"if i ever won the lottery" ..updated for being older

United States
January 7, 2017 9:39am CST
i often hear people give off long lists of the first things they'd buy if they ever won huge money.cars,trips,etc. i never was really the type for crazy expendatures.. but as i got older,my list has been revised quite a bit. after the usual (paying off everything) i would: get a hot tub buy a new comfy bed where everything doesn't hurt in the morning electric blanket expand my house slightly to add a game room and have everything delivered. snow? who cares.me and my cats are taking a nap.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
7 Jan 17
I'd build a wall...a tall wall...a strong wall...a great wall...to keep Trump out.
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• United States
7 Jan 17
Can I come and live in your fortress with you, please?
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@fluffysue (1458)
• United States
7 Jan 17
Me too!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Jan 17
My list has also changed since I've aged. After the obvious paying off everything for myself and my family I would invest a million each for each family member so they could have an income without touching the principle and be secure for life. With the remainder I would start foundations that would be self-funding and use their income to nurture and educate children. One of those foundation would be group homes, like orphanages, for children that no one wants; they would be loved, cared for, educated in a nurturing environment. Whether their stay was a week or years they would know there was always somewhere where someone loved them. I would hope that these homes would make some difference.
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• United States
7 Jan 17
I really do think that we need more homes for the children, especially where they are safe and protected. Some are fortunate and end up in good homes, but many are not that lucky. If they had a more loving and stable environment, even if they were not adopted by an actual family, then the place they lived would still be "home" and the other children and caregivers would be their family.
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@fluffysue (1458)
• United States
7 Jan 17
I would give some money to my dad to pay him back for everything he's done for me over the years, then give some to my sister and her family...maybe pay for the girls' college, not that they can't pay for it, I just think it would be nice. I'd make sure I had a home completely paid for, preferably in a warm place where it doesn't snow. I'd probably still work so I could avoid spending all the money, but I would only do work that I enjoyed.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Jan 17
Nice list, I would so get a really nice recreational type vehicle and tour the US
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• United States
7 Jan 17
I am not "older", so I would put in a bunch of safeguards to ensure that my children (especially my oldest) did not try to "knock me off" for their inheritance.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
29 Jan 17
If I won the lottery, I would be outta here, no snow, I would go to Florida during the winter.
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• Preston, England
10 Jan 17
my chance to travel would be my joy on such a big money boost
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@bunnybon7 (36492)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Jan 17
sounds wonderful. i would also give some away to deserving poor families especially homeless.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan 17
A hot tub? That sounds interesting. I would definitely get me a nice bed too.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
7 Jan 17
Honestly, we all say what we would do if we won a big lottery. The truth is that we really don't know how we are going to act if it ever happened. We will be so riddled with excitement, that we would forget about what we would do. Maybe after some time we could calm down and think about it. Once the excitement wears off, well, we will do what we will do, no matter what it is.
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@crossbones27 (19579)
• Redlands, California
9 Jan 17
As long as you know what you want and need. No point in winning the money if you are not going to have a little fun with it. I personally would just buy a tiny house make it self sufficient out in the middle of no where, have everything else delivered to me like you.