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  • Anonymous

    My wife and I bought one. It’s the fourth lottery ticket we’ve bought in 23 years of marriage. We don’t expect to win, but it’s kind of fun just to talk about what we would do if we did win. Most of it we would end up giving away and help family and friends.

    • Anonymous

      My wife and I, married the same 23 years, did the same thing today. You are right, we dont expect to win either but the people i would help if we did are endless…that would truly be nice.

  • Superuser23

    Here is what I do, call every collection agency and bill collector and tell them they are not getting a dime, go ahead damage my credit, I got cash to buy stuff outright now!

    • Anonymous

      LOVE it…1 million “Likes” from me

  • Anonymous

    Pay off my kids school debt, buy the car I really want, pay off the mortgage on the rental and trust funds for the grandchildren . Not sure about the rest!!!!

  • BigPaw

    I would go on a nationwide FU Tour !

    • Anonymous

      HAHA! Good one!

    • jerrymyx

      I would buy a parrot to answer the phone and say those words to pretty much everyone I know including creditors! FU !

  • HalseyTaylor

    I’d switch to super-unleaded.

  • Anonymous

    I’d spend the biggest part of it on girls, booze and partying and just blow the rest.

  • Captain Kangaroo

    Sleep at night.

  • Anonymous

    Dump head aches, business etc. Pay debt, build nice home, educate those heathen nieces and nephews, (May be loss here but so what) Set up a rolling income stream, have fun sitting up a foundation with remainder.

    • Anonymous

      lol @ heathen nieces and nephews. Could mine be the same as yours????

      • Anonymous

        You suppose if someone from Maine won it the state would make up the $37 million revenue shortfall all at once?

  • Anonymous

    if i win , i will buy out disqus and only my posts will get posted and the posts that agree with me.

    • Anonymous

      I agree

      • Anonymous

        if i win, $100000 for you

        • Anonymous

          Thanks anyway. Five tix, 1 number for me. You?

    • Anonymous

      I agree also. :)

    • Just get a free blog and rant till your heart’s content. You’d have a follower or two in no time. (a year or three max)

    • jerrymyx

      LOL

    • Anonymous

      You could name it “Faux”.

    • Anonymous

      sort of like AS Maine Goes

  • Anonymous

    I’d probably die of a heart attack and never see a dime of it.

  • Anonymous

    I’d stand a better chance flying a kite and getting struck by lightening…

    • Anonymous

      There is nothing more rich than the simple pleasure of flying a kite.

  • Anonymous

    I’d buy the property next to Mitt Romney and drive him nuts….just like he did with his robo calls to me.

    • Anonymous

      as a neighbor on the lake he is quite nice.. Heck the Mormons pay tons on property taxes there, they all have millon dollar mansions. and they use no local resources. works out good.

    • Where do you live? I’ll come over and make some art on your lawn Bill, free of charge! :D

    • Anonymous

      I’d buy Fox News and let Chris Matthews run it. ;)

  • Anonymous

    The fact that tickets are selling so well is just one more condemnation of our public education system. Someone might win, but it won’t be you.

  • Anonymous

    If I win, I’ll buy an iPhone!!! Or not. Livin’ the dream!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’d buy me some Zumba lessons.

  • County Escapee

    What happened to the gastric bypass comment? It was funny.

  • Anonymous

    I’d give every last penny of it to the State of Maine with the understanding that the use of it be under complete control of fiscally responsible individuals in the legislative and executive branches.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking they would refuse the gift. LOL

  • Anonymous

    I would give some as home grown business grants.. Some to the kids and 20 millon to myself..The rest I’d hire lobbist to get laws passed to force schools to teach the constitution and the bill of rights as a class in it’s self.

  • Sandpiper

    I would do what ever I want to.

    • Anonymous

      All I could think of when I read that was the South Park episode when Cartman said, “Whateva, I do what I want!” Thanks for the chuckle.

  • Anonymous

    Did they build that car around her?

  • Anonymous

    You (seem to) have a greater chance of Superman being real and Santa Claus being his father than actually getting all five numbers right and the Powerball number, but the odds are even greater (Santa Claus, himself, having antlers) when you don’t play. My problem with Powerball is they would rather give $550 million (pre-IRS) to one (maybe more), who usually ends up saying something like “Well, we are not gonna change our lifestyle, but we could use a new truck!”, than splitting that up into a Mega-Lottery (when it grows to these high jackpots) that provides 550 combinations drawn on one night and possibly making 550 Americans $1,000,000 richer (before taxes). Wouldn’t this better improve the economy? No one would play- they say. I’m not so sure. I think a lot of people would play when knowing that many combinations would be drawn when the jackpot reaches a limit (say 300 million). If you asked 300 people (in a room) if they would like to either split a (no fee) 300 million dollar Jackpot or just put one winner in a hat and draw that winner a (no-fee) 300 million dollar paycheck, the majority of the 300 people would say they would rather just take the million and eliminate the odds. If this was the case, all 300 people would have money in their pocket. Sure, a different situation, but not really. Just a thought…

  • Anonymous

    Give most away.

  • Anonymous

    The lottery is taxation for people who flunked math. At 172,000,000 to 1, you are 27 times more likely to die by a vending machine toppling over on you. I have never even seen one wiggle,not even a little.

    • acadiashores

      and yet people win….

  • Conley Raye

    Oh well, if I won, i would give some away to folks who could really use it. With so much money, I would also build a Brand spanking new night club near downtown Bangor and offer, real entertainment 7 nights a week with afternoon jam sessions on the weekends. This would be for the folks who enjoy real music such as Rocking Country, Rockabilly, Old Time Rock and Roll, R & B, Doo Wop, Rocking Soul and The Blues. Even if I lost money, I wouldn’t care as I would enjoy it as would everyone that I know. And, I could go to Rock an Roll heaven, feeling blessed.

  • TPA Maine

    I would buy all the property surrounding the land the Roxanne Quimby has purchased in the Northern half of Maine and not allow her access to it.

  • If I win, I would pay off all my debts, give to my church, charity for cancer and trust fund for my grandchildren and give to my son’s. Then I would buy a piece of land and build my dream home etc., a new car and the rest stay in the for a raining day.

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