>>1027432 Talk to a lawyer who has experience working for the IRS - there's a few in my area. See what advice he offers. Pending that, maybe get a financial adviser, maybe just put it in my bank account myself and shift it to vanguard or other low-risk investments. Don't talk to another sole. Probably get a bit paranoid so look into moving to gated community and/or hiring private security for the short-medium term
>make photocopies >put original in safety deposit box >hire lawyer/CPA that specialize in lotto winnings/large sums of instant wealth >vanish without a trace for 6 months
sadly, i live in a state that requires the publication of your full name and address with your picture upon receipt of any winnings over $1500. so the need to vanish and wait out a "cool down" period is magnified.
>>1027452 Same. In Australia you can be anonymous but USA is weird that way in most states, like the one I'm currently in. I'd probably go off to Europe or back to Australia for a while, then settle back in an totally new state within USA (if I didn't just stay in AU or EU
>FUCKING LOCKDOWN EVERYTHING. >TELL NO ONE, NOT EVEN FAMILY. >TRUST NO ONE, NOT EVEN YOURSELF.
>Find a lawyer and accountant willing to work this money into an account as smooth and quietly as possible.
>Pay off all debts, toss the rest into P2P lending, sit happy on my free monthly earnings knowing that I will never have to work again. >deliver family and friends some kickass gifts during the holidays, and claim I got a raise.
Did I mention? Never fucking tell anyone you have money.
>>1027432 >hire lawyer, financial adviser, and accountant immediately >get lump sum taxes sorted out and established investment portfolio ideas
Then: >give 2 million to each living grand parent (two grandmothers) >give 1 million to each immediately related family (i.e uncle's family gets 1 million, aunt's family get's 1 million, etc.) >buy my parents a house anywhere in the world and give them an account administrated by me for 5 million w/ condition for more should I deem it fit >give myself 5 million in immediate and liquid cash to do whatever I want with it >invest the rest and live off the millions in interest, travel constantly and do whatever I want.
>>1027443 You sound like my friend who overthinks everything and scares himself out of doing anything.
>you can't start a business without an accountant, a lawyer, ten kinds of insurance, a dozen licenses, a rented office, feasibility studies, and a hundred other things that will suck every cent and then some from your enterprise, suffocating both it and you long before it can even get off the ground, much less grow enough to actually afford such things
Heres what I'd do. Split it 5 ways, me, my two parents, and 2 siblings. Let them worry about aunts/uncles/cousins/grandparents. Tell them its an even solit, they will never get a dime from me so don't fuck it up.
I can EASILY live a super cushy life til I die with $10million. 20% of $450 mil is $90 million all to me. After taxes and all that other BS its still way more than 10.
Anyways, I'd move, buy myself a home but probably travel around the US for a couple years. International when I get bored of that. Find a passion, pursue that because I have all the time I need.
>Buy my way into Ivy League school (20 years old atm) under the table, make it look like a scholarship. >Network with rich people as that poor nigger transfer student friend that's not too threatening to be a nigger and studies hard. >Acquire startup >Use money I've been sitting on to purchase a controlling interest in the startup I was part of as a "cool enough" black guy to meet diversity quotas. >See how far it goes >Have connections and a stable source of passive income from investing money/living on interest. >Be cozy middle class-lifestyle guy in home town with a custom-built (i.e using actually good fucking materials) two bedroom, two-bath house, 5+ acres of land (country boy), a pond/lake to fish, and fiber optic internet for my animu and gaymin. >Slowly buy out profitable businesses in my area or launch competitors to get a monopoly on different goods and services in town. >Spread out into the surrounding countryside towns. >Increase net worth by essentially creating businesses that lure in young people seeking to get away from crowded city life, thus increasing customer bases >Invest in real estate to sell land previously dirt cheap to said young people >Entire counties full of people essentially working for my business to buy my houses >Stay comfy, maybe travel twice a year (Aus, Japan, or Hawaii in the winter, EU in the Summer)
All in all, a good life. I'm not particularly high-maintenance as far as hundreds of millions of dollars are concerned; I really just want to reach the aforementioned living conditions in life and I'd be cozy. If I have kids, I would probably move out of my home town just so they could socialize with a more positive group of people, though I would tone down the traveling to once a year and just stay in those places a bit longer ( Summers, probably). I'd also have them home schooled by retired university professors if at all possible, so they get tailored approaches to their educational needs.
