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ICe Man

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:47:36

what would you do? Buy? Not do?
Thank God, for I'm a blessed man.

Just A Thought TAM

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:50:32

How much did I win?

1 million?
A Canadian "jackpot" of 25 million?
An American JACKPOT of 300 million?

It really depends.

Desperado

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:50:37

your wife :P

Originally posted by Primeval:
pants antler

ICe Man

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:51:20

Well, lets be more specific.

Say you walked away, lump sum, 13 million.
Thank God, for I'm a blessed man.

Desperado

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:53:06

13?

pay off all my debts, then put the rest in 104 savings accounts, and live off the interest the rest of my life (fdic only insures 250k or some fluff)

Originally posted by Primeval:
pants antler

Uticant

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:53:48

"2 chicks at the same time man"

malykii

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:55:25

Originally posted by Uticant:
"2 chicks at the same time man"


+1 haha, two chicks at the same time.
fear the turtles.

Just A Thought TAM

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:56:34

Debts
Start my own Record Label
Travel the world

Probably invest a portion for a bigger return..then rinse and repeat.

Desperado

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:56:49

*sucksucksuck*
invest in EE!!!

Originally posted by Primeval:
pants antler

ICe Man

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:57:06

Well, I got one serious answer. And the most amusing one . :D
Thank God, for I'm a blessed man.

Desperado

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:57:59

hey you may think its amusing, but thats around 500k in interest a year :P

Originally posted by Primeval:
pants antler

Desperado

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Jun 11th 2010, 0:59:57

oooo i know

I'd invest in the place where I work


and have my supervisor fired!

Originally posted by Primeval:
pants antler

Twain

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:00:15

"Besides two chicks at the same time? Nothing."

Actually, first thing I'd do, as boring as it is, is pay off all my debts, including mortgage.

The one fun thing I'd do pretty much right away is buy a vacation home down in the Orlando area because my wife and I are huge WDW geeks.

I'm sure I'd find plenty of other ways to blow money, but my wife is very frugal and has pounded her frugality into me since we got married.

Just A Thought TAM

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:01:22

While you returned the favour and pounded something else into her!

snawdog

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:11:06

If i won 13mil i would be pounding folks wives..eh..prolly would.
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Just A Thought TAM

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:15:42

James Daniel Craig Bond - "You're not my type."

Soon To Be Dead Eva Green - "What, smart?"

James Daniel Craig Bond - "Single."

Uticant

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:17:49

I went on a vacation earlier this year in Aruba.

It would be great to buy a condo there, spend some time on the beach, and attempt to write a book.

That would occupy at least the first year of time for me.

snawdog

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:23:15

I once started writing a book,it was to be a murder mystery and my wife at the time griped and moaned about it so much that i gave it up.
After we divorced, i did not have the passion to write it. :)
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CX LaE

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:25:11

Finish school and maybe a Master's. Purchase car and a house (modest, not huge.) At the same time, I'd invest the rest assuming a max term of 3 years on all investments.

Then upon completion of school, I'd work towards establishing a small, green-tech based, land development firm.
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Billyjoe of UCF

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:27:22

blow up dolls lots and lots of blow up dolls.. i mean how funny would it be to walk into someones house and it just have 40,000 blow up dolls in it..

and pay some people to blow them up cuz that would be boring.

Just A Thought TAM

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Jun 11th 2010, 1:28:52

I do believe you can hire professional blowers...

kemo

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Jun 11th 2010, 2:34:45

ive already thought this out in depth.

1. get a moat around my house with alligators

2. buy a smart car so i can shoot the hell out of it

3. scour the earth for a pet dragon

4. fondle jessica simpson
all praised to ra

mrford

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Jun 11th 2010, 2:52:27

Probably start my own SCUBA tour company in Barbados, great diving down there

and get a modest sized boat so I could island hop at my leisure.

Any left I'd probably start up a small time engineering firm for entertainment, nothing big, just a think tank type deal
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texhomastud

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Jun 11th 2010, 3:35:43

have always told my wife I would give her half,shake her hand and say goodbye.
Her response-I'll spend my half tracking you down
My response-I'll spend my half runnin

A year from now will be posting on EE forum wondering what I would do if I won the lottery AGAIN!!!

Joe

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Jun 11th 2010, 5:04:18

a lot of booze and women.

