[ExI] What would you do if you won the billion dollar plus MegaMillions Lottery, and are lotteries a bad thing?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 14:48:45 UTC 2018

One of my fanciful ideas from a good while back was to move the jobless to
where there are jobs.  No move?  No gov. support.  So how about moving
people without jobs from expensive places to places like Mississippi where
the living is easy and very cheap?  They would get a far bigger bang for
their buck here, though job prospects might not be any better here.  Big
bureaucratic nightmare, probably, to move people.  Again, like the credit
card idea, it depends on just how much money is saved.

If I built a mansion, I'd keep a lot more than a million, Spike.  Maybe I'd
rent it out to nudist girls and visit often to collect rent.  bill w

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 9:40 AM Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 9:25 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Lotteries are a way for legislators to avoid raising taxes, and it mostly
>> impacts the poor - just the reverse of progressive taxation that I prefer.
> I'm OK with lotteries since they're completely voluntary. I'd prefer to
> lower taxes, preferably to zero, but neither major party nor the public is
> committed to cutting spending even a little. But tax cuts? Sure, bring 'em
> on!
> I don't know how I would spend even one million dollars.  Two  people in a
>> giant mansion with servants everywhere?  Limousines?  Nah.  So I would hire
>> people to investigate charities and give most of it away.
> I'd ensure that my family was taken care of first--not to the level of
> opulence, but to the point of not having to worry about
> food/clothing/shelter/medical/etc. After that I'd use it advocating for
> changes I'd like to see.
> In Mississippi we have a new lottery.  The money goes to roads and
>> bridges, which the legislators have allowed to fall into severe disrepair.
>> Better than nothing, I reckon.
> In Tennessee it goes to education. I've gotten a lot more back from grants
> to my children then I'll ever pay in lottery tickets.
> -Dave
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