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Figuring about $670 million after taxes, what will you do, haunt-wise, with the rest? After taking all of your HalloweenForum buddies for an all expense paid trip to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, of course... :)
 

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I can imagine taking a month-long junket around the world to visit Halloween-themed locations, as well as trips to Loch Ness, Transylvania, New Zealand, Easter Island, Machu Piccu, Stonehenge and other exotic locale.
 

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I agree that it's more money than I could completely comprehend.
Haunt-wise, I first thought of the idea of building at least a shell haunt house that I could decorate all year, but as I think on it, I'm not sure. I enjoy putting things up as the season progresses, and I enjoy living in the midst of it for a month or so. I guess I'd continue to use my own house.

I think the biggest changes I'd make right away would be to build a shop and storage shed where I could work and where I could keep props/decor organized, to hire help, and to erect a couple large tents for outdoor walk-through areas in case of bad weather. The help I'd want would be someone with robotics knowledge to help me implement ideas-- do the innards of props while I did the sculpting and building (maybe one day a week from spring on); actors, lots of actors (Oct. weekends and Halloween); and maybe one person to help with tear-down and clean-up (Nov 1st) That's a fairy modest starter for a multi-millionaire, but I'm planning (haha!) on easing into it.

The travel, yes to that, Halloween-themed or not! Frankenstein's Castle, the Merry Cemetery in Maramureş...
 

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Just up on the main road is an old Farmhouse that has been on the market for 2 or 3 years and vacant for long years before. There was a lot of stuff stored in it over the years and we went to a house sale and walked through. Like a mansion shrunk down with central stairway etc etc . A perfect haunt. Price would be chump change even to a millionaire. 4 or 5 acres included. Don't know if link to Streetview will work or not but here it is.
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.937...4!1sdcy1JehkvxDZObUbmp3XtQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I can't remember the last time I played any lottery but I bought 5 Quick Picks for tonite. There would be a lot of happy people if I won.

And I would certainly take a vacation from the northern chill.
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Man that is a huge barn, I'm jealous, living in suburbia sux sometimes... lol
 

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I'd buy a house to haunt full time & hire the best & brightest to create it (I'd be creative director of course), then I'd start a year-round Halloween/holiday store & that's about all I can wrap my brain around now.

I'd work at both when I want to & spend the rest of my time on my island with Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth & Roger Clyne. OH & my husband & lots of cats. No wait, ALL the cats!!:D :D :D
 

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WELL! I have been planning this for many years. (Just have to win Powerball first, that's all.)
I would buy the entire downtown of Mount Carroll (my hometown where I live) and then erect a huge dome over the whole thing to control the weather.
Of course I would also be buying the 1853 County Courthouse and the Civil War cannons and cannon balls, the fish pond, the wrought iron 1853 stairs that go to the second floor of the court house.
I would buy some vintage Police cars or have some made to park around the Sheriff's office. Like the 1950 Hudson wrecks around my house right now!
Some "Retro-Work" would get done to remove some of the modern looking stuff on every building. (But there ain't much of that)
My plans also include the decrepit "Bushy Flats (Named after the builder Geo. bushy 1903.) they are on the edge of the 90 foot cliff where the city Jail used to be, hanging over that cliff, making it a place most Bums would not wish to spend a windy night for vagrancy. (So goes that legend)
The little river valley beneath the big bridge would be "Prehistoric Land with robotic Dinos and tree houses for over-night accommodations, Cave man and cave woman costumes--- mandatory clothing.
A high ride would begin at ground level, then take people up to the top of the huge bubble roof, and then quickly down the outside edge all the way down to the river....
and the Dipladucius and the "Like" waiting below them.
We are only two hours West of Chicago so we might reinstate passenger train service to here again, the tracks are still here!
Several miles of old brick streets await their buggy ride horse-drawn of course it's a mile to the downtown and the big bubble, plenty of 1850 ---1890 fancy old houses to gauk at during the ride (Yes there are!) The 1865 Hotel is on the corner of this downtown.
I would be saving the past while building for a future all at once. Ain't it grand what a ton of money could do!
Everything I described is all ready here, except the "Dome" and the over-night tree houses and the Dinos.

Maybe I should start one of those "Donate To" Facebook pages? HA-HA-HA-HA!
Why Dream ..small?
 

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I would purchase Distortions Unlimited, Gag Studios, and Gemmy. Then I'd work to create durable, affordable, and customizable props for every level of decorator out there. I'd have a website where all of them could be purchased directly without having to go through Ebay or other re-sellers that make the prices so high they're unobtainable.
 

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I won?! Woohoo!!! Quite impressive, considering the fact that I did not even buy a ticket...:p

I would start a company that produces the creepiest playthings imaginable. Who says that only children and the elderly have the right to soil themselves without shame?:D
 

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I may be losing my job soon and just had this discussion with my BF. I decided I don't need to work on my resume because I am going to play Powerball and open a haunted attraction. Just gotta win Powerball and the rest will fall into place...right? :D
 

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So for all of us "losers", now is the time to have a Power Ball-"Whaa! Boo=hoo! EEEE! Sob,sob sob...Whimper whine!!"
 
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Just up on the main road is an old Farmhouse that has been on the market for 2 or 3 years and vacant for long years before. There was a lot of stuff stored in it over the years and we went to a house sale and walked through. Like a mansion shrunk down with central stairway etc etc . A perfect haunt. Price would be chump change even to a millionaire. 4 or 5 acres included. Don't know if link to Streetview will work or not but here it is.
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.937...4!1sdcy1JehkvxDZObUbmp3XtQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

I can't remember the last time I played any lottery but I bought 5 Quick Picks for tonite. There would be a lot of happy people if I won.

And I would certainly take a vacation from the northern chill.
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Buy out the 4 neighbors as well. Then it could be a massive walk through. That would be cool.

There is an old motel, long abandoned, that I would buy. Comes with 12 acres of mainly bush. That would be a great start to a Bates motel style haunt.
 

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I know the powerball is over, but I'll take a shot at this.

My money winning plans always involve putting the money into savings for a year, then using the interest for things starting the next year. So, after that, taking care of necessaries & friends/family:

- Get some land for a small farm. Not just for Halloween. It's a life goal! Anyway, it would be more of a destination than a commercial farm, also a hobby thing to grow food for us & friends.

- Build the place up. We've been talking about building structures using cob, which gives a ton of flexibility. And it's super cheap! (Yeah, there is lots of money in this scenario, but building costs can quickly balloon.)

- Grow tons of props. I love the idea of hundreds of intricate carved pumpkins glowing in the dark, and using things from the harvest to decorate.

- Continue the science lab theme. Except this time with antique/authentic equipment. I have my eye on one of those old shiny microscopes in brass & copper. I'd love to have actual experiments for people to do.

- Set up a transportation system for people to get to the place. The local buses aren't great about getting to the county, and I don't want folks to miss out.

- Buy a ton of awesome materials to play with and use to create new props with. For me the fun is in creating, so I think I'd mainly want to make stuff myself.

- Hire local artists to come make stuff.

- On that note, I would rent out unused buildings downtown, and showcase Halloween art. My town loves Halloween anyway, so this would probably bring a lot of joy to people,
 

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To build my own real castle..complete with working dragons..notice I said dragonS....gonna be big ones and small ones..no dang cheap ones like disney has..so disappointed in their dragon..what is running that?..three guys and wire handles??..a nice harry potter themed castle one year..sleeping beauty the next..oh the possibilities..a haunt that kids could go through for free..all special effects..not the gory side of halloween..but the mysterious side..the magical side...and of course that is why I am poor still..lmao
 
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