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You go to 7-Eleven, buy a Lotto ticket on a whim, next thing you know, you're holding a winner. You take the (let's say) $5 million lump sum. What's the VERY first big purchase you make?

Before I scratch a check for my parents' mortgage, I think I'd foot the bill for myself and 6-8 friends to trek to Vegas that weekend. Ya gotta figure with the cash I'd be throwing around in the casino (read: wasting), my boys would benefit from some monster comps.

(edited by sweetroll on 24.7.06 0430)
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Well, aside putting it in my bank account to take care of my future college education, I'd give a large sum to my parents and sister so they could get the houses they need. The rest of the money...road trip to St.Louis to share the news with a lady friend of mine and fly to New York with her.



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#1. Buy 2 new vehicles
#2. Pay off my house
#3. Take the family to DisneyWorld

I could make a list that goes to a #100, but those are my first three things that I would immediately do.



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    Originally posted by sweetroll
    You go to 7-Eleven, buy a Lotto ticket on a whim, next thing you know, you're holding a winner. You take the (let's say) $5 million lump sum. What's the VERY first big purchase you make?

    Before I scratch a check for my parents' mortgage, I think I'd foot the bill for myself and 6-8 friends to trek to Vegas that weekend. Ya gotta figure with the cash I'd be throwing around in the casino (read: wasting), my boys would benefit from some monster comps.

    (edited by sweetroll on 24.7.06 0430)


Oh come on, only $5 million? The very first thing I'd do, seeing as how I'm relatively debt-free, is pay off my parents' debt. Then I'd buy myself a nice house and car somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe a trip to Vegas would be in the works.

Now if I hit it *really* big, like $45-50 million, I'd buy myself a big boat and sail wherever the fuck I wanted for the rest of my life.

EDIT: There's a Ford dealership near where I used to live in Florida that has had a year-long promotion that allows anyone who pays cash for a car worth (I believe) $18,000 or more to get another car of equal or lesser value for free. I'd have to find a deal like that.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 24.7.06 0718)


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The first thing I would buy? An accountant. Then I would pay off all of my debts and the debts of my immediate family. After buying a nicer house and setting up college funds for my kids and my nieces and nephews, the rest would be invested and I would only take a cut of the interest every year. If I could take 5% on $3 million, that's $150,000 per year. Maybe I could live on that and I pity the investment firm that can't earn me more than 5% annually.



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I would have to agree with a lot of what has been said already.

1> Pay off our family debt
2> Money for my kids education
3> Roll the two old crappy vehicles I have now into the lake and get a couple of new ones...
4> Invest and live off investment.

The one thing I might do, just for fun, is buy the company I work for now and fire all the stupid f$%#s that I can't stand...





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    Originally posted by rinberg
    The first thing I would buy? An accountant. Then I would pay off all of my debts and the debts of my immediate family. After buying a nicer house and setting up college funds for my kids and my nieces and nephews, the rest would be invested and I would only take a cut of the interest every year. If I could take 5% on $3 million, that's $150,000 per year. Maybe I could live on that and I pity the investment firm that can't earn me more than 5% annually.


I would do just about exactly this except for the buying a nicer house. We just built this house four years ago and I am staying until I am dead -Shut up, Frosty and JJD.

Living off the interest would be the smart thing to do, but I think I would do a couple of crazy, non-conservative things with it, too.





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    Originally posted by pieman
    Shut up, Frosty and JJD.


Whaat? It's good that you have a plan, seeing as you're in the typical lottery winner-demographic.

If I won the lottery TODAY, I'd take a nice, LONG trip and see a lot of the places I'd like to see but probably won't be able to. Now would be a good time to do that before IJ starts school in a couple of years.

That would be in addition to all of the other practical stuff that I would do, pretty much echoing the thoughts of everybody.

I think I'd also quit my job and finish college.



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I'd buy an unlisted number.



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Everything else is trivial compared to buying the Lionel head.





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Hookers of all shapes and sizes.

And I'd then find baby Suri, no matter what the price.





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- Give my brother a million
- Give my parents a million
- Upgrade the apartment for now
- Buy a house when the GF is done with grad school
- Bank the rest so I can retire when I'm 30



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I know one thing: I wouldn't quit my job. Lord knows, with $5,000,000 properly invested, I could retire...but even if I buy tonnest of stuff, I'd probably still get bored very quickly.

My number one purchases, however: DVD box sets of Penn & Teller: Bullshit, a sharpie, and a first class plane ticket to Los Angeles, so I can get their autographs.



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    Originally posted by Oliver
    I know one thing: I wouldn't quit my job. Lord knows, with $5,000,000 properly invested, I could retire...but even if I buy tonnest of stuff, I'd probably still get bored very quickly.

    My number one purchases, however: DVD box sets of Penn & Teller: Bullshit, a sharpie, and a first class plane ticket to Los Angeles, so I can get their autographs.


And then you'll buy a ticket to Las Vegas where they live and perform.



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After paying off the $14,000 or so I owe in loans / credit cards, I'd quit my job, move to Vegas, and play poker.

Seriously.
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Oliver
      I know one thing: I wouldn't quit my job. Lord knows, with $5,000,000 properly invested, I could retire...but even if I buy tonnest of stuff, I'd probably still get bored very quickly.

      My number one purchases, however: DVD box sets of Penn & Teller: Bullshit, a sharpie, and a first class plane ticket to Los Angeles, so I can get their autographs.


    And then you'll buy a ticket to Las Vegas where they live and perform.
Ah, geez, they live in Vegas?I thought they lived in Los Angeles, at least during the show's production.

Another thing I'd do is sponsor a kids hockey league or something.

(edited by Oliver on 24.7.06 1303)


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Since: 7.2.02
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.79
I wouldn't buy anything.

I would get $1 million in $5 bills, spread it around my bedroom, and make sweet, sweet love to my girlfriend on a big pile of money. Then, every time I paid for something with that money, I'd think to myself,"That cashier is touching money upon which I made sweet, sweet love." Yeah, that's EXACTLY what I'd do


Edit: That - or the Lionel head. It's really 50-50...

(edited by Leroy on 24.7.06 1311)


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A great big wild cherry Slurpee.

At that same 7-Eleven.
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1. Invest for my kid's college tuitions and with 3 kids that might take all of it.....

2. Start working seriously on the children's books I have never finished writing and the novel that sits on a disk next to my home computer.

3. Move to Idaho or Montana



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