Wednesday, March 21, 2012
$205.5 Million In The Bank
I don't gamble, I don't bet on football games, I don't buy lottery tickets. I don't have much money and I really prefer to keep it for, oh, FOOD or my electric bill, rather than throwing it away on things that won't benefit me. Having said that, however, I just read that the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is now up to $290 million, which would mean a $205.5 million lump sum payment. The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was in 2007 - - $390 million. Which would mean, oh, I don't know, maybe a $275 million lump sum payment?? Holy moly!! My imagination does not stretch that far.
I still won't buy a lottery ticket, even with a 1 in three zillion chance to win $290 million. But, it IS kind of fun to think about what you would do with $205.5 million cold hard cash. That's kind of a game I play sometimes. I imagine that some mega rich stranger leaves me all his money because once I was kind to him and he always remembered me, the stranger who was kind. Ridiculous, I know. But that's the way my mind works sometimes. Scary, very scary. But what WOULD you do with that kind of money? How could you ever SPEND that much money? With so many people in hard times these days, would you be benevolent and find ways to improve others lives? Would you buy a mansion on each continent? Would you BUY a continent?? I have a friend who wants to live in Disneyland. Literally. Set up house in Sleeping Beauty's castle. Maybe she could buy Disneyland. I wrote a post last year about what I would do with a sudden fortune dropping in my lap, because you know - - stranger things have happened. I don't think I'd change much from what I said in that post.
But . . . what would YOU do? What would you do with $205.5 million? Do tell.