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    ok what would ya do if ya hit the big numbers?id get a nice truck maybe a ford ranger.i like em lol.then ill have some fund set up for the humanine socity to make the shelter a non kill shelter.id take care of my family and freinds this is my big purcahe it will be a house on the beach it can be very small like 700 sqaure feet bit it has to be in a area that is kinda secluded .so it will be quiet and dark other then my lights [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].

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    o opps forgot id fill the roof with solar panels i mean the whole roof.and have all enery star apalces

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    I'd travel around the world a couple times on a motorcycle.

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    I would move south.
    WAY south.
    Back to Georgia.
    Land of the free and home of the BRAVES.
    Where you can buy boiled (pronounced bolled) peanuts.
    Where they dont call a Crappie a White Perch.
    Where a watermelon doesnt cost $8 and A Cantaloupe cost $3.
    Where they dont sell snow shovels at Walmart.
    Where your property taxes are smaller than your car payment.
    Where they have Shoneys, Hardee's, Krystal, ChicK-Fil-a, Spicers, Sonic Drive-in, Churches Chicken, REAL Bar-B-Que from Mike & Ed's, Sonnys is OK too, Toms peanuts, Lance crackers, Sunbeam bread, RC Cola, Nehi soda (not pop), Chester popcorn, Silver Queen Corn, more than one kind of Grits, Pecan Pie, legal fireworks, I could go on, but I dont want to hi-jack this tread...
    BTW, I would buy an Hummer H2 and a MotorHome and travel the USA for a year or so

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    I'd buy so many Luxeons that I'd be eligible to get enough X bins that I could sell them on B/S/T [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grinser2.gif[/img]

    Raggies house on the beach sounds pretty good too.

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    I'd set up a trust fund for my little boy, pay off my bills, buy a few toys & travel around the world a while. Maybe I'd straighten out my life on the way. Don't know for sure. Can't really tell you since I don't spend much money on the lottery & am not likely to win.

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    lol i dont spend much either perhaps 2 bucks per year

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    LIVE OFF THE INTEREST! NEVER TOUCH THE PRINCIPAL!

    Make my two nephews RICH by setting up trust funds.

    Give notice, quit work,
    (Funny thing is, that I LOVE my job, except for getting up in the morning, After 15 years, I still cannot believe that they pay me to do my job!)

    BEFORE traveling the world (OK, I might spend a couple of weeks or months decompressing after quiting), I would spend my time working out and eating right.

    Now, after getting in shape, it is time (within my budget of living off the interest) to tour and party all over the world.

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    Just in order to put things in perspective. The odds at winning lotto is actually much greater than 1 in a million. But, just for sake of ease, let's consider what 1 in a million is.

    Go to the store and buy 300 one pound bags of whole bean coffee. Take one bean from one of the bags, and mark it by dying it or designating it to make it identifiable. Find some container or large area to dump all your coffee, tossing in the marked bean. Now, indiscriminately draw one bean from among them. Your chances of getting that one marked bean is one in a million. There are approximately one million beans in 300 one pound bags of coffee. Actually, it's a million beans in 298.5 bags of coffee, but it's close enough.

    PS - Let's not turn this thread into a discussion about roasting coffee. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Vewy vewy hard to imagine...

    But! Smash the Debt!!!! Crush the Debt!!! Pay off those effing vultures!

    Instead of looking for a double wide on an Acre somewhere, buy a nice piece of land and custom build with lotsa solar and such!

    Put money into our business. Get some inventory and a storefront. Get someone to do what I do!!!

    I would like to travel the USA. Never been any farther west then Vegas. Been as far north as Oshkosh, WI but would like to do the west to northwest to central to east etc. loop. See places like Idaho, Colorado, North Dakota...

    Yeah right! Win the Lotto. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jpshakehead.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Just in order to put things in perspective. The odds at winning lotto is actually much greater than 1 in a million. But, just for sake of ease, let's consider what 1 in a million is.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's exactly why I don't spend much money playing the lottery. Lottery money comes out of entertainment expenses. It's a nice dream & you can't win if you don't play. I don't think I spend $10/year on the lottery & virtually never play when it's under 50 or 100 million. I see it the same way as going to a movie for entertainment or gambling in a casino. The money is spent, is the entertainment worthwhile?

