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renstar
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Here in Australia we have a record $50 million lotto going off next week, and in America recently a guy won $300 million odd on powerball.

What would you do if you won? how would you spend the money? would you still work? would you change?

I would immediately quit my job, nice mansion right on the beach, new beemer and ferrari... plus help out some charities and some family, and lots of travel around the world.... seeing all the Grand Slams of course!:bounce:

lympyisthebest
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Quit my part time job and drop out of uni. :hearts:

Pasta-Na
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:25 PM
i'll buy tomorrow saturday lotto (20 million jackpot) and next tuesday (50 million jackpot). :p

Jovana.
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:34 PM
buy a professional camera, go around the world and visit historic places and take pics.Go to every concert I wanna see,after that buy myself an apartment, fill it up with latest technology gadgets and never get out of it :shrug:

kiwifan
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:57 PM
No major changes; I'd keep my job and do the same fun stuff I do now...

...just the quality would go up a notch; first class instead of "travelocity", etc...

hdfb
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Maintain the same life, invest the money. But allow myself annual holidays. :D

Keadz
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Buy myself into tournament Brie Whitehead style until I win a match (somehow)

Then travel the world, buy an island and live there.

Kworb
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:13 PM
I don't know. I'd hate to have so much money. :scared:

partbrit
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I'd retire as soon as I could meet my obligations to my clients, then I would ask my spouse to leave his job so we could move to another city (or country). I would travel a lot, and I would use my money to support causes about which I care deeply.

sakya23
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:25 PM
invest a quarter of it, buy a nice house in san francisco, a prius with everything. and learn languages like french and japanese, so i can visit and buy property there too

~{X}~
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:22 PM
I would probably buy a nice condo in Manhattan, then give some money to relatives. I would also travel the world and see places I wanted to, but never have. I would save a lot of my money to last me a long time and I would probably donate some towards charity or research sometime down the road.

Helen Lawson
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:34 PM
I'd take 10% of it and party like it's 1999 for the first year, and then bank the rest and live well within my means, travel, and work out at the gym.

Scotso
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:36 PM
I don't know. I'd hate to have so much money. :scared:

You cannot be serious.

Edinboro
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:45 PM
I dont know really. Id love to travel and give and help out people that desperately need it. If I can live my life being of service to others then ill be happy with myself. ; )

Im going to Africa next summer for a program I was accepted into. I cant effin wait.

gentenaire
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM
buy myself a beautiful house, take more time off (but I wouldn't quit work entirely) and spend a lot of money traveling.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Well, no more Forever New/Cue/David Jones for me. It's gonna be high end designers only.
I'll pay off my car and apartment.
Buy a penthouse in New York, a mansion in Melbourne, a vineyard in Italy.
When I travel it'll only be first class! And only 5 star hotels. (7 starts if it's the Burj).
I would buy every book I've ever wanted to buy.
I'll give a huge sum to the animal shelter.

OMG I'd do so much!

Dandy_Warhol
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:05 PM
i'll only spend 40% or half of my winnings.
i'll put up my own production company.
i'll buy a new NY apartment, an English estate, a Southern France vineyard.
I'll buy some cars.
i'll buy designer clothes (but i will still use my discount privileges).
do some more shopping.
do some travelling.
give some money to my family.
buy some awesome art pieces.
finish university.
donate to charities and institutions that i support.

Kart
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:23 PM
I'd use the money to fund campaigns to crush certain people in power that I don't like.

flyingmachine
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Well I will quit my job, paid all my debts and my parent's montage. I will divided the rest into half. The first half I will put into investments, shares and estates. The rest I WILL SPEND IT.
A house in the countryside.
Shopping Shopping Shopping.
Traveling around the world.
Buying posh guitars. :hehehe:
Basicly, enjoy a good time. :p
And some into charities.

Conor
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Give most of it to my parents. Learn to drive and buy a nice car. Travel the world, buy a tonne of new clothes and shoes (maybe some designer stuff), buy a little house by the beach on the Gold Coast.

