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BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?

GUEST,Cheryl 08 Oct 14 - 02:16 AM
Mr Red 08 Oct 14 - 04:49 AM
GUEST,CS 08 Oct 14 - 05:54 AM
Andrez 08 Oct 14 - 07:12 AM
Richard Bridge 08 Oct 14 - 07:23 AM
Musket 08 Oct 14 - 07:59 AM
Phil Cooper 08 Oct 14 - 08:52 AM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Oct 14 - 09:10 AM
Rapparee 08 Oct 14 - 09:43 AM
Mo the caller 08 Oct 14 - 09:59 AM
GUEST,punkfoljkrocker 08 Oct 14 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 08 Oct 14 - 12:10 PM
Bill D 08 Oct 14 - 03:25 PM
Ebbie 08 Oct 14 - 03:45 PM
GUEST,sciencegeek 08 Oct 14 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Oct 14 - 07:49 PM
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Subject: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,Cheryl
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 02:16 AM

I always dream of winning the lotto here in USA. (me & millions of other people of course).
However, I know the odds are astronomical against that ever happening.
Still, I do buy a few tickets occasionally spending a few dollars for lotto tickets now & then. I mean somebody is got to win sometimes.
Hasn't been me yet. :-))

I would be interested to hear how people would spend some of the money (if it was let's say, 10 million dollars or more)?

Since I don't have family, only one brother but no kids or husband or other relatives, it would not go to family (accept to help my brother in my case) so I would have a lot of money for myself.

I would buy a car since I don't have one at all right now and haven't for years, using public transit to get around.
I love old Jaguars from the 50's and I would get myself a nice Jaguar with automatic transmission and burgundy in colour.

I would buy a house somewhere, probably in the Carmel, California area. Not too big as it would just be me, but maybe a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a nice little garden and a nice sized kitchen.

Would donate some monies to a local animal shelter and care for rescue animals and stray animals.

Then I would fly somewhere first class as I have never flown first class anywhere, only coach and in crowded conditions.

Then I would have about 25 jeans and other slacks made especially for me as it is always so hard to find jeans that fit - always too long or don't fit right. So yes, jeans made in different colours custom made to fit me perfectly. Ah, that would be wonderful to never have to shop for jeans/pants for hours to not find any or very few that fit right, again.

These are just a few of the things I would spend lotto winnings on and of course would invest most of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 04:49 AM

Secrecy


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 05:54 AM

Woodland


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Andrez
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 07:12 AM

I won $200,000 once on a scratchie. Paid off me 'ouse :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 07:23 AM

I'd have a Volvo PV544 restored better than new but with a 350+BHP B234F+T engine and M90 gearbox, 1041 back axle with G80 locker - or maybe a trutrack.

And a Sugga for off-road.

And a new compact-ish caravan for festivals, with guitar storage and a hifi with a bangin' sub and a good shower and cludgie.

And more Hagstrom and Daion/Mugen guitars and a Kinkade and a Baden and an Armstrong to my own spec.

And maybe even a nice hol somewhere warm-ish like a Spanish island or a Caribbean island.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 07:59 AM

Capitalist sod..


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 08:52 AM

I matched 5 out of six lotto numbers twice in the 1990's. Both times I got a little over $2,000. So, not the millions, so the fantasies were not an option. The band I was in had just put out a cassette release. I paid to have it become a CD, complete with a couple bonus tracks, etc. The second time I won, I bought a santa cruz model H guitar, which I played a lot for several years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 09:10 AM

a bigger home!

I need a 2 bedroom apartment in the inner city or inner west, on the ground floor as the 38 stairs to my 1 bedroom place are getting to me.

and I need more space as I have a number of interests & collections

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 09:43 AM

I'd help pay off my family's student loans and help them in generally get started. Some would go to reputable charities (mostly local). But this would be AFTER I bought, as mentioned above, secrecy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 09:59 AM

hmmmmmm
The Whitby flat we stay in is up for sale. Well while we're at it why not the whole house. Maybe a bit OTT for one week a year, but it would be an investment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,punkfoljkrocker
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 12:04 PM

Don't do lotteries or gambling, so it ain't ever gonna happen..

But I can dream of a sudden windfall to enable us
to move out of our mildewed town centre terraced home,
into a detached house with such large enough surrounding lawns and tall hedges
I could turn my guitar amps up for optimum tone
without the constant worry of bothering neighbours....

..and a home recording studio, cinema, gym, and swimming pool...

That's my fantasy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 12:10 PM

... failing that, enough money to renovate and efectively damp-proof and sound-proof
our existing home.......

that's a reasonable fantasy..???


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 03:25 PM

I'd first give back double to the many people who helped ME in times of troubles. Then fix up this house... and travel to a few places I always wanted to. Then... well, it's not hard to go out & spend money. An extra car, better computer...etc.

-------------

Best line I ever heard... and it fits right in with the first post.

Was talking to a friend many years ago about "winning a million" Asked him, "What would you do, Tony?"
He thought a minute and replied, "Oh, I've always wanted a Mercedes... I'd get one.... then I'd endow a chair in the English department.. then buy a house..... Oh yes, and I'd buy Karen (his wife) a new pair of jeans!"

"What? Why do you add a pair of jeans for Karen?"

"Why," he said seriously, "because she needs them!"


