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If you won the lottery...

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Bigdawg, May 2, 2008.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

  1. Keep working and upgrade my equipment

    24 vote(s)
    21.6%
  2. Keep working and not let anyone know

    9 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Blow it on fine wine and women

    4 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Blow it on cheap wine and women

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. Hire a buff male bodyguard

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Take care of my family for the rest of our days

    24 vote(s)
    21.6%
  7. Invest it and make more money

    22 vote(s)
    19.8%
  8. Not change a thing

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  9. Retire

    9 vote(s)
    8.1%
  10. Be on the next flight to the Bahamas

    14 vote(s)
    12.6%
  1. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    So here it is Friday again... and it's been a tough week! Here's my Friday question of the week :smile:

    If you won the lottery tomorrow (or today) what would you do?
     
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  2. kazoosigns

    kazoosigns Member

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    Pay off EVERYTHING (house, car, etc..). Take a nice vacation. More than likely I'd either continue working (because I go nutty with nothing to do), or build my workshop and take some luthier classes and start building instruments.
     
  3. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Pay off some debts, get a decent house, and invest the rest into a variety of businesses. Who cares if you make $60 million... what if you could turn that into 300 million???

    That's my thinking anyways. Turn it into even more. :p
     
  4. Gordy Saunders

    Gordy Saunders Member

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    Anything I want to.
     
  5. SirSlarty

    SirSlarty Member

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    If I won the lottery, I'd seriously think there's something wrong with the world and then wake up from my wonderful dream.

    But really, I'd pay off my damn debts, that's my dream.
     
  6. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    great Friday post and poll Dawg!!!

    Pay off Mom's mortgage....brand new chopper and a bottle of Ripple.
     
  7. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    Rent a mansion for a weekend and fly Signs101 members out there for a real party.
     
  8. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    I forgot to mentioned, a extra large garage and fill it with bikes of all shapes and sizes.
     
  9. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    I'd be multiplying it many times over!!!
     
  10. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I would take care of my family, live a great life and never work again
     
  11. TonyHoles

    TonyHoles Active Member

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    Take care of those closest to me (family and a couple friends). If you don't bring others along for the ride then being rich can become lonely...I would think. I would upgrade all of my equipment and move to a large building and pretty much do wraps and designs for the fun of it and if. And if I make money then cool...if not I am doing what I love.

    My focus would be on cars, bikes, boats, etc...mostly show stuff or racing stuff...or even just customization.
     
  12. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I would pay off my mortgage first, then I'd pay off all my lines of credit.


    Then I would move back to France and live the high life.
     
  13. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I might do a few of those thing... so I can't pick hust one.

    Plus ya gotta know HOW MUCH you won.

    Win a million dollars, sounds like alot, right??

    It's paid out as an annuity, over 20 years. 50k/yr. THEN you pay taxes... you net 30k (hopefully)

    30k would be a nice bump, but not life changing money.
     
  14. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    You won lots... millions, more then you would ever need.
     
  15. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

    Pay off all debt buy the building were in, do some renovations, take a summer vacation with family, then invest some and go back to work. Oh and tell my wife she can take of the next of years to stay at home with son adn maybe start to have Daughter.
     
  16. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    You been hanging with Fred Sanford? lol

    Fred would often combine Ripple with other drinks, for example, Beaujolais + Ripple = "Beaujolipple" or Cream soda + Ripple = "Cripple" or Champagne + Ripple = "Champipple."

    I'd probably still be stressed about money, continue working, but fire the PITA clients... with my foot. Paying off debt sound pretty good too, as well as taking care of the family. I'd buy one of these just to watch it get jammed up:

    http://www.memjet.com/popup_16.html

    Gene
     
  17. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    Awhile back I asked bob the formula for determining the odds of winning a lottery. This was his reply:
    That would be...
    96/55)*(5/54)*(4/53)*(3/52)*(2/51)*(1/50)

    or exactly 28,989,675 to 1

    The odds of winning the lottery are roughly the same whether you buy a ticket or not.

    It didn't stop me from playing though. I routinely look at the classified ads at www.thesamba.com for vintage split window VW buses of which I'll have the largest collection in the world - IF I ever win.
     
  18. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Hookers and Blow. That would be one helluva weekend. :rolleyes:
     
  19. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    If I won so much that it didn't matter I'd probably clear the slate of various debts, hire a manager to run my business, and start buying real estate as an investment.

    My wife needs a new car too.
     
  20. DOGraphics

    DOGraphics Very Active Member

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    Ditto :beer
     
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