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What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery? These 18 People Share Their Wildest Dreams!

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If I suddenly had a significant amount of money, the first thing I would do is take some time to think carefully about my financial goals and how I want to use my new wealth. A user asked this fun question on an online forum and received a ton of replies – some fun and some serious.

Here are some of the best replies.

QUIT MY JOB

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“Quit my job. It’s not that it’s a bad job, I do like it, but I don’t have time for it! I would rather live my life and go on adventures. So many things to see and experience in this world and life.”

BUY THE FIRST 3 ROWS AT THE JA RULE CONCERT

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“I’d buy the first three rows of a Ja Rule concert to keep them empty.”

PARK MY PONTIAC SUNFIRE FOR ALL TO SEE

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“I used to work in a vibrant part of town. There was a hotel that would take the nicest car of one of the guests and park it in a designated spot in the front like it was on display. I’d pay them to park my Pontiac Sunfire there.”

BUY MY COMPANY

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“Buy the company, tell everyone you’re restructuring, just make that one jerk you hate redundant. But keep everyone else. Bonus money if another jerk wants to get fired, so you promote him to a man that watches fake ducks drink water, then tell him you expect a 400-page weekly report!”

QUIT OVER SOMETHING MINOR

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“I’d quit my job seemingly over something ridiculously minor. Like waiting for an email with a spelling or grammar mistake, then replying to the whole company with an explosion of anger, saying I can’t be expected to work in an environment like this. End it with “I quit!” Then turn off my computer forever.”

PURCHASE AND FIX MY COMPANY

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“Never quit. Purchase the company while working in the trenches without revealing you’re the new CEO. Begin making all the decisions you can see should happen because you’re there. Fire bad bosses and managers, get yourself “voluntold” to go to other stores/offices for various excuses, listen to fellow employees about corporate, and quietly fix the problems they bring up.”

GET A PERSONAL CHEF

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“Get a permanent personal chef so I can eat delicious food all the time and in a relatively healthy way.”

BUY MY COMPANY AND BURN IT DOWN

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“I’d buy the company I work for, burn it down, collect the insurance money, and build a public restroom in its place.”

BUY A HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS

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“Buy a house in the mountains and start a farm. I want peace. I’ve been stuck in fight or flight mode most of my life.”

I WOULD TELL MY FAMILY I WON 10%

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“I always knew if I won a big jackpot, I would tell close friends and family I won 10% of whatever I won. That way, my purchases and lifestyle changes wouldn’t raise eyebrows, but they wouldn’t know I have so much money left.”

I’D HAVE TO QUIT

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“I’d have to quit my job. I’m a dentist, and I like my job. I have a colleague whose co-resident won the lottery. Financial advisors and lawyers advised her to quit because of the risk of patients suing for a piece of that money. So, yeah, I’d have to quit.”

BUY MY OWN TV CHANNEL

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“I always thought buying my own television channel, not just any channel, but a nice one that gets Primetime viewers would be fun. Then, I would have all these shows like couples buying houses, Victorian dramas, NASCAR, etc., and most of the show would proceed normally.
Until Zombies. There may be hints at various points of the show. Still, primarily I want the show to build up towards a resolution, naturally, and then, each show of every day, zombies entirely derail the story progression, and it’s just a new show at that point.”

BUY ALL THE PROPERTIES ALONG THE COAST AND HILLSIDES AND OPEN THEM TO PUBLIC

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“I would buy all the pieces of property along the nearby coast and hillsides that developers have been trying to build on for years, and make it all open space for the public and get some sort of clause that it can never be built on for hundreds of years of something.”

BUY ABANDONED BUILDINGS AND CONVERT THEM TO AFFORDABLE RENTALS

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“Buy up some of the abandoned buildings in my town and convert them to affordable rentals. I wouldn’t have enough to fix my country, but I could do some.”

PAY OFF MY STUDENT LOANS

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“I’d pay off my student loans, and then with the last $20 bucks, I’d buy a cheap dinner.”

BUILD A GUEST HOUSE AND STUDIO IN THE WOODS

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“Buy a few acres in the woods, build a house and guest house with a studio. Let younger bands record cheaply and pay great engineers, mixers, and producers to help them live their dream. Build an outdoor cool 200 or so seater amphitheater on site and let them put on shows and film videos. It would be a dream come true for me. I bid on an old Boy Scout camp years ago to do it but was outbid. Still a “one day” for me, I hope.”

CREATE PHILANTHROPIC CHAOS

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“If we’re talking extreme money – like $1B+ or so- I’d become a creature of philanthropic chaos.
Imagine anonymously gifting $1M to everyone you work with and arranging so that your legal team handles the taxes and such. What would that do to them? Would they quit? Would their work ethic change? I’d want to observe all of this. Pay rent for a year for everyone in an apartment complex.

Walk into a university and tell them you’re covering tuition for all students for the next four years – no negotiations, no criteria.
Go out for dinner and tip every working employee $1M. Stuff like that.”

BUY MY DAD THE BEST MEDICAL CARE

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“I’d buy my dad the best medical care money can buy. He’s worked hard his whole life, and the care he’s getting now via Medicaid is worthless. He needs surgeries they won’t pay for because of all the stupid qualifications on what they’ll cover. He deserves so much better, and it kills me that he’s yet another person being mistreated by our healthcare system.”

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Anika is a CPA and founder of What Anika Says. She shares simple and actionable frugal living, money management and money-saving tips to live a debt-free financially independent life. She has been featured on popular websites like Bankrate, Forbes, Mint ,and Authority Magazine. Byline: MSN