>>1027581 as much as a dick move that it sounds, i would not give my grandparents that much money.
i would give them enough to settle any debts that they have and to give them a wonderful funeral (they currently have 0$ for death expenses) but i would not give them so much money to allow them to essentially piss it away within a month donating to various bullshit churches and charities. at the very least, the funeral money would be set aside in a trust to make damn sure they cant fuck with it.
the rest of my family (the ones i like anyway) would be taken care of. except my brother. i'd settle his debts but thats it. faggot needs to learn how to money before he gets anything.
Pay a lot of money to get professionals and then pay my parents mortgage off and give them a bank account they can only withdraw a limited amount from. Start a trust fund for my younger brother and then invest the rest of my money. Every once in a while i'll invest in things like AI research, drone technology, batteries etc. Oh and i'd buy a giant piece of property and make an absolute fortress and never talk to anyone except my family ever again.
>>1027432 >dig a big fucking hole in my backyard >cash that fucker >pump it all into gold bullion >bury it in that big fucking hole in my backyard >sit on millions >0 taxes ever >gubmint can't touch shit
>>1027606 >>Buy my way into Ivy League school (20 years old atm) under the table, make it look like a scholarship. >>Network with rich people as that poor nigger transfer student friend that's not too threatening to be a nigger and studies hard. >>Acquire startup >>Use money I've been sitting on to purchase a controlling interest in the startup I was part of as a "cool enough" black guy to meet diversity quotas. >>See how far it goes why?
>>1027576 >he thinks a lawyer and CPA are too much Hell that's the basics for ANY rich person. You get a million tomorrow you'll probably have some legal/tax issue instantly pop up. Besides they wouldn't be full-time
>>1027606 >Buy my way into Ivy League school (20 years old atm) under the table, make it look like a scholarship Not even that hard. If you price you have decent grades and can show the dean of admissions a bank account in your name worth even half a million they'd probably just admit you
You have to change the number in your brain or you'll go back to the lifestyle that you're accustomed too. 70% of lottery winners are broke in five years. http://www.statisticbrain com/lottery-winner-statistics/ Take the annuity doubling your prize, PB gives a 4% COLA so you're making more than buying debt; Short Bond,note Futures, Fed Funds and lock in cap gains
give 99% of the winnings to charity and enjoy the moment when 1% of it actually reached the people/animals in need.FUCK THAT i would establish my own charity and take care of all the homeless animals on th street.
Lawyer and Accountant Up Hide my winnings Pay off immediate family's debts in full. Establish college funds for my nieces and nephews (7 of them) 200k each. Pay for my grandma's nursing needs (realistically like 200k for top care because she isn't going to be around for another year or two)
Spend maybe 250k on establishing a business that looks like it can generate a good income. Hire myself as manager for good livable salary. Bulk of the rest goes into low and medium risk investments.
>>1027910 >>1027919 People who play the lottery are usually paycheck to paycheck degenerates who cannot "make do" with any amount of money. You can give them any sum and they will find very creative ways to squander it.
I like to think it's why they are poor and bother playing the lottery to begin with.
>>1027559 fuck NO. everyone who has beef against you will want a piece.
The girl you made out with at a party? suddenly you sexually assaulted her and she's all too willing to settle out of court for 20,000 dollars.
Be the guy that makes a person do a doubletake. "Anon won the jackpot?! no way. He's still wearing those same fucked up shoes that he did a week ago."
You can be whoever you want to be a year from now, but you have to let the initial swarm of haters and ostracized family die down. You would be surprised how many uncles will take it personally that you won't give them 80k to open a bar.
>He's still wearing those same fucked up shoes that he did a week ago.
That's it. I'd be driving a newer Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla or something like that. Spend from Xmas to late-April in the Northern Hemisphere because summers in my hometown can suck a dick (already hit 44C here and it's not even the hottest months of Feb/Mar).
>>1027432 I'd just claim the prize then speak to a private banker... They put you in touch with someone at Coutts in the UK
I guess it is a different situation over here, you get to remain anonymous if you chose to and there is no tax to pay on the winnings - the lottery already pays tax to the govt nd donations to good causes etc.. prior to forming the prize fund... you just get the full amount you won transferred into your bank and no one else ever needs to know about it.
