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    What would you do?

    If you won the lottery? 50+ million.


    No sports to speak of so I thought I could get my own off topic thread going... Will add my thoughts later.


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    Re: What would you do?

    i would get a regular house, in a regular neighborhood, get a cabin somwhere, get a couple nice cars, get season tickets too a few teams of interest, and go on some type of trip/cruise.. i would try to look as middle class as possible..


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    Re: What would you do?

    pay off student loans for me my sister and best friends. buy whatever my parents wanted and then invest in a roth IRA and other solid mutual funds. buy a boat and new slalom ski and some lakeside property and go about my normal life with a little more freedom to do things that i normally wouldnt be able to do because of money concerns. but as Cmoore said I'd try to keep as much of a normal modest life that i could.


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    Re: What would you do?

    1)Take care of my family.
    2)Donate to Charity.
    3)Donate to Iowa State.
    4)Donate to my hometown church.
    5)Donate to my hometown.

    And of course invest and save some of the money.



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    Re: What would you do?

    #1 Buy a condo in NYC
    #2 Build a log cabin in the mountains
    #3 Quit my job
    #4 Build a go-cart track in my back yard
    #5 Buy the following cars
    Aston Martin DB9-My everyday driver :)
    Toyota Land Cruiser-My mountain driving SUV
    Mercedes CLS 63 AMG
    Ferrari F430
    Lexus LS600-Wifes car
    #6 Buy a Ducati Desmosedici RR-I'd keep it in the house and never drive it. Too risky when you're $$$
    #7 Tell everyone that I'm a hawkeye fan so they suck up to me and then at the last minute hand JP a check for a million. Then laugh.



    This would probably cost me 5-10 million dollars. I'd invest the rest.



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    Re: What would you do?

    BMW M3
    About a 5,000 sq foot ranch out in the country with lots of trees.
    Club Seats at ISU
    Quit work and just play with the kids full time
    buy a house for each of our parents so we can drop the kids off when we travel

    Invest the rest so I never have to worry about work or $$ again, and still live within my means.


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    Re: What would you do?

    Immediately I would buy plane tickets for me and all of my friends/family to somewhere, anywhere really, and just have a huge party.

    Then I'd golf a lot.



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    Re: What would you do?

    I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...



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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    #1 Buy a condo in NYC
    #2 Build a log cabin in the mountains
    #3 Quit my job
    #4 Build a go-cart track in my back yard
    #5 Buy the following cars
    Aston Martin DB9-My everyday driver :)
    Toyota Land Cruiser-My mountain driving SUV
    Mercedes CLS 63 AMG
    Ferrari F430
    Lexus LS600-Wifes car
    #6 Buy a Ducati Desmosedici RR-I'd keep it in the house and never drive it. Too risky when you're $$$
    #7 Tell everyone that I'm a hawkeye fan so they suck up to me and then at the last minute hand JP a check for a million. Then laugh.



    This would probably cost me 5-10 million dollars. I'd invest the rest.
    #3 would be #1 for me!



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    Re: What would you do?

    buy a 9 hole golf course and build a home on it.



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    Re: What would you do?

    I couldn't stop working forever I would get to bored. But I imagine I could keep myself busy for a few months at least spending money and traveling



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    Re: What would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I would invest half of it in low risk mutual funds and then take the other half over to my friend Asadulah who works in securities...
    In that same vein...

    Two chicks at the same time, man.



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    Re: What would you do?

    All of mine would be donated to Cyclone Fanatic.


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    Re: What would you do?

    50 million?

    Donate to my church
    Donate to the Appalachia Service Project
    Buy a winter home in Ft. Lauderdale area
    Buy a luxory box at teams of interest
    Buy a nice car and drive all over the country


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    Establish a non-profit organization, with me as head of it, to administer the money for charity.


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