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What would you do if you won the powerball??
      #1679211 - 01/13/16 09:17 AM (71.101.35.226)

I'd pay off our bills and our house, buy a car, make a couple charitable donations, and the rest I'd WASTE on stuff like this!




Have you bought your tickets yet??


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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1679234 - 01/13/16 10:54 AM (24.224.125.194)

That's easy: Bigger boat (though not THAT big!) , extra house somewhere, NetJets membership (no, I don't think I'd want my own plane), and a whooollle lotta dog rescue, spay & neuter.

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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1679285 - 01/13/16 01:44 PM (107.72.164.24)

Hmm!!
Yearly operating cost:
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-it-costs-to-operate-a-luxury-yacht-2013-3


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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: sail445]
      #1679288 - 01/13/16 01:54 PM (107.72.164.24)

The Lotto pays you the full 1.4 billion if you take on a 30 year payment plan.
They will pay you according to what I read about 860 million if you want it in cash then you have to deduct your state tax and the IRS will deduct from 25 to 28% as a gambling tax which could bring it to about a mere 380 million.


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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: sail445]
      #1679294 - 01/13/16 02:21 PM (71.101.35.226)

Ah, that's ok. I'm married to a bookkeeper!!

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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: sail445]
      #1679295 - 01/13/16 02:23 PM (65.48.219.208)

With a "mere" $380 million I would set up trust funds for family and really good friends..get work done on Da Ting..my 1956 Porsche and CRC..I would buy five favorite Porsches..a 550 Spyder..a 904 GTS..an Abarth 356..a 914/6 GT..and one of the Paris/Dakar Rally 911s/959s. They would live in the restored barn on Robin's property in Sonoma after that mortgage was paid off. I'd be tempted to buy a Gunboat cat with a crew to show me how to get to fly a hull..and I'd sit back here at CRC and be loving life between trips back to Sonoma to exercise the cars and sample fine wine and cuisine..some trips to Europe and other world spots would be thrown in...first class of course!
I'd also plan to keep pocketfuls of $100 bills to tip some of the great folks we all meet along the way who could really use a handout without ever asking for it..


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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: Manpot]
      #1679312 - 01/13/16 03:35 PM (107.72.164.24)

You could purchase twice the amount just on the interest alone.

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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: Manpot]
      #1679329 - 01/13/16 04:51 PM (142.105.173.32)

Quote:

Manpot said:
With a "mere" $380 million I would set up trust funds for family and really good friends..get work done on Da Ting..my 1956 Porsche and CRC..I would buy five favorite Porsches..a 550 Spyder..a 904 GTS..an Abarth 356..a 914/6 GT..and one of the Paris/Dakar Rally 911s/959s. They would live in the restored barn on Robin's property in Sonoma after that mortgage was paid off. I'd be tempted to buy a Gunboat cat with a crew to show me how to get to fly a hull..and I'd sit back here at CRC and be loving life between trips back to Sonoma to exercise the cars and sample fine wine and cuisine..some trips to Europe and other world spots would be thrown in...first class of course!
I'd also plan to keep pocketfuls of $100 bills to tip some of the great folks we all meet along the way who could really use a handout without ever asking for it..





first thing I would buy is that villa that Island Jim lived in that is currently on the market!!!!!!!

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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: lauraandrex]
      #1679337 - 01/13/16 05:12 PM (50.193.144.241)

First thing would be a Villa on St. John & a big catamaran in charter with CYOA.

Would likely quit work (even though I own part of the business) and would travel more.

I'd also do more benefit/conservation work.

Might upgrade the house to one in a location where I can go bow hunting out the back door.

My needs are not extravagant, and I don't see me joining the caviar lifestyle just because I have the money.


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Re: What would you do if you won the powerball?? [Re: Twanger]
      #1679344 - 01/13/16 05:18 PM (146.126.61.241)

I'd buy the ladies clothing boutique here that Belinda always manages to wander into while I sit at the restaurant nextdoor drinking wine waiting for her.

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