It's the future, where they can do everything, and there's a new lottery.

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  1. DugT

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    I think quality of life with $2 million is already excellent. It is hard to improve on excellent. With $15 million I could have more stuff but I don't think it would buy much more happiness or quality of life.
     
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    Don't tell me they let Bill Cosby out already?

    As for extra years: my grandmother didn't know who she was for her last 5 years. I would not want an extra 15 years of that. Extra 15 years of Jimi Hendrix would be good. Depends what I am swapping for 15M, but as a lot of people observed above, I don't really have any aims in life money can solve. I want an interesting life full of love and fun, and money tends to be the opposite of those things

    I am not saying the best things in life are free, but you cannot get them with money
     
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    I'd take the money and let nature take its course. The fact that our quality of life depends on money and how much of our time we spend doing jobs etc we would rather not be doing to get it is bad enough as far as messing with nature goes.

    15 million is enough to get out of the messed up system and live your life free from harassment. You would just need to employ someone to deal with taxes, voting and managing licences, rates, bills etc.
     
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    easy, the money. you could have the extra 15 years of life as a vegetable!

    play music!
     
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    If I won $15 million I could keep playing gigs until all the money runs out!
     
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    I never win anything anyway .
     
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    My opinion or choice is based on an idea somewhat different from many here. I would like to live fifteen years longer than I otherwise would have, but I wonder about the QUALITY of that longer life.
    But even more important (to me) is that, since there's no way I could or would even want to spend fifteen million dollars, it would allow me to leave the money to my grandson. I know.....that's no guarantee of a happy life for him (ask the Getty family about that) but it might give him the financial freedom to pursue his idea of happiness. That would mean more to me than MY having the money OR the time......
    Sure, winning the lottery is appealing, but if I'm honest with myself, I'm incredibly grateful for the material things I have already, and adding to them wouldn't make me any happier. Making others happier and more financially secure WOULD do that.
     
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    I think I would need to read the fine print to know if the 15 years of life is added to the end or to the middle :lol:.

    But I would take the money. If I'm lucky I may have 20 - 40 years left and with that money I could relax and do what I like each day, plus it would be enough for my kids to do the same if it were invested wisely and no-one was too greedy. (That's a big if, I know).
     
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    Do I get 15 years in addition to whatever I might last anyway?

    If it's 15 years from now, or 15mil now, but I might get sick, or hit by a truck tomorrow,,,,, or ,,,

    Give me the money!!!!! RM
     
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    I would take the money. i'd keep 2 million, give 1 million to a friend, then i would put the rest of the money into a certain group i know very well, who would take that money and change at least a part of this world for the better. 12 million would really get some changes made.
     
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    You can sure rent a lot of 'em though!
     
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    It's funny how chained we are by our perceptions of the limits of life. When I said 15 million, or 15 years, I was thinking along the lines of 15 good years added to your life. Some of you automatically figured there was a catch to it, and you'd be on life support! How interesting that is to me, that we place limits on ourselves even when it's just what if? Man, it's really a bummer when you can't see things getting better even if you're only dreaming! I thought I was a pessimist. :D:lol:
     
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    I'm 63 and I'd take the dosh.
     
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    The obvious choice is whatever you run out of first.
     
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    Does that mean 15 years from today and then you die? Or 15 years longer than you would have lived otherwise?
     
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    I'd like to take the money and pay someone to erase the last 15 years of my life so I could relive them differently and retire with what's left.
     
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