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Old 10-20-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default When you win the Billion Dollar Jackpot Tonight

When you win the Billion Jackpot, what place on the lake would you love to have.

I'm sure everyone here has that little favorite place that they would love to own, for any number of reasons. It doesn't have to be the most expensive, not really trying to make it that kind of thread about the Biggest, and Best McMansion, it could be a little island with a tiny little shack or camp on it that you have always had a soft spot for. Try to add a reason why you would like it. It could be just because of how it looks from the water, or what you would wake up to everyday. However despite having a billion dollars you would have to keep it just the way it is today. No improvements or changes allowed.
Edit: Restoring Historic Properties Would Be Allowed Thanks Descant

Please Note the Bahre property is off the market I purchased it this morning
and will not be re-selling so no one could add it to this list. Sorry

Maybe after tonight I can purchase all of Bear Island at the moment after purchasing the Bahre property I'm a little light right now. The channel between the Island and the Mainland has always been one of my favorite places on the lake. Ozone Island is another one that comes to mind, out in the middle of the lake, great views in every direction and privacy.

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I don't want to win the jackpot, but I'd love to win, like, $500k. Enough to pay all my bills off and have a few hundred thousand left for play. The complexity that comes with that level of money is not something I want in my life.

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I shall upgrade from my 5'x7' Coleman tent to a new one and coat it with three cans of Kiwi Camp Dry instead of two.

The rest shall go to the taxman...
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I don't want to win the jackpot, but I'd love to win, like, $500k. Enough to pay all my bills off and have a few hundred thousand left for play. The complexity that comes with that level of money is not something I want in my life.

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I would be more than happy to dispose of your "excess" winnings for you.
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Do whatever is needed to protect the Lake. Clean and healthy. Also, I'd get a little camp if they're still out there.
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Pistol is a good choice. With a billion I think I'd go for Long Island....
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Far Ozone. Coolest island property on the lake.
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Top-Water, "As is" is a tall order. There are several places that I would love to restore. First choice: Kimball's Castle with the Lincoln Cottage as the guest house. 2. Lucknow with guest quarters at Bald Peak. You all drool over Bahre's place, but those were two guys who really knew how to lay it on thick. Kona Farm is also in mind. On a smaller scale, I like the lodge on the NE corner of Welch Island. Recently upgraded, so move-in ready. If the rules allowed, however, I'd move it to the south side of Welch Island where I am now. I toured Lucknow when it first opened as Castle in the Clouds. The others I visited in the 50's and 60's when they were closer to their original grandeur. I was young and they all left lasting impressions.

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Private Jet to start, then see how things role out


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I've always, secretly wanted a place on Lake Wentworth!
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Have not wasted even one dollar on any type of state lottery game in 20-plus
years, so that all by itself, makes me a big winner!

Don't waste your money.

Playing the lottery, and throwing your money away ..... what's the difference? ..... it is a sucker's game ..... just like being a rube at a circus carny game ...... this state is the carny ...... and you is the rube.

Does Walmart in NH sell any lottery tickets? No, it does not.
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Top-Water, "As is" is a tall order. There are several places that I would love to restore.
Ok, we can bend the rules, restoration of historic properties is allowed.

Surprised no one wanted to purchase the Weirs and then make it completely free for anyone who visits. At-least free parking

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Far Ozone. Coolest island property on the lake.
? ... Are "Far Ozone" and "Ozone" the same island ?
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Have not wasted even one dollar on any type of state lottery game in 20-plus
years, so that all by itself, makes me a big winner!

Don't waste your money.

Playing the lottery, and throwing your money away ..... what's the difference? ..... it is a sucker's game ..... just like being a rube at a circus carny game ...... this state is the carny ...... and you is the rube.

Does Walmart in NH sell any lottery tickets? No, it does not.
OK FLL, pick five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 and I will play these numbers next tuesday.
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I don't want to win the jackpot, but I'd love to win, like, $500k. Enough to pay all my bills off and have a few hundred thousand left for play. The complexity that comes with that level of money is not something I want in my life.

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Good and Bad answer, indulge a little let yourself go "it's a fantasy thread". Take the billion. However and this is not lake related but yourself being an educator/ teacher might appreciate this, if I ever could, I would love love above all things to be able to fund completely for any child that wanted to go to where my son went to grade school, a small struggling private school. Your absolutely right money won't necessarily make you happy. Having that much money would probably complicate everything.
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Ok, we can bend the rules, restoration of historic properties is allowed.

