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    I honestly wouldn't change all that much and I'm not rich. I'd probably make a lot of donations, remodel the house a bit, buy a few toys for myself and stop trying to balance my budget each month. I figure if you haven't found a way to make yourself happy with what you have, having more is not going to solve it.
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    I'd make sure the family was set first. Then I'd look to move somewhere with some property, mountains, near a town instead of a big city House would need an entertainment room or annex for my stuff - guitars, vinyl records, sound system. I'd want a garage with a workshop area.

    I would need something to do. I am a workaholic. I'd open some small pub, sports bar kinda place. I worked in the bar industry for over a decade and would do this differently. I can picture exactly what it would look like, layout, decor, even down to the kitchen. Limited menu and make it a hot spot for locals. Nights for local entertainment. Outside but covered seating area.

    If I won a lot I'd look into investing in a IMSA racing team but that can be like burning money if you're not careful.

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    A summer cabin in Montana with some acreage. Then leasing a villa in Italy for a month or so just to cool my heels. And a restored '64 GTO.

    Maybe my own personal distillery. Yeah, that too. I wonder if Jim Beam is for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    A summer cabin in Montana with some acreage. Then leasing a villa in Italy for a month or so just to cool my heels. And a restored '64 GTO.

    Maybe my own personal distillery. Yeah, that too. I wonder if Jim Beam is for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    A summer cabin in Montana with some acreage. Then leasing a villa in Italy for a month or so just to cool my heels. And a restored '64 GTO.

    Maybe my own personal distillery. Yeah, that too. I wonder if Jim Beam is for sale.
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    You don't need a lottery win to get an Airstream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    You don't need a lottery win to get an Airstream!

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    Dang near do for the Airstream and the truck to pull it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
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    Buy some land, dig a hole, build a watch tower, patrol the perimeter with the dog.
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    Make certain the my children are financially secure...buy some land and build a really nice gun range, get a big boat (stink pot) and do some cruising, stay healthy and enjoy family and retirement.
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    My wife keeps reminding me I can't hit the lottery if I don't buy tickets.
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    I assume it is millions but not Powerball 100s of millions. College funds for my grandchildren (which is giving my children money indirectly but requiring they keep working). Nice, but not million $, RV and trawler. New DAV vans (I am a volunteer at the VA driving the vans).

    Get every nagging maintenance item on my house fixed! By someone else!!! And the rest in the simplest, no risk account available.

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    Id take it all in a lump sum. Pay the taxes, and hire a solid investment advisor. Then Id take a year to do what Ive been doing, and consider what to do with the remainder. Maybe clean my guns.
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    I'd blow it all on nice guns, expensive booze and wild women.

    The rest I'd probably just waste.
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    Well, first things would be to set up a trust geared toward keeping Title 19 out of the local nursing home as much as possible, a Rec Center with indoor/outdoor pool and a skateboard park for the town.

    Then I'd rent a small space at the metal fabrication shop down the street for some blade and gunsmithing.

    The rest on expensive women and wild booze!
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