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Offline mick

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You have to select 7 numbers out of 45, if your 7 come up, you win 1st division. It jackpotted from about 50 million last week.

It costs about $1.10 per game (set of 7 numbers). So everyman and his dog is buying a ticket.

If I win, I will fly yall downunder.

Id buy a house and land that goes from the mountains to the coast, set up a state of the art recording studio and kick back whilst the worlds best come to play. Watch a few horses and cattle, kinda be Mr. Bud.

The other 50 million, I would set up a few low key high impact charities.


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Did you hear about the 23 year old kid out in Winner, South Dakota?  What amazed me about his winnings was he is only going to get $84 million after taxes  :shock:  Still a lot of money!

I'd get our bills current, fix my home up here and start looking for my dream farm somewhere, but I'd take my time.  Set up funds for my boys, nieces and nephews, and pay off my sister's mortgage, make sure she's set (she's divorced and sick, she needs a break more than I do!), and travel a bit. 

I'd also buy a life membership in a few of the societies I belong to, then figure out, as you suggest, a couple of charities to work with.  Isn't it fun to dream? 

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Yes without dreaming, life can be a bit sad. Its tax free here, all "winnings" are unless you are a professional punter.

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I would pay off all of my bills
Fix up the rest of the things around the house that I want to do
Set up  funds for all of my children and pay off their college bills.
Donate alot to my church, they do very good things for the community
Donate to other local churches who do outreach
Take care of my parents, make any of their dreams come true, travel etc.
I need a new car
Put away enough for myself to live comfortably
Use most of it to help others, schools, shelters, fuel assistance programs, elderly outreach programs, scholarships for kids to go to college, programs where it helps people who will genuinely help themselves, habitat for humanity, veterans groups and anything else I think will make a difference.
For self indulgence, possibly a vacation house somewhere that my family could all use, big enough where my kids and their kids could get together, meet up for vacations here and there and spend time together just hanging out.

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i'd buy one of those missile silos and prepare for the end.

a good elevator that can carry stuff and animals.  an indoor, ventilated, self contained, barn.  greenhouse, good well, etc.....

a good set of deadbolts for the hatch........
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One of the first things I'd do is give a good chunk to this site for all they do to make our lives more enjoyable.

The typical stuff, pay everything off, pay off family's debts, buy my parents whatever they wanted, sis and brother also.

Buy up a ton of land, plant a bunch of trees, travel quite a bit, live the good life.

Give money where its most needed, people in genuine need.

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I never win nothing so I don't care to plan, If one of yaw won it I would see if I could move in  :-*  ;) 
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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I'd pay off everything I ever owed; and disappear, unreachable, for at least 2 years; maybe I'd even stay on the move in a country where the chances of being recognized as a lottery winner would be nil. I'd only "live it up" a little for those first couple years. Then before returning home a couple years later I'd have some modest work done to the house including a 12 foot tall block wall  with parapets built around the property. I'd return home in a beater vehicle in the night so I look like a worker there late and resume my life telling anyone who remembered why I disappeared that I spent it all, and leave on vacation often.
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ok payoff everything, make my families life easier and buy a decent size farm, and for the first toy it would be this but a new one built the same way, it smokes the tires on a dyno (you can see the rubber out the back) and has 1038 rear wheel horse power, cant help it, would have to be able to out run my wife on the days she wants to go shopping  :lau: , that would make me fell like a kid again, a rich one but still a kid  :-P   :evil: oh I would put a rack on the trunk to carry a hive  ;)

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THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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Pay off all my debt, buy a farm, buy a house for the wife at the other end of the country  ;)

I have always thought it was a ripoff that if you decide on a lump sum payment you only get half of the amount, less taxes.

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If I win Mick your off to Bud2 boot camp. If you win I expect the same.
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I'd pay off the usual...all the family's everything. Pay for and set up funds for all the kids in the family for College. Make my moms house look like she wants it to look. Build a Mosque. Buy a villa in Alexanderia Egypt, and a hundred acres here and build a house in the middle.  Quit my job and enhance my bee yard. Plant my land now in trees and watch it grow. Get a saddle for my daughters horse, build good pens for my chickens. My son a car. Go fishing!
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Offline mick

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Ah Joffa if I win, I will buy out Mr. Bud! Fly you over there to close the deal and bring em all back on my private Gulfstream.

Its gone up to 100 million! no surprise as every shop I passed was chockers.

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I'd refuse to sign the press release. 

I'd go to work the next day.  I'm sure the day job would be a whole lot more entertaining once I knew, and only I knew I could tell them to get bent at any oppertunity.    Could be exciting. 

Pretty sure I wouldnt' change much.  Probally pay off the house and cars and buy the other half a new bass boat...  But that's probally it
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The pool reached 106 million and there were two winners, both from interstate, not fair!

 

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