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Klassic Photo

Posts: 1308

Golden Valley, Arizona, US

So the Powerball is at 550 Million.  If I won I would move to Sedona and start a studio, support some local charities, help relatives..etc

What would you do with that kind of money?

May 17 13 06:52 am Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85307

Hayward, California, US

go to the strip club.

May 17 13 07:40 am Link

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BeatnikDiva

Posts: 14798

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Pay all my bills off, set my mother up very comfortably, and move back to Europe and buy an old house and some horses.

May 17 13 09:35 am Link

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sdgillis

Posts: 2458

Portland, Oregon, US

May 17 13 10:14 am Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17413

Frontenac, Kansas, US

Klassic Photo wrote:
So the Powerball is at 550 Million.  If I won I would move to Sedona and start a studio, support some local charities, help relatives..etc

What would you do with that kind of money?

Do all the right things first, then practice a little conspicuous consumerism....well, ok.  Maybe a lot of conspicuous consumerism. tongue

May 17 13 10:26 am Link

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Phantasy Photo

Posts: 448

Maryville, Tennessee, US

College funds for all grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.  Pay off mortgages for my daughters, sister and myself.  Buy winter house in Palm Beach, summer house in Maine, and condo in San Francisco. 

Then, pretty much whatever the hell I wanted to...

May 17 13 10:46 am Link

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Becks

Posts: 31803

Rochester, New York, US

1) Relocate-- at $550 mil, I'm set for life, so I would need to think about what to do with the rest of it. And I've always had this idea of raising my future spawn in a quaint little seaside village right out of a Stephen King novel (before the woowoo stuff happens, it's always so pretty!), in a New England small town where you actually have all four seasons in full force.

2) Buy a house, a huge rambling craftsman estate, or an equally large dutch colonial (a la Revenge mansion, but like half the size). It will have a secret garden on the grounds, like, well, The Secret Garden tongue There will also be escape routes and doors in the floor and hidden hallways in the advent of the apocalypse. I think this also goes back to being a kid, I loved houses with little hideyholes, haha. Thinking something along the lines of $2mil.

3) Take care of my mom, she could either move with me and get her own wing of the house, or I can set her up in a nice little bungalow in one of those old people neighborhoods, but really, she would probably move with me, because hello? Mansion! I would probably buy my dad a 3 bedroom house and a top of the line pickup truck. So probably about 1/2 a million there.

4) Follow through on my lifelong promises that "when I'm rich" I would buy her a Louis Vuitton purse once a year.

5) Buy, for myself a brand new fully tricked out Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport in the sand bleu special edition big_smile

6) hire a personal trainer that will bully me relentlessly into working out every day.

7) Hire a maid so I never have to clean my room ever again tongue

8) Buy my mom a brand new Chrysler convertible with heated leather seats and a hard-top.

9) Keep just enough to live on and invest the rest to make even more bank.

May 17 13 10:50 am Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 39048

Portland, Oregon, US

1) Travel
2) Stay in nice places
3) Buy batshit crazy gear (Hello Nikon 800mm f5.6)
4) Hire someone to never need to do yard work ever again.

May 17 13 11:13 am Link

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Rick Edwards

Posts: 6165

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I have a handful of non-profits that I would give a chunk of change to, as well as all immediate family members would be millionaires AFTER taxes.  None of that "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" approx. $500K-aire bullshit.  I'd give money to a few schools in the area, too.

btw, it's over $600 mil now

May 17 13 05:49 pm Link

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Merlinpix

Posts: 7100

Farmingdale, New York, US

Shut  off the  phone and  move to an  unlisted  zip code.

May 18 13 04:46 am Link

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Evan Hiltunen

Posts: 3558

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Pay off the little bit of debt I have, put myself on an allowance of $4,000 per month, and lock the rest away for one year.

Instantly having that much money, combined with the pressures of everyone wanting a chunk of it, is a recipe for disaster and excessive behaviour.

I'd give myself a year of having it, without tapping into it, just to get used to the idea that I have it. During the year I could make slow, responsible decisions about how to use it to make my life better and which charities to support.

Would be very tempted to take 50 thou and see what it felt like to just blow it on impulse ....

May 18 13 05:47 am Link

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Vintagevista

Posts: 11230

Sun City, California, US

Merlinpix wrote:
Shut  off the  phone and  move to an  unlisted  zip code.

this ^^^

Then, have my Lear Jet pick up models I've wanted to work with - (and they wanted to work with me when I was broke) -

and fly them to my unlisted compound.

May 18 13 05:56 am Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8906

Martinez, California, US

Damon Banner wrote:
go to the strip club.

'You don't tip, you pay bills, bitches call you Buffalo'



If I won a ton of money, I'd make a lot of peoples good ideas happen, but also Damons ideas.

May 18 13 09:41 am Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28868

Laguna Beach, California, US

real world financials: if the prize is 600 mil, and you want the lump sum payout, you'll be pocketing (after taxes) about 225 mil. just saying. don't go too hog wild there. tongue

me, i'd travel the world with a camera and a guitar. whatever i don't need after budgeting for that i'd give to family, friends, worthy charities, etc.

