If You Won A HUGE Sum Of Money...What Weird Thing Would You Do?

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For some reason I've been thinking about that 1.5 BILLION USD lottery and, yeah...

What if you won enough money to live well for the rest of your life, PLUS lots of 'i.do.what.ever.i.wan.na' cash to burn?

ME?
I'd never wear the same underwear twice.
I'd only wash them so I could drop them off at Goodwill every couple of months.
XD

Fund, produce and, if I have to, direct a movie adaptation of Gravity's Rainbow. I genuinely think that's my purpose in life.

Pile it up to see how high can I go to the sky so I can laugh at the aliens in space for being so fucking poor.

But seriously. I give 500 million for whatever disease research like Cancer and Parkinson's and keep 500 million to myself.

I'd solicit sex from sex slaves in a local spa where prices range from $59 for a half hour to $79 for a full hour... or at least that's what the recent actions of someone worth nearly 7 billion dollars leads me to believe I could do. I did the math, that idiot Kraft is worth enough to solicit a $79 per hour prostitute, every hour, for the next 9,537 years. YEARS. If you're going to be an unbelievably rich pervert, at least do it with some class and dignity; with that kinda cash, I'm certain you could find a free and willing woman to give it up to your wrinkly ass instead of skulking around in spas MY broke as could afford to frequent.

Anyway, I can't think of anything really "weird" I'd do after buying my pool table and grand piano. Probably just sit around like I do now, thinking about shit I wish I could do, but then I'd snap to when I remember, "oh, shit! I CAN do that now!"

Bribe a tiny Pacific island to give me a small portion of their territory, which I can then rule over as my personal fief. It can be called the Undemocratic Republic of the JoJo.

Buy the rights to the Muppets and Sesame Street and do my damnedest to get my favorite movies, like Django Unchained, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gangs of New York and (original)Robocop redone (shot for shot, word for word) with muppet and Sesame Street characters.

Try to buy the rights to Firefly and sell it to Nathan Fillion for a hug and a brown coat

Quit my job and play video games all day. Probably watch a bunch of anime too.

1) Pay off any debts immediately
2) Carefully invest several million
3) Form a games studio to make the games I want, sales be damned.
4) The same, for movies.
5) Aim to retire with exactly half of whatever I have at that point going to charity.
6) Form packages for my kids when they reach 21, but not telling them.
7) Die some day full of emotional fulfillment, actual net-worth be damned.

Xprimentyl:
I?d solicit sex from sex slaves in a local spa where prices range from $59 for a half hour to $79 for a full hour? or at least that?s what the recent actions of someone worth nearly 7 billion dollars leads me to believe I could do. I did the math, that idiot Kraft is worth enough to solicit a $79 per hour prostitute, every hour, for the next 9,537 years. YEARS. If you?re going to be an unbelievably rich pervert, at least do it with some class and dignity; with that kinda cash, I?m certain you could find a free and willing woman to give it up to your wrinkly ass instead of skulking around in spas MY broke as could afford to frequent.

Anyway, I can?t think of anything really ?weird? I?d do after buying my pool table and grand piano. Probably just sit around like I do now, thinking about shit I wish I could do, but then I?d snap to when I remember, ?oh, shit! I CAN do that now!?

If I lived a place where it only costs 80 buck an hour to hire a hooker I would probably die in a brothel with or without a pile of cash. Its like he went to the Wal-Mart of bordellos.

As for me, it would start with a fow to never wear pants again and end with mountains of absurdly gaudy pants. In between I would probably dump piles of money on things that I think are neat, like that ocean cleanup guy.

After investing enough to set not only me but my family for life...

1) Create the world's largest and best laser tag arena with a choice of single or team battles. I can afford to keep ticket prices low and pay the staff well enough to run it at a loss.
2) Make my movie about a re-imagined origin of Santa Claus.
3) Make an anime based off Animorphs.
4) Revive the Wild Arms and Front Mission series'.

Everything left over after that goes to charity.

Squilookle:
1) Pay off any debts immediately
2) Carefully invest several million
3) Form a games studio to make the games I want, sales be damned.
4) The same, for movies.
5) Aim to retire with exactly half of whatever I have at that point going to charity.
6) Form packages for my kids when they reach 21, but not telling them.
7) Die some day full of emotional fulfillment, actual net-worth be damned.

