Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
    Results 26 to 50 of 163

    Thread: I'm buying a Powerball ticket today.

    1. Senior Member JettaGT8V80's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 11th, 2003
      Location
      Waltham , Ma
      Posts
      27,439
      Vehicles
      06 GTI UM Tuned
      02-10-2012 11:09 AM #26
      i need to win this

      i guess ill go buy $20 worth at lunch today

      anyone else who would just disappear for a few months if they won or am i alone in this (btw before i did this i would absolutely take care of a few choice people who have never let me down but the rest well they can go eff themselves)

      and since i just paid off all my bills i would buy a nice house and a few cars

    2. Banned Fritz27's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2003
      Location
      Brickell
      Posts
      26,435
      Vehicles
      1986 Legs and/or 2014 Blue Non-MANual European Turbo Hatch
      02-10-2012 11:10 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      30 years for 310million.

      That's over 10 million a year. Why the hell do you need a lump sum? Even after taxes, I can afford basically anything.
      Taxes.

      Also, if you get the lump sum you can invest the money as you see fit and it's guaranteed in your pocket. Further, you can put it in trust so nobody can touch it if you ever get sued.

    3. Member Ninja Boot's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 11th, 2002
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      5,060
      02-10-2012 11:10 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      30 years for 310million.

      That's over 10 million a year. Why the hell do you need a lump sum? Even after taxes, I can afford basically anything.
      You bring up a good point. Either way....


    4. Banned Chris Stack's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      'Murica. F yeah.
      Posts
      11,637
      Vehicles
      Hondas, regular and extra-pricey
      02-10-2012 11:13 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      30 years for 310million.

      That's over 10 million a year. Why the hell do you need a lump sum? Even after taxes, I can afford basically anything.

      I'd buy...cars, a computer, some camera stuff, my parents morgage, sister's tuition. Certainly invest a cool million or so. Finish my degree.
      Because I don't trust the money will keep coming forever. And I'd want to give my family $1M each and couldn't do that if I was only getting a lousy $10M/yr. And really, who cares?

      .00001% problems

    5. Member Internal Combustion's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 17th, 2007
      Location
      Columbus, OH
      Posts
      5,105
      Vehicles
      JB4 335xi, Prius
      02-10-2012 11:36 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      It's going to be ~$310M. I figure divide that in half to get the immediate payout, and half again for taxes, we're looking at ~$75M. Nice little pay day. Wonder how long I'd have to wait for a 458 Spyder to come in?



      And in before 10 retards brag about "I never play the lotto" and "it's a tax on people who are bad at math"; I can afford the $5 I'm going to waste on tickets.
      I believe in you.

      Since I believed in you will you buy me an iPad 3 when they come out?
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      Moderators: lock it up. TCL is not worthy of this thread.

      Lock it or ban me, because one of us has to go.

      335- 12.2@115

    6. Geriatric Member Turbio!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2005
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      41,551
      Vehicles
      '13 Subaru Outback
      02-10-2012 11:36 AM #31
      If I win, I'm buying this place strictly so I can ban people.
      IPRO Meat-Director and High Minister of Terror-Grilling

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      The Terror Grill: Part restaurant, part amusement attraction, part gladiator arena, all profit.
      ARE YOU NOT SATIATED?!?!?!

    7. Member Sump's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 14th, 2006
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      19,067
      Vehicles
      07 GTI, 14 JSW TDI
      02-10-2012 11:39 AM #32
      Hasn't been over 300 in a while. Def. buying a few tickets. C'mon big money.

    8. Banned Chris Stack's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      'Murica. F yeah.
      Posts
      11,637
      Vehicles
      Hondas, regular and extra-pricey
      02-10-2012 11:42 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      I believe in you.

      Since I believed in you will you buy me an iPad 3 when they come out?
      In exchange for a ride in your Commentador, sure.

    9. Member Ninja Boot's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 11th, 2002
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      5,060
      02-10-2012 11:45 AM #34
      Are you legally required to give your name to anyone but powerball? Can you somehow claim anonymously?

      I'm sure through word of mouth your name would get out to a degree, but I'd want to keep it on lock down as much as I can.

    10. Member leitmotif's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2006
      Location
      CA
      Posts
      6,018
      Vehicles
      07 Rabbit
      02-10-2012 11:48 AM #35
      If I won, I would pay off student loans, pay off my house and then promptly destroy it and move out of this horrible state. Probably buy a Porsche or 7 somewhere in there then travel all over.
      #FREEPATRIKMAN

    11. Member Mike!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 17th, 2002
      Location
      Ontario & Ohio
      Posts
      14,589
      Vehicles
      2010 Mazda6 GT-I4
      02-10-2012 11:48 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Boot View Post
      Are you legally required to give your name to anyone but powerball? Can you somehow claim anonymously?

