a tax lawyer or tax accountant

change my phone number

get a plane ticket to some cool destination for a couple of months

after that i would disperse some money to friends and family

give some to a charity

and then let the fun begin
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice plan Rev Mike ! If I were you I'd definitely start the search at Mandolin Bros...
I could probably spend half of it just there.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Buy a house on the country, set up a shelter/ retirement home for dogs
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Like Rhomco's sig line: I'd build guitars until the money runs out.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I would buy all of the guitars. All of them.

Seriously, probably something more along the lines of what Rev said. Glad to see there are so many charitable people on the forum. That is more money than I could ever hope to spend, I would think. I would donate a large partion of it to charity and service projects after making sure my family was taken care of. I would also buy a farm for myself and probably build a recording studio as well as get a few guitars and amps. Some would be invested so it could grow and provide a source of income. I would want to make sure I could maintain a comfortable lifestyle, but not one of excess. I have no need for that. Politics asise, one of the things I like about Ralph Nader is that he pretty much only keeps enough income to live off of, more or less. He donates most of his income to those less fortunate. I think that is admirable. I might not take it to those extremes, but I like the idea. I also might do like the Route 29 batman. If ya'll haven't heard of him, check this link. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...PjgS_blog.html
Of course $540 mil doesn't go as far as it used to these days. But hey, at least I would be able to afford to fill up my car.
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Of course, one of the first things you'd have to do is figure out how to provide round the clock security for all your loved ones. That'd kinda suck.
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Of course, one of the first things you'd have to do is figure out how to provide round the clock security for all your loved ones. That'd kinda suck.
Nah. Just hire a couple of SEALs to work for you privately, so that if anything does happen, you can "fix" the situation.

Cheaper, and a lot more fun.
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"Just hire a couple of SEALs to work for you privately, so that if anything does happen, you can "fix" the situation. "



By the time something did happen, it could be too late.
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