What will you do if you won 740M in a lottery?

@emgee595 (336)
Philippines
December 1, 2010 9:12pm CST
Yeah right!!! Isn't that sweet? A few days ago i heard from the news that there was a sole winner for the 740M local lottery. Wow he/she must be really lucky! With that much amount he/she can give his/her life a total make over hahaha! I just hope he won't get overwhelmed by the sudden splurge of wealth. :D If you were the one who got lucky and became an instant multi-millionaire, what will you do? How would you spend your stacks of money? Will money change you? They say the identity of the winner is not divulged so as to protect him/her and their family. Would you tell your friends and neighbors that you are the lucky winner? What would be the first thing that you will buy out of that money? Feel free to share your thoughts! Have a good day and happy mylotting! :D
6 responses
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
2 Dec 10
I don't actually think that I would ever be able to figure out what to do with that kind of money if I was to come into it. I know that I would pay off both all of mine and my husband's debts and also the debts that our parents have as well. However, that wouldn't even begin to put a dent in the money that we would have. I would also donate quite a bit to charity. I guess I would also start trust funds for my children and also for my nieces and grandchildren that I am sure I will have in the future.
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@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
2 Dec 10
I figure 50% goes directly to government in the form of taxes, that leaves you with about 370 million. A lot of good could come from 370M. I would of course help my family and friends first. then I would start up a foundation, that would employ people and help the economy, the foundation would have something to do with education. With education being cut, I would want to help the teachers that continually dip into their own pockets to purchase things like construction paper for the students to use for activities. I would love to travel the world, have a few more kids.
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Well, that's a very Merry Christmas and life for sure. I was watching a movie with Bow Wow in it called Lottery Ticket, and he won $350 million in the lottery and it was causing him a LOT of headaches. anyway, one of his friends said that that kind of money would help a LOT of people. Now with 740 Million? you could help yourself, your city or neighborhood and church and do some worthwhile things. Now, me, I would help my neighborhood; right across the street is nothing but the worst area for housing ever; I would buy up them lots and start to building houses and apartments along with shopping centers and such. something that will produce needs and jobs because that is so much needed. I would pass out turkeys and hams and Walmart gift cards. I would petition the city to make bus stop places to shield from the elements.I would give my church enough money to build the church school, complete with multi purpose gym, lunchroom, and for the church to fellowship. I would make sure my family is taken cared of. I am not talking just immediate family but my generation, the ones before me, the ones behind me and the ones coming. I have a grand coming, so she would have her future secure. do something in my loved ones memories in cancer research. so much more. Would I tell? HELL NO. it would be hard not to but I wouldnt.
• United States
2 Dec 10
I would give most of it anonymously to charities. I think that money would destroy my life. I don't want to be rich. I would probably buy a car, a house, pay my parent's mortgage and then give the rest away. Instead of unsatisfying items that fade I would have the knowledge that I had done good.
@liquorcs (194)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 10
That is a lot of money!! First of all, I would invest some to stocks or forex. Then I would open up a small business. Then I'll buy myself a nice sport car, a house, and travel to several countries, if possible around the world.
@huqh123 (182)
• China
2 Dec 10
yes, if i am so lucky. first i will donate some part to the poor. and I will make a detailed plan for my career. you know, it is a good changce to improve oneself. for example, we can establish a business and open a company. you know, many people want to do a great success in his career.