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If you won the PowerBall jackpot of 500,000,000 dollars

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created 11/29/2012 6:53 pm by RM_Epic
last reply 11/30/2012 9:47 pm
Hey guys! I know it's a bit late and the winner was chosen, but what would you do if you had won the PowerBall jackpot of half-a-billion dollars? I want to see some of the responses PMC has.

I would upgrade my computer, pimp out my house, and donate to charity. Then, I would buy some houses and rent them out. While money is coming from there, i'll start an oil company. Start drilling oil and selling it. Put at least 10 million and live off of interest.
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RM_Epic
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11/30/2012 9:47 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Engineer
Rawwk
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I would donate some to the homeless, give some to my parents / family because they been there for me. Then for myself I would buy every Legend of Zelda game, console skins, the Master Sword & Hyrule Shield.... also use the money to get to and meet Christina Grimmie, and Daft Punk!
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11/30/2012 7:32 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Pirate
Mr_Pwnz0r
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Probably role in sexy formal attire. Start a vintage car collection. Bye land for an epic house. Entertainment room. Buy Minecraft. Donate.
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11/30/2012 7:30 pm
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
RM_Epic
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I like some of the responses here! Really interesting.
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11/30/2012 7:24 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Robot
banjoman42
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I would finish my checklist for the zombie apocalypse.
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11/30/2012 7:23 pm
Level 29 : Expert Geek
eldin
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eldinI would build a resort in England, change my last name to Potter, get a boyfriend, and, when old enough, name my son Harry. I would also make my own party business, make a theme park especially for bronies and pegasisters, make a house of bacon, a giant edible cupcake, and buy a little bit of land to make a real-life Minecraft. Then I would buy all my favorite servers and transform them to how I want. I would then buy Doll Divine premium and Neopets premium. Then I would get 10,000 Neocash, and buy twenty extra Minecraft accounts. I would then buy all the SIMs 3 expansion packs, and the SIMs 3 game itself along with the SIMS 4 and all the existing expansion packs after I buy one of NASA's computers, then I would buy a really expensive Minecraft server, and then I'd invent the teleporter, and then I would star in my favorite TV shows, movies, etc. I would then donate 2,000 bucks to every single charity and orphanage in the world, and squander the rest away. Oh, and I'd get me, my friends, my husband, Harry, and any other son or daughter I might have to a super amazingly cool and expensive collage and get a really good car... or two... or three... or seven.

Oh, yeah, and I'd sell Justice out, buy Fox News, and give J.K Rowling five hundred for Harry Potter #8, and I'd give Lauren Faust five hundred and one dollars to continue MLP forever. Then I'd give them both the live forever potion I'd invent. Then I'd watch Adventure Time for the first time because I was too damn poor before.
EDIT: Then I'd invent Pokemon.
EDIT 2: And then I'd put Hatsune Miku and Katsane Teto on the radio after buying all those super-accurate, super-expensive costumes of my favorite anime characters: Kagami from Lucky Star, Konata from the same show, Rukia from Bleach, Neru Akita from... well, it's not a TV show. ... and Toru from Fruits Basket.

...and then I'd buy an iPad.
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11/30/2012 7:20 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Unicorn
_Lucy
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Buy a massive house, give everyone in my family 10 million, then buy loads of awesome stuff including like 5 of the best computers money could buy. Then I'd put 50 million in the bank, live off the interest and give the rest to charity. That much money is just ridiculous.

To be honest I think they should have split it into five hundred lots of one million. Spread the love. Imagine how AMAZING it would be to win a million bucks! Then imagine how much happiness there would be if 500 people got that. :3
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11/30/2012 7:18 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Miner
Gorillaz_101
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I'll buy me some good ol' island nuff said
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11/30/2012 7:16 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
PixelCode
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Minecraft! For EVERYONE!
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11/30/2012 7:12 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Explorer
hugaboostar26
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Well... I would give about half of it to charity, with the other half, i would probably buy some games, a better computer, consoles, and other devices. And as normal, be the luckiest/ happiest person ever!
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11/30/2012 6:58 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Artist
OrangeBurst
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I would buy a levitating whale and build a house on it.
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11/30/2012 6:57 pm
Level 47 : Master Cyborg
njaxnvtt1
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11/30/2012 6:56 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
Wilson_00
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Make a house entirely out of butter
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11/30/2012 6:52 pm
Level 47 : Master Cyborg
njaxnvtt1
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Explode
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11/30/2012 6:31 pm
Level 45 : Master Sweetheart
Zeranny
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Island Yacht
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11/30/2012 1:08 pm
Level 41 : Master Fox
Fokkusu
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I would buy a lot of pianos.
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11/30/2012 6:28 pm
Level 25 : Expert Network
RiotShielder
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Which kind, if I may ask?
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11/30/2012 1:10 pm
Level 29 : Expert Explorer
Zemor
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You have the right idea.
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11/30/2012 12:59 pm
Level 29 : Expert Explorer
Zemor
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Well, first of all, taxes. Pay off the house, etc.

Then I'd start looking towards charities, perhaps start my own business (though I already am starting one).

