What would you do if you won a Jackpot lottery?

My dream Home - My dream home if money wasn't an object is a Castle, complete with hidden passage ways and hidden rooms
@avonrep1 (1863)
United States
March 5, 2007 9:59pm CST
Okay I know that most for most of us this is a pipe dream. But what would you do if you won a Jackpot lottery? Say anything over 100 Million. Would you change your life style? Do you think it would change who you are as a person? Who you help your family and close friends who have been there for you get out of debt and give them some of your winnings? Or would you keep it all for yourself? What would you do with this kind of money. Be honest now!!!Me I would first off pay off all my debt. Then I would set up trust funds for my children with at least 10 million for each one of them. I would pay off my parents debt, my sister in-laws, my brother law, my brothers and sisters, and set up a trust for each of my neices and nephews. Then on to building my dream castle complete with hidden passage ways, maybe on my own private Island, where law is the law of nature and not man's law. I help out a few people that I know and give them some 100K to change their lives with there is about 5 people on that list. I know its short. Any relatives that came out of the woodwork would just have to go back into the woodwork. Because if they didn't care about me before money, then they really don't care after money.
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@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
6 Mar 07
First, I would pay off any debts that I happened to have at the time--plus the debts of several people I know, along with giving them some money. Naturally--if it weren't already in by then--I would pay for an elevator at our church. I'd help favorite foundations such as Russell Online (duh?), Habitat For Humanity, American Orphan Foundation, etc. As for my own lifestyle? I'd improve it some, but wouldn't change that much. I like a simple life. One thing I'd have would be my own private railcar to hook behind a train going to wherever I'd like to go and ride along enjoying all of the scenery--as well as doing some pretty wild things inside of that railcar, too, as I'd be having lots of interludes with a certain guy who would rather live in Arizona while I would rather live in Indiana! Woo-hoo!!! The long-distance marriage of my dreams--his, too, I hope!!! Woo-hoo!!! One thing I would invest in would be farmland, and I would help the current full-time farmers to be able to keep their farms. If I won it tomorrow, I would provide a place where these people Russell has told me about who are about to lose their businesses due to eminent domain could relocate. There are about 23 businesses in this one block. The buildings aren't owned by the people doing business in there. Eminent domain has forced the owners of the buildings to sell--and it's eminent domain to replace the simple buildings with condos, high-rises, etc. (otherwords, forced takeover of property belonging to David by Goliath rather than when might be seen as somewhat more necessary eminent domain to build a highway or something). This is totally-wrong! Anyway, the actual owners of the buildings will be getting what's called "fair market value." As for the ones leasing the space, they will just be without a place to go. Many of them have been there for generations, and this isn't fair! I know this lady named Kimberly who lives in a residential hotel in Los Angeles. It's her dream to, eventually, be able to afford to design quality residential hotels all across the country for those who can't afford apartments or homes. If I had tons of money, I'd help her to realize her dream. She has the know-how but doesn't have the funding. There would be a lot that I could do with that kind of money and still end up with a decent amount just to support myself for the rest of my earthly life!
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Thanks everyone for answering. It's cool to see what other would do if they won this type of money. I would love to actually win a big jackpot like that. Most likely that won't happen since I hardly if ever buy any tickets for the lottery. I am a member of the Hoosier Lottery's birthday club. Being a member gives me a coupon once a year around my birthday for a free two dollar scratch off. So if you live in Indiana and your not signed up yet, go to the Hoosier Lottery website and join the Birthday Club. Who knows you might win alot of money. Its funny I have been a member for about 4 years now and I have won on each ticket that has been free. The lowest amounts 2 years was only $2.00 but the other two years I won $10.00 and $20.00.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
It is only a dream to win but I guess my chance is as good as anyone's so if I won I would make a big pile in the floor and make money angles, like snow angles but with money. I would cuddle it in my arms till the shock wore off then I would have to go to work and tell them to take my job (just over broke) and shove it. I would then enjoy life to the fullest..
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I like your ideal tecnoblast. That is too funny, I can picture you with rolling around the floor doing just that. That is way to funny.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I must say we worship money to much in this society. I find that money doesnt make problems disappear it makes them worse oftentimes. Money doesnt cure family problems.
@joby_09 (498)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I'll pay first all our debts! I think that's too much. =) Definitely, i'll buy a new home for my parents and my own, car for each member of the family, buy all our basic necessities, and establish a small business. Any excess will be given to the church. or perhaps i can build a church or chapel for remote areas. =) Oh well... its so nice to dream... Lol!
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I would set up a retirement fund for myself and my husband. Put a million into a college fund for my child or children. Pay off all our debt and buy my sister her house and pay for her sons schooling. I would donate to many charities and churches or even schools. I would have a house buildt and finaly take a dream vacation.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I would go to work and just take it easy until they got tired of me. I really would take all the money over time not cash out. I then would retire and enjoy my life. I would probably find community ministry to help the people in need. Not with direct handouts but with personal attention.