It'd be hard to do it for movies. Games, generally, have a small budget. $20 million vs say $200million. At least they're supposed to. EA really fucked that up, but I digress

Burn it.

Not even redeem the ticket, and burn it, posting the video on YouTube to make a statement.

Because frankly, Money ain't the most important thing in life.

Silentpony:

Squilookle:
1) Pay off any debts immediately
2) Carefully invest several million
3) Form a games studio to make the games I want, sales be damned.
4) The same, for movies.
5) Aim to retire with exactly half of whatever I have at that point going to charity.
6) Form packages for my kids when they reach 21, but not telling them.
7) Die some day full of emotional fulfillment, actual net-worth be damned.

It'd be hard to do it for movies. Games, generally, have a small budget. $20 million vs say $200million. At least they're supposed to. EA really fucked that up, but I digress

Games and movies can both be made on a shoestring budget all the way up to hundreds of millions. Besides, part of the reasons for investing is to bolster the revenue streams to keep potential project budgets high. Doubt I'd try making a $200,000,000 movie in the first place anyway.

Buy a good computer

Travel the world

Invest

Buy a good car

Make sure my family is well off and educate them on money

Buy all the consoles and games I always wanted to play.

Squilookle:

Silentpony:

Squilookle:
1) Pay off any debts immediately
2) Carefully invest several million
3) Form a games studio to make the games I want, sales be damned.
4) The same, for movies.
5) Aim to retire with exactly half of whatever I have at that point going to charity.
6) Form packages for my kids when they reach 21, but not telling them.
7) Die some day full of emotional fulfillment, actual net-worth be damned.

It'd be hard to do it for movies. Games, generally, have a small budget. $20 million vs say $200million. At least they're supposed to. EA really fucked that up, but I digress

Games and movies can both be made on a shoestring budget all the way up to hundreds of millions. Besides, part of the reasons for investing is to bolster the revenue streams to keep potential project budgets high. Doubt I'd try making a $200,000,000 movie in the first place anyway.

Its funny, over Xmas my cousin who's an indie film maker asked me if I had an unlimited budget, but had to pick him as a director, what would I pick as a movie. I chose a black and white, western, stop-motion Kaiju movie. Cowboys and Indians vs a Ray Harryhausen giant scorpion.

Silentpony:

Squilookle:

Silentpony:
It'd be hard to do it for movies. Games, generally, have a small budget. $20 million vs say $200million. At least they're supposed to. EA really fucked that up, but I digress

Games and movies can both be made on a shoestring budget all the way up to hundreds of millions. Besides, part of the reasons for investing is to bolster the revenue streams to keep potential project budgets high. Doubt I'd try making a $200,000,000 movie in the first place anyway.

Its funny, over Xmas my cousin who's an indie film maker asked me if I had an unlimited budget, but had to pick him as a director, what would I pick as a movie. I chose a black and white, western, stop-motion Kaiju movie. Cowboys and Indians vs a Ray Harryhausen giant scorpion.

Well hey, I'd watch that.

I'd still get a job.

Faffing about day in day out all year long would get tiresome eventually, so I'd still want something to make me feel productive. The big difference is that with that kind of financial security, I can try whatever work I want regardless of the paycheck. And if things don't work out, I'll just quit and go do something else.

WhiteFangofWhoa:

3) Make an anime based off Animorphs.

Yes. Fucking. Please.

Anyway, after doing the usual items (house, car, investments for life etc) my first order of business would be to commission a pair of Netflix series, done in very high quality CGI, of Warcraft. First one is four seasons adapting Warcraft through to Warcraft III: Frozen Throne. That's for all the fans disappointed by the Warcraft movie; I loved it but they deserve something awesome too.

The second series is based after WoW's Cataclysm xpac and details the adventures of a mercenary company taking random jobs. A nice sweeping romance, plenty of action, a bit of slice of life comedy. Just nothing Azeroth shattering.

And I'd commission shit loads of artwork and Patreon stuff for some of my favourite YouTube creators.

Oh, the other thing I've wanted to do since I was a kid was to have a whole house made of cheese. Then hold a party where we eat the cheese.

Build a big public monument, like a massive statue, or fake dinosaur skeleton park, or a lighthouse on top of a giant pyramid.

And, yeah, obvious sensible stuff like investments and charity works.

