Have you seen the Powerball lottery total?
450 million dollars.
That is truly a helluva lot of money.
I mean, wow! Almost half a billion dollars.
Just like the rest of humanity I do like to dream about what I would do with that kinda cheddar.
I would set it up so I could just live off the interest for starters. Figure 80 million would give me a living wage of around 50k a week. Especially with no bills that should be more than enough.
Id do all the normal crap too. You know, new dream house, killer cars (not really a guy who cars too deeply about driving a nice car. Just a toll to get me from point A to point B but with that kind of money why not.)
Family and friends taken care of obviously. Id give my brother in laws about 1/4th of what I would give my sister. Why? Because my sister has always been there 110% for me and mine and I cant say the same for my wife's brothers.
Id have about 10 million set up to just spend. Frivolously and stupidly.
This would be the “get it out of your system” money. Spending to get the spending out of our system.
Once the past, present and future were set and solid then I would start getting beneficial.
One thing id like to do is make a deal with a local car lot and have these golden tickets made up.
Then Id find people driving beaters.
The cars held together with bailing wire and spit and were rust colored cause they were mostly rust.
Id go to Wal-mart and places like that and look for families mostly.
Id give them a golden ticket that they could trade in for any car on the lot they wanted. All expenses paid. They could do whatever they wanted with the car, meaning keep it or sell it, whatever.
That would make me feel good.
Think id also setup a scholarship fund too. Donate to the local school library. Shoot donate to the school since our beloved Governor decide to yank 3 million from the budget.
Maybe days when I was bored go to the local grocery store and buy peoples groceries.
Yeah that would be fun.
Seeing peoples faces light up when that damn money burden is lifted from their shoulders even momentarily would be a wondrous thing.
I believe with my whole heart that having the burden of money removed from my shoulders would go a very long way to lifting my depression. Maybe not forever, no but for at the very least a year I would be all grins and giggles.
Unfortunately trying to get rich by winning the lottery is akin to trying to kill yourself by just traveling by commercial airlines. They say that you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning on your way to buy the ticket than actually winning.
Still that lightning does have to strike and I will be paying my $10 dollar idiot tax by buying a ticket.
Like my dad would say “someones gotta win”
So what would you do to be beneficial?
What kind of unusual practice can you think of to help out your fellow man?
Give me some ideas in the comments.