Post # 16
I’m in a pool at work too.
If we won the jackpot, I stand to get about 41 million after taxes.
I’d buy a house in my FI’s hometown, since that’s where we want to move soon. I’d buy us new cars. I’d pay off my parent’s mortgage. I’m not sure what else I would do with the money. 41 million dollars is hard to wrap my head around!
Post # 17
Pay off debts, buy property for investment, eventually start a nonprofit flying school for inner city children where they learn to be commercial pilots.
Post # 18
I’m going in on the Powerball with my coworkers! Hope I win! I can’t imagine doing anything too crazy or over the top with the money. My dad is a financial planner so I would have him help me invest most of it. I would buy a nice house, quit my job, start a craft brewery with my Fiance, take some badass vacations, gift a few million to each of my close family members and friends, give to charity. Oh and I would totally get a boob job and lasik!!
Post # 19
sumshine.dawn: I’d pay off your wretched aunt to hand over the family heirloom broom!! 😉
Post # 20
After we’ve taken care of paying off the house and stuff, I want to try the tiny house homeless thing and build a community of those. I hear so much about it, but it doesn’t seem to get done so I want to give it a go.
Post # 21
wannabmrsp: This seems like a worthwhile selfless act. Count me in if I win.
Post # 22
buy a home and then travel the world non stop forever.
but statistically you have a higher chance of dying from tap water than you do winning.
Post # 23
I got my tickets today! 🙂
Darling Husband and I would probably immediately take off on a tropical vacation and discuss the money while we’re there. FOR SURE, I’d pay off our debt, plus our parents’ debt and set them up for the rest of their lives. Both our fathers are self-employed with no retirement plan, as well as Mother-In-Law…they all currently plan to “work till they die” as they say…so I’d love to be able to give them the freedom to do whatever the heck they want.
We’d most likely decide on a few charities to give to, and then use some of the money to travel the world.
I also would like my name/location to NOT be all over the news…I think it’s insane that they do that. “Here’s Jane Doe of 123 Avenue in City/state…she hit the lotto for $800 Million!!” Every family member, friend, coworker and criminal is probably sitting in her driveway now. lol
Post # 24
heal the world’s oceans by removing the millions of square miles of plastic (google great pacific garbage patch)
Set up scholarships for women studying science
Create grants for scientists to study the atmosphere
Re-plant trees all across America
Create a National Park to preserve natural ecosystems
Bring back the Space Shuttle program
…and pay off my PhD student loans
Post # 25
My SO’s office are going in for tickets and will split the prize when (haha) they win–there are worse ways to spend $2 I guess!
I would pay off our debts, my mom’s debts, cover repairs and any other expenses my mom has for her house, pay for the rest of my SO’s education and my sister’s education in full, buy a cute house in my home city, buy my SO a car that was made less than 20 years ago, invest big chunks in a high interest savings account/index fund/etc, keep enough cash on hand that I don’t have to worry, and divvy the rest up between my favorite charities and non-profit services that always need funding.
Post # 26
I am boring. I have heard, and seen first hand, what sudden money can do to people. I woud just find a plot ofland where the hubby wants to build his dream home, he has been working on the autocad drafts for nearly a decade. Set a budget for living expenses, the house, a few slurge items (yeah endless vacation for a bit) and set the rest automatically sent to savings and invvestments.
Although they guy in Primm who said he wants “hookers and blow” is really amusing. Alas, Primm is the closest place to buy tickets from Las Vegas.It is the border between California and Nevada. We don’t have lottery here.
Post # 26
I wouldn’t tell a soul. Probably take the annuity option and buy a lot of luxury lingerie and a bathtub fit for a queen.
Post # 27
Oh, wow. This would barely make a dent, but I would use some of it to:
(1) Pay for DH’s grad degree, so we wouldn’t have to take out loans
(2) Buy a house
(4) Travel to Italy, Australia, Peru, and Thailand (to start)
I’d give some money to parents/siblings/in-laws, save and invest most of it (kids’ college funds and such), and donate some over time to different organizations I’d like to support.
Post # 28
I almost got one when I popped over to Washington the other day haha. I didn’t, but when lotteries are really high here we usually buy a ticket so maybe I should have!
Post # 29
AlpineSky: You are a much more altruistic person than I am!