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#1 Terry Sumner

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

No one won the over $300 million Powerball last night so now it's up to $425,000,000 with a lump sum payout of $275,000,000! What would YOU do with it if you won?

#2 gtx6970

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Take care of my family then Retire and tinker with my new car collection

#3 cobraman

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

Donate some, help family, retire. Get a 5,000 sf. house with a 10,000 sf. garage.

#4 Craig Irwin

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:52 AM

Pay the taxes on it and use whats left to pay my daughters student loans down, I don't think it would be enough to pay them all off.

Edited by Craig Irwin, 25 November 2012 - 04:52 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

MAKE IT GROW EVEN BIGGER!!!

By using it as a down payment on a couple deals im trying to find funding for to where i will be set financially FREE!! For the rest of my life!

Yeehaw!

#6 Craig Irwin

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:04 AM

Good luck with that, I think 2013 is going to make 1929 look like childs play.

#7 midnightprowler

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

Pay the taxes on it and use whats left to pay my daughters student loans down, I don't think it would be enough to pay them all off.

What the heck did she go to school for and how freaking much does she owe?? :blink:

#8 Jantrix

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

Take care of my family then Retire and tinker with my new car collection


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#9 Deathgoblin

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

See how much of Jo-Han I could put back together? :) Maybe give Revellogram a real run for their money.

#10 Agent G

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Travel, a lot.

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#11 Rob Hall

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

Retire..probably to a beach in a very green area. Travel. Build a nice little 1:1 car collection to enjoy. Build models.

#12 2000-cvpi

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:17 AM

See how much of Jo-Han I could put back together? :)/> Maybe give Revellogram a real run for their money.

Exactly this. And a 2003 Mercury Marauder full detail kit.

#13 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

I would open a National Model Car Builder's Museum and right next to it I would open a real Styrene Lab-RAT-ory where scientist would study styrene, paint, and rust chemistry, and right next to it, EYEGORE wants a kennel with nothing but female vacancy. :D

We can all dream, right?

#14 Craig Irwin

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

What the heck did she go to school for and how freaking much does she owe?? :blink:


I'm being sarcastic, taxes and schooling costs are two of my pet peeves.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

,,,,be one of the probably few guys in the Scottish Highlands with an ultramodern glass-and-steel house on a mountain side, and a '30 Ford lowboy on '32 rails. And a Singer Porsche 911. Oh yeah, and a P-47D Thunderbolt, a Huey, and standing reservations for the LeMans and Monaco races. And a vintage offshore wooden boat with Lambo engines. Might buy a wife too.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

That's a LOT of Moolah and I would definately buy a piece of land and have a garage built for my car and a couple others that I'd like to buy. Set money aside for my children and grand child also. And of course travel as well as make a donation to my church.

#17 Jon Cole

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

Pay off the mortgage. Buy another house in a warm climate to live in while this house is remodeled. Build a multi car barn out back. Buy out the neighbors property as it becomes available. Fill the barn with a Lamborghini, an H1 Hummer with a ZR1 powerplant, and an F350 dually with a snow plow. For starters.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

What would I do? I would take the lump sum $275,000,000. and while I would be tempted to buy some of my dream vehicles, such as a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, or 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, I just can't justify that kind of extravagance while so many are in need. so here is the list;

1. Pay off my house, my car, My Dad's house, and my brother's car.
2. Take care of my daughter's college and set aside a nest egg for her.
3. My friend Amy has a special needs daughter who will require care and supervision for life. I would help her re-locate to an area with better medical facilities to help her, purchase a house for them, and set aside a fund to pay for a Full-Time health care assistant for her for life. I figure about $4 million in an interest bearing trust should do it.
4. Buy a house for my best friend John
5. For myself, I would build a 4 car garage, to house my new Mini Cooper Coupe,with the "John Cooper Works" package, A 1970 Porsche 911S in slate grey (like Steve McQueen's) upgraded with 1984 Carrera drive train and suspension. Some sort of minivan, possibly a Hyundai or KIA, so I can take my dogs with me on trips. and a Renault R5 Turbo.
6. I would set aside an interest bearing account that would allow me to live comfortably.
7. The rest I would use to start an interest bearing account, that would support equally The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program, They provide free lodging for Cancer Patients who need to travel long distances for treatments. http://www.cancer.or...hopelodge/index, and The Cancer Fund of America, They offer free supplies to Cancer patients that usually are not covered by insurance such as undergarments, nutrition supplements, vitamins, and other comfort supplies. Nobody is turned away. http://www.cfoa.org/.

So there it is, my plan. now I just need a ticket.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:58 AM

I'd buy every one on the forum a model car kit of their choice.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:04 AM

I'd buy every one on the forum a model car kit of their choice.

That sound like the best one yet! :)