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    The odds of winning the Mega Millions Lottery jackpot in Michigan (and 10 other states) are 1 in 135,145,920.

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    I would try to create Jobs in Ponca City Oklahoma. If it was successful, I would only take back what I put in it and turn over ownership to the the employees as stock holders in the company they worked for.

    Oh, I would also move back to where I want to live. Spend my time learning and spend one week a month living in the great outdoors away from all signs of street and yard lights. Where the dear and the antelope play....and the Buffalo

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    I'd hire a private investigator... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crackup.gif[/img]

    Plus some of the other stuff you guys said. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/santa.gif[/img]

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    Jon, if you do that for Ponca City, then you'd be following in the footsteps of other great philanthropists. It was people like Marland and Wentz that made Ponca what it is. It's good to see that they still inspire that attitude. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img]

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    Huh....you know Ponca City???

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    Raised there.

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    I'd send my parents on what they think is a vacation but would actually be to their new house. That would be the second thing I do.

    First would be to have a very nice dinner with my wife.

    -Jason

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    I would pay off all the bills first of course. Then I would pay off any of my relatives bills. Put enough back for my childrens college. Buy 100 acres and put my house in the middle of it. It would be nice to help sick chlidren so that would take a big chunck of it. I just cannot stand to see children suffer.

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    I don't play Lotto often - 1 or 2 times a year tops.

    But if I won, I'd replace my wheelchair, and move to a place where it is both accessible and dark at night, so I could test flashlights without getting shot by a crack dealer or a junkie, and is on or very near the bus line since I do not drive. And I'd have to live in a place that is delivered to by UPS, Federal Express, DHL Couriers, and other delivery companies that deliver flashlights. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    And of course, I'd still run The LED Museum. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    I'd put it towards bills as far as it would go then go back to work.

    (I must admit to stealing that from my Dad)

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    1. Help out family and friends
    2. Buy more property (out of state)
    3. Add a Lexus LS 430 and Toyota Tundra V8
    4. Buy more flashlights [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    5. Invest for the future

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    Nothing... I'd be dead... I'm sure I'd die of a heart attack if I won (I don't play, maybe spent five bucks a year in the 90s, but not at all for the last 4-5 years), so the shock alone would kill me.

    But assuming I did somehow overcome all the odds, I'd give the "Ex" enough to live comfortably, then buy a helicopter and the largest parcel of remote land that I could find and afford, (probably in the San Juan Mounatins in Colorado) and spend the rest of my life reading, writing and taking pictures.

    I always figured that if God wanted me to be rich, he would just put a bunch of gold or platinum on my kitchen floor one night, so why waste my money on something that you have worse odds of winning than of being struck by lightning TWICE in your life.

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    I would fully fund AC Propulsion.

    Best way I can think of to help everybody on the planet. Including myself. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    I'd buy one of those really fancy coffee roasters and start roasting my own beans, to make great coffee to drink on the porch of my tropical paradise in the morning. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Actually, a friend and I promised each other that if one of us won, the winner would buy the other one a sushi dinner, in Japan.

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    - Take care of my family and friends.
    - Make a generous contribution to CPF, four or five digit number.
    - Buy a CNC machine and persuade/hire McGizmo to run it, that way I can be first in line to every new light he makes. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
    - Make a CPF fund for flashaholics in need.
    - Buy anything my heart desires.

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    I never play lotto.

    On the other hand, I don't figure my chances of winning are any lower than if I did. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/naughty.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    I can't beleive this went to page two without the "Office Space" answer.

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    Ok.........I'd do TWO chicks!

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    I'd go to my employer's office dressed like a giant chicken with a mexican music band and a squirt gun full of ketchup and show him what a chicken burrito really is...
    ...oh and tell him I QUIT!

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