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)