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23 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 10/24/13
150-200 million sounds like a lot but it can disappear fast depending on the person. If you don't have a job that pays you that much money a year, you best do a damn good job making it last.

1. Give my mom and grandmother some money to pay off their bills and live their own lives.
2. Pay off my student loan, put aside for college, a house, and a car.
3. Help my dad out(its' the least I can do as his daughter).
4. Use to rest for me and spend/save wisely.



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Posted 10/24/13 , edited 10/24/13
First and foremost: I would get a financial planner and invest most of it. I'd also keep quiet about it to avoid getting a bunch of "friends" interested in my winnings. Maybe I'd get solar panels added to the house. I don't have any debt so I wouldn't have to worry about that part. But yeah, I'd definitely get a financial planner as soon as I could. Many lottery winners lose everything in a few years, so I'd want to avoid doing that. Some would go to charity.
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18 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 10/25/13
Put at least half of it in savings. Donate a quarter of it. Use some on a house in the city, nothing fancy, plus some for home renovations. Pay off my parents' mortgage and debts. Use some on a nice cabin by the lake that my family vacations at every summer. Fix up my dad's crabbing and fishing boats, maybe buy a new boat if he wants one. Buy my mother a new car. Buy myself a sailboat and a nice kayak. Set aside a bit for grad school. (I'm fortunate enough to have no student loans. I would like to work, though.)
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Posted 10/25/13
Put it in the bank, so it can grow and earn me millions each year simply by being in the bank.
Then I'd buy a house. Then pay off my parents' debt.
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Posted 10/25/13
-pay off debts
-buy tickets to go to a con in japan
-buy angelic pretty dream dress
-save the rest

honestly, I wouldn't quit my job...I would get too bored too easily. I have to be doing something constantly or I'll go insane >.<
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Posted 10/25/13
-Pay off my grandmother's debts.
-Buy an affordable house here in FL.
-Keep dating
- Give money to one of my ex-gf's parents. ( At least 2.5 mil.)
-Keep on the DL and do some traveling.
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Posted 10/25/13
I would camp the kiva dot org microfinancing page.
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19 / M / Illinois
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Posted 10/25/13 , edited 10/25/13
Before anything else, I must first attend Pearl Jam concerts while they're still touring with my dad

-Pay off/set aside education costs (yes, I'd probably still attend college/start a career of some sort)
-Pay off parents debt
-New toys (car, computer, phone. etc.)
-Support anime/manga industry more than I do now
-Invest, invest, invest...also save
-Whatever I want, I mean I'm rich right?

and of course charity, perhaps yearly donations.

Honestly, money wouldn't solve many of the problems I face in life, it would only make me more aware of the real problems.
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Posted 10/25/13 , edited 10/25/13
Definitely pay off all my debts first thing, as well as all my family's debts. I would then travel the world and try to find out who I am and figure out what I want to do in life. I would then settle down and invest and if I don't find an occupation I will pursue more education into new fields of interest.
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Be a full-time academic and enjoy my life. And of course everything everyone else mentioned in relations to supporting family and friends ~~
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46 / F / Redding, CA
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Posted 10/25/13
Definitely pay off all my debts - includes students loans.
With this money, I would be able to stay at my current job.
I would start up a trust fund for my boys.
Buy a new (an actual NEW) car!
Help my little sister out.
Buy the whole manga set of:
Skip Beat
Attack on Titan
Naruto/Naruto Shippuden
Bleach
07 Ghost
Romeo X Juliet
Say I Love You
D. Gray-Man
... other titles I can't remember.
Get onto Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com website and buy the books on my wish list!
Buy the DVDs of movies I really wanted for a while.
I would definitely figure out how to invest some of the money, put some aside for emergencies, retirement, vacation ...

It's amazing what we would do with tons of money ... now, we just need to get that money!
It's fun to dream.
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16 / M / In a potato
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Posted 10/25/13
First thing i would do is probably pass out
Posted 10/25/13
Transfer $1 million to my sister from an unknown account that she would have access to immediately. Then distribute $100 million on four separate accounts in my sister and her three sons names, and freeze all four accounts until her youngest son is 20 years old. So they will all get $25 million each, at the same time, and will not know that the money exist until that time. I also don't want them to know that they got it from me.

And then I would travel the world, for a long time.
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Posted 10/25/13
submit the winning ticket and take the money.
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22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 10/25/13 , edited 10/31/13
The absolute first thing I would do (after I got the money, of course)? Ask my mom and stepdad for advice. I'd want to bank most of it, but I don't know if I should turn some of it into gold/silver assets or something.

On a personal note: I'd avoid giving or loaning money to relatives, much less, paying off their bills. I would also try not to give/loan money to anyone else that I know. My sudden wealth would cause enough strain in my relationships, but actual money exchange would open the door to particularly nasty feuds. At the very least, I would make sure that legal contracts will always be made if substantial amounts are involved (anything more than fifty dollars).

I watch Judge Judy, in case it's not obvious.
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