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If I won the lottery…

I couldn’t help but notice THIS ARTICLE in the news about the store clerk who won the $258.5 million dollar powerball jackpot.  While I might consider some dental work myself (and heck, why not go to Disneyland?) I certainly would NOT keep my job!

Shaw said he needed a few days to decide whether he will keep his minimum-wage job at the store where he has worked for just three weeks.

There is no question that I would take the money in one lump sum.

He also plans to seek advice “from people who know about money” about whether to take the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or the lump-sum amount of $124,875,122.

But after I quit my job and got my big fat check, I would do almost exactly what I’ve been doing for the last eight years.  I’d travel travel travel.  I would simply plan to explore every corner of the world possible and soak up as much knowledge and as many life experiences as humanly possible.  And I’d do it wearing my jeans, black t-shirt and flip flops!

I might buy a house or two in the places I really like.  I might even buy my own plane so I don’t have to go through strenuous security checks and customs.  I would certainly treat my friends and family to vacations.  And within all of that, I would more often volunteer my time where needed.  I’d help out along the way and give back as much as I could.

What would you do if you won the lottery? How would you spend your money?



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