It’s so much fun to dream. And as I traveled my territory for work and strategically purchased Mega Million tickets at various small town gas stations a couple of weeks ago (total expenditures being $7), I could not help but to strategize what I would do with the money.
First, I would pay off everything: student loans, you name it. I would pay a year ahead on my phone bill and rent just to be ahead and not have to think about writing checks here and there all of the time.
Second, I would give money to my closest friends and family members. I would give a big enough amount to each person that would pay off their houses, vehicles, weddings, etc. and then give them a little cushion.
Third, I would donate money to charity. Having all of that money would be overwhelming, and giving a bunch away might actually lift a little weight from one’s shoulders.
Then, I would move on to my few splurge items. First, a brand new Chevy Camaro. Second, a beach house. Third, a coffee shop and/or winery purchase.
After that I would travel around and hang out and do stuff. For instance, I would be able to go visit all of my friends scattered across the country. And I would have time to help with everyone’s projects. When I grew tired of them, I could just hire someone to finish the job while I would have a cocktail with my friend or family member.
There’s always next time, right? 🙂