Who doesn’t wonder what it would be like to win the Powerball, especially when it’s on the news so much lately? Yesterday Mike and I shared a few thoughts on what we might do if we won. Would we stay here or move to our own island in the Caribbean? I know Mike would want to buy a number of new toys if we won, you know a new truck, a yacht, maybe a private jet, etc. Who wouldn’t?
One thing is for sure. I could probably quit complaining about having so few friends 😉
Money has never had a lot of meaning to me. Just so I had enough to live comfortably, I haven’t cared much about money. It has always taken care of itself in my life. My first husband was so focused on dollars, he could hardly think about anything else. I’ve always been good with money, but I somehow knew that, “Money can’t buy you love.” And love is what counts. This has only become more obvious as I age. Love is the meaning of my life now. Love is my destiny.
But, back to my topic, money. My fantasy if I suddenly came into billions of dollars is to share it with the poorest and most deserving Americans I could find. The trick would be finding them. I’m sure many would lie about their incomes if they even had one. I’m not sure how I would find them, but I would love to be a part of evening the scales just a little bit in this capitalist country we live in.
Would I immediately hire a lawyer and an accountant. Would I run out of money and eventually kill myself like urban legend suggests?
What Not To Do After Winning the Lottery
- Don’t Tell Anyone. (Ha ha ha ha!)
- Don’t Hurry. (Quick, before I die!)
- Don’t Assume You Can Manage It. (Trust a lawyer and accountant you don’t know instead!)
- Don’t Spend Any Money for Six Months. (Yeah, right!)
- Don’t Quit Your Job. (Too late. Already accomplished.)
- Don’t Wave Goodbye to Your Budget. (Budget, what’s a budget?)
Mike and I are introverts. We are very private people. We live our lives quietly with just a few friends and no attention quite happily. It’s a good life and something tells me the paparazzi might ruin our chosen lifestyle.
The one thing I try to avoid these days is stress. Living on borrowed time can do that to you. Come to think of it, winning the Powerball would be so awful! Imagine the stress! Just thinking about it boggles my mind and I don’t have a lot of mind left to boggle… Plus Mike and I don’t argue about what we want to buy next these days. Unfortunately having a billion or two might change that.
Come to think of it, winning the Power Ball might ruin everything we have now. But, as it turns out,
“you’re more likely to be hit by a meteorite than win the Powerball.” Especially if you don’t play!
6 thoughts on “If I WON the Power Ball…”
I’m on the same page with you there, Laura. Yeah, you’d have a ton of “new friends”. A recipe for hell, I’m sure.
Yes Sydney, like I don’t have enough troubles….
Yeah. I think I’d rather be hit by said meteorite! You and Mike have the perfect, idyllic life. Powerball would spoil it!
I knew someone who won the New York lottery, back in the 1980’s. Someone I had a lot of phone contact with (through my job) and his life became a nightmare. My husband and I don’t play the lottery. Interestingly, my husband had to go to the supermarket today to pick up a prescription and noticed there was absolutely no one at the lottery counter. That was a surprise.
I think it’s one of those things that sounds tremendous until it happens to YOU!
If one could keep it quiet, that would be great. But that probably would never work.