FORZA SARITA
Jun 20th, 2009, 07:18 PM
:wavey: to everyone and new life somewhere else :lol:

wta_zuperfann
Jun 20th, 2009, 07:57 PM
retire, buy a Rolex, a house, and get all the latest tv & satellite equipment possible so that I can watch WTA and other sports all year round

a trip or two to a couple of the WTA tournaments will definitely be high on the agenda

:)

In The Zone
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:18 PM
I would purchase tennisforum.com and become a malicious dictator. :)

young_gunner913
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:30 PM
I would purchase tennisforum.com and become a malicious dictator. :)

oh i love a man with power. :hearts::drool:

:inlove:
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:57 PM
i seriously would give most of it to charity (like, 95%). i wouldn´t be able to live with myself having so much money and not using it to benefit others (aren´t i kind?).

that would leave me with a couple million i suspect (cba to do maths), to go on a long holiday in new zealand or something and buy my parents a great house wherever they want.

how adventurous am i. :tape:

Craigy
Jun 20th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Move to Australia.

mandy7
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:57 AM
I'd keep on working, but probably less hours
i'd get a house with a big garden, so my dog can run around
get a brown lab puppy for my blonde one to play with
and get this car:
http://pics.auto-commerce.nl/ac0401/foto/122407073601.JPG
with a better engine in it
and a 2009 version, this looks like a 2007 to me

InsideOut.
Jun 21st, 2009, 09:35 AM
Maintain the same life, invest the money. But allow myself annual holidays. :D

This.

mckyle.
Jun 21st, 2009, 09:45 AM
Buy a degree from Harvard or Yale by donating a lot of money, move to Europe, buy a gorgeous husband.

homogenius
Jun 21st, 2009, 10:46 AM
I'd buy Wimbledon and force the comittee to make some changes : Tammy would get a perpetual bye to the QF, Akgul would be seeded #1, Maria wouldn't be allowed to play here anymore (she can still play in Brimingham anyway)
I'd buy Amelie a FO trophy :woohoo:
I'd buy Navratilova's ex-girlfriend and lock her in a room without window.As a punishment for her silliness she would be forced to watch Chaky vs Kuzzy USO SF on repeat until the end of her life
I'd put Dawn Marie in a good clinic with better doctors.Who knows, it could work ? :shrug:(but I'd still allow her to surf on internet one hour a day :devil:)

Still have to think what I'd do with all the money left...

Bijoux0021
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM
I would quit my job.

Volunteer a few days a week in one or two hospitals.

Go to school to learn at least 2 more languages.

Buy a Penthouse in Manhattan.

Buy my family cars and houses.

Travel the world in first class.

Stay in 5 star hotels.

Go to all Grand Slam tournaments.

Get two puppies.

Invest some of the money.

Give some to charities.

Mashabator
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:25 AM
I'd buy Wimbledon and force the comittee to make some changes : Tammy would get a perpetual bye to the QF, Akgul would be seeded #1, Maria wouldn't be allowed to play here anymore (she can still play in Brimingham anyway)
I'd buy Amelie a FO trophy :woohoo:
I'd buy Navratilova's ex-girlfriend and lock her in a room without window.As a punishment for a silliness she would be forced to watch Chaky vs Kuzzy USO SF on repeat until the end of her life
I'd put Dawn Marie in a good clinic with better doctors.Who knwos, it could work ? :shrug:(but I'd still allow her to surf on internet one hour a day :devil:)

Still have to think what I'd do with all the money left...

:haha:

Mashabator
Jun 21st, 2009, 11:26 AM
id quit my job and go to every tournament sharapova plays at, travelling the world and going 2 wta tournaments until i run out of money!

Harvs
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:08 PM
have the biggest amaing week ever.. taking like 50 mates to vegas staying in a penthouse apartment at the bellagio... just waste it all on grog. yah yah yah.

i may save a little for a house or some shit..

Harvs
Jun 21st, 2009, 12:10 PM
I don't know. I'd hate to have so much money. :scared:

bullshit. what a stupid thing to say lol.
you could always give it all to a charity.

renstar
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:01 PM
...;15915250']have the biggest amaing week ever.. taking like 50 mates to vegas staying in a penthouse apartment at the bellagio... just waste it all on grog. yah yah yah.

i may save a little for a house or some shit..

