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If YOU won the $540 million....

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by fendrguitplayr, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Friend of Leo's

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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.
     
  2. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

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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.
     
  3. Faraldi

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    I'd pay for the education building for my church.

    Give away half.
     
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  5. teal

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    Buy the largest plot of land I could. Fence it in and tell the world to FOAD.
     
  6. RevMike

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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.
     
  7. muudcat

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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
     
  8. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nice plan Rev Mike ! If I were you I'd definitely start the search at Mandolin Bros...:grin:
     
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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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    What ... this is TDPRI !!

    Private Island .... collector Telecasters .... girls .... booze ... all the TPDRI members and party until it's ALL GONE!

    It the proper thing to do....
     
  11. goldtopper

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    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.
     
  12. Brad Pittiful

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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
     
  13. RevMike

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    I could probably spend half of it just there. ;)
     
  14. Boubou

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    Buy a house on the country, set up a shelter/ retirement home for dogs
     
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    hookers n' blow, of course
     
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    Like Rhomco's sig line: I'd build guitars until the money runs out. :mrgreen:
     
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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/rosenwald-md/post/who-is-the-route-29-batman-this-guy/2012/03/28/gIQA8nPjgS_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.
     
  18. blowtorch

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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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    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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    Buy a new Worship Center for the church.... Complete with a MEGA sound and lighting system!!!
     
  21. blowtorch

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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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