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 So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?

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PostSubject: So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:03 pm

They don't sell tickets around here, so I doubt I will be buying any tickets.

If I did, and won, I'd like to pay off ours and our extended family's debts, travel, attend more concerts, party hearty, and create a foundation that does charitable work (like help fund soup kitchens and give money to charities that spend the lion's share of their receipts serving the needy.)

I really like my Pensacola home and my circle of friends and would lament any changes that affects that status quo. (A man with lots of money but no friends is a poor man indeed.)

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PostSubject: Re: So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:49 pm

You can't buy tickets in Alaska, but I would do pretty much the same... pay off my family's & my debts, commission my friend Corey to build me a home here, probably buy a summer place somewhere my family and I would all enjoy, like Ecuador or Costa Rica, see a bunch of shows, travel, and I would give to orgs like Warriors & Quiet Waters and locally to places like Stone Soup, an open kitchen for hungry people, and FRA, a local org that provides care, aid and services to folks with disabilities and their families.... stuff like that.
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PostSubject: Re: So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:41 pm

I bought a ticket. I'd give my family a big chunk... set up trusts and stuff. I wouldn't change what I'm doing though... I'm already kinda retired. More travel for sure... I'd love to watch all of the grand slam tennis turns live. Maybe buy more vintage autos... I can't think of anything I NEED.
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PostSubject: Re: So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:10 pm

Oh yeah, I would definitely set up trusts for my nieces & nephews... that goes without saying. I would buy a snowmachine and a 4-wheeler, would buy Robert a boat and a plane... But I am pretty simple. Not Forest Gump simple, but close. I don't need much.
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PostSubject: Re: So, who is buying Powerball tickets, and what would you do if you win?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:23 pm

I've actually thought about it, which is kind of dumb to start with. It's about one in 200 million chance of winning, but if I did win I would buy 2 houses, one for my sister and one for her best friend because where they live is in a dangerous area. I would also buy a house for my best friend and be sure that that family would never want for money again. We would probably move to a nice area north of 9 mile road somewhere, get a pool, but not move into anything too large. Honestly, 2000 SF is a big enough house for us. I would then pay all my kids debts, give them enough to live on for the rest of their lives (hey we are talking about several hundred million here, right?), so I should have enough to share with them. Lastly, I'd buy a much larger motorhome and travel around for as long as I possibly could. As far as charities, I'd probably give more to animal rescue charities than any other.
Too bad for the animals that none of this is going to happen.
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