You Just Won One Million Dollars!

@artistry (4154)
United States
September 19, 2009 7:04pm CST
You decided to buy a lottery ticket. Much to your utter surprise and shock, your ticket was the one. You won a little over a million dollars. After you stop screaming, crying and informing your family, what are the next two things you would do?
3 responses
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
First is of course think about how to keep the money, and the second thing's hire a security agent / guards.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
20 Sep 09
...Hi there, nice of you to reply, sickonline. You are funny, but you would definitely need a lawyer and probably an accountant after you hire the guards. :o) Take care.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
28 Sep 09
Hi artistry, I would invest it well and probably look to invest in a few pieces of land a little out of the area and obtain building permits in readiness for prices going up when building re commences after these difficult times. Then I'd go on a spree buying all the books and perfume I wanted, which are the things I hunger after which are out of bounds for the moment. I'm of course imagining here that I get to do this over the course of a child free weekend so I don't have to go all altuistic and spend it on my son, I just want a bit of 'me' money for a change.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
29 Sep 09
.....Hi there t,(hope it's alright to use t). Enjoy your free time. I would use the money for something I had always wanted as well, your idea sounds sensible, things will be turning round soon hopefully. I have a friend who won seven-thousand dollars on a scratch off ticket, I never asked him what he did with it, think I might. Take care.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
30 Sep 09
Hi Artistry, I don't think the full Thea is really too much of a mouthful plus it adds extra letters to your post, you should see some of the names on here. I once worked in an office in the UK where the next office over won something called the Pools, and it was over £2 million which was a lot of money back then, they got something like £95,000 each. They were such a dull lot though that not one of them gave up their job or did anything exciting. If I'd have been next door and shared it I could have got into the slum landlord business, or rather bought up a few old houses to removate and sell on.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
2 Oct 09
...Hi thea09, you think of everything :o). You are going to get your wish with the real estate, just hold on to your dream. I owed quite few properties at one tine, then physical problems caused me to divest. But real estate is always a great investment. Right now if you have extra money, I would start buying gold pieces from a reputable company, probably the mint or its equivalent in Greece. Oh the t was an endearment not because it was long, sort of like a nickname :o). I do that. Take care.
@wmaths (536)
• Italy
20 Sep 09
i will think that my life has finished. to win so much money is the end of a pacific and safe life.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
20 Sep 09
...Hi there wmaths, thanks for your reply. I would hope that if it happens, it would be the beginning of a new, happy phase of your life. But some lottery winners have bad times with their winnings. They say money does not buy happiness, but I say let me see for myself :o). Take care.