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Old 01-08-2016, 07:37 PM   #21
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Well I guess first I'd have to contact Healthcare.gov and update my income.

Seriously, I'd make sure my one sister could retire comfortably. I'd have to set something up with Vanguard, Fidelity to ensure the money stayed invested in a normal AA, else they'd pick cash!

Life would not change much, more travel, new vehicle. Be a lot of fun to give a bunch away to folks that really need it!
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:42 PM   #22
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Win the Powerball, what would you change?

First - my underwear.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:53 PM   #23
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I would give money to forum posters, to a tune of $100 for each post that they have made. There are posters here with more than 10,000 posts, and that's a cool $1M+ for each of them.

However, I would notify the forum admin first before my announcement, so they would freeze the post counts. Else, the forum Web site would crash.

But before y'all get excited, I do not plan to buy any ticket.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:12 PM   #26
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First - my underwear.

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Old 01-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #27
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I have never won anything in my life but will buy a Powerball ticket tomorrow.
If we win, after investing part of it for ER, we will use the rest to:
1. Help the start ups at the incubator in our local university and
2. Give money to the school district to upgrade their labs and hire more qualified teachers for STEM classes.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #28
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I'd buy my Dream House..... Oh wait! I already did that.

I'd give lots to F and to my daughter, maybe in SPIAs for them.

Maybe I'd leave tips that are 20x the cost of the meals, at restaurants, just to brighten someone's day.

But for me? Gosh, I'll have to think about that. My life is pretty happy right now.
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I would give money to forum posters, to a tune of $100 for each post that they have made. There are posters here with more than 10,000 posts, and that's a cool $1M+ for each of them.

However, I would notify the forum admin first before my announcement, so they would freeze the post counts. Else, the forum Web site would crash.

But before y'all get excited, I do not plan to buy any ticket.
But thanks for the thought.
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:59 PM   #32
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First - my underwear.

Oh, Wahoo, you've done it again! 😂


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Old 01-09-2016, 03:33 AM   #35
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I have a question about this. If you win the powerball and the lump sum is $500million and the winner tells lottery officials he wants to split the winnings 4 ways.....himself, his wife, and 2 adult children I believe they will accommodate this request. Much like when an office of 20 wins the lottery.

The reason I ask is because this would decrease estate taxes down the road to the adult children since they each received a share at the time of the winnings.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:33 AM   #36
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I would do everything I can to stay completely anonymous.

I would create an organization that helps support community arts groups around the country-live theater, music groups, etc. An LLC, like Mark Zuckerberg is supposedly doing.

I would keep some of it and make sure DS has a nice chunk to invest. I would fly first class, travel more and do some upgrades on the house. I'd bail my cousin out of his mom's estate Medicaid bill and set him up with a nest egg. Not sure about other extended family and friends. Too many behavioral issues there. Which is why I want to remain anonymous.

I will buy a ticket, for the entertainment value of thinking about it.

Of course, one's chances of winning are about the same if you buy a ticket or not!


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Old 01-09-2016, 04:41 AM   #37
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Of course, one's chances of winning are about the same if you buy a ticket or not!
The chances are about the same, but one option does come with an iron clad guarantee.
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DW and I talked about this. I'm getting a new iPhone. And hardwood floors. Maybe buy a place that already has hardwood to avoid the hassle.


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If I win the Powerball jackpot I promise to share the prize money with everyone here on the forum.
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I'm not greedy. I'll settle for the Mega Millions pot.
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