Lastly, I'd spend it all on useless things, such as building a new computer.
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11/29/2012 10:16 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Ranger
Polar_The_Archer
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Duu......buy minecraft co.
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11/29/2012 10:10 pm
Level 25 : Expert Crafter
Neptonic
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buy my favorite server and become owner (that would be like 5,000 just so they won't try a counteroffer). Then I would I would buy like 7 High grade gameing computers so my friends could come over and play LAN with me. The rest... um, half will go to Charity, then a quarter will go to my collage fund, and the last quarter laft will go in a savings account.
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11/30/2012 12:12 am
Level 25 : Expert Network
RiotShielder
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If only people understood how much work went into servers...
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11/29/2012 9:34 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
dawgt_11
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friends get 100,000 each, pimp my house, pimp my computer, start an oil company, fix up my church, the rest is college and savings
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11/29/2012 9:18 pm
Level 29 : Expert Geek
eldin
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I would build a resort in England, change my name to Potter, get a boyfriend, and, when old enough, name my son Harry. I would also make my own party business, make a theme park especially for bronies and pegasisters, make a house of bacon, a giant edible cupcake, and buy a little bit of land to make a real-life Minecraft. Then I would buy all my favorite servers and transform them to how I want. I would then buy Doll Divine premium and Neopets premium. Then I would get 10,000 Neocash, and buy twenty extra Minecraft accounts. I would then buy all the SIMs 3 expansion packs, and the SIMs 3 game itself along with the SIMS 4 and all the existing expansion packs after I buy one of NASA's computers, then I would buy a really expensive Minecraft server, and then I'd invent the teleporter, and then I would star in my favorite TV shows, movies, etc. I would then donate 2,000 bucks to every single charity and orphanage in the world, and squander the rest away. Oh, and I'd get me, my friends, my husband, Harry, and any other son or daughter I might have to a super amazingly cool and expensive collage and get a really good car... or two... or three... or seven.
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11/29/2012 9:07 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Grump
Azie
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I would put myself and my boyfriend through college, pay off my mom's car, buy a new Camero and get a new computer and a new Xbox. After all that, I would get a financial advisor and carefuly squirrel away the rest of my fortune.

At the end of my life, when I am old and in and out of the hospital, I would donate my remaining money that I had not spent putting my children and grandchildren through college to various cancer research charities.

I would then buy a hot air balloon, a few bags of beef jerky, and a new iPod to keep me busy while I majesticly floated off over the Pacific to die on my own terms.

The End. :3
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11/29/2012 9:09 pm
Level 25 : Expert Network
RiotShielder
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BEEF JERKY!
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11/29/2012 9:00 pm
Level 23 : Expert Robot
All4Nonsense
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Hrmm... that's tough... I'd get a pimped out computer, my own house, and another supercomputer to run an enormous server for all of Minecraft! Then I'd get famous and go to every Minecon until I died, still living large
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11/29/2012 8:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Realsuperluke
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Pay a bunch of Nerds to make me a portal gun and shoot all my problems to the moon then spend the rest on chocolate pudding
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11/29/2012 8:45 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragon
DAP
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I would take a money bath in it. Then buy all the games in the world. And upgrade my computer to the max.
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11/29/2012 8:49 pm
Level 48 : Master Pixel Puncher
Beast
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Pshhh, why upgrade your computer to the max when you probably can buy one of NASA's supercomputers. Then I'd give some of the money to my parents and probably buy another vacation house in somewhere like Hawaii.
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11/29/2012 8:42 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Architect
distortion
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I would buy 500,000,000 $1 scratch tickets
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11/29/2012 8:37 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Spider Rider
shinysword
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I would hire a servant to buy me some cream to put on my ferocious burns. Am I being to realistic?
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11/29/2012 8:33 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Pirate
Bleyd
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With the 200 million after taxes, I would fill up my gas tank.
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11/29/2012 8:30 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Herobrine
Doomslicer
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I'd give 100,000,000 of it to charity initially, probably distribute 10,000,000 among my relatives and close friends (friends who had been my friends for years, not cheap people just wanting money), use about 10,000,000 to keep myself provided for for life (but probably keep my day job, just for the sake of doing something), spend a million in gold (for the apoc), maybe use 5-10,000,000 to get myself some influence over certain things, and give the rest to various charities and a tiny bit to inheriteance (but only to those who i knew wouldn't waist it and were financial geniuses)
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11/29/2012 7:54 pm
Level 22 : Expert Miner
heartshapedBox
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Aheh, I would probably give half of it to save people with any illness. Then I'd buy pointless things like more Minecraft accounts and all of the games in the world xD
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11/29/2012 7:43 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
player9793
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I would...

