does anyone else play the lottery?
i just get caught up in the excitement and the "what-ifs" that i feel suckered into buying at least one ticket.
i then spend the next few hours day dreaming.
and because i'm an accountant i like spreadsheets
clearly i've thought this out.
i based this on the jackpot being 600 million and the cash payout being half
family were defined as those i see and talk to the most often.
friends are those that i stay in touch with on a weekly basis.
i've left a little wiggle room for "gifts" for family and friends i see less often.
and i would definitely give money to the humane society and my alma mater
i can't even imagine ever having that much money - so distributing the amounts just seems unreal
i always said that if i won the lottery i wouldn't buy a huge house - but i think i would have a small farm here in kentucky to be near family
even though funds would be unlimited, any new car that i would actually want to drive would probably still be under 40,000 (of course, bill would want a fully restored 70's trans am...which still, costs like 30,000???) so so weird thinking of such a huge sum of money
after the larger purchases were made i'm pretty sure bill and i would still live a normal life.
i would want a small farm, i would want to foster some abandoned dogs as well as spend most of my days volunteering at the humane society.
bill and i would probably spend a few months out of the year traveling - and hopefully one big family vacation a year
we would go to every buffalo bill's football game - although, i would really like for them to have a winning season, or else that could get really depressing.
i gave us a yearly allowance of $100,000 - which with no mortgage i can't even imagine spending that much a year.
i think it would be important to put a yearly spending limit - just to stay grounded as much as possible.
there's still close to 200 million left in my speadsheet, but i would want that to be my legacy - for future generations - nieces, nephews, my own children - and their future children.
so if you don't hear from me monday, i won :) and am busy making travel plans
what would you do with 600 million $s??