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Buy a congressman or 3? not really. I would set up a foundation of some sort to help the working poor however. The one's who can't make it on what they earn, but make too much for any govt. assistance programs. These are the people that often stay trapped due to lack of opportunity, so I would do something to help the under-served get better paying job skills/experience.
I'd also travel, buy my dream home somewhere by the beach and dedicate myself full time to exploring the world and being an artist.
First I would pay off all my bills which is only a tiny fraction and quit my job. I would get two houses. One would be a beach house for the winter months and the other would be a cottage on Lake Ontario or Erie for the Spring and Summer and early fall.
There would be places I would donate to such as:
The American Legion
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Autism Association
Plus I cannot forget family and friends
I would still continue to write but would offer my books as free reads
First I'd add to my children's college funds. Then I'd buy 2 homes, one at the beach where I am from and one on my favorite lake. Buy a gently used but new year Jeep Renegade. Buy my husband a new truck. Buy a gently used Pontoon boat. Then completely update all my fishing gear.
Once I had all that taken care of I would buy probably 10 investment tax sale properties and set up a charity for aging out foster children who have no family.
What a real interesting thought exercise. First, I would enter therapy. I will need it because reality definitely will change for me and those within my inner circle. Wow!!!! A lot of responsibility. One could get lost easily if thought is given for the step-by-step of it all.
That said the big picture is I would assure siblings and their families I am sharing. Very, very close friends too within my inner circle. But, I would give deep thought how and how much. For instance lump sums contrast trusts. See what I mean by thinking about the steps by steps. Jumping ahead . .
Once all the fine points are out of the way I would go racing as a ProStock team owner with the National Hot Rod Association. I would work with them and have my own sportsman class car. We all would race at year long national events.
In between are those fine points like setting up trusts, investing, and donating to charities. Sounds like a lot of work to me said with a smile.
I would hire a business advisor to help me decide how much of the money I should put into savings. A business advisor might be able to inform me as to how I can make that money stretch or even work for me. Can I make more money by investing in the stock market? Is investing or depositing money into a bank something I should consider? While leaving plenty of money to spend from my lottery winnings I would be sure to set aside the right amount for both long and short term savings.
by TheHoleStory2 years ago
What would you do with your winnings and buy if you won the Power-ball lottery jackpot?
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If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
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