May 18 13 10:51 am Link

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Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17693

Spring Valley, California, US

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May 18 13 01:42 pm Link

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Koryn

Posts: 37093

Boston, Massachusetts, US

DivaEroticus wrote:
Pay all my bills off, set my mother up very comfortably, and move back to Europe and buy an old house and some horses.

Mine would be similar.

I would set my parents up, then find some really beautiful place to have a small farm and share my land/space with some friends, or others who would like to trade helping raise plants and animals for living expenses, and a sense of community/family.

Now, if I was a BILLIONAIRE, I would build and support an animal sanctuary for all sorts of animals that were either homeless and/or abused, or injured and needing rehab, and try to have vet care for them. I would offer free or low-cost spaying and neutering, and vaccinations to people for their pets. That kind of thing. Not sure you could do that with Powerball kind of money, but if I ever own Facebook...lol....

May 18 13 01:50 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

Buy the place I live in (I love it so much, it's the most perfect spot I've ever lived)

Give most of the money away to friends, family and strangers.

Adopt critters, I'd love to have more furrbabies.

Donate a ton of money to shelters.

Hire a personal trainer and nutritionist to make all my meals, and eat sea food every day.

Buy a Nauticat. Actually buy a fleet of Nauticats for all my bestest friends. Travel all over the world.

May 18 13 02:17 pm Link

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Robb Mann

Posts: 10972

Baltimore, Maryland, US

I would love to find out! Whens the drawing??

May 18 13 02:51 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32741

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Fly Big-A to French Canada for the lol

May 18 13 03:21 pm Link

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Damon Banner

Posts: 85307

Hayward, California, US

Robb Mann wrote:
I would love to find out! Whens the drawing??

tonight.

May 18 13 03:40 pm Link

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Jason Haven

Posts: 38374

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Give most of it away to charities, invest a couple million, and take the rest and fund traveling (in a modest style) for the rest of my life.

That being said, I'll never play the lotto.

May 18 13 04:03 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 39048

Portland, Oregon, US

Sophia Be wrote:
Buy the place I live in (I love it so much, it's the most perfect spot I've ever lived)

Give most of the money away to friends, family and strangers.

Adopt critters, I'd love to have more furrbabies.

Donate a ton of money to shelters.

Hire a personal trainer and nutritionist to make all my meals, and eat sea food every day.

Buy a Nauticat. Actually buy a fleet of Nauticats for all my bestest friends. Travel all over the world.

WE can has pizza and beer ?

May 18 13 04:06 pm Link

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Motordrive Photography

Posts: 3731

Lodi, California, US

pay student loan, and then

Damon Banner wrote:
go to the strip club.

May 18 13 04:46 pm Link

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hygvhgvkhy

Posts: 2092

Chicago, Illinois, US

Merlinpix wrote:
Shut  off the  phone and  move to an  unlisted  zip code.

This. Invest, and spend my life trying to improve the state of the world.

Not just 'donate' which is fine.

May 18 13 05:15 pm Link

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Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8276

Tucson, Arizona, US

Buy a house, make a darkroom and do nothing but spend my time in there for the rest of my life.

Well, I would travel and stuff too but mostly not having to work a "real" job would be the best part. I'd also help out family.

May 18 13 07:16 pm Link

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Sophia Be

Posts: 6355

Portland, Oregon, US

DougBPhoto wrote:

WE can has pizza and beer ?

If I won, I't'd be pizza and beer for everyone I know big_smile

May 18 13 07:30 pm Link

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Eye of Sicari

Posts: 37082

Toledo, Ohio, US

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May 18 13 08:41 pm Link

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Lohkee

Posts: 13394

Maricopa, Arizona, US

I'm a very simple man. If I won the big prize I would just crap in my pants lol

May 18 13 08:46 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

Posts: 64211

New York, New York, US

It would only take a few million to satisfy all my needs and wants.  Let's say $25 million.  For the rest, I'd set up foundations to improve the health and standard of living of the poorest of Earth's poor.

May 18 13 09:31 pm Link

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Eclectic Vision

Posts: 8234

Toledo, Ohio, US

I would give my mom, my dad, my brother, and my sister enough money to set themselves up well. Then I'd grab a few lovely models and travel the world with them. And maybe buy an island. I've always wanted an island.

May 18 13 09:38 pm Link

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Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17693

Spring Valley, California, US

Some bastard in Florida stole my ticket. mad

May 19 13 07:12 am Link

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Photographer Elle

Posts: 2815

Marshfield, Wisconsin, US

If I had won (which obviously I did not), I would do the typical pay off debt thing first.
THEN I would have a super lavish wedding (but not stuffy...just awesome...think fireworks and lots of door prizes for guests for winning Minute to Win It games lol).
Buy an awesome house with a Cribs-style pool.
Set aside savings accounts for our kids for college and as a nest-egg for when they get older.

...and then I would figure out how to bribe Corey Taylor into hanging out with me for a day big_smile

May 20 13 06:25 am Link