If you won the lottery...

@jess368 (3368)
United States
April 25, 2009 8:56am CST
What are the first 5 thingsyou would buy/invest if you wone the megamillions lottery? It is currently estimated to pay out $117.4millionwith the cash option (before the 25%tax) Here is my list: 1.I would pay off my moms house, and buy her a condo in Dallas 2.I would buy me, my mom, my brother, and my grandparents all new vehicles (my grandparents want an RV) 3. I would pay off school and all other debts 4. I would take a month long vacation with my family (probably a week at the beach, a week in Alaska, and two weeks traveling Eurpoe) 5. I would donate $1million (maybe more) to cancer research (breast and cervical)
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• Philippines
25 Apr 09
I have not win and I seldom bet in the lottery either. If ever that will happen to me in real life, I would be the luckiest and the happiest person in the world. I want to do so many things with that amount of money, especially it has a big conversion in my currency. I want to spend it wisely and save some part of the money. How I will spend the money: 1) Start my own business 2) Invest on stock market 3) Buy a house, a luxury car and a yacht 4) Travel around the world 5) Go a little shopping 6) Donate some money to "Save the Children" 7) Save money in the bank through Time Deposit
• United States
25 Apr 09
Only 5 choices lol hmm where should I start?? 1. Buy a new 6 bed room house 2. Buy a new car 3. Help out my family and friends 4. Open a store for my business 5. Donate to our church and charities. I would love to win the lottery. I would make life so much easier to help out my family and friends. Start the store for my business as well and put money away for my children for thier future. Not to mention get myself out of debt and be free of the stress in that part of my life. What a great vison huh?
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
25 Apr 09
My Dear Woman! First let me suggest that you have a better chance of being picked out of your bed in the night by Aliens, and taken to their planet in another Galaxy, than you have of winning the 117 million dollar Lottery. Although the odds of being kidnapped By aliens is astronomical the odds of you winning a $117 million lottery are Out of This world. For your own sake, please come down to Earth!
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@cobra1368 (704)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Hmmmm, I never really thought about it, even though I do play the lottery. 1. I would pay off all of our bills and debt (house, school loans, new car, etc.) 2. I would give some money to my best friend, who is really struggling financially right now. 3. I would schedule that trip to Australia, followed by a trip to Africa. 4. I would hire a really good financial advisor and get a killer portfolio working. 5. I would retire from my current job and start doing really fun things with my time involving all my interests, like taking cooking classes, pilates, guitar lessons, dog training, etc. These are things I cannot really afford to do right now.
@IzzyArt (13)
• United States
25 Apr 09
1. pay off all my debts, student loans etc. 2. pay my rent for the rest of my lease, along with averaging out my bills for the remainder of my lease and paying that as well. 3. get a darn good divorce attorney (I'm separated right now so I'm looking for one anyway) 4. I would then start looking for a large plot of land, one that I could build a few houses on, close enough to walk between them, but also far enough away that you have some descent privacy, and very large gardens. I would then proceed to move my friends (their families included of course) into said houses once they were built. I have quite a few foodie friends so the fresh veggies are a must. 5. Once everything and everyone was set up comfortably I would invest and donate
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@nzalheart (2339)
• India
26 Apr 09
Hello jess868! Well I thought about this big sum for a while I saw for the first time a spam mail in my email informing that I have won 5 million, or 10 million dollars on lottery. All the damn scams. But that I really thought about that sum for a while.. The money you are saying, 117.4 million dollar, hehe...First of all if I won that sum in real. I would faint. And that's why some money would be spent for the hospital primarily. Then I will think of other things. Now with that great sum, I will already have lot of criminals putting eyes on me. So I would buy a nice house and install the security worth a million dollar. After all if the life is in danger, then what is the worth of remaining that big sum. Also I would hire personal body guards hehe... And still I have lot of money. Then what should I do of them. Now with the remaining sum. I will spend most of them for gaining the name. After all gaining the fame will keep me alive even if I die. So I would invest them in certain developmental areas. Yes like you said, I would also roam the world, and still it is a greater sum. Isn't it.... Well just to be funny hehe....Nothing will really come true. So I hope you don't mind for these rubbish plans hehe.... Interesting post...Happy mylotting....
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Boy, wouldn't that be a nice jackpot to win? My list would go something like this: 1) Buy a home (preferably with a few acres of land) for my husband, I, and our kids. 2) Buy new vehicles for my husband and I. Most likely a truck for him and a minivan for me to haul the kids around in. 3) Buy (or pay off homes) for some of the immediate family. 4) Buy a Lancair or other small airplane for my husband (but only after he got his pilot's license, of course ) 5) Not sure about the 5th one, though I'd probably donate a sum to a cause like Autism, or invest in some stock.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
26 Apr 09
I would never play the lottery so I would not win. However if someone won the lottery and gave me the money and I did not know that she or he did, I would put the money in the bank, and we would fix up the house, get my husband a Jazzy power wheelchair, get a cuisinart, an Imac and a Macbook pro, maybe we can travel, if the places are handicapped accessible. Oh I would use some of the interest to donate to my church and help the mission field since we do not like taking money from gambling. Oh and I would like to cure peanut and nut allergy.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
26 Apr 09
Where is the option to win that mega million lottery? my list: 1. I will pay out all my credit card debts. 2. I will laungh the website which I designed on internet. 3. I will go for a world tour. 4. I will buy a nano car for each family member. 5. Doposit all the money in the bank account.