>>1027432 lawyer cpa banker setup some sort of llc to claim money have to go claim money in my state go get money with beard and hat and glasses contacts in disappear from the state buy a few nice apartments in doormen buildings buy a nice chunk of rural land leave the past behind
>>1028625 >To be fair, he had a shit childhood and was damaged goods; no amount of money was going to fix the pre-existing conditions.
I always tell myself if I ever win the lottery (I'll buy tickets whenever it gets this big) I'd prove everyone wrong and be that one guy.
The one that's legitimately happier (Because 99% of my worries right now are financial security), doesn't blow it all, and has a great grandkids not as rich as he was from his winnings, but richer through decades of proper money management.
Walk into place to claim money wearing a t-shirt stating I just won $450 million so people will think I am cool.
Then with my money I will- Buy every dogecoin Randomly buy penny stocks by throwing darts at a board Take short positions on every blue chip and hold for 10 years Post on social media about my winnings Donate $50 million to Rand Paul campaign
I live in a state that doesn't allow anonymity so that irks me. But first thing is get a lawyer, financial adviser, pay the faggot as taxes, split the money up, move out of state, invest in small businesses, and personal projects.
I would probably die if I came into that much money
I would not be able to keep that amount secret and someone is going to kill or severely beat me for it. I don't have the security know-how to lock down my life, even if I had the funds. I would literally have to hire a manager for my life.
Besides, if anyone (inevitably) leaked my identity as the winner then my social life would be destroyed except for perhaps my closest friends. I couldn't even keep going to work.
First thing I do is sign the back of it. Second thing I do is place the ticket in my wallet or in my lockup desk, hit a library to look up what people should do/don't with the money. I already know that no living soul (especially my parents, who are absolute shitheads with money) will never find out I won because I'm gonna claim the money as an anon. But I don't know how to go about it all, so I need to read up.
Once six months have passed and the excitement for the ticket settles:
> Payoff Student loans > Get a 10K-ish Acura so friends/family continue to think I'm poor > Go to Grad School to get Video Production/Video Game degrees and find my wife > Figure out what my career will be
I don't hate my family. They just make terrible decisions with money, and have been doing so my whole life. If they found out I had money they'd want full control of it because, in their broken mind, they know better than me.
Don't worry, we'll go on a cruise or something on their 30th. Don't want them knowing I have money.
>pay off mom's investment property mortgages >pay my closest friend to become a full time body guard >beef up my current house, windows/door frame/security system >buy a graphics card that can run ark >realizes its a shit game like all games I've played in the last 2 years >take flight lessons >take singing lessons >buy plane and fly to china >train with MASTER WONG IN DA STREETZ >spend a year with buddist monks along with my closest friend >turn cell phone back on >call only those I like the most back >chill for the rest of my life helping out people I know like a rich sensei that demands they solve my riddles for cash
Dunno if anyone said it, but the absolute first thing you do is if you find a winning ticket is to sign it.
Without signing it anyone could potentially take it and sign it themselves and claim ownership.
2nd step, keep it in a safe place, but not one where you could lose track of it.
3. hire a lawyer to assist you. they will take care of things like finding out how quiet they can collect your winnings, if not, they can protect you from legal problems.
4. above all else, don't fucking talk about the ticket to anyone, not even relatives, and don't post about it on the internet. Your relatives will forgive you eventually if you don't tell them right away (and probably send them a check later)
>>1032537 >in the unlikely event you won, they'd do everything in their power to keep you in that casino. Penthouse suite, world-class prostitutes, etc. i think the more likely scenario is accuse you of cheating and hem your ass up in courts for the next 10 years until your give up or they are forced to pay.
>tax attorney >establish some llcs >make clandestine living arrangment >change phone numbers >clear out important things from my house >try to keep my cool at work for a few weeks before I fuck off >change my appearance >explore options for anonymous cashing ( my state does not allow it, but their may be some loopholes) >cash ticket >hit the wind for a while for the heat to die down
I so do not want to deal with the publicity, and scumbags and sluts from my past, that I would gladly spend millions to claim it in secrecy. I know in my state you can claim it with a trust or llc, but when people do this someone still ends up having to take the fucking picture. I wonder if I could have a trust with some kind of appointed trustee claim it publicly.
