At least I don't have to take a bus to Arizona to buy Powerball tickets.
it doesn't matter. you are set for life man. imagine the escorts you can afford. the coke you can sort. the nice apartments you can buy in nyc. the clothes you can afford. the cars you can purchase...
DAMNNN almost makes me manic thinking about such stuff.
How many people here actually play the lottery? Did you know there's only like 6 states that allow you to remain anonymous? All others require you to go public. Imagine people finding out you just won 400 million dollars (because they won't even factor in that you 'only' won whatever the cash payout and after tax).
You'd need to go into hiding somewhere.
I obviously probably won't win but if I do I'd treat the people who stuck with me through my highs and lows to a nice and easy life while still saving most of it and donating to worthy charities aswell
This. If I were to win this (I guess I'd need to actually play the lottery first) I would donate to /r9k/'s users. Paypal would shut down my account for fraud or something probably.
oh look at how enlightened an individual you are.
don't worry about my taste. I'm extremely patrician. i practically read the whole day.
but i also have a hedonistic and risk taking side in me. i would be high 24/7. i don't deny it.
How do you play it from Europe? Can you buy these tickets online? My state is pretty shitty about purchasing online tickets.
Unless you're talking about your own Euromillions lottery
Things I would do with the money
>buy a mansion on a bunch of acres of forested land, will make sure the mansion is stunning, with an attached 2 floor grand library with glass windows all around and a long mile long driveway/street with statues lined up on both sides and a huge huge pool with a nice cabana
>buy myself a Ferrari, Lambo, bullet proof mercedes , modest bmw , and watever my family wants to drive
>hire a personal trainer to get me /fit/
>enjoy flaunting my wealth locally for awhile and bang hot girls
>after 2 years of this I would decide finally to travel the world , would go to just about almost every country and experience life
>in my late 30's I will find a beautiful 10/10 young loyal virgin blonde hair blue eyed girl from Eastern Europe and marry her , prenups ofcourse
>live the rest of my life with a clear mind and relax
And here guys is an example of the type of reckless hedonist better off as a wagecuck than winning a lottery jackpot he'll just waste with impulsive spending, and trying to buy happiness with consumer goods, drugs and sex.
Take the cash value number, and approximate the 39.6% highest tax liability
doing what? The only reason you would have for taking the 30 years of graduated payments is like if I win the Super Lotto and the jackpot is 7 million, so payments would be in lower tax brackets than if I took the 4 million or so cash.
Well the difference between be and rodge is that he wanted to win in vain and was angry and bitter, in contrast I simply desire the luxury and freedom of expanding what I can do with the time I have alive, not having to sacrifice it to wage slavery and career cuckery, and to purchase goods, services and experiences that improve and sustain quality of life, and have more fun than if I had free time, but was limited to subsisting on family support, job income or autism bucks/unemployment.
Plus, he spent several hundred dollars at a time and ultimately gave up, whereas I keep it more moderate, though I did go as high as $32 several times for a single lottery draw.
One improvement I noticed recently is that I no longer have mood swings related to gambling. No anxious excitement in the hours before checking tickets, and no feeling of helpless despair when I find out I get nothing and someone else won the big jackpot.
I'm European and if I win Euromillions, I will buy you a small studio. So if you see one day a post on r9k about a guy having won a gigantic sum of money, then just remind me of this day. i would stay anonymous of course.
>and trying to buy happiness with consumer goods, drugs and sex.
you cannot truly reach extreme euphoria without those things (i don't really about consumer goods themselves though, they would only be needed to increase my social status). it's either full blown hedonism or buddhism.
i tried buddhism and i realised it's too hard for me. and i don't want to lose my ego and become a plant.
>sacrifice it to wage slavery and career cuckery
See I really don't understand that. I only make 12k a year working 18 hours a week. I have my computer, my internet, I have an unlimited supply of alcohol from a store a walk away from me. I'm quite comfy. I do live in a shit state and don't have a car though; that would be nice. The only problem is that I won't have shit when I retire, although I suspect that social security will be enough for me to live on (assuming it still exists by then).
>One improvement I noticed recently is that I no longer have mood swings related to gambling
I don't get gambling. The chances are so low that you might as well invest those dollars in stocks or invest them in yourself.
