If I was a Zillionaire I would.............

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PiratePrincess, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. PiratePrincess

    PiratePrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We play this game in my house everytime the lottery gets ridiculously huge and we buy a ticket. For me it's the real prize in playing the lottery. The What I Would Do game! So here goes....

    If I won a zillion dollars I would immediately give my loved ones trust funds with a couple million each, enough where they could live off the interest. I would give a million to my local humane society. 10 million would go to cancer research. I would build and fund a baseball park for our local high school teams and name it after my boyfriend's grandfather. I would buy an old K5, have it lifted 4 inches, stick a huge recovery bumper and winch on it and paint it screaming neon orange.

    I would get a contractor to build me a chicken coop! It would be heated and cooled, have a potting shed attached to it and a greenhouse for all my orchids. There would be television and surround sound (chickens like tv too). A mini kitchen. Lots of windows. A dutch door. I think I would paint it white and have a red metal roof. There would be a ginormous pirate flag flying, of course. I would build this on the 1,000 acre ranch I would buy. There would be a million dollar state of the art horse barn for my mustang mare and some new friends for her. We would have an ATV and dirtbike track for my son and his friends. A shooting range would be cool. A huge stocked to the brim lake and an old woodie boat I would name scuzzy after the one we had when I was a young girl. I would build my mom a huge greenhouse with a sitting area and tv room to house her 200+ orchids. Maybe a garden a couple acres big, one for her and me. I would get the old corvette my boyfriend wants to restore. Some ridiculously big dodge diesel all jacked up for my son. And ummmm that's all I can think of at the moment. Oh yeah, a house for my son for when he moves out, about 10 miles away from my house on the ranch. And and and! And a retractable ceiling in my house so I can watch the stars on nice nights. And some stuff to blow up. Cause I like blowing stuff up. That should start you all off. Come play the game!
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    I would keep my mouth shut until what I wanted to do was arranged.
     
  3. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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  5. Kane

    Kane Out Of The Brooder

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    i would give most to my school. its running on hard times. than i would make my parents retire and donate for a cure for cystic fibrosis. my dad will die soon if they dont find one. then give half of the rest to my church. then i would retire
     
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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I would find a good financial planner, first.

    Then I would pay off my friend's mortgage so she wouldn't have to struggle every month.

    Then I would help my very good friends find some property with a house and buy it for them.

    I would make an offer to one of my adjacent neighbors for half an acre of their land - one they could not resist - so I could own just a tad over an acre myself.

    Next, I would have some "future" renovations to my house done now, not over the next few years.

    The charities I support are Best Friends in Utah (animal sanctuary), Heifer International, the American Cancer Association, Planned Parenthood, and The Cat House On the Kings (no-kill, no cage cat shelter in Fresno County). They would each receive sizable donations.
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing I'm saving for now. Land, fostering, etc, but would try to find some way to improve either my community or country.
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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  9. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have always said that if I won the lottery I would give the first million to build a swimming pool - attached to the high school - for my community to use. Of course, I only purchase a lottery ticket after the pot goes above $100,000,000. Anything less just doesn't seem worth it. With anything near a 'ga-zillion' dollars, I'd probably spring for the total cost.

    I would be more afraid that others would see me differently than that I would change. My/our needs are few and we're not likely to go hog wild buying things just to have the most things. That means lots of money left in our estate if we can't find good ways to help others when we're alive.

    Of course, I would find a way to help my family with some of the money. I am helping them now, anyway, so using 'found' money would be much nicer. And, of course, I would greatly increase my charitable giving. I might convince my spouse we should purchase a bit more land and you can bet my chicken math would take a big hit.

    Would a new car be in the future? Yup! It is now. Our main vehicle is 12 years old and we've been planning for a new one. New furniture? Yup! We're sitting on the yard chairs since I tossed the couch and chairs. Gotta get something, but hate the idea of going shopping. Yuck!

    There are a few things I'd like to change in the house. Nothing major, just things we couldn't afford when we built it. I don't think I'd want to leave this house, but if the lottery winnings were large enough I'd be afraid that near-by folks could be a problem. In that case, we'd move to somewhere we'd not be known and continue to live our simple life - perhaps with a winter home where it's warmer. . . still, I'd not want to move too far from my grandchildren.

    Most importantly, I would be very, very quiet about the win until all the foreseeable kinks were worked out and plans were made - and that includes not telling the kids much before telling the lottery commission.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
     
  10. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There was a man a few years back that tried to give some of his winnings to the Church. The Church refused the money, since it was gambling winnings.
     

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