If you win big lottery, what would you do?

Malaysia
March 14, 2008 11:58pm CST
Everytime I buy lottery ticket I always wonder what I would do if I strike the first prize of about $5 millions. I always dreams of living in a beautiful house by the seaside with big compound and swimming pool. Besides, I want to own a few cars including BMW and sport car. I also dream of going vacation to all my dream vacation city. How about you, what would you do with your prize money if you win the first prize in the lottery?
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• Singapore
15 Mar 08
such a beautiful dream! 1.I will leave a part of the money for my education. 2.build a big villa with a beautiful garden for my mother. 3.travel with my mother. 4.help my mother to run her own business.
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hello angel6108. You too, you have a beautiful dream for you beloved mother. She will be proud of you if you manage to fulfill the dream of having big villa with beautiful garden and at the same time you can also persue for your education without worry of the financial constraint. Thanks for your comment.
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• China
17 Mar 08
and your dad?
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• United States
26 Apr 08
Yeah, that'll be really great. I would set aside some of it for my education. I would use most of it for my new and permanent home.
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
15 Mar 08
If i won the lottery i was so pay off all my credit card debt...............then i would buy the scion tc that i want......... i would give my brother money to pay his dr bills then help my mom with her bills finally i would give some to my fiance for his bills then whats left (if any) i would put it in the bank and quit my stupid job LOL
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
We can be escape from debt. I will do the same too, settle all my debt and have peace in mind. What do you do? Why do you say you will quit from your stupid job? I guess you must be pretty tired of working. Anyway, thanks for your comment.
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@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
16 Mar 08
Debt will come first because i stress over making payments am i going to have enought to make them ?? Very stressful I work in a Medical Records office I hate it !! The pay sucks and Im just not happy there its just a job!!!
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• Malaysia
20 Mar 08
I see that you are disappointed with your job as well as your pay. As for me I work really hard to earn good money. I am a teacher as well as my wife. We are getting good pay. Besides that, I also do part-time lecturing (as tutor) in the local University as well at the Nursing College. I am getting more than my pay from both places. Life is good for me but human never satisfy with what they have and I always look forward to win BIG MONEY. Hopefully you will win [/b]big money[b] some day and will be able to settle your debt. Good day to you.
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I'd buy an island and on it there would be a place for all the cool people that I love in my life. hmmm...I'd also buy another island far away from that one for all the rapists and child molesters to live when they let them out of prison (always too soon).
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hi Sid556. 5 million dollars may sound so much but I doubt if there is any island in this world would cost 5 million dollars. I like the idea of living in an isolated place but not in an island without anybody except our family members.
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
17 Mar 08
Oh...I definetly did not mean JUSt family members. Of course not. I said for all the cool people that I love....that is quite a few people actually. Oh and I really definitely was not thinking about the cost. silly blonde little me. Our lottery was up to 275 million last nite and I bought a ticket so I'd been thinking about this island thing all nite. I didn't win even a dime and I rarely buy a ticket so it was a fun and shortlived daydream anyway.
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@leeapollo (611)
• China
15 Mar 08
If I win the big lottery,I would do a lot of things.First ,I will buy a big house and an ordinary car.second ,I'll buy some facilities that my parents need.third,travel around some place and then study abord for 2 years.last,I'll donate some money to the people who really need the money.
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hi Leeapollo. If you are given the chance to study abroad, where do you intend to study and what course will you be taking? Yes, it is a good move to donate our money to the needy. Have a nice day.
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• China
22 Mar 08
I like the america school ,but it is too expense to study there.EU schools are also very good.They have good education quality and nice facilities besides the view there is also facinating.so, maybe I will go europen to further my study.