What would I do if I won *some* money on the lottery? Purchase a decent sized smallholding, turn over a couple of acres to growing my own fruit and veg, and keeping chickens, pigs and bees, and then convert a number of barns on the property into holiday let cottages and run an 'organic getaway' business.

What would I do if I won *all* of the money on the lottery? Buy a Greek island, build villas on it for each of my mates, and spend most of my days cruising the Med in

Buy small island, preferably Mediterranean, invite sound systems, have teknival forever.

Sensibly, and assuming a windfall of a more 'reasonable' but nonetheless life-changing amount, like 1 to 5 million bucks, I'd give loads to my family, either through trust funds for the little ones or directly helping out (like my folks want to put a little cabin on their small lot of land on the coast, but there are ridiculous fees involved - they'd disappear, at least), and make sure that they were happy. I'd give some cool stuff to my friends too, but I'd be careful about this- pride can be hurt in cases like this, even though it's dumb luck that would lead to me getting rich like that. Most of it would get stashed away for my son, later in life.

But if I won 1.5 billion?

A gold foiled live-in supermodel? Backing singers to accompany/announce me to locations. I want a nuclear missile. I'd fund a cross between a bee and a gorilla. Clones, of me, now, no more silly red tape. I'd properly hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. I'd be the first proper cyborg, and the new body would have to be action-movie awesome - I like the robotics that DARPA has showcased recently, but I will want it up a notch from that before my brain goes in it. For my death, an actual Necropolis, and the builders will be executed and buried with me, as tradition dictates (well, Pharaonic tradition. Well, movie Pharaonic tradition.).

Buy a sensory deprivation tank and sink into the void

Massive plot of land with a massive wall around it. Take some time away from working (by which I mean forever) to learn and do things I want to do rather than have to do. Enough philanthropy to feel good about myself.

I would go full Scrooge McDuck. Charity Schmarity. My contributions to humanity via investment and technological progress would be more than enough.

Start funding mean pranks that I'll call "social experiments". Fund lots of other dumbass projects, but instead of shilling for companies at the same time I could tell them to go screw themselves. Become a meme.

Get some sailing lessons, rent an SS, sail around the world. I guess I could buy some friends to accompany me as well.

Try (in some hamfisted, incompetent, easily-taken-advantage-of-in-my-naivete way) to solve some real local problems. I say "local" because even 1.5 billion USD makes me small-fry compared to the budgets of governments.

JoJo:
Oh, the other thing I've wanted to do since I was a kid was to have a whole house made of cheese. Then hold a party where we eat the cheese.

Okay , there has to be a story behind this.

OT: I'd buy an island and seclude myself from society. No joke. I'm going full on hermit.

twistedmic:
Buy the rights to the Muppets and Sesame Street and do my damnedest to get my favorite movies, like Django Unchained, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gangs of New York and (original)Robocop redone (shot for shot, word for word) with muppet and Sesame Street characters.

So you'd be the bad guy from the 2011 Muppets film?

Pay someone to build a giant Cup Noodles and chill in it like it's a hot tub.

If by some miracle we solved world hunger, healthcare, homelessness and climate impact by then I would want to build community centers where people could access industrial equipment ( 3d printers, die cutters, welding, ect) to be able to create their own arts and inventions giving people more access to the resources needed to invent our future. Something frivolous I would like to buy for myself would be a unique home I designed myself with massive fish tanks that appear as pools or ponds you can swim in from the upstairs and are massive aquariums from the downstairs, air bag padded bouncy room with a massive powerful fan that blows down on you from the ceiling and a huge swimming pool out back with crazy slides and diving boards coming from the upstairs bedrooms and roof to the pool.

If it was an insane amount of money, I would build a future vertical city that was super high tech on the inside and like the amazon jungle on the outside with giant waterfalls and massive amounts of plant and animal life.

Though I am also partial to bubbly buildings like these vertical farms:
https://www.lifeadvancer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Vertical-Farming-is-the-Future-of-Food-Production.jpg

Chewster:
Pay someone to build a giant Cup Noodles and chill in it like it's a hot tub.

Don't need to be a billionaire, just a ticket to Japan.

If we're not talking about the obvious donations to charity, go onto kickstarter and do a bunch of those max tier pledges and buy myself a house with single rooms that has multiple levels, because that multi-layered shit tickles me pink.

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