Winning the Lottery

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?

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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29 Responses to Winning the Lottery

  1. 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!

  2. Amy says:

    If you get “buy one get one free” deal for the towel warmer, maybe you can share one with me. 😀

  3. You’ll be living large! The neighbors will be talking about that towel warmer for months. Good luck tonight!

    • Coming East says:

      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.

  4. 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.

  5. A trip to Chicago and a towel warmer…doesn’t get better than that!!!

  6. 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.

  7. My first priority would be that towel warmer also! That was a superb luxury introduced to me when traveling in Europe years ago. Heaven!!

  8. just don’t forget your loyal blog friends… some of us might like to go to Chicago, too!

  9. Thank you for the reminder! I promised my boys I’d get them each a tkt and haven’t gone yet!!!

  10. Al says:

    Have you selected a money manager yet? You have my number.

  11. gaycarboys says:

    u need a couple of gay friends darl! lol. We have black belts in shopping;)

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