This week someone won $1.6 billion with a single mega millions ticket. How incredible!!! What could you possibly do with all of that money? Well the other night while lying in bed I thought about it. I’ll tell you the specifics, but I’d love to hear what you would do with your winnings.
First, I would get a financial planner and attorney and then I would pay off my debt and put tons away for retirement and college funds. Always do the boring, responsible stuff first then have some fun. For fun I would buy a new house in my current location and one in California, Hawaii and the French Riviera. I would enjoy decorating every inch of these houses with beautiful things, like a huge lap pool. Next, I would go car shopping. Where is the nearest Porsche dealer? How about we throw some travel in there! I think a lengthy trip to Hawaii with a long layover in California sounds nice, don’t you? After recovering from that trip I think I would head to Europe for a month. I’ve always wanted to sample their food and wine and see all the beautiful sites in each country.
Next, I would show up at each family member’s house with a fat check. I’d love to see their faces when they get it. Also, I would definitely have to buy tons of toys for my kids and nieces and nephews. It would be like playing Santa for a day. How fun!!!!
Finally, I have always wanted to open a center for the homeless. My facility would be totally secure thanks to armed guards and metal detectors. We would have food, shelter, clothing and many other services. For instance, I would love to have doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychiatrists and social workers to help people get back on their feet. We could also provide recruiters and vocational specialists to help people get jobs they could keep. I would form relationships with local schools to help people get an education, if needed, and have realtors locate homes they can afford.
My center for the homeless would be colorful and bright. I could see myself planting a vegetable garden. Our crops could be used to make meals for our residents. We would have flowers and fountains everywhere. It would be a bright and cheery place where people could feel happy and safe. My facility would be totally free and open to all who need it. I could really make a difference in the lives of many. Then maybe I could teach other people how to duplicate my vision.
What would you do if you won the big bucks? Please share in the comment section below.