What would you do IF you win the Super Mega Terrific Fantastic LOTTERY?

@zorlone (411)
Philippines
February 1, 2009 4:53am CST
It was announced on TV... "the last digit, number... seven!" Then it was your number!!! You won a gazillion bucks. What would you do then? Come on, don't be shy. I know you have a lot to share with us.
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@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
I think after finding out that I won the lottery I will collapse ... LOL ... Well, I will tell my family members but I won't tell it too the world since it will be dangerous. I will place some of the winnings on different banks so that they will incur interest. I will give some money to my relatives and some to charitable institutes. I will plan a tour around the world, buy a new house and a new car.
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
Well, if the announcement is on TV, you might have to go into hiding once you get the money. LOL. The whole world would know you won.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
If that would be the case then I might consider a facial surgery as an option ... just kidding ... =)
@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Gosh, I think everyone has said If I could only win the lottery, i'd do this and that. But until that time comes for me, my day dreaming of what I'd do will have to be enough. I'd first pay off all the bills that have accumulated up. Buy the house of my dreams with fixings. Start a college fund for my children. Help out my mom, for all the stuff she's ever given me, and then do right to my family and either give them a choice of a new car or the cash of the price of a new car, and after all that was done... I'd go on a well needed luxury vacation, and then the rest would go into savings for those rainy days. I don't work outside the home, so I'd not have to quit my day job, lol... But my husband would probably want too. How about you? What would you do?
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
HI Jae! A gazillion bucks is a lot! Been looking for the right term for this, so far we have "googolplex" as the highest possible number. That's 1 followed by a googol. So, if I win a googolplex bucks (that's 1 x 10 to the 10th to the 100th) so, that's more than a lifetime of spending!!! Yahoo! I'd buy my own island here in the Philippines and invite all of my friends to visit me. Of course, I will pay for their plane tickets and their job's worth when they go there. I'd donate some of the money to science. So they can finally solve the problem in global warming. I'd buy my own school and enroll the less fortunate. I'd take a trip to outer space and back. Go to all the places that I wanted to visit. Watch MYTHBUSTERS work on their set. Give a big portion to my parents and sister so that they too wouldn't have to work. Will set up my own chain of restos so that I can employ a lot of my fellow Pinoys who are currently unemployed. Save some money my future wife's dream wedding (oh, am still looking for one). And leave enough money for me to play my favorite sport, which is badminton, for as long as I can play. I guess this list will go on and on and on until I can't think of anything else or until the money runs out, which might be a long time before either of that would happen.
• United States
2 Feb 09
Oh Jae, I'd pay my taxes first cause I don't think I'd like prison. Then I'd sell this dinky house we live in, buy the one we've always dreamed of (with a pool and pool boy to clean it, lol), pay off all our parents' morgages and buy my father-in-law and stepmother-in-law a house, fund college accounts for the kids and give some to the church. I'd have to tell my boss to take my job and shove it. Then well me and you and the guys and the kids and a NANNY or two would have to go on an extended vacation somewhere warm where they serve drinks and have poker games. Maybe when I get home there'd be enough left over to higher a live in cook and housekeeper.......guess I'd better start buying some tickets huh?
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i'd give some to my parents and my in-laws..then i'd pay our house/lot in LA, calif....i'd buy a lot in casa milan and build a house there(a mansion!)...buy a lot in dalat, vietnam if i can and of course, the best answer to that, donate some to the church...and if there's still money left, i'll deposit it to my account...can't start a business because i'm not good at it.
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
LOL. friend, my suggestion, is to get the best teacher you can afford to teach you how to handle your own business. That way, you'd get your money's worth. he he he. nice to hear from you.
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
funny...coz just this am, we were discussing what to do if i win the 270M prize in lotto...i then divide it, and i found out that i cannot really spend it all...its really to much to have...my officemate were all telling to me to get real...hehehe...i think i wont quit my job, but i will buy a 35M worth of house in corinthian, buy my rest house in bora, tagaytay & baguio, buy 3 apartment worth 20M, put 80M in time deposit, buy educational plan for my son and my future kids, build a foundation under my name...spend 5M for cars alone...10M to be put in my sons trust fund...but then it doesnt add up to 270M, only then that I decided that I cannot really spent that big in whole lifetime...did you know that your 80M can actually give 333K every month, if invested in time deposit?
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Looks like you thought of this a lot!!! LOL! That's good, cause there will be a draw tonight and i hope, like myself, you also bought your lotto ticket! Good luck to all of us! If in case we have the same lotto number and we win, I would be honored to stand beside a fellow mylotter when we receive our half of the prize. Cheers!
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
hahaha...hmmm...do i want to share it????like what i said i really cannot spend it all...so its okay for me to share....hehehe......that is if we will win...
@Wizzywig (7860)
1 Feb 09
Number 7 is indeed my number!! Well, the mortgage would be paid off; there'd be new houses/apartments for me (somehwere with a well equipped craft studio,a fitness suite & luxurious shower room), my sons and my mum. I'd do a trip to see the Northern Lights, get a personal trainer, buy a nippy little convertible, a trip across the USA on a Harley, equipment for the local hospital, a big donation to Marie Curie cancer care, the Donna Louise Trust & some other worthy causes, a huge party.... I'm sure I could find plenty of people who deserved a bit of help. So, I'll just sit back and wait for the cheque then shall I ??
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
Well, just in case you do win... don't forget to include me in that shortlist of yours. he he he That's a nice touch with the Harley like Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman in The Long Way Down!
@Wizzywig (7860)
7 Feb 09
OK, since you were the first to ask to be on the list, you're there! I wouldn't hold your breath though.... the odds are against it happening Yes, I watched that series and bought the book as a gift for someone else. Have a good weekend
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
I'm fully aware of this condition you mentioned here. Anyone would be tempted to bet in the current winnings at stake in the lottery since it is getting higher and higher by the day. Personally, I haven't bet for the last 2 draws of the 6/49 Superlotto. First, I don't feel like betting at this time. And honestly, I lack the extra funds to spare for the lottery. I'm not a heavy better, too. On the average, I bet about once in a couple of months or even more seldom. At the most, I have won 800 pesos more than 3 years ago. This is about 16 dollars. Somehow, this is a blessing because we used it for my monthly check-up then, when I was pregnant with our first child. Hopefully if I ever win the grand prize in the local lottery, I plan to give 10 percent of the total winnings to various charitable institutions. I will give about 10 million pesos (200 thousand dollars) to my parents and my parents-in-law. My spouse and I have already agreed on this subject. A portion will be utilized for purchasing our own parcel of land where we plan to build our own house. Further, about 2 million pesos or about 40 thousand dollars will be used to purchase additional hectares of land for plantation of various fruits and vegetables. We also dream of having our own business where we could employ less fortunate Filipinos and out-of-school youths so that in one way, we will be able to ease their burden and uplift them from poverty.
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
How very generous of you and I am assuming that you really thought of what you are going to do with your winnings. That's nice! Keep on betting and who knows, you might win. Zorlone PS I will be betting too! LOL
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
I think it is obvious that it would turn your life upside down if this happened. Cheers!!
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
upside down and inside out! He he he! :)