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You just won the lottery! What's your next move?

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Who would you tell

Everyone
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3%
People you know
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2%
Friends and Family
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18%
Only Friends
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1%
Only Family
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25%
Only your Significant other
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3%
No one keep Quiet.
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47%
 
Total votes : 91

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Thomasi
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You just won the lottery! What's your next move?

Postby Thomasi » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:06 pm

You just won Powerball or Mega Millions and you are now $100s of Millions richer. All you have to do is hand in your ticket and the money is yours. What is your next move?

My next move would be to send $5M to my Mom Dad and Bothers.

I'd then fund a tv show in Canada and Buy citizenship in the EU via Malta and travel around Europe until settling in whatever country I like best and live out my life. Oh and I'd put my American passport in a shredder after accepting the Malta passport in the US embassy.

No one other than my direct family would know.

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Prima Scriptura
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Postby Prima Scriptura » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:07 pm

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San Lumen
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby San Lumen » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:09 pm

Buy an apartment in NYC. Ask my financial advisor what the best stocks and funds are to invest in. Take a trip across Europe.

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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:10 pm

No one knows, I retire to a Caribbean island. Preferably with lots of hookers and cocaine.
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Jewish Underground State » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:12 pm

Take over an unstable country by hiring a paramilitary to secure the country.

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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Lile Ulie Islands » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:16 pm

Buy a house in Hawai'i and one in Vermont. Give the rest away to non-profit organizations.
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Kerwa » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:20 pm

Buy a Scottish castle. Call myself laird. Wear kilts. Do interviews with annoying PBS travel programs wherein i tell all sorts of lies about haggis.

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San Lumen
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby San Lumen » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:20 pm

Lile Ulie Islands wrote:Buy a house in Hawai'i and one in Vermont. Give the rest away to non-profit organizations.


Good choice for houses. Vermont is one of my favorite states.

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Tinhampton
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Tinhampton » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:21 pm

Thomasi wrote:You just won Powerball or Mega Millions and you are now $100s of Millions richer. All you have to do is hand in your ticket and the money is yours. What is your next move?

Sue for fraud. TSA patdowns are sufficiently scary that I have no intention of going to the USA or the two outlying territories that appear to offer either of these games for any reason whatsoever (as of August 2022).

Thomasi wrote:...I'd put my American passport in a shredder after accepting the Malta passport in the US embassy.

No one other than my direct family would know.

The IRS will.
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Postby Loeje » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:23 pm

I would set aside enough money for my education, then buy a house, then buy every book on my list. Then if there's still money left over I would fly to Germany and see my family and friends again. :)
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Terminus Station
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Terminus Station » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:38 pm

Invest most of the money but keep enough to live comfortably off of.

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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Vavlar » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:41 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:No one knows, I retire to a Caribbean island. Preferably with lots of hookers and cocaine.

Why? :blink:

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New York Times Democracy

Postby Cannot think of a name » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:59 pm

Set up an investment portfolio of some sort that will reasonably generate a sustainable income (somewhere around that scientifically measured 'maximum happiness' thing that came up a while ago)

Set up a handful of people who have gone out of their way to preserve my existence over my lifetime. Kinda whatever they think works for them.

Take the rest and set up a philanthropic foundation that would focus on homelessness and shoring up underfunded populations in terms of housing, education, and access to venture capital (gotta live in the system I have). If there is enough money there'd also be a lobbying and PAC arm that promotes and supports candidates in key local offices that can enact immediate changes like zoning and police budgets and priorities or school curriculum and resource allotment. Ideally it would also facilitate a way for people to organize and coordinate from local party leadership elections to federal elections.

Once I've done aaaallllll that find someone some people smart enough to actually run some bullshit like that who hopefully are on the same page as me.


OR...sell out immediately get a place with a big ol' warehouse like garage and buy vintage sports cars until I have a graveyard of cars I can no longer manage to maintain so any increase in value is offset by them going to seed. I've never really been tested.
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Postby Shazbotdom » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:08 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:No one knows, I retire to a Caribbean island. Preferably with lots of hookers and cocaine.


Just make sure to get em STD Tested. But, ya can't beat Hoes and Blow.
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Diuhon
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Postby Diuhon » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:23 pm

Help humanity.

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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Salus Maior » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:53 pm

I'd help my family out with some things, buy a nice house in the country with some land. Probably in Vermont or something. Raise a family comfortably and make sure they're well provided for.
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Sweitchland
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Founded: May 04, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Sweitchland » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:56 pm

Thomasi wrote:You just won Powerball or Mega Millions and you are now $100s of Millions richer. All you have to do is hand in your ticket and the money is yours. What is your next move?

My next move would be to send $5M to my Mom Dad and Bothers.

I'd then fund a tv show in Canada and Buy citizenship in the EU via Malta and travel around Europe until settling in whatever country I like best and live out my life. Oh and I'd put my American passport in a shredder after accepting the Malta passport in the US embassy.

No one other than my direct family would know.

Invest in a stock that is propped up by the US Government, then watch my account either go from 100 million to a few billion, or from 100 million to nothing
If I get lucky (which will not happen), I’ll put a hefty sum of it into non-profit organizations
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:13 am

Buy Twitter from Elon. By the time he's done with, it's market value will be around that point.
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Postby Major-Tom » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:56 am

Create an elaborate, extremely difficult treasure hunt for anybody who wants some of the money. Fill the treasure chests with nothing but Dollar Store candy and toys.

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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Ifreann » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:59 am

Eat myself.
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Postby Thermodolia » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:02 am

Ethel mermania wrote:No one knows, I retire to a Caribbean island. Preferably with lots of hookers and cocaine.

I’ll buy the island next door
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Postby Cataleenia » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:06 am

Go on holiday to japan with family and friends for like 10k-15k then save the rest
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Postby Free Algerstonia » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:10 am

buy nationstates
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Postby The Black Forrest » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:14 am

Hmmm seems the op is gone…anyway.

First; I will get a full medical example. Everything that is common for an early death.

It would be my luck to win the billions and die of something soon after.

After that I will just live as I have lived. Of course improve things like changes to the house; a new car; setting up my mom and in-law-parents.

I would do other things like there is a great cider bar. They make their own stuff. You have to have a type of liqueur license to allow people to take home. That costs 20K so why not if I am that wealthy?

Of course; I would put some of it in investments so there is still money coming in…..
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Postby Azania- » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:39 am

I would buy Liechtenstein.
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