Go to a EPIC college
Donate servers/charity
Buy food (i'm Underweight )
Go on a vacation with my mom
Get a job (Maybe)
Get more eggies (see my signature)
Buy a Chicken egg
Wait for my egg to hatch
Name it Plum
Play tag with Plum
Play minecraft with Plum
Eat with Plum
Go camping with Plum
Admire Plum
[The rest were all about Plum]
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11/29/2012 7:43 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Narwhal
TH3GAM3
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Duh, go bowling.
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11/29/2012 8:37 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Spider Rider
shinysword
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Tottally!
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11/29/2012 7:40 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
-HavokMadness-
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Throw the biggest party on planet earth, then buy a lot of donuts
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11/29/2012 7:36 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Dutchgamer1982
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*find the winning lottery ticket on the streets in europe (since I never been in the usa, and for religious reasons I never gamble.. so the only legit way I could "win" is if someone trew away the winning ticked and I happend to find it..

presuming I did.. (unlikely for I most likely would not even recognise a foreign lottery ticket, let alone pick it up and check if it is the winning one)

but presume I did.. -well first I go hire a lawyer.. to maximise the tax loopholes (price in the states, I in the netherlands.. what nation should I pay tax too and how much??

but after exchanging those useless dolalrs to euro's and paying the 20% lottery tax..
bout 300.000.000 euro's are left..

Well first thing to do next is giving 10% of that to "God" -> part of it to my church, part ofit to other christian organisations and persons..

Next I will use my lawyers to transfer the funds to a way I escape tax.. (in my nation I'd have to pay 52% income tax for the first year, and 4% wealth tax over all my posession every next year.. otherwise... (reducing that money to zero quite fast otherwise)
-the netherlands has very little poor people and very little rich people for a reason...

but even if I transfer it to an org.. that would still having me pay tax.. be it way less than normal... thats for my hired lawyers to find out..

but for those with the money for the loopholes.. you lose about 16% of that sum tl taxes and can smuggle the rest away...
so in short what happens so far :
500 mil dollar -> 380 mil euro
380 mil euro - 125 mil euro tax = 255
-38 mil euro "to God"
-2 mil euro "wages for my tax experts/lawyers"
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215 mil left...

ok now we can start "shopping"
lets see :
-I have many friends dreaming of a commune like living place, with own farms, annimals and such, be independend, produce your own food and clothing, and energy and water.. never needing money for anything ever again complety self-sufficient.. I'd buy a proper sized cottage/mansion for all of them to do this and ask some of them to lead this project.
-> not even 1 mil.. but a lot of joy..
-I would go get all those degrees I still want to get in theologics and other interest I cant because of the money... heck I can HIRE whatever prof I want to teach me what I want.... (hard work learning.. but low pricetag.. 20k will get me all the educational needs I would want..)

-while I might be tempted to live in the cottage with those friends.. I mights want to have a place of my own as well.. a small wooden house in the forersts of canada, in the middle of nowhere.. I already can draw it.. just need to find the place
-spending 10k on traveling.. to find that spot.. I don't like hotels... I like it rough.. so would not spend a lot there..

building that dream house should not take over halve a mil either...

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so 213 mil left...

after that??? no clue, I desire to serve the lord.. having a warm loving family and be happy.. I would really have no clue what to spend all the rest on...

bet I be giving it away the rest of my life after that.. looking out for projects worth investing.. that much money really would give me the power to personally help a lot of people.. and I prolly would use the rest for that. as part of my ministry..
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11/29/2012 7:22 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
Elyki_XD
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We just had to write an essay on this in school.
XD
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11/29/2012 6:58 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Network
DanTheYellowYoshi
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Start a programming company, have my workers make ledgendary video games, get tons of money, become top of the world.
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11/29/2012 7:02 pm
Level 44 : Master Cowboy
Chron
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Preach it.
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11/29/2012 6:57 pm
Level 23 : Expert Archer
Draiks2inferno
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Give all of it to charity because I don't need more than I have.
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11/29/2012 6:57 pm
Level 25 : Expert Network
RiotShielder
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I would wait for the taxes (Something like 40%?) So that is 2,000,000 out... 3,000,000 left... I would spend 500,000 on pointless things (Server rack, computer, chocolate-covered chocolate) probably donate 500,000 to my local church, 500,000 would go to my family's house, 1,500,000 would be in a savings account/college fund

Also I hate to inform you, that is 5 Million dollars (5,000,000) Not 500 Million dollars (Half a billion) (500,000,000)
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11/29/2012 8:32 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Turtle
McJJH
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THe powerball was 500mil
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11/29/2012 8:55 pm
Level 25 : Expert Network
RiotShielder
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I corrected him..

Also the tax is 40% of winnings so you would only have $300,000,000, not $500,000,000, assuming you live in the US
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11/29/2012 7:04 pm
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
RM_Epic
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Whups, a slip up there. I'll fix it.
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11/29/2012 6:56 pm
Level 20 : Expert Skinner
SolarSelect
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Buy 1,250,000 minecraft accounts
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11/29/2012 7:25 pm
Level 21 : Expert Pony
dogfan101
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did you do the frickin' math?! thats how much money YOU FRICKIN' get!
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11/29/2012 9:38 pm
Level 46 : Master Answer
-Rusty
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*Shakes Head* No.. Just no. *facepalm*

There was 500,000,000 in this jackpot. He could have easily bought 1,250,000 MC's.

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