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If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68770
08/16/06 06:39 PM
08/16/06 06:39 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
...What would you guys/gals do if you (or yourself and coworkers) hit the big Powerball or something, for about $200mil? Since I'm too young to play lottery (legally at least), here's what my dad would do:

"Walk into my boss's office, and say 'See ya. Your truck's in the parking lot and its on fire. That crappy work laptop was stolen from my car last week. See 'ya.' And walk out." Meanwhile, I'd be in the new Mercedes in the parking lot with said work laptop, cracking the Comcast Office's wireless network. Then speed off in said Mercedes to our big new (to us) house in Levittown (Middletown Township) or mansion in western

Ian A.
PS: In case you haven't noticed, this is meant as a joke, even though it wouldn;t surpirse me if my dad did do that... [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 08-16-2006).]

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Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68771
08/16/06 06:53 PM
08/16/06 06:53 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
I'd donate half to the Miracle network and Make-A-wish foundations.

Then buy you a new trailer, give my business to Redsy...

And then seek out Jimmy Buffet and party.

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68772
08/16/06 06:56 PM
08/16/06 06:56 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
Then buy you a new trailer

Can you make it a Levittowner? [Linked Image]

Ian A.

Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68773
08/16/06 06:57 PM
08/16/06 06:57 PM
togol  Offline
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 421
I would buy five tires that match, including the rims..... for my truck

then I would buy a Lamborghini to drive around and do sidejobs......

then I would drive over to Doofys house and pee in his tool bag,

then I would HIRE somebody to finish my wifes kitchen, and yell at them for taking too long

then I would drive all over to meet everyone here and give them all $10,000

then I would buy the joint I'm working in and let the Fire Dept practice ....STARTING..... fires

I would stop buying Value Meals at BK

I would stop sitting in front of this computer ........... [Linked Image])

I would give everyone I meet $100 and then scream obscenities at them when they walk away

[ OK that part about the $10,000 dollars is a lie ]

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68774
08/16/06 08:03 PM
08/16/06 08:03 PM
HotLine1  Online Content

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,081
Brick, NJ USA
I have to side with Dave (DNK)... a few charities so others may have a better shot.

Pay my bills, set up a trust for the grandkids.....

Then.....enjoy life as long as I'm here.


PS: Maybe buy Mr Bill a new server, & get Iwire down here for a beer, or meet him in Boston!

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68775
08/16/06 08:28 PM
08/16/06 08:28 PM
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
If I won $200MIL I would take tomorrow off and spend the afternoon at Yankee Stadium. I might even go ahead and just take off the rest of the damn week!

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68776
08/16/06 09:10 PM
08/16/06 09:10 PM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
Well,let's see...I would first thank God for allowing it to happen (because that's the ONLY way it could happen with my luck) [Linked Image].
Then I would tell everyone at my place of work to "kiss off" while the song "Take this Job and Shove It" blares from the loudspeakers on my sound truck parked in the parking lot...(mood music) [Linked Image].

After that, I would take it one day at a time - although I really like Togol's idea about the Fire Department practice... [Linked Image]

Can't you sense the love I have for my job? [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 08-16-2006).]

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68777
08/16/06 09:41 PM
08/16/06 09:41 PM
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
Buy real estate and vehicles, nothing fancy though. Maybe a lareger California MCM style home, a downtown loft apartment, and a lakeside cottage.

For vehicles, a nice truck, sedan, and a mini-yacht.

Buy into, or create a tech business and run it how I want. OR at least set up a well equipped wood/metal/auto shop.

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68778
08/16/06 10:46 PM
08/16/06 10:46 PM
watthead  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 172
South Carolina
I would probably stay in the electrical contracting business untill it was all gone. [Linked Image]

Re: If you hit the lotto jackpot... #68779
08/17/06 02:54 AM
08/17/06 02:54 AM
Kenbo  Offline
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 233
As there are 5 in our lottery syndicate it would have to split 5 ways.

1) All 5 would quit our jobs so the training dept would shut down for a while
2) Move to Germany to be beside my daughter (and get some sun for a change)
3)Sack the Scottish football team (sorry soccer) and invest in new players
4) no no might be easier to change the rules of football so we win all the time
5)Raise an army and invade England (again)
6)Buy a big motor bike and ride off into the sunset, me and mrs Kenbo never to be seen again.

Nice to dream........

der Gro├čvater
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