>California, so no anonymous/ trust/ llc claims allowed >put unsigned ticket in safe deposit box >Change my name, wait for new name documents/ID to arrive. >sign ticket with new name >Buy a Silicone mask (SPFX) and claim ticket as an elderly black man, only pulling up mask briefly so they can verify my identity >Change name back >invest mutual funds/bonds and buy some rental properties. Doesn't matter if they turn a profit, that's going to be my backstory when I slowly seem to become wealthier.
Probably just travel the world and shit with my best friend, he's already rich and set to inherit tens of millions so I have one person who has no motivation to fuck me over.
>>1032868 The picture on the lottery website allows you to hide your face with the giant check. You can also wear a mask (google chinese man claims lottery in bear costume). Hiding from the press/local news will be more difficult than from the lottery commission, but they can't follow you forever.
You might have to give an interview, but they're all the same format if you look at the website's "winner's stories." Craft a story that will be terrible or embarrassing publicity for the lottery officials:
What's your job and do you have family or friends? >I'm unemployed except for pretending to be a girl on cam sites. All my family is dead.
What will you do with your winnings? >I'm addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. I'm also addicted to buying lottery tickets, so I'll spend it all on that.
How did you pick the numbers? >I flipped through a Playboy magazine and randomly chose page numbers
>>1033050 that's not taxes - $450mil in a 30 year annuity, $275.4 mil cash lump sum option. If you're a burger that's 39.5% federal income taxes on that plus your state income tax (if any). In NC with a 5.75% state income tax, your $450mil lotto winnings go down to $150mil lump sum after taxes.
>>1027443 >mfw I'm the children of immigrants >know all of relatives who live here, no fucking "distant cousins" will be calling me because I know exactly who all my cousins are and they're in the fatherland/motherland
Heard of a story about a friend's friend's ex-girlfriend's Dad (*phew*) who won a million dollars in lotto. The daughter was like "Congrats Dad", and didn't tell anyone, but apparently the Dad had people ringing up with conversations like this:
>Hey Mr Dad, it's your long-time friends, congrats on your lotto win! >Uh, thanks? >Yeah. By the way, you remember that time 15 years ago when you stayed with us for a week and lived on the couch? We were just thinking it's a good time to pay us back for that.
And other assorted cretins coming out looking for a handout of course.
>figure out if I can anonymously claim it >take the annualized payments >throw a few million to my dad, the only person I can trust to keep quiet about it >he takes care of my brothers education and helps them with a down payment when they go to buy houses >throw the rest in index tracking funds >pump and dump bitcoins for the lulz >work current job for a few more years and "switch" to another job >buy a house, retire
Dad is good with money, and has a few million. He can help family because he has the means to right now. Working the job keeps people from suspecting anything. When the word does get out there will have been a billion dollar winner and people would not care.
Spend a bunch on a credit card so I can get my credit up when the money comes through for me. Change my first, last name and ss# I have personal health reasons for this. Wait inside my house with locked doors and closed blinds.
>>1028096 the problem is that those guys dont know the real value of money
there was a lottery winner on brazil that if as some example he was eating a icecream and some falled on his tshirt, he gone to a tshirt store, brought a new one and trew the old one on the garbage of the store
>>1028096 I used to be the same way. I sell on eBay so most of what I have left over though has to go straight into more inventory. When there are items that I'd like for myself I really have to think ''Do I really need this'' or ''the money I spend on this I can invest in inventory instead, growing my business is more important'' It's really helped and keeps me from squandering it on pretty shit like I did the first year I moved out, had 3k saved and expected it to last months but of course I bought all kinds of shit and lucky I started eBay about 2 months after moving and that was my income generator. I'm going a bit minimalist this year and going to get rid of a lot of random stuff I have that I'll probably never use or will generate some money.
Some important questions should I happen to win. I'm going out soon and won't be back until midnight EST so I won't be F5ing the lottery results page anxiously.
How do I go about getting a loan if I don't have much money on hand prior to claiming the prize? To pay for things like professional services (attorneys, accountants, economists, brokers, financial managers, etc), to take a long vacation, and then move into an apartment in a complex with on-site security.
