Oh yeah, that’s me in my new Chris Craft. Futura! In Michigan waters! Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

With this weeks Power ball reaching $425 Million, one has to ask. What in the heck would I do with about $275 million? Even after taxes, lets say I pocket $180 Million. The rule of thumb is $50K of interest on every million. So without spending a cent of the principal, I would make roughly $9 million a year. A YEAR! $9 MILLION! And I would still have $180 million in the bank.  MY BANK! So last night while talking to the boatress, we talked about all the family things, setting aside a small trust for the kids, donating to some worthy causes, maybe some new carpeting… in our 3 new homes! Quite the job? NOPE, I love what I do.. Blow out .. in a good way….Woody Boater into a full fledged brand of clothing, a chain of fun lake side marina burger joints, and yes. A big fat 1950’s wood cruiser at each dock! ALL REDONE, new 5200 bottoms! Oh yeah! A 5200 bottom on a cruiser. First boat I would buy. Black Beauty! For sale here by the way.  Then I would go on a shopping spree! Start my own Varnish brand! Publish Woody Boater header books, and posters. And most of all, throw the biggest dumbest, stupidest boat party ever done! Think “The Jerk” Party! Yes, even a big floating disco ball. And an entourage of fellow Woody Boaters to have some fun with… hire a director of varnish brushes, and a VP of Mahogany, which is different than the director of Oak frames. HAMMERTIME! OK, maybe I am getting a bit obscure in my references. Needless to say, I would have some fun until it was all gone. $9,000,000 a year! Dammmmm.. Do any of you out there have any better way for me to spend the money. Please, it’s burning a hole in my pocket already!

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20 Responses to “With My $425 Million Winnings! Maybe I Will Get A Cruiser Now?”
  1. Rick

    I volunteer, for a small stipend, to be ever ready to hand you a Margarita any time and any place (“A drink while you’re in the head sir?”). We can figure out the title latter.

  2. matt

    Rick you can be director of limes, and Bob, I will build a store full of calendars for you.

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    Director of varnish brushes. Yeh, I think I could handle that. Put me down for the job.

  4. Alex

    Your own island a la Richard Branson. There’s no greater luxury than absolute privacy.

  5. RRGadow

    Black Beauty isnt original…and knowing your obsession with original zippers…she probably wouldnt fit the bill. 🙂 So you might as well get that Matthews and open up that checkbook as wide as it will go….$9mil would be a nice restoration!

  6. matt

    I would both! Randy’s Matthews is insane as well. As funny as it may sound, the process of restoring one would be fun, if i did not care about the check book, or resale. The process is fun and rewarding.

    • Randy

      So, do you need me to clean it up BEFORE you take possession or will you be hiring someone to do all that for you?????

      Oh, have you bought a ticket yet?

  7. rabbit

    Pontoon boat: Twin 300’s, pontoons hollowed out of solid mahogany logs.

  8. Philip Andrew

    What a delicious thought! If 9 million a year came my way I know what I would do. I would quit advertising tomorrow. I’d call Lou at Antique boat Centre and ask if I could come and work there for a year. No wages required just let me work and learn about everything woodyboating.
    My god imagine not having to pitch for business ever again. Imagine not having to smile as Mr client demands his campaign is ready Sunday night. Imagine never to have to make the logo bigger.
    Yep, a workshop, a bunch of guys and I would work my arse off and soak up knowledge. That’d do me just fine.

  9. chad

    Step 1) Buy a chimp and teach him to mix cocktails
    Step 2) Build a few log cabins on some remote lakes
    Step 3) Fill the boat houses with choice woodies
    Step 4) Buy a Beaver float plane to shuttle between cottages
    Step 5) Entertain my WoodyBoater friends and family
    Step 6) Teach the chimp to clean up the mess
    Step 7) Repeat steps 5-6

    • m-fine

      They way things are going you might not be able to keep a beaver flying on $9 mil a year. Maybe you should skip the chimp and gt flying monkeys like that green chick I saw in a movie once.

  10. Ralph Young

    If I may, and I’m just looking out for you, mind you, You will probably never feel any better than you feel on the day you deliver my Chris Craft Sedan bull nose cruiser back to me impeccably restored, fully stocked, and ready to cruise. (along with a yearly allowance for “consumables” of course. I’m very frugal, could probably get by on 1/2 a mill a year, or so) Oh yea, make it a surprise. Kind of like the TV show “Overhaulin”.
    I don’t know about you, but I CAN’T WAIT to see the look on my face!

  11. Phillip Jones

    Matt, go to Walmart, and set in a chair close to the ayawy dept for the day. Then at the end of the day go up to the cashier and tell her to tally all the layaways for Christmas, then cut her a check for that amount and a 200,00 dollar tip to keep you anonumuose( I had to mispell that so it would fit into this blog) , Then go buy me a 61′ Buddy Davies SF, I swear I won’t complain about the fiberglass parts on the boat, teak decks and mahogany interior works for me, and don’t forget the optional deluxe package(full tower, outriggers , shotgun, gin pole, 20 rod holders, and might as well put the first $1500.00 tank of fuel in her to fed those 1200 hp diesls. AHH ,SHY, life is good, I can’t hardly wait. I’ll meet you at Hatteraus.:):)