Monday, December 16, 2013

Your Turn

Are you buying a Mega Millions ticket tomorrow? How many?

35 comments:

Pink Picklegoo said...

Yep but just one and if I win I'll buy a round for everyone :)

Count Jerkula said...

5 same as always when it is over $ 100 million. I heard on the news if no one wins tomorrow or Friday, they expect it to 've a billion for Xmas eve.

sandybrook said...

Nope. Becuz if I win millions of women would be throwing themselves all over me and who would want that problem??

madeinbrzil said...

yep, 1

Karen said...

I'll get my husband to pick up some...maybe 5-10. We only play when it gets over 100 million, like the Count.

@sandybrook, you could always implement my old co-worker's plan. He mapped out exactly what he'd do if he ever won. First, getting a lawyer and then accepting the prize money somehow through them to keep his name from being publicized. Then he'd pay off debts and give some money to his mom and sister. Then he'd disappear. He intended to become a J.D. Salinger type of recluse so that no one would ever come to him for money. He planned on having anything he ever wanted delivered to him so he wouldn't even have to leave his house.

Some people don't deserve that kind of money if they're not going to enjoy it!

OneEyeCharlie said...

1 EZ Pick. Not greedy. Give me $10 million free and clear, and I'm a happy man. I'd have a walk-in spice closet.

MISCH said...

just got mine

some states insist on releasing the winners name getting a lawyer just won't help that's how it is in New York…

Seachica said...

I will get a lawyer and accountant, and setup an LLC to keep the money out of my name. Then do some real estate investing - a house in London and a house on Lake Washington. A house in Atlanta for when I visit family. Hire a private equity consultant tonnage my investments, and then take a long vacation to someplace warm and sunny.

aemish said...

@charlie.. a walk-in spice closet, nice!

sandybrook said...

I think here in Florida you have to be identified. If I won it I think Id buy myself a nice island to live on.

GatorGirl said...

I won four out of five numbers in the Florida lottery some years back...so I always feel lucky and continue to play

Eros said...

Nah..waste of money

TalksTooMuch said...

I do not have ten million, but I do have a walk-in spice cabinet

La Minette Grincheuse said...

Seriously tempted, but I'd probably not claim it if I won unless I could do so through a trust or LLC. Money makes people miserable, but I'd love the chance to have fun and do something meaningful in this world.

feraltart said...

Karen, I have a plan (we have a big draw coming up in Australia). Make sure our names or even the city we live in aren't published. Do nothing for six months, just continue to go to work and have a good, hard think about what you want to do with the money. Sit with my husband and allocate an amount of money that each of us can give to whomever we choose, however we choose, with the proviso that the recipients have to keep their mouths shut. Buy a property, or two, in the U.S., maybe New York & Seattle so we have a place to stay for our international travels in the Northern Hemisphere. Travel the world. Drop anyone who ever asks us for money. Take our close friends on a holiday where we stay in a villa in Tuscany with cars for people to use and have an awesome time. Never travel in the back end of a plane.

Karen said...

@feraltart, sounds like a good plan!

I always love hearing about what people will do with their money. I'd probably be overly generous, so it's good that I have a husband who, while very generous himself, could temper that in me. I'd want to pay off everyone's mortgages, student loans, and pay for college for anyone in the family who hasn't gone yet.

But, like @La Minette Grincheuse said, "money makes people miserable." I'd rather win just enough to be debt-free, get better furniture, do an addition, and sock away for our future children's college expenses. And help out my brother and parents. $1-1.5 million would cover all of that.

TalksTooMuch said...

I had some fambly members win half a million dollars, and it seemed to just piss them off more than anything. It's like they thought they were out of the running for the big pot. I can't think of a better example of not being able to be grateful for whatcha have

TV Junkie said...

Shoot. I didn't check my ticket from last time. Guess I didn't win!

TalksTooMuch said...

Oooh, that made me think if a great story. Here in Canada a 10 million jackpot had not gotten picked up. The lottery corp extended it a couple of weeks and then actually started investigating. They found the video tape, then the credit card slip, then the woman who bought it. She didn't even have the ticket anymore, but they gave her the 10 mill. Crazy!

QueenBee said...

I better not. Because, knowing my luck, if I won the world would literally end the next day. So for the sake of all humanity, I will sit this one out. You're welcome.

Karen said...

@TTM, proof that Canadians are too nice. ;)

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FlirtyChick74 said...

From an article in the CS Monitor:
"But South Carolina is one of only six states, according to Huffington Post, which allow winners to remain anonymous: Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, and Ohio are the other five.

Some states, such as Colorado, Connecticut, and Vermont, allow lottery winners to keep their names private if they claim winnings through a trust or a limited liability company."

FlirtyChick74 said...

Interesting story: http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2013/0924/Powerball-winner-Should-lottery-winners-remain-anonymous

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

When I play, and I WILL play this one, $5 is my usual. I don't deviate.

La Minette Grincheuse said...

Thanks @FlirtyChick74 for the reference - luckily I have friends in CO who may help me out with a local address in the off-totally-unlikely chance I'll win. But first, I have to remember to buy a ticket - ha!

califblondy said...

I won $185 a couple of weeks ago on the Mega, so I'll definitely buy some tix after work today.

MadLyb said...

@ TalksTooMuch. Typical! Canadians are so fucking nice! I'm an asshole, so don't deserve to live there.

TalksTooMuch said...

Um, sorry to hear that! Have a great day, though, eh?

TalksTooMuch said...

I know, right? I bet after they chased her down to give her the money they played a rousing game of "oh no, I couldn't, no really, go ahead, I insist! Well, if it will make YOU feel better..."

auntliddy said...

I never buy lottery tickets. I just dont remember.

Cee Kay said...

We don't get stupid amounts of lotto money here in Canada. 50 mil is our top prize, and then they add million dollar draws to use up the rest of the allotted money. I kind of like that better. Nobody needs 300 million dollars, and it's nice if if five people each win a million. It'd be a whole lot nicer if I was one of them...L DH and I were just talking the other day about how having a million dollars really doesn't make you "rich" anymore. Comfortable, maybe, but not really even financially stable unless you have at least 4-5 million. I've just seriously depressed myself.

B626 said...

You betcha

Lisa (not original) said...

10, but I'm driving down to SC (20 min drive) to get the tickets. Small price to pay for anonymity

mooshki said...

The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.