Tony had a wicked sense of humor... but he never cracked a smile that time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 03:45 PM

Wow. So many things.

The first thing I would do is get a financial advisor. I would want to ensure that the money will keep coming.

From then on, it depends on how much money I won. As someone said, a million doesn't go as far as it used to. :)

I have some pet charities. And some pet projects I would like to enact, ranging from an interim house for homeless families to animal rescues. And a HUGE house for myself, which I would fill with people I chose, complete with cottage industry areas in-house.

And one of the first fantasies I ever invented: Musicians who played 24 hours a day, so that anytime I wanted I could wander down the hall and sit in on it or just listen. Each musician/group would have a set schedule before they moved on to their next gig. And every one of them would be WELL paid.

Oh, that reminds me: I would set up a Patron for the Arts system.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,sciencegeek
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 03:58 PM

well... after moving back to the Atlantic shore & getting Mike his sailboat there are plenty of fine museums and organizations that could use some trust funds to support programs. Begging for money is such a drag.

Not having to worry about paying bills is a delightful thought... but if I'm honest, I would REALLY love to be able to pay someone else to clean the house... LOL.... I'll do the barn, no problem, but let someone else dust and vacuum.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 07:49 PM

You elected/chose to become a slave.

You were not born or captured into slavery.

Somewhere, along the way, you decided to mortgage a future portion of your life for an immediate material gain.

Endentured servants are a 400 year reality of western civilisation.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

You can sell yourself....but it is EVIL .... if you sell your children.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 08:02 PM

You'd buy a new lawn bowling set, wouldn't you, garg?
love harpy


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 08:53 PM

LOLOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 11:26 PM

I like our house and where it is, so I wouldn't buy a new one......perhaps some remodelling and repainting though. Give a judicious amount to each of our sons and their partners so they can have a house free of mortgage, and a little over but not enough to spoil them; they will get it anyway when Himself and I both drop off the twig, it won't do them any harm to wait. A house cleaner and gardener to do the heavy stuff, no question about that!

An annual trip to Canada to see No 2 Son and his lovely partner, plus perhaps a little house so we can stay in our own place while we are there.

And I would never ever ever fly economy class again.

All I have to do is dream......dream, dream, dream.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 02:52 AM

Punk rock folker says if is never going to happen because he doesn't do the lottery

The UK lottery (Camelot) doesn't sell as many tickets as it used to do these odds are slightly out of date but here is an interesting principle that still holds.

To win the jackpot (without splitting between winners) is about 14,000,000 to 1. If you buy a ticket of course.

If you don't buy a ticket, it only rises to 15,000,000 to 1. (Family or friend stick your name in a syndicate, you find an unclaimed ticket and it is not claimed which makes it yours after a while regardless of urban myth to the contrary etc)

You and I can join the dreamers.

(I do have the odd flutter at the bookies. Us to win and score two in the first half usually gets 30/1.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 05:00 AM

"How can you win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket, Zeder*" the old Jew's grandson asked him he boasted of his plans.

"If God wills, I'll win without a ticket," the old man replied firmly.

≈M≈

*= Grandpa


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 05:20 AM

Faith and odds stem form the same branch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 05:20 AM

FROM!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 05:46 AM

I used to work in a betting office - back in the old days before the lottery - before there were chairs and TVs even.

Many of the regulars had such dreams of what they would do - on the day they won.

They would pass their time talking about that day, whilst the owner of the business spent his Winters in the South of France and the Summers in Scotland.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 05:54 AM

Sounds about right. I work on every home match, at the ground I put a tenner on a possible combination between 20/1 and 30/1. Over a season of, lets say I get to 12 games and might remember to put an on line bet when I don't get there, so 20 in a year? I average one or two wins, and just about make money. The thrill of "almost" being the lure, not the pound notes.

That said, if I bought lottery tickets and won a wheelbarrow load of dosh, I'd hire an open backed wagon and put a throne on the back, getting a mate to drive me round town whilst I flicked Vs at the peasants.

Anything left, I'd share between the local pub till and greyhound welfare charities.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 07:04 AM

Yep, the middle paragraph sounds like you, Mither.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Musket
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 07:15 AM

Your contribution was about as egalitarian for that matter...

Presumably, your truck would be a Volvo whereas I'd find an old Commer for nostalgia purposes...

(The final bit of mine isn't far off the mark to be honest.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: Charmion
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 08:17 AM

Edmund says he would run a trad folk festival until the money is gone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,pun kfolkrocker
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 08:40 AM

Right now I'd like a magical gift of just enough cash to cover this months minimum credit card payement
before Mrs Punkfolkrocker finds out about the new guitar
and reproduction vintage fuzz box...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lotto Winnings, What Would You Buy?
From: GUEST,achmelvich
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 10:20 AM

i work for a charity supporting disabled folk in west cumbria who are criminally underfunded, they would do very well out of a big lottery win- once i was sure that i would have plenty for myself and family and friends of course. there is a small 2 day festival in ireby in cumbria every may, in a beautiful setting. after my win it becomes 3 days - gillian welch and dave rawlings headlining the sunday night - with michael mcgoldrick band, richard and danny thompson, and eliza carthy and the ratcatchers all on earlier.
once you have enough to get by possessions - other than a big terrace in the west end of glasgow! - don't mean much, it's experiences that are important


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