...and possibly a goat
I'm not wearing pants. ever

Dragonlance

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Jun 11th 2010, 5:26:27

travel around the world for a few years

Viceroy

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Jun 11th 2010, 6:52:54

1) Buy a lot of land in the middle of nowhere.

2) Build houses for myself and any family members who might want to visit or reside on the land with me. They'd be close enough for easy access, but spread out enough for privacy. Using tree lines or topography to not allow line of site between homes would add to the illusion of privacy.

3) Put enough head of cattle on the land to qualify for agricultural tax benefits.

4) Prepare for the worst.

Global Thermal Nuclear War? Zombie Apocalypse? Alien Invasion? Financial Dark Ages?
When whatever will happen happens, everyone will want to be on the Viceroy Fanatically Religious Reinforced Compound and Dude Ranch.

Edited By: Viceroy on Jun 11th 2010, 6:53:34
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snawdog

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Jun 11th 2010, 13:49:57

All this talk about winning the lottery reminds me of the afore mentioned ex.
We used to play the numbers religiously,hoping for that big lick.
I got up one morning to see her sitting wide-eyed with a big grin, holding our last nights Power Picks.
She asked me what i was gunna do with my half,i told her i was leaving her miserable ass.
She flipped me the ticket,told me to pack my fluff,hit the highway and mail her $6 to her. :(
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Detmer

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Jun 11th 2010, 14:22:00

Invest it all. At 4% annually that is still 520k/year. After taxes it is still a lot. By the time I finish my PhD it would be over $14M so I wouldn't feel bad blowing $1M on a sweet house. Then I'd just spend the rest of my life having fun, which probably means playing this game.

mrford

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Jun 11th 2010, 16:06:41

Actually

I would probabbl buy Canada and start a holy was against all French canadians based solely on their accent
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Hellz X

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Jun 11th 2010, 16:13:40

1) Speak to an advisor who specializes in people that come in to large amounts on money.
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Forgotten1

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Jun 12th 2010, 17:28:49

1) Debt
2) Vegas
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hoop

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Jun 13th 2010, 21:13:43

Originally posted by Detmer:
Invest it all. At 4% annually that is still 520k/year. After taxes it is still a lot. By the time I finish my PhD it would be over $14M so I wouldn't feel bad blowing $1M on a sweet house. Then I'd just spend the rest of my life having fun, which probably means playing this game.


Where you getting 4%? You can't get that on a 10 year CD....

hoop

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Jun 13th 2010, 21:16:02

I suppose I'd look into investment real estate. With cash at a premium it seems like a good time to do that. Sadly without any income I dunno how much leverage one could use, but 13 million should still return a decent amount of cash.

GorGo

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Jun 28th 2010, 0:31:26

Not well thought out.... if you're getting 4% intrest (which you won't even with a cd now) you lose money because of the 6% inflation.... And you couldn't even get introduced to jessica simpson for 13 million! LOL! :)

hoop

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Jul 3rd 2010, 14:06:39

umm, inflation in the US is virtually zero the last year.

Detmer

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Jul 3rd 2010, 15:38:09

Originally posted by hoop:
Originally posted by Detmer:
Invest it all. At 4% annually that is still 520k/year. After taxes it is still a lot. By the time I finish my PhD it would be over $14M so I wouldn't feel bad blowing $1M on a sweet house. Then I'd just spend the rest of my life having fun, which probably means playing this game.


Where you getting 4%? You can't get that on a 10 year CD....


Now, 4% is pretty unrealistic. I have faith that it will come back. 1% will tide me over until then.

Viceroy

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Jul 3rd 2010, 17:01:36

There's Gold in them thar portfolios!
And, Monsters, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall serve, that I am an ass.

Naminef

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Jul 5th 2010, 1:43:16

vacation through Europe with 3 of my friends...no wives allowed :)

qzjul

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Jul 5th 2010, 2:25:24

How much of a castle could I build with that....?

The construction costs of Neuschwanstein to the king's lifetime amounted to 6.2 million mark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein_Castle

The Goldmark was on a gold standard with 2790 Mark equal to 1 kilogram of pure gold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_gold_mark


(6200000/2790) == 2 222.22222 kg

Gold in Canadian Dollars per Kilo = 41348.55 * 2222.22 = $91 885 666.7

with cheap 1884 labour... hmm i wonder if you could build it for that now....
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