What would you do if you won the $600 million lottery?
Dave & Kim Mauve, above, with Abbe, Kyle & Delaney in Ocean Grove, would “buy season seats at Yankee Stadium – very good seats. We would support the arts at Days, Nena Productions in Ocean Grove. We’d support Sandy rebuilding efforts. We’d buy a beach house and a boat to go with it. We’d give money to the Boston victims fund.”
See what other area residents would do with $600 mil by viewing the photo gallery below; click on any thumbnail image for their answers.
Jane Wehr, Ocean Grove – First, probably take a heart pill. I’d call my lawyer and it would be charity and children. I know some people I would buy a house for – other than family. And, a new boardwalk for the Camp Meeting, without question.
Liam Splain, Red Bank – I’d buy an island, and fly all my friends and family out. An island in the South Pacific somewhere. I’d see what I have left over after I buy the island.
Mike & Stephanie Sexton, Avon – Stephanie: First, I would not tell anyone if I won, except my husband. You can’t trust anyone. But I do have to buy a ticket. Thank you for reminding me.I’d pay off the mortgage; college loans, and go on a big trip. Mike: I’d quit my job and buy a house close to the ocean. Close to the ocean and high up.
Curtis Moreland, Asbury Park – I think I’d set up some sort of charity and see about giving it away. I’d make myself secure first, but then I’d look to others who need help and help them. I would do a lot of volunteering; seniors, the poor. I’d drive people to the doctors. And then go to Disney World!
Evan McGovern, Nagle’s – If I won 600 million in the lottery, I’d probably put 1/2 of it in the bank. I’d finish up high school at CBA. I’d probably buy a house here in Ocean Grove. I’d buy another house in Holmdel. I’d donate at least a million to charity. I’m not sure what I’d do after that.
Melanie Colman-Jemaly & Deniz Jemaly, Neptune – Deniz may not be Elmer Fudd but he’d buy a mansion in New York. And he’s buy his sister, Rita, a big house.Melanie would pay off the mortgage, invest most of it wisely and buy a small show horses farm and a restaurant for Deniz.
Don & Linda Hopkins, Oakhurst – The first thing, we would build a new house for our daughter Katie, she’s a Sandy victim. And we would pay off our other 2 children’s houses, Chris and Michael.We’d donate to local charities. We’d wind up supporting our friends, too. We’re both already retired. We’d enjoy the money.
Gary Engelstad, Bradley Beach Mayor – I’d buy a gazebo, sewer plant, new fountain, dunes, Rec building, and a new senior center. With the left overs, I’d take my wife out to dinner.
Larry Dizard, Asbury Park – I’d pay off all my debts, take care of my kids and grandkids. I’d set the grandkids up with a college fund. I’d take care of some of my friends. I’m sure my wife would give to her church.
Corey Davis, Dean’s – I’d put 150 million into investments, diverse investments. I’d take care of my family, probably with another 150 million. And that’s only half, man. I’d buy property everywhere. Northern California and property on islands all around the world.
Maureen Connoly, Ocean – Number one, I would donate 10% to Habitat for Humanity. I would probably take a cruise, bringing family and friends. I don’t know what else to do with it. I’d pay off some family debts, college loans and such. I would have to divide it up with some people. I live simply. I’d go out to eat more.
Tom Prewitt & Billie Weise, Ocean Grove – We would buy our house and take care of our children. Billie would pay off her daughter’s law school loan. And buy a farm in Vermont. Tom would buy an island off of South Carolina, just like Pat Conroy.