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I won the lottery. The real one. I'm rich

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Kehro Urgus
Dark Nebula Academy
O X I D E
#21 - 2012-05-27 07:00:31 UTC
Bopo Ropo wrote:
I don't live in the USA. The country where I am from when you win the lottery you get all the money that is advertised and taxes are already factored in.


Canada by chance? If so, help out a fellow Canuck. $100k would be plenty.

My aunt and uncle who were already wealthy won $1,000,000 years ago and never gave me a cent. EvilEvil

Yeeee! 

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#22 - 2012-05-27 07:20:51 UTC
That answers your unasked question as to why they were already wealthy to begin with (and why you're not).
alittlebirdy
All Hail The Liopleurodon
#23 - 2012-05-27 07:44:56 UTC
Kehro Urgus wrote:
Bopo Ropo wrote:
I don't live in the USA. The country where I am from when you win the lottery you get all the money that is advertised and taxes are already factored in.


Canada by chance? If so, help out a fellow Canuck. $100k would be plenty.

My aunt and uncle who were already wealthy won $1,000,000 years ago and never gave me a cent. EvilEvil


Good for them, smart people.
Mina Hiragi
Perkone
Caldari State
#24 - 2012-05-27 08:37:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Mina Hiragi
Bopo Ropo wrote:
So what stupid/fun stuff should I do. Give me ideas people. Yes I'm going to still play eve because money or not it's fun.


First, don't buy an ungodly huge McMansion. You're not going to want to clean it, and if you don't have anything better to spend $28M on than maid service, I can think of things. Like donating to me, so I can buy lottery tickets and win the lottery.

Plan to not go out and buy everything you've ever wanted. Before making any major purchase, stop what you're doing, and think long and hard about it. $28M is effectively enough money to never seriously work again in your life. Unless you start blowing it on useless crap.

Take a year off of work/etc., and freaking travel. You will not regret doing this, period.

If you hate your job, quit your job. Plan on finding another job. You will eventually want one of those - you will get bored to tears otherwise - but you're in a position to do what you love, rather than what pays the bills and/or pays for nice things.

Finally, don't forget the skills you've learned in EVE. If something seems too good to be true, it is. Trust no one. Take the desire the EVE playerbase has to separate you from your ISK, and magnify that by a few thousand. Those people are out there, and they're seeking your millions for "investment" right nao. P
Something Random
Byddin Un
#25 - 2012-05-27 10:03:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Something Random
Welp - arnt you a lucky git. Totally jealous.

Go with the ex-wealth manager - keep most of it in float and out of bonds etc.

Enjoy :)

Srsly WTF?! Shocked

{edito} Bricks and Mortar NOT projected wutevas

You can employ a manager to look after your lets - its constant cash in and out with little to almost no depreciation.
Guess thats what id do.

"caught on fire a little bit, just a little."

"Delinquents, check, weirdos, check, hippies, check, pillheads, check, freaks, check, potheads, check .....gangs all here!"

I love Science, it gives me a Hadron.

AlleyKat
The Unwanted.
#26 - 2012-05-27 10:42:09 UTC
Buy diamonds.

Bitches love Diamonds.

This space for rent.

Caldari Citizen20090217
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#27 - 2012-05-27 13:51:00 UTC

I am a retiring rich philanthropist giving away $9 trillion. I will only donate to those who still have faith in their fellow man, and thus any cash you send me I will double. Minimum donation $100,000.

Yours sincerely 'Honest' John Faithful.
A legitimate businessman



For the lulz:

Buy CCP Pirate
Go to space.
Get a Veyron/Moller flying car/private jet/truckosaurus of your very own.
Fund these guys for a real life working Short Circuit J5 robot.

Then one or more of these:

Become the Rennaissance Man. You have cash and time. So the only limits on your personal development is you. Learn about everyting, including yourself. Then take over the world.
Go into politics and fight for a worthy cause. Nothing too difficult, world peace, end poverty/famine, write off 3rd world debt, something achievable.
Fund stem cell research so rich peple like yourself can be young forever. Twisted
Invest a significant amount of your cash in multiple places (risk limitation).

Also, can I have your stuff?
Riedle
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#28 - 2012-05-27 16:21:47 UTC
I would suggest a tax lawyer in addition to the current wealth manager you have - good on you for at least doing that.

Your investments should be widely diverse and there is no need to go risky or into weird investments. If you don't understand it, don't invest in it. I would suggest Dividend Mutual Funds. You could live off of the dividends and dividends are usually tax at a lower rate than capital gains and dividend producing companies are usually safer.

But honestly if you diversify your investments appropriately your biggest 'risk' is going to be taxes.
ergo, tax lawyer.

Also, decide on rules for 'donating' to family and/or friends and stick to them. I think the biggest draw back is the inevitable broken relationships. Just make sure that the ones you do lose are their 'issues' not ones you create.

After all this - have fun!

Riedle
Kehro Urgus
Dark Nebula Academy
O X I D E
#29 - 2012-05-27 18:41:24 UTC
Akita T wrote:
That answers your unasked question as to why they were already wealthy to begin with (and why you're not).



So you're saying I should ask for more? I like that idea!

Aunty Bopo... make that an even million.

Thanks in advance. Your loving nephew. Smile

Yeeee! 

Gibbo3771
Perkone
Caldari State
#30 - 2012-05-27 22:50:17 UTC
10/10 good troll, lots of people biting.

Incase of not troll, family > money. Dont screw it up because you won a few million.
LadyJaye
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#31 - 2012-05-29 09:31:00 UTC
Hire Rack'em Willie as your personal butler and sommelier.
Sidus Isaacs
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#32 - 2012-05-29 11:39:53 UTC
How about lending your friend Zoidberg some money, mister millionaire!?