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@zenmachado (1619)
• United States
15 Mar 08
If I won five million I would do the following: 1. Purchase a top notch home (not a mansion) something adequate with a pool room, a basketball court, and a bowling alley... 2. I would pick ten special people in my life, and provide them with 100 grand so that their life could also change for the better 3. I would purchase a great variety of novels so that I could have fun reading them 4. Place 500,000 aside for my lil brother's future 5. I would spend a sizable amount traveling and getting to know our splendid planet
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Zenmachodo, you seem to be planning this quite a while. It is good to hear that someone like you is willing to put aside certain portion of your prize money for others, especially the 100 grand for 10 special people as well as for your little brother's future. Another thing is that not many will buy the novels for the pleasure of reading espcially when they are rich.Glad to hear that. Have a nice day.
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• United States
26 Apr 08
That will be really great. I have that dream, too.
@Goatlady (159)
• Ireland
15 Mar 08
If I won the lottery, I would buy a large farm, build and convert the sheds into green energy ones - solar panels, have several breeds of goats from all over the world, and make loads of ice cream, and invite schools and have an educational research for them. I would have persons with disabilities and people who would really need it working with for me.
• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hello Goatlady. It surprise me a lady is fond of goat. Some countries in South America are using solar panels as their source of energy so I think you are into green energy. Glad to hear that. Thanks for your comment.
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@sirnose (2440)
• United States
15 Mar 08
First I would make myself real comfortable then help my relatives the neediest 1st then the rest of them.Set aside some money for donations to organizations that I like.And maybe invest a little here and a little elsewhere.Take a trip around the world.
• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hi Sirnose. What do you mean by making yourself comfortable? Perhaps you can explain in detail so that we all know what you meant. That is generous of you to donate some money to the neddy organization. Thanks for the response.
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• Italy
15 Mar 08
I'd move. Inmediately. I'd live my house to go in my girlfriend's city, to live with here, study there and do anything with her, always. Then I'd buy some dresses - I'm a girl after all - and I'd build my dreams house. But it's so difficult I can win the lottery.
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
The chances of winning lottery is very slim indeed. All we can do is hope and hope to win. But we never know our luck, who know you will win one day and you will be able to build your dream house. Thanks CarolaMuller for dropping by.
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@mode09 (158)
• United States
15 Mar 08
What I would do is : A) Either ask if I can collect anonymously or interview and hire security for a peroid of time to keep some of the evil schemers away from me. B) Give the ticket to my parents so we can split the money. C) I would like to start an annual haunted house or Halloween festival that raises money for animal, cancer and childrens charities. I am a big horror movie fan so it would be fun to plan new ideas, and interact with some of the talented artists and special effects people and the cast of scary actors - all for a good cause. D) Buy a beach home to enjoy the beauty of the sea.
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hi Mode09. Since you are a big horror movie fan, perhaps you can be the producer of horror movie and get Steven Spilberg to be your director. By doing so, you will get your return as well as you will be famous being a producer. Thanks for your comment.
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• Netherlands
15 Mar 08
I would buy a big home! And a nice car, And investing in Bux.to. And donating Mylot for a better webhost or whatever.
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Well Broodmolen, to buy a big house and a nice car are common but to invest in Bux.to and donate your mylot earning in order to set up better webhost are something new to me. So, why do you want to invest in Bux.to? Do you think you will earn more? I would rather invest my money in either trust fund, fixed Deposit or in share or stock exchange. I think we will get better return.
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
15 Mar 08
If i ever happen to win a lottery i would surely be spending a major part of the sum in investing in areas which would give me regular income over the future years. This could be in mutual funds, fixed deposits or govt bonds after taking in to consideration the tax factors. I would spend some money on myself and my family and some amount would go to religious places.
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hi Limcyjain. You really think of your future. That is also in my plan if I win 6 million dollars. I will try to look for the best opportunity to invest my winning money such as trust fund or buying bluechip share. It is indeed a good idea to donate some to the worjip places such as temples, churches or mosques.
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• United States
15 Mar 08
If I won I would buy my parents, my sister and myself all a house and a new car. I would set up funds in the bank for my son and my nephew. If I came into money like that I would make sure that my family was taken care of too. And of course lots of vacations
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
How sweet of you to think of your family members first. I guess you must have love them so much and willing to sacrifice for their happiness espcially your son. Hopefully you will win big money one day. God bless you. Thanks for the comment.
