Powerball

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    Powerball

    I am not crazy about lotteries.

    Basically it is a way to tax the poor. (I doubt Bill Gates buys scratcher tickets on any regular basis)

    But when I saw that the Powerball was going to be around 200 mil, I got a ticket.

    Now they are saying it could hit 300 million on Saturday. I guess that's another buck I'm gonna spend.

    If I actually won- I wonder if I would be glad a year later or if my life would be worse because of it.

    What would you do with 300 million dollars?


    (I know you don't get the whole thing-- taxes, etc. But this is very hypothetical here- lets not get too bogged down in reality)
    He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.

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    I would buy a solid-gold house, and a rocket car...
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    I would get a rocket pack and a pet panda

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    I would buy a house no 2 houses a couple of cars and a few computers. I'd put a way a couple millon for collage and and couple more for retirment. I would give my brothers and siters some monney say 3 no 5 dollars.
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    Originally posted by gamegod3001
    I would buy a house no 2 houses a couple of cars and a few computers. I'd put a way a couple millon for collage and and couple more for retirment. I would give my brothers and siters some monney say 3 no 5 dollars.
    Now that's love for your siblings.

    Depending on how old you are a couple mill may or may not cover college. (I'm assuming that's what you meant- though a money collage would be pretty cool now that I think about it)

    I'd buy a house every time I looked around and thought "This place needs to be cleaned up"
    He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.

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    300.....well
    lots of candys
    lots of milk
    lots of coca cola
    lots of women
    lots of...everything
    then, i would be bored.
    give it all away ...(see food!!!)
    and start programming (yeaaaaaaaahhhhh)
    behold the faithless one and his angel

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    i would hire a group of professionals to build me a 3 gHz computer with 1 gig of RAM and 1 terabyte of storage space. Then i would buy MSVC++ and whatever games i wanted...

    I'd prolly buy a small island, after that, and buld a couple of houses for me and my friends. Then we'd hang around and party on our own island!

    wow, that would be fun, now that i think about it...

    hehe, this reminds me of something i saw on the internet on how bill gates should cut down on his spending (this was after MS took a big dive in it's stock value), one of them was "Try not to relocate more than one third-world country a week."

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    I'd split it up evenly among everybody who votes
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    >I'd split it up evenly among everybody who votes
    me for moderator.

    You get my vote I need a new computer...

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    I would definitly quit my job!!! That would be the first thing that i do. Then i would pay off my house, car, and all those anoying little bills that life brings you !!! Then i would buy a couple of servers and a dozen computers and have network games @ my house every day!!! You are welcome here any time, just come on over (only if i win ).

    But seriously with reality, i would quit my job, pay everything off, and go to colege. Then pay for my brother and sister to finish colege at any colege that they want. Invest a few mill and blow the rest!!!
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    Quitting my job would definitely be at the top of my list. It's hilarious how all these people say when they win $900 million or whatever "I love my sweatshop job - I'm gonna stay there". If I mad that much cash - I'd have people feeding me grapes - I sure as hell wouldn't be making tennis shoes. What would I do personally?

    1)Quit my job (probably in a memorable way, like tossing my monitors out the window)

    2)Buy, of course, the biggest, baddest, wonderfullest computer out there - replacing components whenever something even marginally better comes along. You can get a 50" Plasma display for only $11K! (and free shipping!)

    3)Buy an island - pay to get T3's run out to it...

    4)Transfer schools to somewhere fun, like MSU or something... Become a professional student... That'd be pretty sweet... Maybe I should go get me some tickets (I don't know if MI does powerball, tho)

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