And how do I even go about hiring the financial/legal professionals? I've never been wealth before so I have no idea where to look, and I don't think it would be a good idea to ask friends who work in the financial industry "hey bro, I just won the lottery, know a good financial planner and estate attorney for me?"
>>1027735 >>1034295 I've always said if I won I'd want to have at least $200,000,000 smelted into gold coins. It would provide protection against economical collapse as shiny things will always have some value, plus it would be cool.
The real question is: what the fuck do you do if you can't anonymously claim it and you can't use a trust or some other mechanism to hide yourself? What are you going to do if its your face on TV for a week for having won it?
So many financial illiterates on /biz/. You don't need a lawyer, unless you have ex-wives and children, nobody has any claims to your money. You don't need a lawyer to tell you that.
And taxes are trivially easy to file. Wow following line-by-line instructions is so hard. Hiring an accountant is idiotic. You might as well give your money to an actively managed fund manager. It's fucking retarded.
>>1034597 But you still have family and friends who may reveal their 2 faced nature.
Also, potential made up drama from highschool or middle school or even your elementary school years may appear out of nowhere by someone trying to sue you to get money even though they may be a complete stranger.
Don't underestimate humanity's ugliness.
Also, even Bill Gates and Donald Trump hires accountants and people to manage their money.
>>1034484 You can refuse an interview or having your picture taken but your name will be inevitably revealed and there are cases where newspapers send Freedom of Information acts to get your real life home address even in states that say you can remain anonymous.
I'd gather up a bunch of top nerds, engineers, scientists, otakus, etc and start development of my own Metal Gear.
I'd actually gather people who have been really good to me and see how I can help them out financially. I know some of my friends have massive student loans to pay off. Start looking into how to get a charity going.
>won the lotto >claim the money >hire guards n sheit to move it >gater it in some place like the desert >set up cams and do a live stream >burn it all >be know in history as the man who literally burned a billon dollars
>>1034597 You're fucking clueless. Do you know everything that's set into U.S. law regarding taxation and claims? I didn't think so. Lawyers and accountants aren't hired by poor people bud.
Read up stories on big winners who blindly accepted the money? I can tell you, one winner had his daughter, who turned into a coke head, held for ransom and then whenever he paid the people they killed her and threw her body into a dumpster. The man was held up at gun point multiple times and then lost almost all of his fortune by doing dumb shit while being depressed.
I don't know about you, but if I was about to earn $900,000,000 I'd do everything in my power to hire a well-known lawyer to work with me to help me do everything in my power to keep my identity safe.
1. Known multi millionaires don't associate with degenerates- they associate with multi millionaires.
2. Multi Millionares live in gated community with armed guards.
3. They don't have a lot of press or media attention- I know someone who worked with me in my old company who is now worth in excess of $100 million+- he is the largest importer of beef in the united states- no one knows who he is. If you saw a picture of him, you'd say, who is that.
>>1036300 >The thieves made away with $545,000 in cash that Whittaker carried around in a suitcase. When asked why he would carry that much money around with him Whittaker responded "because I can".
>>1036315 Isn't it strange though? He wasn't exactly some poor idiot, he was already worth 17 million dollars and president of a company. Not really the attitude you'd expect from someone somewhat self made.
>>1027432 >In California >Can legally claim lotto winnings anonymously >Meet with two to three lawyers and discuss fees >Ask them how to claim prize anonymously and what they charge for this service. >Take picture with winning ticket/make copies >Set up accounts to accept money. >Tell only close family (parents or siblings) not wife or partner. >With lawyer go to claim prize.
>Go home and not make any major purchases for at least 6 months.
>Rent office in nice area of town. >Say I have a job in investments. >Stash money and live off interest. >When asked what I do for a living say I manage money.
>Look for good ways to help people with money. Like paying for scientists to conduct research.
>>1027432 claim it tell no one promptly change my name to something completely different to my current name find a section of heavily wooded forest to buy, build small hutt when complete i disappear, my friends and family can go fuck them selves, im gonna live alone on a weed and hops growing farm
beer, weed and the occasional trip to vegas for some sexual therapy and im set for life.
With taxes in my state it would be $435 million net take home.
For starters I would never spend a single penny of the principle. Anyone saying "first I would give X amount to this person" has already failed.
