I was so surprised to see someone we knew. We're happy for him. I was thinking about what all he could do with that money. What would you do if you won the Powerball lottery?
What would I do if I won the lottery? Seriously? You're kidding right moonlake?
I should have worded it right. It's someone we know that won. He's from our area and went to school with our kids. The first lottery winner to turn in his ticket.
All I meant by this question was if you had that much money what would you do with it. I would pay off the homes of every brother and sister of ours. I would not pay $38,000.00 like Oprah for a purse that could buy two cars for two families that needed that kind of help.
I would buy a nice, compact house and nice compact, fuel-efficient car.
Then I'd hire a full-time genealogist to chase up all my family mysteries and fill out my family tree, while I walk by randomly and point at one and ask questions about people that appear interesting, so they can then dig out more information about specific interesting people.
Then I'd get a kayak and take some lessons.
Then I'd spend some time travelling round to visit people and places I used to know - but can no longer afford to visit "on a whim".
I would love to travel and do the genealogy research myself. Go to my ancestor's homes and where the archives are, just like they do on Who Do You Think You Are. I may even hire a videographer and make my own documentary!
I would like to buy out all the dilapidated but beautiful old houses in a neighborhood and fix them all up to revive the area.
It's funny you would say that about old homes. When we headed home from town yesterday we saw three old homes I love and I told my husband if I won the lottery I would want to buy them and fix them up. My husband said he wanted nothing to do with that, no problem I will hire it done, if I win the lottery.
Paul's (lottery winner) parents were just on our local tv channel and he told his parents to start thinking about what they wanted including a new house. That's a nice son.
He's building his parents a new home. The very first thing he did. I think that is really nice of him some people wouldn't do that no matter how much money they had.
My husband buys lotto tickets every week. He plans on giving each of the family members (brothers and sisters) each $1 million. Then he will have a house built for both our son and daughter and make a trust fund for them that pays them once a month. Then he will retire early. I'd talk him into a cottage on a lake in the meantime.
I'll never win, because I don't buy the tickets. We like to dream about him winning though.
Oh I love this question!
I would pay off any debt we owe, renovate and update the house, and establish trust funds for college education for our granddaughters. Depending on how big our winnings are, I would set aside some for our living expenses for the rest of our lives, and then give money to our children and my brother and sister, then randomly give away money to people I hear about, or already know about, who need it and deserve it.
Then I would travel, travel, travel. Since I'm old, I would travel all the way around the world, hitting all the spots I've always wanted to visit, and then I would select the favorites and go back to them a second time.
Ooh, I have a slightly relevant quote that I found funny.
"You would have to win a mega millions jackpot once a week for 600 consecutive weeks to be as rich as Bill Gates. But I'm going to warn you... that kind of streak... very rare."
It sure would be very rare. I think it's even rare to know someone who has won the Powerball.
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