Tonight is the drawing for the mega lottery that’s worth more than 500 million dollars. I’m pretty sure I’m going to win it, so I’ve been thinking about what I would do with that much money. First, I would give my ten percent, just for the sheer pleasure of seeing my rector’s face when he sees my pledge in the offering plate. Next, I would buy a towel warmer. I thought about that one when I stepped out of the shower this morning. I know it’s an extravagance, but I’m going to spring for it.
High on my list of things I would use my winnings for is to pay off my children’s college loans. If there was any money left after that, I would start a charitable foundation for medical research, a foundation that required a legal counsel, a financial planner, a writer, and a head of medical research so that all of my children would have good jobs. Then, while they were managing the foundation, I would take fabulous trips to exotic places. I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago.
Clearly, I don’t have the knack of knowing how to spend that kind of money. It is so far out of my frame of reference. Anyway, with my luck, someone else will have the same numbers and I would have to split the 500 million plus with them. Maybe Chicago would be out then. Do you think I could still afford the towel warmer?
- Lottery Jackpot Soars To New Record As Frenzy Heats Up (huffingtonpost.com)
500 million dollars?! Really?! I just can’t even begin to imagine how I would spend the interest on that, let alone the money itself! I personally think a towel warmer sounds a brilliant idea!
I know, Ken! Doesn’t it boggle your mind? I wonder if the people who won would consider buying me a towel warmer. I need to get their address.
If you get “buy one get one free” deal for the towel warmer, maybe you can share one with me. 😀
Even if it’s not BOGO, Amy, I will buy you one. In fact, I’ll be able to afford a plane ticket, so we’ll go shopping for it together.
You’ll be living large! The neighbors will be talking about that towel warmer for months. Good luck tonight!
Thanks, Life. We only bought one ticket, so the odds aren’t great, but someone’s got to win, so it could be me. Actually, my husband reminded me that I didn’t buy the ticket. He did. What’s his is mine, though. Hopefully.
I wish everybody would stop making plans for how to spend the money I’m so obviously winning. But thanks for the towel warmer idea.
You’re cracking me up, SC!
A trip to Chicago and a towel warmer…doesn’t get better than that!!!
It doesn’t take much to make me happy, Georgette. That being said, winning the lottery would make me very happy.
This made me laugh! I had to answer a question about winning money today too – and I said, “I would pay off my parent’s mortgage”. Boy are we a pair. I think we should just save our pennies and go to Chicago together. Gave you a silly Liebster Award today because I wanted to say thanks for always reading my blog. Love you Mom.
Ha-ha, Daughter! We think alike. Thank you for getting me started on blogging. It’s brought me friends and a lot of enjoyment. Love you, too.
My first priority would be that towel warmer also! That was a superb luxury introduced to me when traveling in Europe years ago. Heaven!!
If there’s any money left after paying my kids’ college loans, I’m definitely going to get the towel warmer, Carol.
just don’t forget your loyal blog friends… some of us might like to go to Chicago, too!
You guys are at the top of my list, Life!
Thank you for the reminder! I promised my boys I’d get them each a tkt and haven’t gone yet!!!
Maybe you’re the one I’m going to be splitting my winnings with, SHBG. I promise to be civil.
Have you selected a money manager yet? You have my number.
You would have to share responsibilities with my CFP daughter-in-law, Al, but I’ll call you next week after we pick up the money.
u need a couple of gay friends darl! lol. We have black belts in shopping;)
Are you kidding, GCB? You’re going to help me pick out my new car.
I’m there with bells on!
Ah, GCB, what fun that would be!
I see something nice, but practical. nothing flashy but hey, 500million buys a lot of nono-flash
I want a car that will practically drive by itself, GCB. And I want seat warmers. I’m tired of cold buns on our drives up to Boston.
i borrowed a mates Focus yesterday. it parks itself into a space with less then 30cms at either end. I couldn’t have done that.
Yes, but does it have bun Warner’s, GCB?