If I won the lottery I would:
invest in my own business
invest in real state in NY and downsouth
Pay off my student loan
Go to tahiti for my own graduation present
And pay for a nanny when I go to tahiti
I think if I won, I would donate a certian amount of it to projects I believe in (10+ million). Educational programs, rescue programs, rehabilitaional services...so on.
Then I would spoil myself ROTTEN!!!
I would spend half the year in New Hampshire (which I love) and the other half at a "small camp".
Name of it "CAMP DO-What-you-want" located on several acres in the sunny carribean with beach front access in a Spanish style villa with plenty of guest rooms (20 or 30). Staffed twenty for seven , with LIMO service of course, you know to really "rough it"
Ok maybe it wouldn't be "small" and camp may not be the right word to discribe it LOL, but I can guarantee you it will be FUN!! especially the cook outs....somebody remember the macaroni salad if you plan on stopping by.
If the Jackpot allows... i would rent the whole West End side of an Island I know called ROATAN, two hours by plane flying shouth from Texas (in the country of Honduras) for an Entire Week, and get plane tickes for all you guys and girls and have a week long party !!!!!
Get kimmi1970 on my right arm and peardrop in my other arm.. and lets Fiesta !!!!!!!!
ps: you coming too Rockchickbbw... fly you from Australia... ;)
After I am released from the hospital from passing out from the news and cracking my head on the floor, I would give some to the people I know need it really badly. My family, friends, the homeless, poor, animal shelters, etc. I then would proceed to kick it like there was no tomorrow!! I don't mean a little, I mean slap down on a big-a** yacht in the middle of the freakin' ocean with a helicopter on the top deck and champagne chillin' in a bucket next to my big ole souped up lounge chair that rolls like a wheelchair if I need to move from one side of the yacht to the other. There would be a kick a** band playing on deck #3 and about 20 of the hottest athletes/studs you have EVER laid eyes on gathered around me. And me, well,I got so much bling on, I'm sending SOS signals to NASA. They think a star is burning out over the ocean, baby. I got on my cheap sunglasses, my stiletto high heels, my bathing suit on and my hair all blowing in the wind, eating caviar served off a 24 carat gold tray. Yep, that's what I'd do. Oh yeah, I'd also subscribe to HBO, cause I don't get all the cable channels right now.
kimmi, I am feeling you about paying off the student loans. That is the first thing I would do. Then I would probably pay off my mom's bills and finish paying off her house. Of course I would have to do something fun, so I would probably get some girlfriends together and go to Hawaii.
I don't need that much for myself, probably pay off my student loans, buy a little house, and maybe go back to school, and I would have lap band surgury done. I would definitely take care of family and friends... cars, houses, vacations, etc. I would send more care packages to my adopted soldiers, hell I might have pizza delivered if I could find a way to get it done. Then I would throw a yearly weeklong bash in Vegas, or other venue of entertainment, just as long as its fun for all my friends.
Probably faint, fall down, get a concussion, swallow my tongue and either die or get amnesia and start wishing i was the lucky s.o.b. who won. At the least, I could pay off my bar tab and quit working 3-4 jobs.
Thanks for offering to fund a pig sanctuary, icewindnorth. If anyone else wants to send money or help to a pig sanctuary, drop me a line. I go by Laura_Ocean just about everywhere and on all the messengers. I'm fairly easy to find, actually. I have a totally open life, but it can get boring at times. My piggies keep it interesting! LOL
Dunno whether I'd take lump sum or annuity all I know is that I'd buy a 2bedroom flat and then use the rest to build houses and schools in poorer areas of Africa and help provide medicines to help with the aids problems out there. My heart goes out to those children they have such a hard life with most of them having to watch there parents die of aids.
Once a pig loves you, it is forever and if you dump it somewhere, it often dies of emotional trauma, no matter how hard the sanctuary workers try to make them feel loved and wanted again. I tell my piggies all sorts of things about whatever is bothering me while I pet them and they often will express their feelings in soft grunts or ear wiggles to let me know that they are listening. It is adorable, and it always makes me feel good. Pigs will always respond if you talk to them with a tail swish, ear wiggle or grunt. I made a promise to both of them that they would always be with me, because I loved them, and they always will. My English sweetie totally understood how I feel about them and told me he had no problem with pigs as pets, and would even build them little things. They are like my kids and I adore them. I don't have human kids, just the piggies.
I don't want to fill up this board with too much pig talk, but if anyone wants to write to me about the little darlings, I can write about them all day and night! Thanks for your interest about pigs. They are the fourth most intelligent animal on earth and we eat them. Geez