Just going super simple don't have to think mode: 40% S&P 500 tracking funds, 35% world stock tracking funds, 25% stable value funds.
Assume relatively conservative 5.5% annual long term return.
For myself I'd simply draw .75 % a year. As in 3/4th of a single percent. After taxes that will leave you with $150,000 PER MONTH FOR ALL OF ETERNITY .
At this point your net growth would be a 4.75% (5.5% minus your .75% withdrawals), aka 20.6 million per year account growth. Assuming 3.75% annual inflation your effective real growth will be 1%, aka $4.35 million a year in 2015 dollars.
In 40 years your account will have grown to $2.8 BILLION all while continuously drawing $150,000 after taxes PER MONTH leaving a literal dynasty for your descendants.
And it doesn't even matter if the world economy tanked for a decade as you have so much starting principle drawing $150,000 a month for an entire decade wouldn't even come remotely close to exhausting said principle even if your accounts lost 70% of their starting value and maintained that loss for the entire 10 year period lol. A 70% loss would leave you with 130 million where as drawing 150k a month for 10 years would only reduce the account by $18 million assuming zero growth the entire period lol.
As for the people trying to figure out ways to be anonymous, changing names, hiring security, etc have fun wasting your time and living a nightmare. It is 2016. People are going to find out you just won the largest U.S. lottery in history. If you stay anywhere remotely where you currently live you are going to be living a circus life for a very long time before things ever die down.
The simple solution is that I would move back to Japan. I'd pick Japan simply because I lived there before and loved it but there are lots of other options. The key being to GTFO out of the United States entirely. I'd hop on a plane almost immediately after the basic financial arrangements had been made and live in the Shinjuku Park Hyatt Hotel.
For starters the language barrier is HUGE for anyone trying to contact you. I lived there for years and my own family basically couldn't even contact me except via email. Hell my own mother, who I love and get along great with, probably didn't even know my permanent address.
On top of that the Japanese population are simply going to be clueless. The rest of the world doesn't give a shit about the Powerball. At best it might find itself as some tiny filler story on the back page of the international section of a newspaper for like a day and then completely forgotten about. I could have been a billionaire when I lived there and no one would have been the wiser.
So tons of money, completely cut off from all of the bullshit that could happen by staying in America, while living in an extreme safe first world country with a population who's probably never even heard of the Powerball. Done.
>change name (lots of parasitic family members that would try to extort and backstab me) >set up LLC to redeem ticket >get a damn good CPA and tax attorney >pick the lump sum (time value of money) >take money and be pretty conservative, go in for the long game, invest 10% in real estate in growing hipster cities/gentrified hipster areas, 40% in long term investment vehicles like VOO, bonds, ETFs/ETNs, 30% in stock portfolio (good amount of BRK-A, other blue chips, nothing too risky), maybe 10% to fuck around with venture capital so I can feel like a fat cat lmao >finish my degree >get a PhD in something I want for personal enrichment >live in LA/Europe/Brazil and enjoy life beach for a good 20 years >marry a blue blooded WASP >move to martha's vineyard or the british equivalent, send kids to andover/eton and then harvard/oxford, build my dynasty, make sure all my kids carry on my legacy
>>1027735 You only pay tax on your winnings once, the first year you get the money. After that you can sit on your millions without paying tax again. Buying a bunch of gold won't get you out of paying that tax, although donating a bunch of money to charity that first year will reduce your tax. You could also start or buy a business and invest a lot into it for a tax write-off.