But seriously, take a step back, and plan with a clear mind. Get out of debt, get a house that is all paid off and done with, and then secure the rest so you are set for a good time into the future. Don't waste it, and spend sparingly. Traveling is an allowed expense, go out and learn about different people and cultures. See what life can really be about now that you are freed from being a wage/debt slave.
Olleybear
Armed And Angry
#33 - 2012-05-29 21:03:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Olleybear
Well well. Lets see here. What could an Eve player possibly do if they had the money in RL to do it?

Buy a boat, put 2 machine guns on boat with laser tracking. Ride boat up and down the Somalia coast line using the slow container ships as bait for Somalia pirates, wait for help broadcast from container ship, Pew Pew Somalia Pirates.

Big smile

When it comes to PvP, I am like a chiwawa hanging from a grizzley bears pair of wrinklies for dear life.

Sup B1tches
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#34 - 2012-05-29 21:40:51 UTC
If i won that much real isk i would put it all into a long term high interest savings account and live off the interest alone :)
FloppieTheBanjoClown
Wardecs Without Borders
#35 - 2012-05-30 15:00:52 UTC
Wanna change a few lives? $50k would radically change how my family lives forever :)

Seriously, I think if I won the lottery I'd try to get a reality TV program for a season where I went around the country meeting people and finding out just how much money would change their lives. Families living paycheck-to-paycheck having a car paid off, that kind of thing. It's amazing how big a difference a years' salary would make to most Americans. Use it to raise awareness of just how close most people are to totally changing their lives...if they'd just manage their money.

Founding member of the Belligerent Undesirables movement.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#36 - 2012-05-30 15:04:48 UTC
Mina Hiragi wrote:
Bopo Ropo wrote:
So what stupid/fun stuff should I do. Give me ideas people. Yes I'm going to still play eve because money or not it's fun.


First, don't buy an ungodly huge McMansion. You're not going to want to clean it, and if you don't have anything better to spend $28M on than maid service, I can think of things. Like donating to me, so I can buy lottery tickets and win the lottery.

Plan to not go out and buy everything you've ever wanted. Before making any major purchase, stop what you're doing, and think long and hard about it. $28M is effectively enough money to never seriously work again in your life. Unless you start blowing it on useless crap.

Take a year off of work/etc., and freaking travel. You will not regret doing this, period.

If you hate your job, quit your job. Plan on finding another job. You will eventually want one of those - you will get bored to tears otherwise - but you're in a position to do what you love, rather than what pays the bills and/or pays for nice things.

Finally, don't forget the skills you've learned in EVE. If something seems too good to be true, it is. Trust no one. Take the desire the EVE playerbase has to separate you from your ISK, and magnify that by a few thousand. Those people are out there, and they're seeking your millions for "investment" right nao. P


Just like the Reds... on their knees begging for handouts.

Haha I kid I kid, RP'ing don't ya know Big smile

This is some good advice though, I personally hate travelling and like to stay in my comfy country but that's just because I've done it so much I'm sick of it.

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

Want to see what Surf is training or how little isk Surf has?  http://eveboard.com/pilot/Surfin%27s_PlunderBunny

Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#37 - 2012-05-30 15:25:19 UTC
you're from Texas and work for Bell helicopters?

13-36-38-45-46-49
Jett0
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#38 - 2012-05-30 18:35:39 UTC
Take a huge chunk to roll into some CDs, and live off the interest.

Occasionally plays sober

Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#39 - 2012-05-30 21:05:28 UTC
Buy this U.S. Navy converted anti-submarine warfare boat. Convert it to anti-fish warfare and partying use and take us all out fishing. Smile

Seriously, though, I'd probably buy some kind of little shop or business. Nothing too stressful-- maybe a used book store, beer and bait shop, something like that. Hire somebody to manage it day-to-day, and just to the more interesting stuff of growing the business. People don't seem to do well if they're idle and don't have to work at something. Well, the hereditary rich can handle it, but they get intensive training from childhood on how to do it.
Bopo Ropo
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#40 - 2012-06-02 13:34:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Bopo Ropo
Lol Anti-Fish warfare boat.

Not in any of the places mentioned do :p. Just spent the last few days away just hiking some trails that I never had the time to do before. Twas nice.

Also thought about something to do that would be fun to do in EVE. I wanted to do something that was not a one shot thing. So I am thinking about running a lottery. Since I will front the money to buy the time cards and plex to build a a considerable sum of isk that will be the prizes. Then the money from the ticket cost (Thinking 1 or 2 million per ticket max of 250 per character) will then be turned over to the next lottery's prizes and so on. Hold it once every month or every other month. Then have a grad lottery every year on the anniversary of my win that I will add isk to to boost up any shortcomings from the past year if the lottery does not make enough isk to be self sustaining.

Already started the process of generating isk. Not going to cash in all the plex/time cards at once because I don't want to screw with the market. I have consulted with others that have run lotteries and they are helping me plug any holes in my ideas. Within the next week I should have an idea on how much isk I have generated. Then a week after that I'll kick off advertising it. If it fails then it fails and whatever few people play will get exceedingly EVE rich.

The one question I have for you guys and gals is this. Would you guys rather have isk only as prizes or a combo of isk and ships. My thinking is to just go isk only because if you want a ship you will just buy it with the isk if you win a ship that you will never fly the. You will have to sell it and most likely never get what it was originally worth. Also taking time to source the ships will slow down the process of getting prizes together.

So tell me what you think.