Watch the movie "The Hangover" and you may change your mind about the Penthouse with friends in Vegas idea :lol:

Harvs
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:04 PM
Watch the movie "The Hangover" and you may change your mind about the Penthouse with friends in Vegas idea :lol:

best movie ever!!
nah thats a pretty good night what they showed. maybe without the tiger and shit, but waking up not remember a thing is always a sign of a classic night.

Bijoux0021
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:52 PM
...;15915265']bullshit. what a stupid thing to say lol.
you could always give it all to a charity.
No, it is not a stupid thing to say. Winning the lottery for some people can be a curse. It can be very scary. Have you ever read or seen documentaries on some lottery winners who can't handle their new found riches and become self-destruct?

There have been many sad stories written and documented about those people. Not everyone can keep their heads screwed on right when all of a sudden they become multi-millionaires. First of all, they have lots and lots of pressures from all their family members and complete strangers constantly begging them for money. Second of all, if for example a lottery winner was a borderline alcoholic, drug addict or had a gambling problem, guess what? That person's bad habits and other problems are only going to be exacerbated and getting worse, because now they have all the money in the world to buy whatever they want and any amount. They spend and spend lavishly thinking that the money is never going to end. And then before they know it, they are broke in a few months or a few years. Some of them become mental and even died prematurely.

Read some of these stories: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lottery+winners+who+are+broke&aq=0&oq=lottery+winners+who+are&aqi=g1

mandy7
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:56 AM
oh i would not give to charity,
i'd start one, and make sure money gets where it actually SHOULD go

Dav.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:52 PM
I'd buy Wimbledon and force the comittee to make some changes : Tammy would get a perpetual bye to the QF, Akgul would be seeded #1, Maria wouldn't be allowed to play here anymore (she can still play in Brimingham anyway)
I'd buy Amelie a FO trophy :woohoo:
I'd buy Navratilova's ex-girlfriend and lock her in a room without window.As a punishment for her silliness she would be forced to watch Chaky vs Kuzzy USO SF on repeat until the end of her life
I'd put Dawn Marie in a good clinic with better doctors.Who knows, it could work ? :shrug:(but I'd still allow her to surf on internet one hour a day :devil:)

Still have to think what I'd do with all the money left...
The last two. :sobbing::haha:

Wiggly
Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
Buy a nice house and car. Invest the rest of the money.

Hayato
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:05 AM
Help my family and friends a little, and use it to go and travel and work in underprivileged areas...and make a difference :D

McPie
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:12 AM
use that money, it is :lol::haha::rolls:

Scotso
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:58 AM
I'd use the money to fund campaigns to crush certain people in power that I don't like.

Wouldn't it be so much easier to just have them offed?

Scotso
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:00 AM
buy a gorgeous husband.

Or four.

AleOrtu
Aug 6th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Quit my job
Move to a nicer place, like New Zealand, or Antigua y Barbuda. A great house with Solar Energy.
Buy some appartments, taxis, drugstores, to make some of my money to work for me.

According to the ammount, I would love to create a Formula One Team :D
If not, build a WTA Tournament in some beautiful place at my country, for example at El Calafate (the city of the glaciers) or Ushuaia (the most shouthern city of the world).

___

In the other hand I would like to "build a city". Find a lonely place, talk to the goverment, and bring many unemployed people who live in the streets, eat from the garbage, homeless, working children in school age, etc, and start a new city with them. Also, many teachers, doctors, architects, many of them have trouble to find a job when they finish university, so come with me!

Then we start building the city, my homeless start building the houses, the streets, the hospital. At the beggining we all eat in a big warehouse, the women can cook. Later each one can eat at home.
By night, all of them should attend school, to learn not only school stuff, but music, recient history, chess, computers, internet, english.
A nice sports palace with soccer, tennis, female hockey, and so. We can discover many stars between these kids.
A good retirement house for old people, where they have good nurses, doctors, cats, sun, trees, chess tournaments, books... anything to spend their final years with joy and confortable.

After the basic wood houses we can now build better houses, appartments, at the same time we start building industries, like clothes factories, some other factory that uses any raw material that grows/lays close to the city, and then we can see money coming back.

So we can call more homeless and integrate them to the city while we open new job sources. Mandatory school for children and adults, many sport and cultural (dance, painting, writting, singing, etc) contests, to discover hidden artists and sport stars that were destined to die in the streets or in a shooting during a robbing.

