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March 30th, 2012, 03:41 PM
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a lottery ticket?

What would you do with that kind of money?
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March 30th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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No I've never bought a lottery ticket.

Wow I don't even know what we'd do with that much. Obviously pay off the rest of our debt & house. We'd set aside the money for our retirement and a good chunk for our kids future. Probably help my sisters with some of their college. We also have a lot of friends raising support to go to the mission field so we'd likely use some of it to help them. I can't see us really making huge life changes as my DH wants to be a pastor. We'd likely put enough in savings and live off the interest and then not take a salary from the church so the money could be used for other ministries.

Ahh it's nice to dream but honestly as stressful as it can be to to pinch pennies I think trying to manage that much money wisely would be even more stressful.
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March 30th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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No, we never play either.

Matt and I were talking about it today though. I almost feel like it doesn't matter how much it is, because anything over about 10 million is just not really comprehensible to me.

We would do all the usual things though....buy a nice house, new cars, homes for our parents, put aside money for the kids' college, take a nice vacation, give to charity. If it was THAT much we wouldn't have to work again, so I would look for a volunteer job. I think everyone needs some work, but it would be nice to do something we love and not because of money. We could even fund our own projects.
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March 30th, 2012, 04:56 PM
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I bought two and dh said he bought 5.

I can't even imagine what I'd do. A bigger house and newer cars for sure. JDRF would be getting a nice chunk as well as other charities I've always wanted to support. Oh, and I'd take the kids the Disney World!

I actually hope there are several winners. I'm not sure one person/family can survive the chaos that winning this jackpot is going to cause. People have gone completely crazy over it! Spending THOUSANDS! Waiting in 6 hr lines!! Seriously, people?!
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March 30th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I don't live in the US, so no, but I never buy any lottery tickets. I think that kind of money (or even a fraction of it) would be more of a curse than a blessing.
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March 30th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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When it gets that big we usually buy 1, not this time though.
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March 30th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I would take that kinda curse any day! Money might not make you happy, but I'd sure like to try, its gotta beat being broke.

We bought 4. I'm not sure what I'd do with it exactly, sit in shock for awhile.
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March 30th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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I dont participate in any kind of gambling, im very much against gambling.

I wouldnt want any money that came to me just out of luck, we dont have much, in fact, our family has very little, but what we have we got out of honesty, hard work and saving up, and id rather have what we have now and struggle than live in luxury with money that I would consider tainted.
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March 31st, 2012, 04:01 AM
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We didn't buy a ticket this time around, but sometimes do when the jackpot gets really high!

We would build a new house, buy some therapy equipment I have been wanting for my dd, Anna (5), (she is paralyzed from a tumor compressing her spinal cord when she was a baby), new cars, donate some, go on vacation, and save most of it.
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March 31st, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Dh bought 8

I would live in the same house, same neighborhood but make a few changes to our home. Give money to family and some friends, donate money somewhere, by some new bras (I really need them lol) Save for the kids college and then just take vacations and not worry about spending money on dance classes, zoo passes, etc. DH says he would still work. i can't really imagine how you could spend all that money.
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March 31st, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Well it looks like it was split three ways so after taxes and stuff they'll probably each "only" get 150 million
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