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Top Ten things I’ll do if I win the lotto

Did Dave Letterman rip me off? You be the judge! Below, you’ll find my top ten list that I wrote way back in 1997. You’ll find Dave’s top ten list next to it – note that his list occurred about six months later! Coincidence? I think not! 🙂

Tom B. Taker
Sep/Oct 1997

Top Ten Things I’ll Do If I Win The Lotto
David Letterman
May 20, 1998

Top Ten Things Dumb Guys Would Do with $175 Million
10. Have all of my vital organs replaced with newer, fresher ones. 10. Buy 175 million more Powerball tickets.
9. Fund a lobby to outlaw gambling. 9. Buy 700,000 vowels on the “Wheel of Fortune.”
8. Quit job. Waste money. Beg for old job. 8. Buy something from the 99 cents store and tell the salesman to keep the change.
7. Invest all winnings in tamagotchi technology. 7. Pay part of Bill and Hillary’s legal bills.
6. Wallpaper my home with thousand-dollar bills. 6. Write book How I Won $175 Million and Why My ATM Code is 4968.
5. Bribe I.R.S. official. 5. Bet the whole wad on the Indiana Pacers.
4. Run three-minute ad campaign during Super Bowl promoting my web site. 4. Rent 175 million tapes from Blockbuster, then return them a day late.
3. Buy Microsoft stock. 3. Call the zoo and say, “How much for one a ‘them Godzillies?”
2. Hire creative team to rewrite my mission statement. 2. Put it all in CBS stock.
1. Get 47 million more lotto tickets! 1. Eat it.