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
15 Mar 08
I would enjoy a lot with friends with the money
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hi s2a2n2. Don't you think your friends will only after your money? Do you consider them as true friends? I woyld rather share some parts of the money with them to open up business and if they make profit they will pay you back. At least you will see the return and they will aprreciate you better for starting the business for them.
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@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
15 Mar 08
With that money i will start a business.I will live a simple life and will help poor and the needy with the money i earn from that business.I am getting mails every day saying that i have won lottery but they are all scams.
• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hi Sahyd2don. Me too I always receive scam email espcially from African nation saying that I have been picked at random and won several millions. Sound great but it is a scam. I am not good in business. What business do you intend to set up if you have the cash? I like the part you said that you will lead a simple life and help the needy. YOu sound very humble. God bless you.
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• Netherlands
15 Mar 08
I would use it to stop working for a boss and devote my time (and life) to the things that are important for me and that I like. So how do I do that? I have a certain living standard right now based on my income. I'm content with that and I have no need to raise it. Of course it is nice to buy something now and then that is out of reach right now. So I would take my current income and put 10% extra on top of that. This way I restrict myself to a monthly amount of the money from the prize that I can spend. With 5 million dollars in the bank (and regarding taxes every year) I wouldn't have to worry about money for the next 20 to 30 years.
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Isn't it nice not to worry about money for the next 20 to 30 years if we do have 5 million dollars? I always dream of winning the lottery and lead a rich and famous life. I would stop working to however I would invest the money in trust fund or stock market and engage a good financial consultant. Thanks for your comment.
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@preve1984 (610)
15 Mar 08
I would have many things in mind.... I would like my house to create a beautiful garden in '800 style. Then I would start a herd of dachshund in my city, why are lover of this breed of dogs
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hello preve1984. A house with beautiful garden will create harmony and fresh environment. As for me I am a lover of Shih Tzu. I guess I will do the same thing if I win big cash. Lets wish each other good luck and win big money. Have a nice day. Thanks for your comment.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
15 Mar 08
you mean after I pick my self up off of the floor, right? I would dialogue with my husband as to what we will do. this is how I think it would go. number 1 - set aside a sum for the Church. number 2 - pay off the bills in entirety. number 3- make the repairs to the house. number 4 buy a piece of land and build decent house sell current home. #5 build a church building with school #6 build a charitable hospital or children's home or retirement home #7 take care of others around me - especially family
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
You know what Modestah, you really put the church into the centre of your life. How sweet of you. God will grant you your wish one day. Your dreams are more pratical because one of our burden by the end of the month is to settle all our debts and bills. You are very concern with your communities around you. You will go down in history if you can build a church, school, charitable hospital, children's home as well as retirement home. I hope you will win lottery for the needy. God bless you.
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@Carmetaf (309)
• United States
15 Mar 08
I would construct a large building for my Church. Offer seed money for benevolence programs through the Church. I would also build a large environmentally friendly home. I would also build a large barn with several kennel runs. In the center, would be a large area where dog training could take place. I would continue breeding my Rat Terriers as well as rescuing and rehabilitating those who I could pull from shelters. I'd put money away for all 3 of my kids to go to College and persue whatever their desire. My oldest wants to run a b&b, my middle wants to be a rock star, and my youngest (2) wants to ride on a choo choo train. I guess I'd buy stock in Amtrak LOL For myself, I would hire a personal trainer and nutritionist. Lose a ton of weight. Restore my 1968 Firebird, buy a few new motorcycles of different styles. I have a dual sport now, would like to have a cruiser bike and a sport bike as well. I'd help my parents to open their own automobile restoration business and purchase the parts/supplies they need to restore all their old poject cars. I'd help my brother start his own candy/chocolate shop. My sister would get $ to go to college to become a lawyer. My oldest brother would get a down payment for a new home & a helluva baby shower. I'd try to do what some of the folks on Oprahs' big give do, and just for fun and to help people out. My husband would have his own machine shop with all the state of the art equipment and supplies. I'd buy an RV to attend dog shows and take the family on vacation. I'd take a $1,000,000 photo of my husband telling his boss "I quit" Thanks for reminding me to get my powerball ticket tomorrow. haha
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Hi Carmetaf. All the best to your powerball ticket. Do send me a portion if you win. Hahaha..... You sound very concern with your community as well as your family members. I am proud of you. How many of us will think of our church and donate some of our prize money for the community? I love dog too and I own a Shih Tzu. It is nice of you to remind me of my dog too. With the big prize money, you will have no problem of buying Amtrak stock or share. Thanks for the sharing.
