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    What will you buy?

    The Mega-Millions lottery is over 1.5 billion dollars and climbing quickly. If you win what will you buy? It goes without saying that we would almost all take care of family first, but what about after that? After a few well placed investments, we would probably buy a condo or four strategically placed around the globe and travel... a lot. Plus I'll get a VW bus like I had as my first car. Anyone else have a wish list? What would you spend you winnings on?


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    we were just talking about this. first, i would sign the ticket and put it in my safe deposit box. then i would call my broker & accountant and figure how to do this. i would bequeath to my bro and my husband's siblings and my stepchildren. Then I would take between 20 & 30 million and divide it among all types of animal sites: the usual ASPCA, Humane but those that rescue from puppy mills, those that go into disaster areas, etc. then I would knock on the door of the house I adore in Aruba and make them an offer they couldn't refuse, lol. Then we would throw out our phones, get new ones but mainly stay off the electronic grid. if i want someone to visit me, i will call them, don't call me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    The Mega-Millions lottery is over 1.5 billion dollars and climbing quickly. If you win what will you buy? It goes without saying that we would almost all take care of family first, but what about after that? After a few well placed investments, we would probably buy a condo or four strategically placed around the globe and travel... a lot. Plus I'll get a VW bus like I had as my first car. Anyone else have a wish list? What would you spend you winnings on?
    Very similar to yours

    1. Take care of the family
    2. Buy several places around the globe and travel. ( Aruba is one of them)
    3. Trying to invest smartly. But as my friend ( old financing specialist) says, the best investment to keep $$$ under the mattress.

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    Keeping money under the mattress is old school. When my mom passed, we dound money all over the house. Alot of people buy gold bars, lots of gold bars. There is always Switzerland or the Caymans, lol

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    Share with family and friends.
    Set up trusts for the grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    Pay off mortgages of family members.

    Make charitable donations .............set up charitable gift annuities.
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    We were just talking/guessing who would be the first person at our door looking for a handout. There would, of course, be something for family. I would also like to help our local animal shelter relocate as their digs are pretty sad. For us, I would like a simple one level home with a gorgeous kitchen and ocean views. There would have to be a spectacular swimming pool that could be used Year round.
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    First, I would contact a lawyer, accountant, and finance person. I would pay off my parents house and give them a wad to travel. I would take care of my other family members as well. I would build my dream waterfront beach home in Rhode Island and use that as home base and travel around the world to my other beach houses.
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    Contact our accountant and a good tax attorney...... Claim the winnings anonymously....! Set up a trust.... name my daughter the administrator.... and start paying off debt for all family members and champion some serious charities.

    Maybe host a bulletin board party at a hotel I'd rent for a week for bb members..... all expenses paid including airfare.....

    Still dreaming...….
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    It goes without saying that I's set aside 20 or 30 million for myself and my family. We live in a small town so I'd probably give the rest away, maybe through trusts so kids could get scholarships for college, maybe people who are down on their luck could get a good used car. I don't know, but I'm sure I could find a lot of ways to help people or maybe just give each family a specific amount of money. I'd probably try to get rid of most of it right away.
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    I would take care of everyone who has ever taken care of me. That list includes family and close friends here in the states and in Aruba! I would negotiate a rate for the Ritz penthouse to be my home away from home. I would not move out of my current house but would redo it from top to bottom as my son loves the neighborhood kids and all the money in the world can't replace that IMO.

    I would "buy" myself a coaching job somewhere, lol. I would prefer to coach at the college ranks but that you can't buy so I would be "forced" to invest in a soccer club so I could manage their squad.

    I will keep dreaming, lol.

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