Perhaps if it happens I'll barrow money or max out my credit to take a vacation after claiming the jackpot. Fortunately when gogoling my name there appears to be lots of other people in the city and county with the same name as me, and since I'm not on social media, people looking it up would assume its someone else.
2 things I haven't figured out yet is just how much info can the lottery release, if any, besides the required disclosure of full name and location ticket was purchases- would have to ask an attorney this. And also how to claim it, 2 viable options are mailing it to lottery headquarters using a premium express certified mail service, or simply claim it in person at the local lottery office, wearing shades and a wig and hat, and pose like this for my picture.
*sips scotch out of a crystal with a crazy straw*
like how the fuck does this even work? Do they have operatives in the US who buy the tickets for you? cause from what I research the only way to legally buy tickets online is in certain states that allow (only residents of those states) to do so.
I read his entire press release, and you remind me of Elliot.
>tfw my state has no tax on lotto
>tfw $206M lump sum after taxes
if i win ill make a thread and give one person $1M. all other posters will get $1K
dude, my whole life revolves around mood swings. but i never get truly depressed luckily and have never had a psychotic episodes or anything. so i have never been diagnosed as manic depressive or anything. but i do often experience quite strong hypomania and "hypodepression" (but i think all normal people do desu).
the appeal of gambling is hard to explain. on a rational level you know your chances are very very insignificant, but it's still very addictive and fun. and ultimately the chance is still there. you could win however unlikely it is.
If you buy those shitty $1 scratchers you're wasting your money. The more expensive they are, the better your chances are of winning something. I won $500 once on a $20 scratcher
>it's either full blown hedonism or buddhism.
Wrong sir, you get nothing, you lose, good day sir
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
To experience good things without becoming a hedonist
To be stoic without needing to go full Buddhamonkyogi
Well if you really are content with that, as many said similarly they would just buy a house in the country and watch TV, play vidogames, drink alcohol, or cruise around the world on a boat shitposting on /pol/ from rare flag countries.
I often point out that with government debt, population decline, increasing unemployment and obsolescence in 40-50 years if we're will alive there may be no such thing as retirement, the career slaves working 50 hours a week will be just as fucked as the part time underacheiver minimalists.
As you describe it that kind of investing is just gambling, and the easy and available way to gamble with small amounts of money at a time for potentially big wins is to buy lottery tickets. Once I actually have at least $10k I'm willing to risk, then it would be time to get a financial professional to help me with investing.
If I actually win $1 million or more on the lottery ,then I would organize a long term investment plan that is lower risk than if I'm desperately trying to grow money, and ensure they don't invest in what I consider unethical industries or businesses.
Wanna know what I bought tonight instead of lottery tickets? Pfizer and monsanto stock.
Only idiots buy lottery tickets.
i'm going to buy a ticket. if i win i'll come back and donate to my fellow NEETs. i will prob also kill myself since it won't change how lonely i still am if i won all of those NEETbux. heres winning numbers: 28 33 35 44 46 power is 14 that's for january 06 2016.
what I was referring to is much more mild than that, just that I used to have high and lows of optimism and pessimism surrounding lottery draws, but no more. I have an optimism that it could possibly happen, and it would be the best way out financially, but am well aware of the slim chances of it happening, so I shouldn't get my hopes way way up and it won't be any surprise if I din't win bug no matter how much I gambled.
Nice troll. Well maybe not, but any day it feels better to spend $20 on a mix of lottery draw tickets for $1 or $2 each than all at once on a piece of cardboard that is already predetermined to be a winner or loser.
>Pfizer and monsanto stock.
Only heartless and ignorant people invest in corporations that feed off the death and suffering of the earth and humanity. GMOs and pharmaceuticals are the reason why like 50% of Americans get cancer nowadays. But drone pleb sheeple never were informed of these things, or dismissed any such statements as tin-foil-hat hippie shit- food and medicine is all you think of when you envision those corporations.
Which is why I say that any personal investment plan needs to specifically exclude things like Big Agra, Big Pharma, Big Fracking, Big Tobacco, Big Soda, Big Fast Food, Wal Mart etc. I would want most of my investments in things like IT, defense/weapons and sustainable business, and set aside a good amount to personally invest in non-GMO food and all that other good eco hippy yoga herb stuff I support and actually use.
Who the fuck are you, lottery autist? I've seen you posting the same Mega Millions shit multiple times a week. Either you're a legit addict or a shill trying to get us to buy lottery tickets.