Powerball at $500+ million

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  1. cycloneworld

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    For tomorrow's drawing. If you won, what is the first thing you'd do?

    I'd hit the first flight from DSM to Vegas (after putting the ticket in a safe deposit box of course).
     
  2. cykocy

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    Cut a check to the athletic department and get started on bowling out the south end zone.
     
  3. Rabbuk

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    Build a theme park for people who are afraid of heights.
     
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  4. dzmetcalf

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    That didn't take long to come up, wouldn't be the FIRST thing I'd do but it would be on the list if I were the sole winner.
     
  5. dmclone

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    On my list of ways to spend it, bowling in the end zone would be about 1,509th on the list.

    The first thing I'd do is hire security.
     
  6. CLONECONES

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    purchase a CLONE CONE machine
     
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  7. CyArob

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    Build a full size Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good.
     
  8. erikbj

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    Move to a community of other millionaires so i blend in. but i feel that i would get bored and my liver wouldn't be able to hold up.

    so I would.

    stay here, buy ownership in the company i work at but only 20 hours a week and work my golf game. too young to retire, but don't want to work 50+ hr weeks anymore.
     
  9. besserheimerphat

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    Assuming $250 million lump sum after taxes... Pay off all our family's debt, plus all my brother's and parent's debt, plus all my brother-in-law's and parent-in-law's debt. Sock a bunch away for nice early retirement and daughters' tuition. Possibly start my own business. Lead donor for south endzone. Might build a new house. Buy a boat. If there's anything left, two chicks at the same time.
     
  10. Clones21

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    Never work another day in my life.
     
  11. CyArob

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    Thought of another one. Buy CF. MWHAHAHAHA.
     
  12. ISUAgronomist

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    FIFY
     
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  13. Clones21

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    Hey now! :cry:
     
  14. CyArob

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    Ooo.. That's good.
     
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    Buy HawkeyeNation, rename site "Hoks4dafirinofferuntz.com"
     
  16. StPaulCyclone

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    That's what I'd do.
     
  17. junckerl

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    So I take it everything up to and including "Buy a boat" would cost about $249 million leaving you with $1 Million
     
  18. oskyclone

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    I would probably wait the whole period dof time they allow to claim the winner, then get a lawyer?accountant, pay off all my student debt along with the wife's debt, build a modest house out in country somewhere between Des Moines and Ames, then I would be talking to Mr. Pollard about some improvements for all sports facilities and give a hefty donation for years to come. I would then donate a small chunk to the University itself for academics. As for working, I would probably quit my job and travel to every home and away game for the Cyclones in football and basketball and become a season ticket holder for the Cubs. The rest the wife gets.
     
  19. The_Architect

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    Lock my doors, go into hiding.
     
  20. junckerl

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    $250 million is what Baylor has approved for their new stadium so if you were a true Die Hard Cyclone fan......
     

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