What would you do if you won the lottery?

Powerball is at $171m today. We will use that as a starting point. By my calculations based on VA tax at 4%, Fed Tax at 37%, a reasonable charitable contribution and eliminating all my families’ debt, someone will pocket a lump sum of $68m. If you received that amount:

  1. Where would you live and why?
  2. What would you do to fill your days?
  3. What legacy would you leave?
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I am at work so I am commenting quickly so I can come back tonight and give the book version to answer your question

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I’d prepare to leave NY the moment my daughter graduates from high school.
I’d like to go where it’s warm so I can ride my e-bike almost daily!
I’d volunteer at a pet rescue
I’d give my business to my employees if they want it, LOL.
I’d buy at least 1 exotic car.
Travel the world with my wife.

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In answer to 1, 2, and 3.

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I’m moving to Kentucky. Constitutional carry state, can legally own automatic weapons, fairly conservative. I’d buy a hay farm, and cater to the race horse crowd and dairy farmers. That actually answered 2 and 3.

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I would know that it was a miracle of God, because I don’t play the Tax on Mathematical Incompetance.

That said, I would give most of the money away. There are studies that show that many people who do win the lottery become poor in short order.

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  1. I would establish my permanent residence in a place where reciprocity would allow me to carry as widely as possible. I would likely have multiple homes.
  2. I would continue to teach what I teach today. I would expand the topics I teach into firearms, concealed carry, etc.
  3. I would do my best to leave a legacy that reflects my faith, my commitment to my family, and support causes I believe in. I would plan to silently give much of my wealth away (Matt 6:3).
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Not fair to ask a question and stay mute. Lunchtime now and I’m not hungry.

  1. Florida West Coast and Wyoming/Idaho. Primary as a good jump-off and plenty of water activities. Rockies for hunting, fishing and bugout.

  2. Be a full-time grandpa. Hands-on charity work helping Vets. Learning how to fly a small airplane. Get a dog and train it.

  3. Helping raise a few more civic minded kids that know how to hunt and fish.

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I’d live in a state that values the 2nd amendment, why? Because without it, all other amendments would die.

I’d spend my days putting money into GOA and
FPC. Going to rallies and even buy a large plot of land to hold rallies for us who value the constitution.

I’d leave the legacy that I stood for the rights of EVERY American citizen.

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Odds are 282,000,000:1. I’m no mathematical genius but with a couple of bucks it is cheap entertainment. Vanguard has a few investment funds that are solid performers. Live off the interest…

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Mind if I borrow that phrase, it sounds better than “The family gambling” :slight_smile:

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I’d build a live-in personal fitness training center where I’d teach Norris and Reaves to be a little more like me.

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Let’s see: get debt free.
Give some to favorite charity.
Save for retirement.
Buy a house

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Pay off the farm, fix the fences the way I want, buy up the adjacent property that is for sale, and then buy out my one set of crazy neighbors :wink:
Upgrade the bunker, add a house on-property for the granddaughter, upgrade the lights on my truck, and upgrade my tractor.
I’m working off-site a lot, but I’d probably cut way back on that once my current gig is complete.
Work with my favorite FFL in getting their range built.
Spend more time with my family.
Play :smiley:

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An island. Build a race track. Helicopter friends in/out.

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Open a nudist resort that requires concealed carry… then sit back and laugh​:joy::joy::joy:

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  1. First go debit free for my entire family. What they do after that is their problem.
  2. College funds for all minor children and pay off any student loans for the above.
  3. There would be a fairly healthy list of $14,999.99 “gifts”
  4. Take my wife to all the places in the world that I have been to and told her about (except the ones where I was getting shot at)
  5. All expense paid family reunion to someplace “I” have never been to.
  6. Get a shop, Mill, Lathe, CNC machine, Auto Lift and all the cool tools to go with.
  7. Get an FFL, MFG license and all the other bits so that I could play with some ideas.
  8. Live life at my leisure.

Cheers,

Craig6

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Hard to shake that image…

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So fat guys with dunlops and girls with pendulous boobs. Not seeing a big crowd but hey It’s your business model :rofl:

Cheers,

Craig6

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Windfall-183m

Sorry for edit but chart disappeared. I hope not to offend anyone…

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