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# 253202 31-Jul-2019 16:46
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Since there is currently a bit of a discussion about lottery winnings in another active thread, I thought it might be an idea to start a thread specifically about this topic.

 

Off the top of my head I would:

 

  • Pay my mortgage off.
  • Pay my sister's mortgage.
  • Buy my dad a place of his own.
  • Do everything around my house I've ever wanted to do.
  • Go on an overseas trip.
  • Replace all of my old worn out items with new ones.

 


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  # 2286702 31-Jul-2019 16:54
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  • DONT TELL ANYONE except my immediate family
  • still work but try and cut down my days to 4 day weeks
  • pay off my mortgage
  • buy a new house with a dedicated media room sound proofed of course
  • bye houses for my kids
  • invest in property
  • buy a managed rental in queenstown or wanaka
  • travel overseas
  • get a phev 
  • get dental implants
  • upgrade my Home theatre

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  # 2286730 31-Jul-2019 17:17
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Put it in the bank.

 

Boring, but someone had to say it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2286732 31-Jul-2019 17:23
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I'll tell you in a few weeks when I win the big one. Actually I might be too busy to post on GZ.


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  # 2286734 31-Jul-2019 17:25
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I'd tell the world I'd won $100,000 which I could claim would justify the purchase of a fairly decent car, fixing up stuff around the house, and a couple of nice holidays. This is not enough of a sum to trigger every man and his dog to writing begging letters.

 

For the rest of the $10 million, I'd keep that a secret from everyone except the missus, and I'd find a trusted financial adviser with expertise in that area who could set myself and family up with a good, if non-flashy income stream for the rest of my days.

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  # 2286735 31-Jul-2019 17:26
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I just came back from Santorini, I'd move over there, and not work.





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  # 2286741 31-Jul-2019 17:35
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$10 million isn't enough, but if I had $10 billion, I would hire a bunch of homeless people to paint the town red one night. 

 

 





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  # 2286742 31-Jul-2019 17:39
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Pay off the mortgage.

Invest the remainder which at a reasonable return should give me an income of about $400,000.

Go and do anything I wanted.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2286743 31-Jul-2019 17:39
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I would retire... oh, I am already!


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  # 2286745 31-Jul-2019 17:40
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Pretty sure 10M would get you quite a lot of paint and homeless people :)


 



BTW I strongly recommend using paint brushes instead! ;)

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  # 2286751 31-Jul-2019 17:48
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Pay off direct family mortgages, throw some funds to in-laws etc, get car I want, nice 6 month cruise, rebuild house to my specs, a boat with decent fishing gear and space to have mates on board for weekends away, and a good BBQ.

 

Could probably do all the above for under $3mill so I wont be greedy ;)

 

 





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  # 2286754 31-Jul-2019 17:50
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I'd spend lots of it on beer and loose women...the rest I'd just squander.





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  # 2286769 31-Jul-2019 18:24
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  • DONT TELL ANYONE especially my immediate family.
  • still work but try and cut down my days to 2 - 4 day weeks
  • pay off my mortgage
  • buy a new house outside of Auckland ( I have my eye on two )
  • Have a few charter boat skippers on speed dial to go fishing when I want
  • Have a helicopter company on speed dial, why drive when you can take off from your front lawn.
  • Buy a hovercraft – can launch from either of my dream property’s.
  • Travel first class.
  • Set up a property / investment company to employ my niece and nephews as I have no kids. ( like the Todd family )
  • Get a few new cars, One for me, one for the wife and a SUV so I can fit in when we drive to Auckland.
  • Learn a musical instrument
  • Go to concerts – Wembley stadium / Hollywood Bowl

 

 

 

 

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  # 2286771 31-Jul-2019 18:30
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* purchase a house, outright

 

* clear all my debts and cut up my credit card

 

* buy the car I want (which actually isn't that expensive)

 

* quit my job and do what I actually want to do for a living (as opposed to what I need to do)

 

* take my boys for a tour of the country

 

* give all my immediate family something

 

* put some into a trust fund for my boys for when they turn older

 

Of course, the chance of winning that much in Powerball is extremely slim to almost nil, so I daresay a lot of the things on this list will (mostly) remain dreams for the rest of my life...


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  # 2286776 31-Jul-2019 18:42
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Tell very few people the truth. Possibly tell others that we won a share of $1m to explain change of circumstances if they get suspicious.

 

Invest it and live off the interest.

 

Retire from full-time paid employment. Possibly get a cruisey part time job, or volunteer somewhere to get out of house and meet people.

 

Build new house to our specs, with big workshop. But tools/toys to fill it. Join local Menz Shed?

 

Travel, (probably include Santorini).

 

Donate to selected NZ charities, eg St. Johns, Guide Dogs, CF, Sallies, etc.

 

Enjoy life!


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  # 2286784 31-Jul-2019 19:11
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Buy out GZ from freitasm


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