What would you do if you won the lottery

@tashakau (132)
Canada
May 20, 2009 6:51am CST
I often had this discussion with my hubby, what would we do if we won a substantial amount of money, we would both keep our jobs and take a vacation and share our health. how about you, would you quit your job, would you keep all the money or share it. would you go on a trip or would you invest in the money.
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
20 May 09
I would buy a car and a house. give my real friends and family some money and I would also help out a couple of my coworkers and neighbors. I would donate a large ammount to my church. I would also set up an account for my kids. I have obviously thought about this before. I would try to be carefull with it and not just spend it all. I would save some and maybee invest a little.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 May 09
Same here....with great wealth comes great responsibility.
@Uroborus (910)
• Canada
22 May 09
Well, I'll tell you this much. I wouldn't spend my time on here trying to make one or two cents a post. Actually I probably would. I can't imagine that someone would consider the time spent on here worth while if they only did it for the money. I'm on here because I enjoy exchanging ideas with people. The little money is just a small perk. But I digress. The first thing I would do if I won the lottery is put it in a saving account for a few months until I can think clearly. I would not be thinking too clearly for a while after finding out I won that much money. I would NOT quit my job, since I actually happen to like it, and I'm one of those people who can't stand hanging out with no work to do. So if I'm going to do work, I may as well keep getting paid for it. After 4 to 6 months in the bank. I would put half of the money into a long term stable investment. Like a GIC, which the bank guarantees a fixed return on. Lets say I won 5 million dollars. The going rates for bank GICs even now, with the low interest rates, is about 4% (this will go up a few points in the next few years). Putting 2.5 million away in a 4% GIC means that I will get $100,000 in interest every year. Not a bad guaranteed yearly income. Besides, in addition to the $100,000. I will still have the OTHER 2.5 million to play with.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
22 May 09
of course, i'll quit my job. i'll build a business so that there are many people i can hire and definitely give them jobs.it's one way of sharing my gratitude of having won such paramount cash. i don't think i can have the chance since im not into lottery.
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
21 May 09
Should I, just in case because I do sometime play the lottery. If it is that big, I will divide into half the money. A portion of the half I will share with all the members of the family, relatives and friends, share a portion to the poor and needy, the church and to pay for my accounts. The other half I will invest and enter into business and enjoy my life.
• Pakistan
21 May 09
Gifts - lots of gifts
buy lots and lots and lots of GIFTS for Orphans
• China
21 May 09
haha , i always dream that if one day i won a lottery with lots of money,i would bought a house , a car firstly, then i would quit, i would invest business, in the same time , i would share some money for charity, share some for my parents ,my brothers, but i wouldn't tell them i won a lottery, hahaha~~~ a beautiful daydream,maybe it can come true some days , who knows, i always think i can win one day~~`
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
20 May 09
Well, if I won the lottery I would have a slightly difficult way to use the money. First of all though I would pay of my and my partner's college debts. We have so much debt at the moment it's just horrible. But I wouldn't keep the money all for myself. I'm not that selfish. I would help my parents pay off their debts as much as they would let me to. Maybe pitch in a bit to finish off the house as well. But it wouldn't be only my family either, I would see if there were something I could do for my partner's family as well. Seeing as we are together, I consider them part of my direct family as well. I want to help her family as much as I could too because her grandfather can't take care of her grandmother as well as he'd like since she has Alzheimer's. I would also see about buying a good vehicle for my partner and I seeing as she needs a new one after this year and I don't even have one at the moment. I would also like to pay for a nice apartment for my partner and I.
• United States
20 May 09
If I won a lot of money then the first thing I would do is concern myself with paying off all the bills that I have. Then, only then could I really enjoy what the rest of the money had to offer me. I'd probably look for a house, buy myself a new car and work on other things like helping family members with bills and their debts not to mention probably some home remodeling. Some people could really use it.
• Canada
20 May 09
1. Invest at least half of it. 2. Keep my job 3. Buy a nice house. 4. Buy a house for my parents. 5. Buy myself a nice car.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 May 09
I would make sure my family was all comfortable then put most of it in the bank to keep until I made decisions about which charity or organization would benefit from a contributions. I wouldn't give it all away, but make sure I shared the wealth with others.
@med889 (5958)
20 May 09
I would buy myself a house, go for a world tour with my family and create a gallery for my paintings so this is whatI am going to do after doing shoppings which I love to do.