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@posham (1237)
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
right now, the lottery jackpot in our country is about 150,000,000... if i won the lottery, i wouldnt find it hard to find things to spend it on. 1. i will use the money to get the best possible doctors and hospitals for my dad. 2. i will use the money to encourage him to get well. 3. use the money to have my mom checked u to. 4. give them both money to relax and enjoy. 5. pay for house mortgage. 6. go to law school or graduate school. 7. travel - to europe and japan. 8. buy a car. 9. buy a house for myself. 10. invest in mutual funds and stocks. 11. help out with nieces and nephews schooling. 12. share some to my brothers and sisters. 13. pick a charity, donate some from time to time. greenpeace maybe. 14. keep money for next election - to help the most morally stable candidates i know for our city. 15. save the money for future investments. wow.. i hope 150M is enough, lol..
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
Hello Posham. You really elaborate your dream in detail if you win big money. I am sorry to hear about your father. What's his illness? Why is it that you don't like the present political candidate in your constituency? That's a good move to save up your money in trust fund or stock. Hopefully you will win that 150,000,000. God bless you and your family. Thanks for the sharing.
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@posham (1237)
• Philippines
16 Mar 08
yeah, i just got back from the hospital actually.. my dad has a really big soul but he's getting weaker because of diabetes.. i really wish he'll get better.. part of it i think was devastation during the last election.. i believe our country is full of resources - land and people but we are also overflowing with corrupt officials.. i took political science hoping to make a difference but i'm stuck trying to fight for change in the system first.. about the lottery, i don't usually bet on it but almost all my siblings and my parents are.. i think, no matter who will win within our family, their priorities are the same as mine (except perhaps the law school bit because most of them have families already, lol) but i'm thinking of starting to bet on the lotteries as well because in our country, the gaming (lottery) division is somewhat a charity organisation as well.. they donate part of the money to hospitals and such.. so if ever i don't win, others will still benefit from it. anyway, thanks for picking me, great topic by the way,
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• Malaysia
20 Mar 08
I am really sorry to hear about your dad's condition. Hoepfully he will recover soon. I know how you feel. I lose my dad when I was waiting for my public examination result, that was 17+ of age. I was the only child in my family. Now, I have settle down and have good family, I have to look after my mum. Like you said, I don't buy lottery number too because i don't really believe in easy money. In my country, same thing happen. As a minority and living in a muslim country is not easy. I have to work so hard and fight for my place in any possible ways. The muslim are given subsidies but we have to work for it. Posham, are you a Catholic? I'm a Catholic and I do pray daily. God always answer our prayer but we need to "knock" many time before HE answer us. Don't give up. About your daddy, GOD knows what is best for him. If the time come, he has to go and I hope you can accept it. I know you are a strong lady.
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@dangnabit67 (2021)
• United States
16 Mar 08
car, house, clothes, travel. Help my parents and other family and friends. In the town I live in there is nothing for kids unless they drive 30 miles. I'd like to build stuff so kids here have something to do.
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• Malaysia
16 Mar 08
How sweet of you Dangnabit67 to build a stuff for kids in your town. They will appreciate you and your name will go down in history. Thanks for the sharing.
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