Try to invest it wisely and not spend it all at once. I once had a large sum of money (Inheritance, but nearly 800M) and burned through it in a bout a year, since I never had that much money before, and I was convinced I'd never be able to get through it all, as I never dealt with that much money before, and I was never taught how to handle it properly.
Like, if you play your cards right, you could definitely make that money work for you. You just need to not be frivolous with it.
What I would do is shut the fuck up and don't tell anyone I know about it. I'll say I came into some money and move to a nicer house. But a nicer car and try to further my education a little more so I can finally get my master's degree.
>>44666544 >Buy land >Build house >Buy decent used car >Get family out of debt >Incorporate as a tax shell >Hire somebody to make investments for shell corp >Pay self wage >Charitable donations to offset taxes >Live for the rest of my life on $150k/year
>>44667520 >implying /pol/ isn't chock full of Libertarian shits Besides, it's still a good point. You only getting half a billion out of the 800 million you were supposed to win, from just the two dollars you spent on it, is a very selfish concern.
>I paid 2 dollars >Oh look, I won 800 million! >I only got 500 million, what a rip off! It'd be different if you maid that money from legitimate work, but still.
Short term I would get a house built and get a new car, new consoles and gaming pc. After that get some dental work done (I have a cracked tooth and ankther needs a filling). Then talk to financial and tax advisors.
Then I'd look into opening the greatest /tg/ store imaginable. Have a weekend every few weeks for freebie drawings and stuff.
0. Tell no one, except those I absolutely need to to get the money into my bank account. 1. Take 1-5Mill and donate it. Churches, homeless shelters, foodlink, whatever. 2. Take 20Mill and stick it in a savings account, and then never touch it. This is my "backup" fund account in case I fuck up spectacularly and lose it all, I'll have something left over. 3. Divide about 50Mill into some interest-building accounts and live off the interest for the rest of my life, never having to work again. 4. Buy a house and computer(maybe a car when I get my license). 5. When/If I have kids, drop 5Mill into a 20-25 year interest building account each, then transfer ownership of the account to them when they turn 25.
>>44666544 Commission a shitload of art for my campaign setting from industry artists like Chase Stone, Chris Rahn, Peter Mohrbacher, Volkan Baga, Magali Villeneuve, Karla Ortiz, Tyler Jacobson, and Nils Hamm.
I don't know what they tend to charge, but seven artists at twenty-two pieces each would be a total of 154 pieces, so I could easily pay something like $10K a piece.
>>44666544 Buy a house and car, pay off all my bills, get the most monstrous PC I can possibly build, and then hire a Portfolio manager, and have my money put into high risk, high reward investments. With so much money as a buffer, I should be able to rake in the dough without any issue, and live comfortably the rest of my life.
I'd pretty much continue how I live now and just set my financial security like everybody else, but one of my main splurges would be a gaming club.
>buy this huge 3 story nursing home near me that never actually got started because lack of funding, so now it's just sitting there 90% built, most parts just need paint >already has swimming pools, jacuzzis, gym, etc. >set up a bunch of screens everywhere with /tg/ related stuff, blogs, etc >wargaming tables take up one hall >pnps another >card game hall with extra air freshener dispensers >a strip mall worth of /tg/ shit for sale >fucking /tg/ themed restaurant inside
I don't even give a fuck if it doesn't make money, I'd fine with keeping this alive as long as it's fun for me to be involved with so it will be like my leisure money and otherwise I invest the cash, besides my personal meager living standards.
Buy the nearby decommissioned military base, expand and refurbish fallout shelter, and use one of the radar station bases as the foundation for a tower house with an observatory at the top. Then I'd tear down all the crumbling base housing and refurbish the main base buildings and invite my friends up for massive games of hide-and-go seek.
Then I'd pay off my debts and invest a bunch of the rest, and spend the rest of my life alternately collecting degrees and taking a year or two off for fun.
>>44670322 >>44670337 >>44670361 >Install necessary underlighting, sound effects, smoke machines, hidden passageways >Pay homeless people to dress up as society party-goers, robed cultists, cops, mansion staff, etc. >Tell your closest friends you got a work-related invite to a "weird party," convince them to come as guests so you'll have people to talk to >Stage an elaborate real-life CoC game
I live in New York state, and there is currently jack and shit in the ways of indie wrestling outside of NYC, and there are few companies worth a damn in the city in the first place. I would dump my money into getting a quality ring, a good logo/brand, some decent production equipment (so I can sell DVDs from the very first show onwards), and getting as many top names from the indies, Mexico, Japan, and Europe as possible, putting on crazy dream matches with creative and original gimmicks, stipulations, and storylines. I'd be like an East Coast Pro Wrestling Guerilla with bits of craziness in the vein of Chikara, DDT, or even Lucha Underground.