Surprised no one wanted to purchase the Weirs and then make it completely free for anyone who visits. At-least free parking

Thanks Descant
There was a South Park episode on that theme. It didn't work out.
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Have not wasted even one dollar on any type of state lottery game in 20-plus
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Yup! It's a bitch trying to return those tickets after the drawing, but think of the fun you would have roaming the cheapo and closeout isle.



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OK FLL, pick five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 and I will play these numbers next tuesday.
For the price of a foam noddle go for it.

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Good and Bad answer, indulge a little let yourself go "it's a fantasy thread". Take the billion. However and this is not lake related but yourself being an educator/ teacher might appreciate this, if I ever could, I would love love above all things to be able to fund completely for any child that wanted to go to where my son went to grade school, a small struggling private school. Your absolutely right money won't necessarily make you happy. Having that much money would probably complicate everything.
Fair enough. If I won, I'd start two endeavors: 1. A company that hires people to wander the USA in search of desperate situations and fixes them. For example, I was at a car dealership getting my oil changed once, and a woman with two children broke down crying when her minivan inspection was rejected and she was told she needed $1k in work before it would pass. I'd overheard her earlier mention that her husband had passed away and money was tight. I'd have given anything to pull a few thousand from my pocket and make her year. My company, Dreams Anonymous, would seek opportunities like that.

My second company would be Ice Creams for College Dreams and would revolve around building ice cream stands that would pay deserving low-income juniors and seniors a wage that would significantly help them for college.

15 of my colleagues and I bought tickets as a group, so who knows, right? (PS I buy in because I don't want to be THAT person in articles across America!)

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Have not wasted even one dollar on any type of state lottery game in 20-plus
years, so that all by itself, makes me a big winner!

Don't waste your money.

Playing the lottery, and throwing your money away ..... what's the difference? ..... it is a sucker's game ..... just like being a rube at a circus carny game ...... this state is the carny ...... and you is the rube.

Does Walmart in NH sell any lottery tickets? No, it does not.


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Spending a couple of dollars on a lotto ticket now and then is worth it for the couple of hours of entertainment it can provide. Not everyone is doing financial analysis on everything they buy.

I would buy Black Island/Camp Winaukee, upgrade the soccer facilities, and use it as an elite soccer facility!
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I would buy Walmart and shut it down! Nuff said!
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I think I'd just stay where I am and donate the majority of it cancer research and families with sick kids that need help.
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? ... Are "Far Ozone" and "Ozone" the same island ?
Not sure. The lake chart refers to “Far Ozone”. It’s north of Steamboat island, and is the last island in the chain of island that consists of Six Mile, Little Six Mile, Less in Area & Far Ozone. Not sure if there’s a separate “Ozone” island, but would be interested to find out if anyone knows.
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Not sure. The lake chart refers to “Far Ozone”. It’s north of Steamboat island, and is the last island in the chain of island that consists of Six Mile, Little Six Mile, Less in Area & Far Ozone. Not sure if there’s a separate “Ozone” island, but would be interested to find out if anyone knows.


Ozone and Far Ozone are the same. It’s just more commonly referred to as Far Ozone. The fifth island in that chain has been called Ellie Island.


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Fair enough. If I won, I'd start two endeavors: 1. A company that hires people to wander the USA in search of desperate situations and fixes them. For example, I was at a car dealership getting my oil changed once, and a woman with two children broke down crying when her minivan inspection was rejected and she was told she needed $1k in work before it would pass. I'd overheard her earlier mention that her husband had passed away and money was tight. I'd have given anything to pull a few thousand from my pocket and make her year. My company, Dreams Anonymous, would seek opportunities like that.

My second company would be Ice Creams for College Dreams and would revolve around building ice cream stands that would pay deserving low-income juniors and seniors a wage that would significantly help them for college.

15 of my colleagues and I bought tickets as a group, so who knows, right? (PS I buy in because I don't want to be THAT person in articles across America!)

