Powerball fever has reached Pa. $250 some million and it's not until tomorrow night. Everybody is lining up for their big chance to end the grueling life of too much work and not enough play.
Of course, it was the topic of conversation today at work, along with the Steeler game last night. I had to think about this a little bit. Say I bought a ticket and was a single winner. What in the world would I do with $250 million dollars? It would upset my entire universe. Now, don't get me wrong, I would love to win a million or two. But....$250 million....I'm not so sure about that.
How in the world would this affect my children? What possible goals would they strive to obtain? They would certainly never need to work another day in their lives......and then what? How many "things" can you buy?
I watched a show on Discovery about mega million dollar lottery winners a while ago. The one guy won well over $100 million. He collected $75,000 in interest daily on it. He had every toy, art pieces, homes, boats, cars, etc. that one could imagine. If he spent $200,000 one day on some new toy, he would just wait 3 or 4 days before he purchased anything else so the money would build back up again.
I'm not sure I would be one bit happy. Overkill, overexcessive....these are two words that come to mind in relation to mega bucks.
I would love to win money....enough money to buy a new house; a new, dependable car; pay off my childrens' college educations; hire a maid (Most Definitely hire a maid); and, invest in a comfortable retirement. Beyond that, I can't even fathom that amount of money.
LOL.....I don't think this is anything I have to worry about. I haven't even bought a ticket because I have, in the past, and usually don't even have one number. Basically, I have donated to the winner(s). I don't plan to buy one this time but then again.........................