>On my first day i want to eat bacon lettuce tomato on five guys for breakfast and maybe i will save the crumbs for pigeons >Since i have no debt and i have no family in nyc and i have a low life with low-profile, i will just pack some favourite clothes and moving on >I go to minessota and buy average two story house with basement and buy family jeep >I hire lawyer to make my money smooth and make that $450m claimed in that month >I will buy a small grocery store nears lake or somewhere because i love watching people >I will keep my life as low as possible and then i marry girl who loves who i am without knowing my money >maybe i still have $400m left if i die maybe 40 years from now > i leave that money to my wife (if she doesnt cheat) and of course my chidren
>put unsigned ticket somewhere safe, not in a safe deposit box because that's way too sketchy >gather team of lawyers, accountants etc and formulate a way to actually get the money anonymously >legally change name, sign ticket with new name >change race and overall facial structure with makeup for the picture/hire a voice professional to help change my voice temporarily >go receive ticket, do interview/whatever >go immediately to best hospital in the world >make sure I don't have any tumors or early stage diseases >give a few million to dad, none to anybody else >give a bunch of cash to homeless people, especially mentally ill veterans >feel like I've done my part for a few years, go build a cabin in the middle of nowhere (Oregon sounds good) and live there in eternal peace
Honestly, I don't really have any long term goals or big 'gotta have a bunch of money' stuff. What I'd really REALLY like to do is have a little house I could gather the pieces and build a sort of Lego version of that Minitur Vunderland thing in Hamburg, just a miniature city with houses and shops and transport. Maybe sell tickets for people to see it. Sort of a private Lego gallery, I guess? I don't see myself needing a big fancy house or a big fancy car, just want to be debt-free and secure to spend unlimited time on my favorite hobbies.
I don't know a thing about business anyway. I guess if there was a cause I'd be interested in first though it'd be some sort of way to fund and improve Houston road infrastructure. Not just filling in potholes, developing and spreading the sort of road tech that won't break down as easily. If there's a field to invest in on that, that's probably what I'd do.
>>1040436 It's the big dreams that people don't seem to be getting at. For me, personally, I'd like to make a fucking GOOD Starship Troopers movie, fund it entirely myself, not because I want to make money off of it (although that'd be fucking great) but because I just want that movie to exist. Verhoeven's was pretty good as a movie, but it wasn't Starship Troopers.
>>1040472 lots of people have, but most people don't have 584 million dollars lying around to make that investment, plus you have to physically buy all 292 million tickets and write out each combination by hand.
>get lasik eye surgery the day before coming to claim >have legitimate reason to cover my eyes to at least slightly conceal my identity >hire a good lawyer referred by the bar association >file the taxes so Uncle Goldstein won't hunt me down >vanish for 6 months keeping a low profile in Austria
>Lawyer >CPA/Tax Preparer >Give family and friends small semi-regular payoffs in exchange for secrecy.
Invest the vast majority what what comes out after taxes, and hand-build my own hyper-efficient home. Double-stud, hyper insulated, passive solar gain and solar electric. Once I've got a home with virtually no utility bills and a large amount of passive income...?
I'unno, travel fucking everywhere, but in the manner which suits me best, i.e. like a poor person.
>>1040468 Oh are we listing nerd funding ideas? Because if I had the influence and cash, I'd like to make a new generation of Star Trek. Something not about OMG NOSTALGIA, like a genuine new generation with new shit to say about the world we live in today. And actually tie in all the loose ends, like slipstream tech, the destruction of Romulus being a parallel to the sacking of Rome, Space Crusades and an ever-shrinking galaxy.
The Federation has always played as a small fish in a big pool, but every step they take makes that pool smaller until they can go to different galaxies, (given TNG tech, outside of Wesley-lusting aliums, Warp 9 would take them 3000 years to reach Andromeda and back, and that's assuming never losing max cruising speed with as many dilithium crystals as they ever needed.) So what happens when the next step of the frontier is once again as impossibly far as the stars are to us now?
How exactly do I claim a ticket if I'm a jackpot winner? I'm certainly not going to the shitty convenience store I picked my ticket up from, I refuse to have some nigger shoot me in the back to steal it and run off with it. And I'll be damned if I need to send it anywhere via mail to get it verified, wherein it'll get pocketed by any faggot mailman who wants that fortune.
>>1040520 I'm with you bro, I'd be the 4chan slum lord. I'm sure I'd have a legion of followed and a legion of haters calling me an attention whore. I'd get doxed and fucked with but it'd be worth it fucking with anons all damn day.
>>1027432 >Take lump sum >Invest all in bitcoins >Wait a few years until society recognizes the true value of bitcoin and values the market cap at $10 trillion and I become the richest man in the world.
>>1041383 Then right before it gets to around 30 trillion, they claim a winner has finally been found and they actually give him the 30 trillion but take back 20 trillion of it as taxes and BOOM the US debt is paid. Fucking brilliant if they did this to be honest. And possibly even legal.
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