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What would you do?
« on: August 25, 2017, 05:35:23 AM »
This lucky bugger just won $750 Million!

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/powerball-lottery-jackpot-758-7m-claimed-one-winner-162700647.html

She says "I just want it to be just me, be alone and be able to figure out what I want."

What would you do?

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 05:59:57 AM »
Spend, spend and spend!

Seriously tho, I’ll give mine away to the Labour Party, Southall LGBT Sisters, Benders are People Too, and the rest on developing a third condiment to go with salt and pepper.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 08:42:20 AM »
Spend, spend and spend!

Seriously tho, I’ll give mine away to the Labour Party, Southall LGBT Sisters, Benders are People Too, and the rest on developing a third condiment to go with salt and pepper.

I thought you would do that! What about Moby ? I bet he wouldn't give a penny away to all the liberal causes he supports?

I would probably spend mine on a nuclear deterrent for my private Island.. :chuckle:


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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 09:14:20 AM »
Spend, spend and spend!

Seriously tho, I’ll give mine away to the Labour Party, Southall LGBT Sisters, Benders are People Too, and the rest on developing a third condiment to go with salt and pepper.

I thought you would do that! What about Moby ? I bet he wouldn't give a penny away to all the liberal causes he supports?

I would probably spend mine on a nuclear deterrent for my private Island.. :chuckle:

Actually socialism is about equal opportunity not sharing stuff out equally, everyone has an equal chance of winning, that’s my socialist box ticked, I’m keeping the dosh!

Some gyppo woman thrust a piece of card in my face on Saturday with ‘Today is my Birthday, please give me €5.00’ I told her to  :censored:  off.

On Grafton Street this Spanish homeless chap was playing the Andalusian Small Pipes really good he was, I gave him €5.00.

Fairs fair, the guy was doing something positive, the woman was expecting to be given a living so she just got verbals.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 09:27:36 AM »

I thought you would do that! What about Moby ? I bet he wouldn't give a penny away to all the liberal causes he supports?



1/ 'Moby' wouldn't be doing the US lottery - The good lady will end up with c 450 mil - after  the IRS have had their bite

2/ I'd certainly wouldn't give it to Corbyn's Labour or Theresa's Tories..   family friends and good causes - in that order

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 11:45:02 AM »
Spend, spend and spend!

Seriously tho, I’ll give mine away to the Labour Party, Southall LGBT Sisters, Benders are People Too, and the rest on developing a third condiment to go with salt and pepper.



Some gyppo woman thrust a piece of card in my face on Saturday with ‘Today is my Birthday, please give me €5.00’ I told her to  :censored:  off.

On Grafton Street this Spanish homeless chap was playing the Andalusian Small Pipes really good he was, I gave him €5.00.

Fairs fair, the guy was doing something positive, the woman was expecting to be given a living so she just got verbals.

I thought paprika was the third condiment to go with salt and pepper?

I have encountered and seen on Youtube "false" homeless people before who would make placards with "Please help. God Bless." Then followed them back to their vehicles after they had made their collections from various people on the street. I am not saying all homeless people are like that, but there are a few who just want to take advantage of the good nature of people.

There was this one homeless man I talked to for a minute or so about some jobs he could apply for. I told him about the many restaurants, lawn care business, and other low skill jobs that were hiring that he could do to make a living. He got mad and shouted "I don't want to work!"

Oh well, you can't help people who do not want to help themselves. 


Your story about the Spanish homeless guy reminds me of the performing guitar players in the streets of Nashville trying to get some extra money, get a gig at a bar, or even a record deal. I was last in Nashville around 2005. I can't believe that was 12 years ago.  :eeekk:

Do you think there is a tavern or other venue in Ireland that would hire him to perform music for their business? There is so much competition in the career musician field that it is hard to make a living, though.


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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 12:48:04 PM »
What would you do?

$750m?

Close the business and give the staff a pay off so they feel no pain.

A month or so in California or somewhere nice to have a little think.

