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Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Someone just won $133 million. Wish it was you?

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Visitor Comments: 20

(20) Dina, July 17, 2009 2:54 AM

I have what to do with it...

I would like to give 99% to charity. In fact, I would rather that the money not be mine at all, but be in a nonprofit foundation that I could manage. There are many social projects I would love to found, charities I would love to bail out, and scholarships to grant. For myself, I can easily see getting too entrenched in all that money can buy for me. I'd rather be just given an average salary, that with a budget and some common sense I could live on. But for charity purposes... I could use the whole 133 million.

(19) Andrew, July 16, 2009 2:34 AM

The Jackpot

Rabbi: When the Mega millions get that high and I am playing, I often have a one sided conversation with G-d about what I would do with the money. As I also live in NY and the taxes are high I realize that after taxes I would end up with "only" about 53 million. I say to him that 10% comes off the top to go to charity, starting with my shul and various worthy Jewish causes. I would give away another 1 to 2 million to each of my siblings, and my inlaws. With my remaining 38 million or so, I would live a bit. I would retire, and go to shul every Friday and Saturday, which is something I can't always do because I live in the secular world and they don't care that it's your Shabbat--the business has money to make and you are required to be there. I know what you are thinking--get another job-- in my field as an Optometrist you are expected to always be there on Saturday. At least I can make Friday night services. I would live my life more piously than I have been doing. So, yeah, show me the $.

(18) Anonymous, July 15, 2009 8:54 AM

college, wedding, family and charity

yes ofcourse, ill pay for the college i want to go to, put money away for a house later and for my wedding and my sons barmyswa , give some to my family and giva the rest to jjewish charity

(17) Annette, July 15, 2009 6:04 AM

it's only a tool, but a tempting one

a LOT of money or too much of it or not enough of it, we all think about it all the time, our lives revolve weekly around it grocery shopping, paying bills, restraining our spendings, kids sports, insulating our houses, renovating, vehicles breaking down, vet bills, etc.,... So... I do know what I'd do; but as a baal t'shuva far from Jewish centres my biggest challenge has been to understand the relationship with Rabbis; so one of my first goals would be (after Thanking The Almighty for chosing me to win the lottery) to move closer to a Jewish community and hook up with some Rabbis! invest the money and pray hard to be able to provide tzedakah regularly year after year the rest is 'commentary' .... we make it up as we go along in life :) and live gratefully carefull... Hashem gives, and Hashem takes as He sees fit....

(16) Deborah, July 14, 2009 11:52 PM

Are you kidding?

As I sit here trying to figure out if I have enough money for food in the next few weeks, if the physical symptoms I have are cancer or something more innocent, I have to laugh at this video. If I had millions of dollars? I would buy medical insurance for myself . I would help a homeless mentally ill relative get medical care and a bed to sleep in. And I wouldn't worry if I will lose my home and end up on the street at 55

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