I was thinking, which in and of itself is dangerous, at least this time there was nothing mechanical between my thoughts and failure. But what if you won a bundle of cash on a lotto draw. A sizable amount.
Now $1,000,000 would change your life and keep you in crayfish and caviar for a bit, but we’re talking multiple millions of dollars. real life changing amounts. With a million you’d soon run out, or at least have spent a significant amount and then you’re pretty much living your same life, except without the cheap things you used to have, unless you spent it all on crayfish and caviar and then you’d likely as have gout too.
So then, in the unlikely event that I get to win a gazillion dollars there are some ways to spend it.
I’d enjoy the months traveling in France, California and around and about on the wine trail too.
Not a lot about going back to work and keeping my steady job.
The generous of spirit me I’d also like to be able to donate amounts of money to worthy causes. So I’d imagine a scenario where I would put aside say (As an arbitrary number) $500,000 and that would allow me 10 x 50K donations, or 20 x 25K donations or even 100 x 5K donations to something. I’d be happy for instance buying new uniforms and tracksuits for a sports team somewhere knowing that it’s instant pleasure.
This isn’t to say that with the multi-millions that you wouldn’t build a hall or venue for some worthy cause, so the pocket-money donations would be the fun part.
So what would I support as a major give-away? Well Own Glenn has it about right where he pledges a dollar-for-dollar thing, so his foundation would offer $1,000,000 for instance on the proviso that the recipient garners an equivalent amount of funding from other sources. This in some way validates the cause, and mitigate any reluctance or doubt you had that it’s just a hand out.
What I’d bnever buy into is a business that I had to run, like a pub, cafe, restaurant. I think I mentioned it before getting up at 5am and working till midnight seems a bit daft. And 7 days a week? I’m sure I can find budding chefs and entertainers who would love that chance with my money,
And you know what I’d open a Cabaret place, a good old-fashioned dinner and 5 acts, comedian, dancers, singing, magic and a band. How unfashionable is that!
- Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now $500 Million, Do You Play the Lotto? (clutchmagonline.com)