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Besides, the odds may be sky high but your chances of winning are infinitely greater than the analytical geniuses that just can't take a flyer on a $2 wild ass gamble.
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I would be inclined to buy every single property for sale on the lake, demolish the homes and plant trees to preserve the natural beauty of the lake, than donate all the lots to the Lakes region conservation trust.
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I hope an office pool wins it. No one person should win that much money.
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I would buy a few properties on Bear Island and make one big Summer camp for inner-city kids that focuses on teaching them how to drive high performance boats.
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100% agreed. The odds are like being it by lightning. Game for suckers.
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I would buy up poor Bob Bahre's property and offer it to the state as a park for all to enjoy!!
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How does that go? Drive it like you stole it?
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I hope an office pool wins it. No one person should win that much money.
Have always thought kinda thought the same thing, some thing like when it hits this crazy billion dollar amount that they keep drawing that night till they have a thousand million dollar winners. As "thinkxingu" mentioned to some extent more than a billion dollars is probably going to screw your life up. Would rather see more winners and the likely hood that someone who really needs it might get something or a few more (sensible better off) generous folks would give a lot of it away rather than one person blowing it.

Not taking into account taxes and the age rules ect. & possible interest. At birth you would have to spend a million dollars a year for a thousand years, an absolute insane amount of money.

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Converting the Mount into a private yacht has crossed my mind too. I'm now in contact with the tannery in Madrid who did the leather for my plane, so I can get matching hides for the upholstery.
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Not bad either. I like the boats thoughts.

I know, I know, I know, the speed limit on the lake is only 45 mph. So lets not make it into a speed limit thread. But wouldn't it be nice to know you can go 213 mph when you wanted to.

From Alton to Center Harbor ? How long would it take.

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I've always, secretly wanted a place on Lake Wentworth!
Kind of a modest request. I was thinking you would entertain getting a time machine and document all the history of the lake in person.

Actually a thank you for all the history threads you have presented to the forum. Have really enjoyed them.
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100% agreed. The odds are like being it by lightning. Game for suckers.
See, this why I will buy a ticket. If I win, whats the chance that I would then ALSO be hit by lightning. Logic!

On another note...gamblers odds are actually getting close to being favorable for making a $2 bet.
Odds of winning are 305,000,00 to 1. With a single bet of $2 you would need an expected return to be above 610,000,00 to have the odds per risk be worthwhile. While the jackpot is at 1.6b it looks on the surface that we are there...but...that total is paid over time and the cash payout is about 950,000,000, which also looks ok but for taxes of 39.6 %. When the cash value goes above about 1,100,000,000, AND, if you are a single winner...then the $2 ticket IS A GOOD DEAL!
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.....maybe it's just me ..... but, isn't there like a huge incentive for a store clerk to just say sorry, no, this is not a winner, when it really was a winner, and then keep it for themselves ...... like, I would be strongly temped to be doing that myself ...... there's just too much temptation and not any controls to keep it from happening?

Working as a store clerk selling lottery tickets ..... the salary stinks ..... but the pay is great!
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isn't there like a huge incentive for a store clerk to just say sorry, no, this is not a winner, when it really was a winner, and then keep it for themselves
There's a display on the top of the lottery terminals that shows the result of the scanned ticket. Everyone should be watching that when a store clerk checks your ticket. The clerk could get in big trouble if he tries to deceive you and it would probably all be captured on camera.

I have heard of a clerk telling an elderly person they had won $100, when they actually won $10,000. The clerk got caught.
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.....maybe it's just me ..... but, isn't there like a huge incentive for a store clerk to just say sorry, no, this is not a winner, when it really was a winner, and then keep it for themselves ...... like, I would be strongly temped to be doing that myself ...... there's just too much temptation and not any controls to keep it from happening?

Working as a store clerk selling lottery tickets ..... the salary stinks ..... but the pay is great!
This varies from state to state but assuming you are claiming a win in NH, any prize that exceeds $599.00 has to go through the lottery HQ in Concord. I believe there is a claim form that needs to be filled out as well. Pretty much every state has similar requirements just the increments are different. So to answer your question no you don't take a 1.6B winning ticket to the place you bought it.
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I have heard of a clerk telling an elderly person they had won $100, when they actually won $10,000. The clerk got caught.
I have heard the same story, but slightly different, In Florida and probably other places too, they have agents working undercover trying to catch people doing this. I guess its a prevalent scam with the smaller value / store payouts.
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