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Big Stack
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What could possibly go wrong? Actually I'd kinda like to find out Smile

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As much as I would be hard pressed to turn down that amount of money at 20, I think (knowing what I know now) that I would be a thousand times better off winning that money at 35 instead.

I think most of you know what I'm talking about.


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"I intend to take care of my family, have some fun along the way, and cement a path for financial success so that I can leave a legacy far into the future," Missler said in a statement. "I have always been one to encourage the idea of chasing dreams and I believe life is about the pursuit of passion. I am 20 years old and my journey has only just begun.


He might surprise you guys, not all 20 year olds act like 20 year olds.

Congratulations to the very lucky young man.



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You know what I'd do with $451 million? Two chicks at the same time.


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Usually I approve of taking the money in a lump sum. But maybe this kid should have taken the annuity payout.
 
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I hope he spends it well, but I'm doubtful.




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Usually I approve of taking the money in a lump sum. But maybe this kid should have taken the annuity payout.


At 20, absolutely. Taking the annuity I would think makes much more financial sense. Maybe. I don't know. What's the annuity by the way?


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Usually I approve of taking the money in a lump sum. But maybe this kid should have taken the annuity payout.


At 20, absolutely. Taking the annuity I would think makes much more financial sense. Maybe. I don't know. What's the annuity by the way?

A bird in hand, and all that. Definitely take the lump.


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There are still ways to lose future payments. Some companies will pay you a percentage of a future payment now and they take the full payment when it gets paid out.
 
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As much as I would be hard pressed to turn down that amount of money at 20, I think (knowing what I know now) that I would be a thousand times better off winning that money at 35 instead.

I think most of you know what I'm talking about.


I sure do know what you're talking about. No way at twenty I could responsibly handle that amount of money. I really hope this kid gets some good financial advice. If he does he, and his children, and his grand children, and his great grand children can live like princes (not kings).
 
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As much as I would be hard pressed to turn down that amount of money at 20, I think (knowing what I know now) that I would be a thousand times better off winning that money at 35 instead.

I think most of you know what I'm talking about.


I sure do know what you're talking about. No way at twenty I could responsibly handle that amount of money. I really hope this kid gets some good financial advice. If he does he, and his children, and his grand children, and his great grand children can live like princes (not kings).


Not only that, but in regards to the direction and experiences in my life due to my time at the Academy and with my career...those are things that have shaped me into who I am today. I believe that I'd be a much different person now if I had come into hundreds of millions of dollars at age 20. And not for the better.


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I hope he spends it well, but I'm doubtful.
Hookers and blow? What's the problem?
 
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Did you read the story?

He had coffee with his dad the next morning, his lawyer set up an entity to handle everything. He had a feeling he would win.




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Bet he gets more attention from women now for some reason.


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Now he just has to learn which ones are scamming him.

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Usually I approve of taking the money in a lump sum. But maybe this kid should have taken the annuity payout.


At 20, absolutely. Taking the annuity I would think makes much more financial sense. Maybe. I don't know. What's the annuity by the way?


The annuity starts at $7.2 million, increasing by 5% each year for 29 years for a total of $451 million.

Based on your post, I ran the analysis by modeling investing in $281.2 million against the annuity cash flow and the rate of return is only 3%. From a pure financial sense over a 29 year period, he can do better by investing the $281.2 million elsewhere like the stock market, recreational marijuana, or hookers and blow.



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Here's the jackpot analysis for the mega millions this past weekend. It shows what the annuity payments would have been.

Mega Millions Annuity Jackpot Analysis for Florida (Jan. 5, 2018 Drawing)
 
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Usually I approve of taking the money in a lump sum. But maybe this kid should have taken the annuity payout.


At 20, absolutely. Taking the annuity I would think makes much more financial sense. Maybe. I don't know. What's the annuity by the way?


The annuity starts at $7.2 million, increasing by 5% each year for 29 years for a total of $451 million.

Based on your post, I ran the analysis by modeling investing in $281.2 million against the annuity cash flow and the rate of return is only 3%. From a pure financial sense over a 29 year period, he can do better by investing the $281.2 million elsewhere like the stock market, recreational marijuana, or hookers and blow.


Got it. Lump sum definitely makes better sense.

And screw everything I said earlier about experiences and my career and all that nonsense. Hookers and blow for the win!


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He can always annuitize all or part of the lump sum any time he wants through a private company. In fact he would probably get a better internal rate of return commercially.

If it were me, I'd do both. Take the lump sum, but take a part of it and buy a single premium immediate annuity. So even if I turn into an unrestrained spendthrift (I doubt it, but you never know) and lose the liquid part, I still get a guaranteed monthly check that I can only spend as fast as they send it.

(Yes, there are companies that will take your annuity and give you a single structured settlement in exchange for future installments, but let's assume I'm smart enough to stay away from those.)
 
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