How many of you bought a ticket (or 20) for the Mega Millions lottery last week? Friday, my newsfeed on Facebook was filled with people posting pics of their tickets (are you fucking serious people?? WTF is the point of that??). Businesses were using the lottery to spread the word by promising that if they won the money, they would share it with everyone who "liked" or "shared" their page. So not only did I have photos of tickets cluttering my feed, I also had these likes and shares cluttering up my feed. None of these people won. So why do people do it? It's the dream. The dream of having that one golden ticket that wins the 640 million dollars (or however much it was). Apparently, 3 winning tickets were sold.. but they have not all come forward yet (why??????). It had me thinking, what would I do if I won a million dollars (or 640 mill)? How would my life change? Would strangers or old old acquaintances suddenly show up at my door asking for a handout? Would I give it to them??
Here is what I would do if I had won the Mega Millions:
Buy a new house. Yes, I like our house that we live in now, but it still needs a lot of work and I don't really like the location. Actually, instead of buying a new house, we would design one exactly how we want it, and then put it on some land out in the country. The house would not be a mansion. A huge house is just more to clean and collect clutter. It would be a house that is big enough for all of us. A bedroom for each of the kids and maybe an extra room to use as an office area. Our yard would be fenced in and we may even have a few farm animals (I want goats!).. and I would be able to start working on my dream of owning an animal rescue/sanctuary. Oh, and I have to have a nice pool. It gets hot in the summer in Ohio and I would love to have a nice inground pool to soak in... surrounded by a privacy fence, of course, haha.
New vehicles. I've never bought a car brand new off of the lot never been driven before. I would get a sports car to use most of the year and then some type of 4x4 SUV for in the winter because winters can be treacherous here.
Pay off debt. I would pay off alll of our old debt and begin building up our credit (really though, would we NEED credit with that much money?)
Travel. I've never traveled out of the country (unless Canada counts). I would love to travel to Ireland or Italy or even London. It would be hard to pick just one.. and fly in first class! woooo!
After that, I'd just want to make sure that our family was all taken care of and had everything we needed. I would spoil the kids but not TOO much. I would still teach them how to appreciate the little things and to work for what they have. I would buy my mom a little house so that she had no rent to pay and I would pay her back for alllll the money she has ever loaned us plus extra.
The sad thing is, I really don't have any good friends that I would help out. No friends that I am really close enough to that I would buy them a new house or anything. I love to help people though, so we would give a lot to charity, especially animal rescue charities.
If old acquaintances or strangers showed up at my door I would tell them to fuck off. I would help the people who truly need it and I would try to do good with it.
It's so nice to dream, isn't it? What would you spend your millions on??