You've won $75m dollars...

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  1. aguasilver profile image73
    aguasilverposted 8 years ago

    What would you do?

    Some guy in the UK just won 56 million pounds on the EuroWeekly lottery....

    If that was you, what would you do?

    You can express how you would spend it by % if that's easier, but how would you use/spend/invest/blow that amount of money?

    John

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i would invest in land, and hire a trustworthy lawyer to look after my interests. then i would have a master architect build me a really cool house on five grassy acres with an apple orchard behind it. of course i would help my family and friends and open some sort of homeless shelter focusing on veterans and children. not sure how i would do that but i would get help from the community to sort it out. oh and i would give a million dolars to the local bunny shelter.

  2. aguasilver profile image73
    aguasilverposted 8 years ago

    Not sure if I've posted this to the right place! - move it if needed...

  3. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    Retire.

    1. aguasilver profile image73
      aguasilverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...and then?

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Die.

  4. profile image0
    china manposted 8 years ago

    Stick into a bank or whatever then Piss off travelling as quick as possible before anyone could catch me - and stay travelling until I died - then my kids could deal with it.

  5. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    56 million is a lot of moolah, but so easy to spend!
    Charities for starters. I would sponsor more kids! Heaps more kids!

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    1. Pay off my bills
    2. pay off all the bills my kids have
    3. share with friends
    4. give to charities
    5. build a HUGE log cabin in the mountains, big enough for my entire family
    6. buy some more horses
    7. fly the family to Scotland, England, and Ireland

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good work habee, you spent the lot! My kids are debt free and doing OK, I don't need a lot of money as all my time these days revolve around children and grandchildren, ( just like you lucky girl!)
      I love the idea of the big log cabin family retreat too! smile

  7. Rod Marsden profile image73
    Rod Marsdenposted 8 years ago

    I would invest in my writing and the writing ogf others. Maybe create a publishing outfit or contribute to an existing one. Look at buying a second hand book store. I'd go on a world tour but take my time about it. If I visited England I would not so much want to see the big cities but the towns and countryside. I would love to see where Doc martin is filmed. Its somewhere on the Cornish coast. I would also like to walk from England into Wales via an old Roman road. I have friends in Knightswood, Scotland I would love to visit.

    I have a special writer friend in New Zealand I would also love to visit.

    As for the USA, I would definitely like to visit Pennsylvania where I have friends and make a return visit to San Francisco, New York and New Orleans. I would love to visit the grand canyon and make a return visit to Yellow Stone Park. I want to see cowboy country which would include Colorado.

    I want to see Rome the eternal city and the catacombs. I want to marvel at architecture and paintings. I want to learn more about art.

    I guess that would make a nice start into that great lump of money...

  8. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Pay off my bills. Stay in school (which I wouldn't have loans for!) Donate to charities. Go shopping and take a few of my bests on a fun shopping trip around the globe or something. Take at least 4 vacations a year.

    I don't think it'd change to much. The next 5 or so years of my life are college, anyways. My future career is something that I aspire to no matter how much money I have. I already take one vacation a year, so I think 4 a year would be nice. Anymore traveling than that and I'd get bored of it fast. Too much time in airports...been there done that. I wouldn't get my own jet because they're so expensive and would quickly drain my 75m after taxes. It'd be much cheaper to fly first class.

    lol I hate being so practical, even in a hypothetical way!

  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    It would be niiiice. I could have finally force my wife to move to Thailand! Ah, dreams... lol

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Force your wife to move? Where would you be?

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Rochelle, sorry I did not understand your question. Could you re-phrase please? smile

  10. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I'd just like to get it all in coins and swim in it...

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Try baked beans. Coins are impossible to swim through.

      1. waynet profile image71
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I was going to argue that Scrooge McDuck did it, but then I realised that was just a cartoon lol!

    2. skyfire profile image72
      skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Reminds me of Scrooge mcduck.

      1. waynet profile image71
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ha yes I mentioned that above...great minds think alike eh!

  11. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I'd start a HubChallenge Scholarship.

    The 5 best hubbers would get $200,000 each for a whole year to publish one hub a day for 365 days in a row.

    All Adsense earnings would be donated to charity for that year.

    People with poor spelling skills, horrible grammar, and an inability to learn a few new tricks need not apply.

    Not sure what I'd do with the other $74 million after I've paid off some bills, bought some groceries and got myself a ride-on lawn mower.

  12. aguasilver profile image73
    aguasilverposted 8 years ago

    What percentage would you set aside for charity?

    Would you give it all to one charity, or several?

    What about your 'friends' and family, what % would each of those score?

    Be specific, have fun, because this guy did win it, he's a white van driver and his wife works in an Estate Agents office.

    You could win it (if you bought the ticket)

    How many of us do the lottery each week?

  13. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I would give half away, the other half..well....I would travel the world..come see all you lot.

  14. Flightkeeper profile image69
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    I'd use that money to counteract whatever George Soros is doing politically.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image75
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My thoughts, exactly! big_smile

  15. easybusinesslinks profile image61
    easybusinesslinksposted 8 years ago

    I'd spend it all on twinkies and ladies and gentlemen....that's a lot of twinkies!!!

  16. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Become debt free.
    Give to charities.
    Help my sister renovate her home.
    Buy land and build a home for my family where we can have lots of animals and the boys have room to run.

    ...After that there would still be so much left over to invest and live off of, that the ability to give should never end.

  17. i_am_Legend profile image59
    i_am_Legendposted 8 years ago

    Travel the World.

  18. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Man, you don't know how often I think that. Lately, I've been thinking about that a lot. Even came up with this list:

    1. Give to charities
    2. Set up retirement funds for me, my husband and my sisters and brother
    3. Provide for my mother - for life
    4. Have my favorite aunt's knees operated so that she can walk without pain.
    5. Invest in something that can guarantee us passive income for life (preference on apartments / buildings for rent)
    6. Set up a scholarship fund for students who have the brains but not the money to go to college - preferably to an accounting course smile
    7. Quit my job and go online freelance writing
    8. And of course, travel smile

  19. MrSpock profile image64
    MrSpockposted 8 years ago

    1. Invest 2 million in Berkshire Hathaway
    2. Invest 1 million in REITs which pay monthly dividends
    3. Invest 1 million in oil trusts which pay monthly dividends
    4. Invest 5 million in cheap stocks
    5. Buy Hubpages.com - it's a good investment!
    6. Buy a yacht which I'll use a few weeks a year, then have it          rented out the remainder of the year.
    7. Buy a nice apartment in a vacation spot which I can use a few weeks a year then rent it out the remainder of the time.
    8. Buy a LOT of gold!
    9. Buy undervalued real estate.
    10. Now that the money is working hard for me, have fun, travel and party!

  20. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    Retire ... finish revising my novel ... visit a new hubber every month for the rest of my life. smile

 
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