Probably followed by nice house in the Cotswolds (if American think the Hamptons) with a pool and a gym, private schools for the kids, the new Range Rover my wife wants and a new Rolls Royce or Range Rover for me.

Bit of travel I guess........ I could manage a couple of years travelling.

After a couple of years I'd likely be bored and start another business of some kind. I had some money and took a few years off work in the early naughties and eventually I got bored so went and did something new.

As anyone who has had some money will tell you, perhaps you like £300 shoes or designer clothes. How many pairs or outfits do you need? You'll soon grow bored of buying apparel. How many cars do you need? A few rich guys I know have four or five, two or three of which they seldom drive. I know a guy who uses his new Ferrari about three times a month as his Range Rover is more useful day to day. So a guy will buy a few watches, a few trinkets, etc. A few months of that you'll have everything you want. A yacht around the Med? You'll be bored in a couple of weeks. What next?

Big money is actually hard to spend if you have ever had money. Unless you spend it on nonsense that has no value or point. You only need so much to live a very good life.

The freedom to do what you want is what money buys you. And doing what you want often doesn't cost that much.

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 01:22:23 PM »
It'd take nothing like $750 million to get my life changed. But I can't imagine not working. On the other hand, simply looking after such a sum is time consuming. Maybe not so much if a single source, as in a lottery win but more normally, several income streams, even if largely passive, will keep one busy enough.

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 01:36:25 PM »
Maybe not so much if a single source

For capital protection guarantees only, you'd have to spread that around every bank in several countries to manage a fraction of it safely. Imagine having that lot in Northern Rock or Landsbanki Guernsey a few years ago?

You'd end up buying property, and then people to run and manage it, simply to safeguard the capital and provide a modest return.

Making that much money work and remain intact would be a job in and of itself. You'd have to buy stuff, then hire people to look after the stuff. Then you'd buy stuff abroad, and hire people there. Then you'd hire someone to oversee the people you hired.......

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 02:27:19 PM »
That prize will almost certainly be paid out over decades, not all at once. I'd treat it as a pension. More money than I can ever spend for as long as I live.

No need for management of it.

But, yes, if one took the smaller lump sum there'd be plenty of time to be spent.

Family friend was a sister of the lead singer one of the greatest bands ever. When he died she got part, just part, of the royalty revenues. They both worked, responsible positions, well paid jobs. They had to give up work in order to manage their new, ongoing, wealth stream. I guess that they could've done what big brother did: shovel the money up his nose and leave the rest to money managers, but not their thing. I haven't seen 'em for years, neither did anyone else in the family.

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 02:43:17 PM »
That prize will almost certainly be paid out over decades, not all at once.

Oh, is a lottery win in the Land of the Free [sic] not paid all at once like in the civilised world?

The Yanks love their credit. Even a lottery company needs credit? *blinks*

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 02:47:21 PM »
I'm already buying stuff I don't really need cos I can. Went in the music shop yesterday for an amp I don't need for the guitar I don't need I bought last week, keep test driving flash cars when it's pointless owning a car here, even bought a hurling stick. Never gonna use it.



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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 03:11:52 PM »
That prize will almost certainly be paid out over decades, not all at once. I'd treat it as a pension.

No need for management of it.

You have the option of a one time lump sum or annual payments over 30 years. Top financial advisors have recommended the lump sum even with the double tax as investing yourself in most cases will provide more profit than Uncle Sam doing so for you. You would certainly want mgmt to handle this. Although if you selected the annuity it is more than enough to not worry for us normal folks.

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 03:15:26 PM »
Another thing to consider is your age and physical health when making a decision here in the US. Those you leave an inheritance for are liable for another 40% in taxes.

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 03:58:05 PM »
That prize will almost certainly be paid out over decades, not all at once.

Oh, is a lottery win in the Land of the Free [sic] not paid all at once like in the civilised world?

The Yanks love their credit. Even a lottery company needs credit? *blinks*

Give it a rest.