What would you do?

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    If you were lucky enough to win the Lottery and suddenly found yourself 5 million dollars richer (after taxes), what would you do?

    Would you help out friends and relatives? Donate to charity? Donate to church? Buy a fancy new car or house? Travel? How would the new found wealth change your life?
     
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    Quote: Would you help out friends and relatives? Donate to charity?
    Donate to church? Buy a fancy new car or house? Travel?
    How would the new found wealth change your life?

    A guy in my Homeroom of my Graduating 1968 High School Class
    won $10 Million in Texas Lottery.
    He picked up his check the day before
    he came to our 35th reunion in 2003.
    That cheap bastard could have paid $25,000 for our 40th reunion.
    Because that's what I would have done.
    I guess no one in that class wanted to do the work necessary for a reunion.
    And he could have hired someone to do all that work.
    And so we had No 40th reunion.

    I have an outstanding Deal with GOD
    to give Half the money to Charity.
    I don't think he even gave any money to his family members.

    I've already in my life paid for dinner for about 13 people.

    I'm a GOOD guy obviously He really wasn't.

    Baltimore Bob
     
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    Well, it it was ONLY 5 million, I'd pay off mine and my girlfriends debts, have a wonderful wedding, buy some climbing gear and some sea kayaks, a Subaru Outback, a used Toyota Tacoma with a camper top, and give the rest to charity.
     
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    Put it all in a a few safe bets out in the market; muni-bonds, blue-chip bonds; invest in some solid dividend companies like Intel, Apple... Collect away and never work again!

    ObviouSly with my returns I'd give to charity as I paid off more and more of my debt, my family's debt, and my closest friend's debt. Yet I'd never give it all away - that's just wasteful.
     
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    Move to Montana and buy a ranch.
     
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    Pale Rider - I'm with you! Can I carry your suitcases?
     
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    Mind if I dispose of a few political roadblocks in the premises?
     
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    JBeukema - I'll bite... Just how in the world can you bring politics into something as generic as to what you would do if you won the lottery? I think you're really reaching here...
     
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    What? If he wins the lottery and buys the ranch, I just want to know if I can, how do you say, drop a few 'friends' off behind the barn...
     
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    Can I go too?

    I can carry small suitcases and, ummm ... oh, I'm a decent cook. Can make some wicked chocolate chip cookies and monster cookies. :eusa_pray:
     

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