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Re: What's your crazy/impractical for when you win an obnoxiously high lottery jackpo

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I'd assume a new identity.
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Modest homes for all my family members.

I'd ensure that all relatives had jobs or at least had the opportunity to find a decent job, whether that's funding a small business for them or bankrolling their education.

I'd learn how to fly a plane.

I'd buy and restore a tank.

I'd buy a large plot of land in a rural area and build a self-sufficient survivalist compound complete with bunkers, watch towers, gun ranges, a fully stocked armory, solar and wind power, and an airfield. Oh, and a kick-ass home theater, too. Bring on the zombies.

Lots and lots of vacations, with condos or vacation homes in my favorite locales.
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Buying an 18-wheeler and having a mobile home theater system in the trailer. Travel the country (Canada, too!).

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I'd buy this place and shut it down. And lots of cocaine.
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Got a large office pool going so would only clear 20 mil after taxes, so maybe just retire and invest to live off the interest.
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Re: What's your crazy/impractical for when you win an obnoxiously high lottery jackpo

Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
Collect every issue of Action Comics and Superman comics.

And donate to a lot of animal shelters.
Why would you donate such valuable comics to animal shelters? They'll only line the cages with them!
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Re: What's your crazy/impractical for when you win an obnoxiously high lottery jackpo

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So the PowerBall is half a billion so assuming I take the lump sum and after taxes I'm walking away with what? $220 million (in NY)? That's a lot of cheddar.

The crazy purchase I'd make is to buy a boat and plane. Other than that I'm buying property which I wouldn't consider impractical.
Jackpot analysis by state and cash vs annuity: https://www.usamega.com/powerball-jackpot.asp

FYI, they only calculate your federal taxes as 25 percent. That is what is taken off the top immediately. You will have to pay another 10 percent or so at tax time, since you jump up a few tax brackets.
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I can't even imagine having that kind of money. It's like explaining physics to a caveman.
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After socking most of it away, I'd give a mil to my 4 best friends right off the bat. Then we'd figure out some kind of distribution to our family members.

Then it would be a big house and a couple of cars. I'd love a tricked out Shelby Mustang. And that new Tesla looks fun.

I am also the artistic director for a theater company - I'd also build a brand new theater for that and set up an endowment to keep it going.
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I'd make it my purpose in life to educate the masses that spending any amount of money in a lottery is a tax for the stupid. Maybe by having all that dough, I would also have some clout, have a chance at becoming instrumental in shutting down some of the lotteries we have today.
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If possible, I would keep it a secret that I had won. Then, I would live out my fantasy: to go into work and say exactly what I wanted to to co-workers and customers until I got fired. And it would have to be very slow and subtle. No drastic change of character, no yelling, no profanities, no threats. Just measured, calm, yet brutally honest comments that, while not specifically breaking company policy, would become absolutely unacceptable after several weeks.
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I'd roll up to work in a ridiculously expensive car while just acting like everything was normal. I'd want a house with an indoor basketball court. And being a tech junkie, my house would be filled with electronics and automated shit that's more about cool factor then functionality. And i'd probably buy season tickets to my favorite teams around here and spend my time attending games. And of course, give money to my friends and family.

Our dog just had back surgery, so my fiancee and I were actually talking about how we would create some sort of foundation or start our own pet hospital aiming to help those who have trouble affording surgeries and care.

Maybe buy DVDTalk from Internet Brands and finally update and upgrade it to HD Talk.
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I'm enough of a hermit that if I simply put in my 2-weeks notice and said I was moving out of the state, no one at my job would be too surprised if I dropped completely off their radar. I'd share the knowledge of my win with my immediate family and only one of my friends. Then I'd spend the rest of my life travelling the world, stopping in places for a few weeks at a time.
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Re: What's your crazy/impractical for when you win an obnoxiously high lottery jackpo

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After socking most of it away, I'd give a mil to my 4 best friends right off the bat. Then we'd figure out some kind of distribution to our family members.

Then it would be a big house and a couple of cars. I'd love a tricked out Shelby Mustang. And that new Tesla looks fun.

I am also the artistic director for a theater company - I'd also build a brand new theater for that and set up an endowment to keep it going.
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Modest homes for all my family members.

I'd ensure that all relatives had jobs or at least had the opportunity to find a decent job, whether that's funding a small business for them or bankrolling their education.

I'd learn how to fly a plane.

I'd buy and restore a tank.

I'd buy a large plot of land in a rural area and build a self-sufficient survivalist compound complete with bunkers, watch towers, gun ranges, a fully stocked armory, solar and wind power, and an airfield. Oh, and a kick-ass home theater, too. Bring on the zombies.

Lots and lots of vacations, with condos or vacation homes in my favorite locales.
So essentially you'd be like one of those nuts on the "I Was A Lottery Millionaire Winner" shows.
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It seems one of the winning Powerball tickets was from Puerto Rico and people are losing their shit: http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/02/...norance-begin/

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I would buy Puerto Rico and ship all the dudes to New York City, keeping las boricuas for myself.
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I would buy Puerto Rico and ship all the dudes to New York City, keeping las boricuas for myself.
That is an awesome plan... for all of a day. There are some gems here but also some extremely high maintenance hotties that might make you swear off women entirely if you were left alone with them on a deserted island. And with the pack mentality many of them have, it'd be like all the Smiths in The Matrix Revolutions.
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Holy shit! I'm moving now, before I ever hit the Powerball Lottery.
Just looked up my state's tax rate on the posted link.
Federal withholding 25%
New York State 8.82%
New York City, additional 3.876% or 12.696% total
Highest total state withholding by FAR. Next highest is MD at 8.75%.
Eleven states/territories have no state tax on lotteries, including Puerto Rico.
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I'd give everyone who posted in this thread one million dollars.
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I'd buy an island and import humans to hunt when I'm bored.
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I'd give everyone who posted in this thread one million dollars.

Just in case.
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So essentially you'd be like one of those nuts on the "I Was A Lottery Millionaire Winner" shows.
Of course. I'll do my best to not get robbed by any strippers or tranny hookers, though.
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Re: What's your crazy/impractical for when you win an obnoxiously high lottery jackpo

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If possible, I would keep it a secret that I had won. Then, I would live out my fantasy: to go into work and say exactly what I wanted to to co-workers and customers until I got fired. And it would have to be very slow and subtle. No drastic change of character, no yelling, no profanities, no threats. Just measured, calm, yet brutally honest comments that, while not specifically breaking company policy, would become absolutely unacceptable after several weeks.
Brilliant.

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