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Old 03-03-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default If you won the lottery...

And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually unlimited. What do you do with it?

First thing I do is put myself, all my cousins and family through college. I finish school, and spend two years with a small group of friends traveling the world to hit every major brewery and museum on the map. When I returned home, I'd start working on a series of creative projects, putting forth ideas and delegating the management of them. I'd publish my mom's book, start my dad's resturaunt and begin work on my brewpub. Spend the next years settling down with a wife and kids, studying, traveling, writing and brewing. I'd give back to a lot to cancer research and I'd put money into the online communities that struggle for funds and bandwidth. I'd get involved in the movie business, and ulitmately start world wide organization called "Umbrella Corp" where I'd do extensive research on the viral enhancement and human capability.

Joking at the end there. You? You can be altruistic, but think about what you'd really do for yourself too on this one.

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Old 03-03-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: If you won the lottery...

> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
> unlimited. What do you do with it?

hmm, I would probably buy a house, furnish it, build a killer PC, pay off all of my debt, finish college, then invest the rest of it so that it can gain intrest

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Old 03-03-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
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Two chicks at the same time.

I'd buy out Microsoft, release all of its software's source code into the OSS community (under the BSD licence), sell the company's remaining assets, move to Ibiza and buy the entire island.

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Old 03-03-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
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*Move out of the country
*Continue living like I'm poor, with the exception of not working

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Old 03-03-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: If you won the lottery...

> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
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Send wife back to school (she wants to get a masters in chem). Buy a house with cash. Buy a another car. Send money to friends and faimly. Look into opening some bisnesses (Gameing shop, arcade, night club, coffee bar, fun sounding things).



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Old 03-03-2005, 06:22 PM   #6
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> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
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Move to Mars. I'm sick of this planet.

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Old 03-03-2005, 06:22 PM   #7
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Buy a house, and another one in the woods with lots of land. Then I'd start an anti-cancer organization called Fuck Cancer, which would try to get young smart-ass kids to donate money for cancer research. I really hate cancer a lot. It has basically no redeeming qualities at all.

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Old 03-03-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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I would do nothing. I would sit around, with my life paid for, and do nothing. Maybe buy nice things. I don't have big dreams, but then again, I just failed a Calc test and found out that I'll have to take the class a THIRD time, so I'm a little down right now.

I really don't like computer science anymore. I don't enjoy programming, I don't enjoy math, and I guess computers were really meant to be more of a hobby than a profession for me, but non-science majors are at the same level as burger flippers at McDonalds. English major? Great! Take this sheet of paper and fan me off for $8 an hour.

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Old 03-03-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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> And I'm talking the big time. Your funds are now virtually
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I've already decided this LONG ago (in fact, you might find me talking about it on ZMD a while ago).

50% of post-tax proceeds are donated. The rest is invested. I have about 40 or so investments averaging a total investment of $2,400,000 that I'm DYING to jump in. Average gain is about 20% every 2 months.


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Old 03-03-2005, 11:42 PM   #10
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I would pay off all the debts of my best friend, and family, buy them nice houses and make sure they never have to work again.
Once all my loved ones are taken care of, I'd probably buy a small house near them and enjoy their company (not having to work = more time for best friend and family).

Oh...and I'd buy me a puppy.

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