      I'm sure through word of mouth your name would get out to a degree, but I'd want to keep it on lock down as much as I can.
      I can't speak for Powerball, but usually the state/provincial level lottery corporations like to parade your photo around to show that real people can win.

    12. Banned Chris Stack's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      'Murica. F yeah.
      Posts
      11,637
      Vehicles
      Hondas, regular and extra-pricey
      02-10-2012 11:50 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Boot View Post
      Are you legally required to give your name to anyone but powerball? Can you somehow claim anonymously?

      I'm sure through word of mouth your name would get out to a degree, but I'd want to keep it on lock down as much as I can.
      I don't care. I'd take care of my family, and my three buddies and I would put into action our plan to move to FL or Hawaiia and run a fishing/diving/booze cruise charter. And everyone else can go fck themselves. Except Internal combustion, who is getting an iPad 3.

    13. Member Sump's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 14th, 2006
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      19,067
      Vehicles
      07 GTI, 14 JSW TDI
      02-10-2012 11:51 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Boot View Post
      Are you legally required to give your name to anyone but powerball? Can you somehow claim anonymously?

      I'm sure through word of mouth your name would get out to a degree, but I'd want to keep it on lock down as much as I can.
      You can setup a trust and have lawyers claim it for you. Kind of like that already rich dude that happened to win on the east coast last year. The lottery wants to put a name/face to the winnings, but it's not required.

    14. Geriatric Member Turbio!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2005
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      41,551
      Vehicles
      '13 Subaru Outback
      02-10-2012 11:51 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I don't care. I'd take care of my family, and my three buddies and I would put into action our plan to move to FL or Hawaiia and run a fishing/diving/booze cruise charter. And everyone else can go fck themselves. Except Internal combustion, who is getting an iPad 3.
      Can I ask for a pony?
      IPRO Meat-Director and High Minister of Terror-Grilling

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      The Terror Grill: Part restaurant, part amusement attraction, part gladiator arena, all profit.
      ARE YOU NOT SATIATED?!?!?!

    15. Banned Chris Stack's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      'Murica. F yeah.
      Posts
      11,637
      Vehicles
      Hondas, regular and extra-pricey
      02-10-2012 11:53 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Can I ask for a pony?
      I'll send you a MLP figureine if they go free shipping on Amazon Prime.

    16. Member backinthegame's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 13th, 2004
      Location
      Virginia Beach, VA
      Posts
      4,523
      Vehicles
      2 89 Cabriolets, 89 Jetta, 83 Caddy 07 A6 Avant,2012 powerwheels Jeep
      02-10-2012 11:54 AM #41
      I love the lottery. It's a great way for the state to recoup a lot of that welfare money from the deadbeats who play it.
      Sent from my Droid using an escape pod to Tattoine.


      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      they're trying to skip out on their contracts via rapture. not very christian of them

    17. Geriatric Member Turbio!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2005
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      41,551
      Vehicles
      '13 Subaru Outback
      02-10-2012 11:55 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      I'll send you a MLP figureine if they go free shipping on Amazon Prime.
      Sweeeeeet.
      IPRO Meat-Director and High Minister of Terror-Grilling

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      The Terror Grill: Part restaurant, part amusement attraction, part gladiator arena, all profit.
      ARE YOU NOT SATIATED?!?!?!

    18. Forum Sponsor Brendan@bwalkauto's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 28th, 2009
      Location
      Redwood City, CA
      Posts
      9,435
      Vehicles
      MkVII GTI, E9
      02-10-2012 12:24 PM #43
      A friend of mine gave me isht for playing the lotto recently when the jackpot was into the hundreds of millions. He said the typical "stupid person tax" etc.

      IT'S ONE DOLLAR. WHO CARES. If I buy a pack of gum, I don't run the chance of winning something.
      Brendan Dolan
      Boardwalk Auto Mall
      Volkswagen l Nissan l Chevrolet l Lotus
      My 2800CS #FREEPATRIKMAN
      Quote Originally Posted by SivNiz View Post
      Have you ever been to the Terror Grill? Would you like to go?

