Winning the Lottery

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would participate and take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

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TODAY'S QUESTION: You've just won a 200 million dollar lottery, what are the next 5 things you'll do?

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Barbara said...

1) Pay off all debt for myself and my immediate family.
2) Donate a bunch to breast cancer research
3) Plan a year long round the world trip

There's my top 3... it's too late to think of 2 more

shopannies said...

First pay the lord his 10 percent then I would pay my bills, and prepare for my childrens future

East Coast Wahine said...

1) Quit my job
2) Pay bills
3) Give some to my children
4) Buy vacay homes
5) Donate to charity

Heather said...

1. not tell ANYONE other than my hubby and the lottery officials.
2. sit down with hubby and figure out how we can use this money wisely.
3. figure out the amounts we would like to give to our families and friends (again without them knowing anything!)
4. figure out the amounts we would like to give to the charities we already support now and our church.
5. buy a house & a car in Texas so we can split our time between MD with my family & our friends, and Texas where my inlaws are.

janetfaye said...

I would not do anything for a while. I would just sit on the news and decide what to do.

Anonymous said...

Freak out about what I am going to do with all that money
Hire a money manager
Pay off debt
Help family

Zeemaid said...

#1: do the happy dance (a lot like the pee pee dance only less frantic)
#2: immediately take my family away somewhere private before the news leaks out.
#3: pay off debts of ours and our family.
#4: buy ourselves a nice house (not too expensive but something that will suit our family)
#5: invest, invest, invest. I don't want to end up on one of those shows where they show past winners who now have nothing cause they went crazy collecting weird things.

Found you on an island life. Great blog! :)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...


First I would check my pulse. Then I would pay off the house, cars....debt!

Buy new house and furnish it!! Buy a couple of new cars and then BANK the rest of that money.



Amy said...

1. Jump up and down screaming and crying (I can be like that)!

2. Make lots of lists of things to do because I am like that too!

3. Pay off all debt!!

4. Surprise family in Vermont with a visit with new baby.

5. Plan to homeschool around the world with my children.

Gretchen said...

Pay off my family's debt (all the extensions of it)

Pay some doc to actually give a crap and help stop the mind shattering pain.

Buy a cookie for hubby for all he has to deal with.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Pay off all the bills, put money in trust fund for the kids and their kids, Give our favorite charities & church and TRAVEL, and TRAVEL!!! Great question and have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Give 1 Million to each of my family members.
Give 1 Million to the gov to lessen the debt.
Get an attorney
Get a body guard

The Social Frog said...

1. Pay off car loan
2. Pay any bills
3. Give money to Charity
4. Give money to family in need.
5. Go away with hubby for a few weeks to Italy & Germany.

Alicia said...

After I pick myself up off the floor I will:
1)Pay off all my bills along with my immediate family's too
2)Buy a house
3)donate to the church
4)donate to Breast Cancer & Children's cancer research
5) go shopping!

sues2u2 said...

Lots of us have really thought this through! lol So...

1) Sit on it for 6 months while we decide what & when to do it. {make sure we have an awesome money manager!}
2) Tell lottery officials in private; No big announcement.
3) Tithe
4) Pay off bills
5) Give immediate family & Hubby & myself 3 mil each

TheAngelForever said...

1 - Pay off students loans, mortgage, car loan.

2 - Buy a new house in a better school district.

3 - Help my parents and in-laws out.

4 - Take my extended family on a Disney Cruise and Disney World vacation.

5. Hire someone to help manage the money and make donations.

Jaime said...

1. pay off my loans

2. buy a new house

3. put away enough money to pay for my son's education

4. plan some lavish vacations

5. give some money to my parents and sister

Tara said...

1. Pay bills
2. Buy a new house
3. Help out family
4. Probably spend a little on vacations and things we don't need.
5. After we can think straight, we would invest and put the rest in savings lol

forgetfulone said...

1. Hire an attorney to take care of wills and legal issues.
2. Find a reliable investment company to put together a package of 401K, college fund, and other investments.
3. Relocate - new house
4. Quit job.
5. Pay for mom's treatments.