With our economy the way it is, and you won the lottery, what would you do....

@peedielyn (1211)
United States
October 8, 2008 7:44am CST
with the money? My dad and I were talking and he said that he would pay whatever he had to pay off, billwise, and then help out our loved ones. I told him, that after everything he had done for me, I would pay my bills off, get my kids taken care of and then help him out. He is a business man. He needs to get a good foot in for one of his ideas to take off. I feel that me helping him out finacially would give him that start that he needed. I would love to get the homeless a home to live in. I would love to make sure that little old people had a place to go for entertainment and love when their families have given up on them. I would love to pay the teachers that deserve the regognition, better pay for their services. The possibilities are endless! Then I would go to Wal-mart! What about you? What would you honestly do with the money? Would you spend it on whatever or take care of you and your families?
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I think I would pay off all my bills and debt, buy a home on a small piece of land and start stocking up on supplies. I'd make it as self-sufficent as possible. I'd also add a second house for anyone in my family that wanted to join me. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I feel you there! With this crunch we are going through, stocking up on the extras is really nice! I can only hope one of us gets that blessing! I could really use it right now! Best of luck to you, and thank you for the response.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Sounds like family is very important to you and your dad, thats great. I also try to put my family first in my life. I would say the first thing i'd do is payoff my 2 credit cards and cancel them. 2nd I'd finally pay for my wedding (hasn't happened yet due to no money). then i'd get repairs done on both of our vehicles or trade them in for 2 new vehicles (ours are both used), so that we'd have safer more reliable transportation for our 3 kids. I'd go to Walmart also, to stock up on baby stuff, I have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. I'd pay all my bills in advance for atleast a couple of payments. We rent the house we live in now so I'd either pay as much rent as possible or try to buy a house, depending on how much I won. I'd also have to replace some of our furniture (some of it is over 10 years old and falling apart). After we are taken care of, I'd see how I could help out my mom and sister. If I still had some left over I'd either split it between us and the 3 kids to put into savings or I'd try to help out the wonderful friends that have helped me in the past when I needed it.
@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Bless your heart Honey! I will pray for you and your family. Sounds like you are up in spirits though. I love how honest people have been about this! I would love to just get my own house, but Dad said that he would buy me one if he won. We love our family, and I think giving us or someone else a step up would help out tons. I will pray for your wedding. I know how that feels. Friends don't know how much they mean to us, and I would love to share my fortune with them also. God Bless, Love! I hope your dreams come true! Love the babies for me!!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Thank you soooo much. I wish the best for you and your's also.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Thanks for best response.
• United States
8 Oct 08
I may seem like a weird idea, but I have said for years that if I won power ball I would buy an apartment complex and make it smokers only. I think "no smoking" is discriminatory and think that just because a person is a smoker, it doesn't make them a bad tenant. I've never read any studies that show smokers to be more careless, sloppier, ruder, or more dangerous than nonsmokers.
• United States
9 Oct 08
It also bites that we have to go outside no matter the weather to have a smoke and relax on our breaks at work, then put up with rude people as they walk by and snarl at you for smoking near them