Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Your Turn

If you could have the choice of being an unknown who won $750M in the lottery and out of the news after a week or the first person to ever win $1B and have stories always mention you and people always searching you out for interviews, which option would you choose?

47 comments:

Janieb said...

win 750 million and be out of the news forever!

Im just sayin said...

$750 mil unknown winner. I don't wanna be tracked and approached for the rest of my life. Nor do I want to share with newfound "friends and family." Or anyone really...

Tori said...

$750MM easy. After taxes that $1B won't be much more than the former and with proper investments and financial guidance you could generate some high gains and either become a billionaire or be a fucking awesome person and donate a bunch of your money to legit causes. I'd do the latter with a bit of angel investing in tech + social orgs.

fancyscreenname said...

The more private option.

sandybrook said...

unfortunately neither prospect would be possible. Neither option will take you out of the spotlight.

Dulcinea said...

Definitely the $750 million!! Would hate to be like Navin Johnson and be flooded with requests all day long.

Pip said...

750M, and no mention of me ever! My family is way too dysfunctional. You'd see my ass on every tabloid if I chose the 1B. People would long for the days of the Kardashians.

FSP said...

The new phonebook's here, the new phonebook's here!

Tina Mallette said...

of course the private option

you or more likely your family members are a kidnapping target from the get go as it is at that level of money

even 50 million is almost too much

though with 750 million I could buy my own functioning private island

Karen said...

I think a better question would be public $1B vs. anonymous $750K winner. If you have $750M, what's $250M more? You can't spend that in a lifetime.

FSP said...

750M would buy a lot class rings!

AJ said...

Private all the way for me. Don't want to be hounded.

MISCH said...

out of the news…

Merlin D. Bear said...

750 million and privacy.
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snookiemonster said...

Id want even 1mil to be a secret!

JoElla said...

Private for sure!

EpicBlonde said...

Are you even allowed to win the mega millions privately, any amount?

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dawn bee said...

750m

lazyday603 said...

I choose Door Number One. I not only wouldn't allow the lottery folks to use my name, I'd probably head to the UK to buy some ancient country estate and change my legal name to the Earl of Lucky Bastards. Then start buying up peasants to work the land.

Rach Around said...

Too much poverty. And we're all capable of greed and selfishness. Too much money for one person either way.

fancyscreenname said...

@lazy...

Lol

Sugar said...

I'd win the BILLION dollar lotto and buy everyone an island and a puppy!

YOU get an island and a puppy!

YOU get an island and a puppy!

And YOU get an island and a puppy!

OneEyeCharlie said...

@FSP Love The Jerk reference

I'd take the anonymity, although I would need an ornate chair to sit in while I stroked my white, Persian cat.

With that amount of $$$ there would be a whole lot o' indecent proposaling going on.

lazyday603 said...

Can I have a kitten instead Sugar? Some of us are cat people.

NomNom83 said...

I'll take "unknown". The constant attention and stress isn't worth the extra money for me. I would be miserable.

Mr. Nom and I have entertained ourselves with the discussion of what we would do if we ever hit the lottery (which we understand will never happen). The first thing we would do is hire a lawyer to guarantee an anonymous claim. The second thing we would do is keep our damn mouths shut unless absolutely necessary. We would even keep our jobs for as along as possible. And if we have to tell my dad, we're going to lie and say it was for a much, much smaller amount (like, pay for college but not retire at 35, kind of money). Because once my dad knows, may as well put out a damn press release. Love him, but he has absolutely no discretion whatsoever. And he's one of seven siblings, so do the math and you have an idea of how many people would be coming out of the woodwork.

Anothergrayhare said...

Anyway a Canadian can get a ticket? I didn't buy one while I was down there this weekend. Dammit.

Sugar said...

lazyday603 gets an island and a kitten!

OneEyeCharlie said...

@Another I will buy one for you, and let you know whether or not you won. Should've stayed; Michigan is lovely right now...ok that is a lie as well.

Meanie Rhysie said...

I want a kitteh, Sugar!! =^.^=

Charlie, are you in MI?! I'm from Auburn Hills and Ann Arbor. Miss them, but not snow and ice and cold.

OneEyeCharlie said...

@Meanie I am; right on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Lake Effect snow is woderful! That was a lie I keep repeating to myself.

Anothergrayhare said...

I think I just emailed one of you by mistake...lol. @Charlie, Michigan was one big snowstorm, but having seen your photo, I would have stayed. My husband wouldn't have liked it, but if we win the billion, who cares?

Sugar said...

Meanie Rhysie gets an island and a kitty!
I'm kind of embarrassed by how much I absolutely adore my cat.

In fact, going back to the Go reference yesterday. My cat is named partly after that cat in the movie. The movie cat's name is Princess Lea Lucky Buttons and we named our cat Princess Nadine Lucky Buttons. Nadine for short. meow

Bessie Smith said...

$750 Million. Invest right and it could become 1B. I have NEVER wished to be famous. I have wanted to ask someone with fame if they felt like fame had given them as much as it had taken away. Always wanted to ask that question.

mngddess said...

I never understand those winners who gleefully put themselves on camera. I think I can live with 750 mil.

RowdyRodimus said...

Either one would be fine. I'd buy Count lifetime subs to every porn site and TalksTooMuch and her family trips around the world and whatever jewelry she wanted :)

I'd still be rich bitch!

Count Jerkula said...

Thank you Roddy. I'll save you some money and just get me front row seats to Facial Abuse, Kink and GirlsDoPorn shoots.

I'd definitely take the billion. With the extra money, I would build a compound in a "shoot first, ask questions later" state and I'd have some Blackwater type mercs as my security force to execute anyone who pesters me for money.

Gulf coast of TX, maybe, so I could have a submarine full of gold to wisk me away in case of emergency. Enough food, water and whores on board to last me till we reach the Caymans. If the whores get out of line, then stick em in a torpedo tube and fire em at a shark.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

The billion and just not answer the phone, unless i want to. Use my face and name for charity work and charity publicity. Become known for throwing huge fundraising charity galas, the rich folk looooove good causes. And write offs. Do good. Spend all my time helping others and racking up that good karma, help make the world a better place, treat people right, then go to bed each night with a smile on my face.

Elle Ghee said...

Tupac said it best, "forgive me I'm a rider, still I'm just a simple man. All I want is money, fuck the fame, I'm a simple man."

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

Unknown. Peace out bitches!

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!

Sugar said...

I want to suffer from affluenza. so bad.

Reese said...

Annonymous is always best.

Lisa (not original) said...

Unknown without a doubt

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Unknown!!!

MsPink Kitty said...

$750 million. I love my privacy.