My new city will need supplies, food, oil, bricks, but as money will start coming and going, my people will pay their taxes, sell their manufactured stuff, their services, their sport habilites, their music, poems... in one world, all these people who was "outside the society" will be inside it, they will earn they own money and live their own lifes.

____

You can say I have played "Civilization" , "Colonization" , "Pharao" so many times :lol: and it is true!

You dont need a lottery winner to do that in Latin America or Africa, you just need a goverment that cares and wants to do it.
Im thinking to write a book with this plot, perhaps a novel, but Im writing (trying to) other stuff right now. Just let me play Civilization III and dream its true.-

Kart
Aug 6th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Wouldn't it be so much easier to just have them offed?
Yes but then I wouldn't get to watch them suffer.

mandy7
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Yes but then I wouldn't get to watch them suffer.
yeah you could
it would just be a different kind of suffering :devil:

Michael.
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:42 AM
help my parents pay bills .
then buy the nicest car i can find .
even though im not old enough to drive yet haha

Huntress55
Aug 7th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Buy a house :)

Probs help out friends/family.

Buy my favourite footy team (brisbane broncos for those in aus;)) if I could, although they're going crap atm but yeah :p

Travel. There is so many things!

Michael.
Aug 7th, 2009, 07:59 AM
go to every single tournament on the wta haha

saul1333
Aug 7th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Stay home and do nothing.

I can probably survive with 50,000 for the rest of my life.

Pasta-Na
Aug 7th, 2009, 08:34 AM
marry na. :D

So Disrespectful
Aug 7th, 2009, 08:50 AM
New house
Home recording studio
Film making equipment
Car
Clothes
Plastic surgery
Travel

With myself out of the way, I would buy my Mother a face-lift (only because she wants one, she looks great for her age anyway), a house nearer to the waterfront and my Father a bigger boat. I'd also give my two closest friends a lot of money for new clothes, and a Gibson Les Paul guitar respectively (unless he's changed his mind about what model he'd like :p).

Thanos
Aug 10th, 2009, 01:36 AM
buy a tank

cynicole
Aug 10th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Buy a safe and hire a lawyer before I even claim the money
Quit my job
Take accounting courses so I'd know best how to manage the money
Make sure my mom was going to be well taken care of for the rest of her life
Send some cousins to college
Create a music/arts scholarship fund for the high school I graduated from
Buy a B&W stereo system
Allow myself to take week-long+ go-away vacations
Work at something that I find fulfilling like volunteering at a hospital, helping out local charities, rescuing/training service dogs, etc.


FWIW, I agree with the people who say that having too much money so suddenly can be a curse. I've had relatives who were kidnapped for money (and they weren't even THAT rich) so it doesn't take much for me to imagine what would happen if anyone I was related to suddenly came into a huge sum of money. Then you have those that are reckless with money to begin with and I think it has more to do with false expectations and a failure to understand how math really works.

Dodoboy.
Aug 10th, 2009, 08:11 PM
People who don't want a lot of money are STUPID.

mandy7
Aug 11th, 2009, 11:45 AM
i'd get this car
http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2010-ford-mustang-gt-red-side-view1.jpg
as an adition to my red with white mini cooper and my whie with red peugeot 207rc

irma
Aug 11th, 2009, 12:11 PM
I would travel the world a lot. I want to go to Machu Picchu first, and then Mexico (after the hype about the flu is over), India, Rusland and so many more countries that I want to see in my life. I was never in Spain till now either.

mandy7
Aug 11th, 2009, 12:28 PM
I would travel the world a lot. I want to go to Machu Picchu first, and then Mexico (after the hype about the flu is over), India, Rusland and so many more countries that I want to see in my life. I was never in Spain till now either.
Als je naar Rusland gaat ipv Russia, ga je ook naar Spanje ipv Spain he :p

crazzycat
Aug 11th, 2009, 01:22 PM
I would organize a company that will works for me to buy an island someday

irma
Aug 11th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Als je naar Rusland gaat ipv Russia, ga je ook naar Spanje ipv Spain he :p

Goed idee. Spanje zit sowieso vol met Nederlanders, dus dan moet ik mijn Nederlands goed op peil houden ;) :p