>>44666544 Open a gaming store, hire a few college kids to run it, sell stuff at a slight loss, offer free refreshments and WiFi, and come in and game now and then when I'm not off going full /k/ommando at my place.
Take 2 million, buy a nice, but not luxurious house, splurge a bit on a nice luxury car--I like to drive, so it'd be money well spent. Take the rest and slam that bitch into the bank and live very comfortably off the interest for the rest of my life. At that amount of money, low interest doesn't even matter. .01% of the remaining 298 million is still 2 million a year, which is way more than I need.
>>44666544 Finally get my long distance relationship to work out. Buy a LGS/Pub joint venue and settle down. Set up a VIP list of players from games and groups that aren't shit so I can always have fun people to hang out with.
>>44668521 >0. Tell no one, except those I absolutely need to
Protip: part of the fine print is the lotto company gets to use your face for marketing purposes. You're going to be in every tabloid and there will be shitty reporters hounding you, not to mention all the criminals who will make damned sure to memorize your face.
I really hope I could remain anonymous, else my life would become hell. >Have a large number of family members I hate that live in other states who already try to talk about me all the time, implying they wouldn't come on even stronger without >Live in gated community but not the best part of town >Have deadbeat parents who would no doubt demand huge amounts of money >I actually enjoy my job and would keep doing it for a little extra cash and something to do; but would probably get harassed by degenerates who found out
It's just like being famous in general. It's probably better to just avoid it. Keep it in the realm of your dreams, the reality would probably be worse.
>>44667352 Smartest post in this thread. Nobody will suspect the guy in a Black Highlander and a pretty 2 story home in a nice neighborhood to have a Net worth over $550,000,000. Obviously security and keeping your money will have to come first so a couple legal measures need to be taken and a decked out futuristic security system is in order.
>>44666544 So first things first, i would take 1mil and set it aside for fun money. The rest would be invested or stored in high yield savings accounts. Because 500 mil at even 2% a year is a 10 mil a year income. And once you put 10 million dollars into your pocket every january 1st, you are fucking free.
Live where you want. Go where you want. Build a fucking tower by the seashore and fill it with all the nerdy things you love. Fund a LGS and only ask that they turn some kind of profit each year. Buy that ridiculous hypercar you always wanted and then actually drive it all the time. Find a local school that is shit. Make it not shit, because you exist.
And the best part is, you just keep getting richer. Oh a bad year or two might eat into your holdings, but if you are careful and smart and spread your wealth over several safe investments, it wont last. You will recover. There is a reason that something like 80% of the worlds wealth is concentrated in like 500 people: its because once you have it made, people will pay you to make more money with your money.
I would be free, OP. I would use the money to be truly free. I would buy the time I always wanted to do the things I always wanted. And when that got boring, I would try and help save the world.
First up, responsible shit. Secure my comfort and that of my family for years to come.
Second, start funding stem cell research to fix mom, or whatever seems most likely to work.
Third, get my parents a comfy house in NZ or something so they leave me alone.
Fourth, find myself a sweet place to live in a good city. Seattle, maybe, or Portland. Somewhere in the Northwest.
Fifth, buy the world's best gaming rig and play nothing but minecraft. Have a 360 degree camera setup, best audio equipment in the world, become the world's richest 5-viewer Twitch stream.
Sixth, I get myself a big ol' bus, hire a few drivers, invite a few friends, and cruise the USA. See the sights, do the things, be the ultimate tourist. Fill terabytes of storage space with pictures and videos. Just spend a couple years doing that, document the whole journey.
Then I hire a documentary producer to make a movie about it.
I make Dragons.
I pour every spare penny I can find into funding genetic research to somehow crossbreed winged lizards and maybe somehow possibly get them to breathe fire. Have scientists breed pet dragons that people can buy. Have them in a range of sizes, from rodent-sized to "really big dog" sized. Hold my own random competition every so often to find a family worthy of owning their own dragon.
I'd be the fucking WILLY WONKA of dragons. Like if Willy Wonka did Jurassic Park.
>>44666544 Give half to my sister, half the remainder to my mother, half the remainder to charity then shove the rest in the bank, get a full medical done to find out every little thing wrong with me and go backpacking for the rest of my life.
>>44666544 Take lump sum, I think someone did the math and it comes out better than as a series of payments. Hire a really good investment firm. Like one of the really good ones. Find good lawyers and finacial advisors. Possibly change my legal name and address. Then be very careful. Lotto winners have a really high suicide rate and most of them are really unhappy later on in life.
>>44679618 Probably because they're idiots and assume that the money is infinite so they constantly spend and give until they end up bankrupt and can't handle being as poor or poorer than they were before they hit it big.
>>44679967 No, there's other reasons. Even a millionaire who won the lotto committed suicide so it isn't a matter of money management. Many become estranged from family and friends, and find themselves constantly asked for money.
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