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$425,000,000! What would you do?


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#41 mikemodeler

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

I would combine many of the statements here- Help family, start some businesses to help others, charity, car collection, new house, financial security, tax shelters.

I have worked with/for NAPA for years and I joke that I would buy a store and become a jerk owner just because I could!


It's nice to dream but in reality I would settle for 1/10th of the jackpot because $275 million would push me into a higher tax bracket! :D

#42 Gramps2u

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Donate 20% off the top first, Salvation Army, Homeless shelters, Local food banks, The Lords diner (local group who feeds the extremely destitute) Help out some relatives, Friends would pop out from nowhere... Move and disappear from the grid.

#43 JM485

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Buy a nice plot of land, an army of tractors, and build the best dirtbike track the world has ever seen! Or maybe 3. . .

#44 Lownslow

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Brilliant! I think that's one of the best ideas I've seen!



I seriously have a business plan ready. If I hit it, I'm doing it. If you hit, we need to talk.

Charlie Larkin

im gonna dedicate my company to 70s era and some 50s cars that are long overdue another thing i want to do is introduce futuristic concept vehicles from various automotive artists starting with Colani.

i got my plan in motion the first kits i want to put out

48 Tucker in full detail ala Moebius.<-- im not gonna lie ill go all out and make this into a 60$ kit
82 Delorean snapkit with opening doors and aoshima engine system
Veyron snapkit with aoshima style engine system
80s malibu coupe
Ram 3500 reg cab shortbox or power wagon variant
current ford F350 with 2 chassie options

#45 moparfarmer

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

One of the earlier posts (Craig Irwin) said 1929 would be like childs play. You all had your chance and blew it. If I won, I'd probably die of a heart attack knowing I was that rich. Buy a hockey team/go NASCAR racing/WOO racing. Who knows. If I survive the heart problems I know I'd be filthy rich and my kids and grand kids would be set for life...

#46 kruleworld

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

MAKE IT GROW EVEN BIGGER!!!

ah, the "Monty Burns" mantra. "i'd trade it all for a little more"

#47 Harry P.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

ah, the "Monty Burns" mantra. "i'd trade it all for a little more"


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

After I remodeled my home, bought new furniture, set up my kids, bought a new car, made a trust for them, gave a bunch to my friends, then all the rest would go to charity. Because of my past, I would donate it to AA.

I'm not realy greedy. I'd rather fiix up my home, maybe put in a pool, instead of buying "the house on the hill and the boat in the bay" But a Drag Boat would be hard to avoid!

Edited by Draggon, 25 November 2012 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

ive had my eye on a great little building,to open my own hobby shop. there arent any around here. i might even sell some of the kits , i get for inventory lol

Edited by glusnifr, 25 November 2012 - 03:24 PM.


#50 Chuck Most

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

I'd quit my job, but other than that I doubt I'd do anything different- that's more money than I could ever possibly spend. On the other hand, my '67 Fury might stand a chance of being finished in something resembling a timely manner.

#51 Tom Setzer

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

First I would take a lumpsome,and pay all tax's on it! I would then give money to Camp Boggie Creek to help Children with severe Illness's, and to the children's Hospitals. The I would setup Trust funds for my Children, and Grandson, where no one could ever spend the principle. Then I would build a new home, with plenty of room, and a large Hobby area including a dedicated Painting room, and a large garage of around 30k sq. feet, for my cars(I would make Jim a deal he can't refuse for my Sport Fury back). After that I would just enjoy my retirement collecting Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Mopar Muscle Cars, and building models of them!

#52 Paul Bunyan

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

i would be worried about who is stealing it..

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I would probly leave the USA, it's not gonna be a safe place in the near future.
A well stocked, self sufficient place in the Irish countryside might work for me, I would have to get a copter...

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

I would probly leave the USA, it's not gonna be a safe place in the near future.
A well stocked, self sufficient place in the Irish countryside might work for me, I would have to get a copter...

Why would the US not be safe? People wanting your money or something else?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

Now if I told that, everyone would follow me to the Irish countryside...that just won't work for me. :)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I would buy 77,630 acres in Wyoming($20million),arm myself to the tee and be ready for whatever is going to happen here in the USA over then next several years
oh and sit in my new hobby room building models :D

Edited by chev12olet, 25 November 2012 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

follow me to the Irish countryside... :)


I would go anyways!...Just google my last name to find out why!

#58 Greg Wann

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Give my kids a million each. No more... don't want to spoil them! :lol:

Invest most of the rest in real estate, buy as many income producing properties as I can. Put a part of it in the bank so I could live off the interest alone. And invest the rest in guaranteed return financial products. (small return but guaranteed, vs. stocks, potentially larger return but no guarantees, plus possible loss of principal).

My plan would be to leverage the winnings into income-producing properties that could be handed down to my kids and become their "career" if they wanted it. Or they can sell off the properties and do whatever they want with the money.


Hey Harry,
This sounds like the Dave Ramsey Plan.

http://www.daveramsey.com/home/

This is a good place to start a financial plan. I'm trying to get on board.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:00 AM



#60 Harry P.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

Hey Harry,
This sounds like the Dave Ramsey Plan.

http://www.daveramsey.com/home/

This is a good place to start a financial plan. I'm trying to get on board.


Never heard of him, but if his plan is the same as mine, he must be a pretty smart guy! ^_^