    19. Member abawp's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 30th, 2005
      Location
      VA Beach
      Posts
      12,299
      Vehicles
      2002 Subaru Outback, 2003 Miata, 2006 EX500R, 2011 ZX-6R
      02-10-2012 12:31 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      A friend of mine gave me isht for playing the lotto recently when the jackpot was into the hundreds of millions. He said the typical "stupid person tax" etc.

      IT'S ONE DOLLAR. WHO CARES. If I buy a pack of gum, I don't run the chance of winning something.
      Precisely why I'll play from time to time whenever I have spare cash just laying around that's not of any really usable denominations. I'm willing to bet I have several powerball plays just sitting around in the penny jar at home. What else am I going to spend $5 or less on?
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      What, none of you watch reruns on TV?
      Quote Originally Posted by NPH View Post
      I don't know about you but, I get angry and shout "IB4TL" when one comes on.

    20. Geriatric Member Turbio!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2005
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      41,551
      Vehicles
      '13 Subaru Outback
      02-10-2012 12:32 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      A friend of mine gave me isht for playing the lotto recently when the jackpot was into the hundreds of millions. He said the typical "stupid person tax" etc.

      IT'S ONE DOLLAR. WHO CARES. If I buy a pack of gum, I don't run the chance of winning something.
      Yeah, I got the same line from my cousin. I was like, "What the ****, you buy a tall latte six days a week. At least there's a potential for a return on my investment."
      IPRO Meat-Director and High Minister of Terror-Grilling

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      The Terror Grill: Part restaurant, part amusement attraction, part gladiator arena, all profit.
      ARE YOU NOT SATIATED?!?!?!

    21. Member Sump's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 14th, 2006
      Location
      Chicagoland, IL
      Posts
      19,067
      Vehicles
      07 GTI, 14 JSW TDI
      02-10-2012 12:36 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by abawp View Post
      Precisely why I'll play from time to time whenever I have spare cash just laying around that's not of any really usable denominations. I'm willing to bet I have several powerball plays just sitting around in the penny jar at home. What else am I going to spend $5 or less on?
      It's worth a few bucks for the daydreaming entertainment alone.

    22. Member leitmotif's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2006
      Location
      CA
      Posts
      6,018
      Vehicles
      07 Rabbit
      02-10-2012 12:38 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      It's worth a few bucks for the daydreaming entertainment alone.
      You got that right! Plus with today being Friday, I needed some day dream fuel!
      #FREEPATRIKMAN

    23. Member Internal Combustion's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 17th, 2007
      Location
      Columbus, OH
      Posts
      5,105
      Vehicles
      JB4 335xi, Prius
      02-10-2012 12:40 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      In exchange for a ride in your Commentador, sure.
      About that, it's in the shop for a while. Maybe you could just tack on another when you're out iPad shopping. Theres a ton of Isdera dealerships popping up, as you well know.
      Quote Originally Posted by Doug Butabi View Post
      Moderators: lock it up. TCL is not worthy of this thread.

      Lock it or ban me, because one of us has to go.

      335- 12.2@115

    24. Senior Member Hostile's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 29th, 2002
      Location
      NoVA
      Posts
      30,986
      Vehicles
      '15 STi & '13 GTI
      02-10-2012 12:42 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by yellowbird View Post
      stack---take the annuity. if you take the lump sum, youre leaving millions on the table.
      310M over 30 years or 75M today?
      anyone under the age of 70 should take the annuity. and yes, you can leave the rest of the payments to someone in a will in the event of your untimely death.
      First- it's disingeniousness to compare "310M over 30 years" against "75M today" because that $75M has taxes deducted.

      Second- With inflation the payments you receive each year would be worth less and less.

      Third- Whose to say that 20 years from now you will still be receiving that annual payment?

    25. Forum Sponsor Brendan@bwalkauto's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 28th, 2009
      Location
      Redwood City, CA
      Posts
      9,435
      Vehicles
      MkVII GTI, E9
      02-10-2012 12:43 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      It's worth a few bucks for the daydreaming entertainment alone.
      Yup, when I cruise through Hemmings and Trade A Plane for old classic cars and Biz Jets, the only way I'll get what I want is the lotto, or my start up company getting more rounds of funding, and going IPO. Both have slim chances, but a man has to have some fuel to dream off of.
      Brendan Dolan
      Boardwalk Auto Mall
      Volkswagen l Nissan l Chevrolet l Lotus
      My 2800CS #FREEPATRIKMAN
      Quote Originally Posted by SivNiz View Post
      Have you ever been to the Terror Grill? Would you like to go?

    Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •