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suikojay wrote:

I'd probably help my family out with their needs, give some to charity, and put the rest in the bank for now, and let the interest compound ridiculously.


Sounds like a good plan
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I'd start a wild animal preserve. buy a lot the size of a few hundred to a couple thousand acres add in giant rock features for caves, a few dozen widespread trees a nice sized watering hole, few sections of tall grasses for animals to hide in, Motion activated camera's to keep track of animals.

also gps collars on all predator animals with alarm systems to go off when one leaves the specified area. Biometric tabs as well to alert when something has gone or is going wrong with any of the more dangerous of the animals. This entire area surrounded by double 10ft chain linked fences one electric and one non electric.

As for feeding the predators a heard of 30-40 antelope /deer should suffice to feed a few preditors and be enough males and females to keep the population sustained.


what you're looking for is a gilded cage, my friend.
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I would invest in research and development of new technologies. That's about as specific as I can get.
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All this talk of putting money into a bank?!

Really.. You trust a bank with 500m$?

The key is to buy things that last!
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That's real money. After taxes and all, its still a quarter of a billion dollars. Money tends to make money. Properly invested, that amount of money could give a man potent political and personal power.
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i will gift 1 million to every friend/family member/church that i can
and also some 300 million to some fundation

i just need 50 million not more than that, will open a BIG BUSINESS, will invest in a good house, and live the rest of my life happy
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Open a store where you pay for hugs, donate some of it and make my own video game.
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I crushed all my hopes and dreams long ago. $500,000,000 means nothing to me when I'm currently satisfied sitting around, working, and laughing at all the poor saps trying to accomplish something important. That being said, if I had the money, I would pay off my debt and buy a Fate/Zero box set. (Really the only thing I've really wanted recently -- I guess it's sort of a symbol of luxury to me).
Posted 11/28/12
With $500 million dollars, I would build a studio and pursue my rapping career.

And buy two chains.

And marry my sweetheart that I haven't met yet.

And buy my mom a nice, cozy house.

And buy my sister a Fiat 500.

And buy a house with a lot of yard space.

And build a little cat house for a couple of cats in said yard space.

And put the rest in a bank, and live off the interest.
Posted 11/28/12
id keep 50m and give the rest away
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I seriously winning that much money would pretty much ruin my life. Buuuuuuuut maybe not. I think maybe I'd have a lot of fun at all the conventions and auctions.....buy a nice house and car......and that's about it.
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I'd buy another lottery ticket.
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I'd buy a big warehouse and buy every manga/anime box out there and store them in the warehouse.

With my luck someone would burn it...
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http://www.content4reprint.com/recreation-and-leisure/top-10-lottery-horror-stories.htm

Not very many people win the lottery, but of those who win, many lose all their winnings and end up with less money than before they won. Some winners were simply foolish, some were greedy, some had greedy relatives and friends, and some fell prey to thieves and crooks. Here are the stories of 10 people who won the lottery then lost it all.

#1 Evelyn Adams

In 1985 AND 1986, Evelyn Adams won the lottery - equaling a total winning of $5.4 million. However, today - she has no money "Winning the lottery isn't always what it's cracked up to be," says Evelyn Adams, who won the New Jersey lottery not just once, but twice (1985, 1986), to the tune of $5.4 million. Today the money is all gone and Adams lives in a trailer. She lost money in slot machines, and couldn't seem to say no to relatives and friends. Evelyn's big win ended in a big loss.

#2 William Post

In 1988, William Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery but now lives on his Social Security. Post's former girlfriend sued him for a share of his winnings and one of his brothers was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill him, hoping to inherit a share of the winnings. His relationship with his other siblings was also strained and he spent some time in jail. Within a year, he was $1 million in debt and eventually declared bankruptcy. He now lives on only $450 a month and food stamps.

#3 Suzanne Mullins

In 1993, Suzanne Mullins won $4.2 million in the Virginia lottery. Now she's deeply in debt to a company that lent her money using the winnings as collateral. She borrowed $197,746.15 from this company, but eventually stopped making payments on the loan.
She blamed the debt on the lengthy illness of her uninsured son-in-law, who needed $1 million for medical bills. Needless to say, her lottery win did not end in happiness.

#4 Ken Proxmire
Ken Proxmire won $1 million in the Michigan lottery. Within 5 years he filed for bankruptcy after moving to California and starting a car business with his brothers. He has now returned to his job as a machinist.

#5 Willie Hurt

In 1989, Willie Hurt of Lansing, Mich., won $3.1 million. Only two years later he was broke and charged with murder after spending his fortune on a divorce and crack cocaine.

#6 Janite Lee

In 1993, Janite lee of Missouri won $18 million. Lee was generous to a variety of causes, including various political organizations, education programs and the community services. According to published reports, eight years after winning, Lee had filed for bankruptcy with only $700 left.

#7 Southeastern Family

In the early 1990s, a Southeastern family won $4.2 million. In almost no time at almost all of their winnings were spent on a huge house, cars, and various requests from family members. They bought a huge house and succumbed to repeated family requests for help in paying off debts. Eleven years after winning, the couple got divorced, the house was sold and what was left of their lottery winnings had to be split.

#8 Kenneth and Connie Parker

Kenneth and Connie Parker won a $25 million jackpot and quickly watched their 16-year marriage disintegrate just months after they became rich beyond their wildest dreams.

#9 Jeffrey Dampier

Jeffrey Dampier won a $20 million jackpot and was then kidnapped and murdered by his own sister-in-law who hoped to inherit the winnings.

#10 Jack Whittaker

On Christmas morning 2002, Jack Whittaker found out he had won the Powerball lottery jackpot - $315 million - the largest individual payout in US lottery history. Though he began with intentions to do good with his winnings, his world quickly fell apart with the death of his granddaughter Brandi from a drug overdose which was funded by her allowance from Whittaker and the breakup of his marriage. Whittaker did give money to churches and to people who were in need but was soon bombarded with lawsuits, thievery and greed. He turned to drinking as he watched what he called the "powerball curse" destroy his life.


Uncle Ben "With great power comes great responsibility"

Look at this article!!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2012/02/11/10-things-to-do-when-you-win-the-powerball/

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Your Question



what would you do if you won 500 million dollars?


My Answer



Go buy a premium membership, all access. Then resist the urge to spend the cash, just allowing the money to bleed out. But, making sure I do not go bankrupt.

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