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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Mega Millionaire

DH had a dream over the weekend that he won a million or so dollars at a jackpot.

Feeling lucky, he gambled a little bit in Lake Tahoe when we were at a casino over the weekend. He did not win the jackpot but won $30.

When we heard last Tuesday's MegaMillions jackpot was $370M, DH & I bought 25 tickets hoping to possess those 6 lucky numbers.

We looked at the results yesterday morning and was very dissapointed we were not going to be millionaires, despite DH's dream. Oh well. He hit 3 numbers out of the 90 numbers he bought. I got 7 numbers out of the 60 numbers I had overall.

It was fun to dream .... we were playing around and listing the things we'd like to do with the cool cash:

(Not in any particular order)

  • Remodel kitchen
  • Paint the house
  • Remodel the bathroom
  • Add a few bedrooms to the house
  • Buy Plasma TV
  • Reinvest
  • Save
  • Invest in another home
  • Quit (work part time)
  • Travel everywhere
  • Buy a Hybrid car
  • Take care of my family
  • Donate to Cancer charities/research (DH's parents both succumbed to cancer)
If we ever hit the jackpot, I don't think we would be one of those millionaires and spend it all or go bankrupt. We would probably invest most of it and live off the interest.

UPDATE: The other half of the $370M pot remains unclaimed. If you bought your ticket in New Jersey... check your ticket... you could be the missing millionaire.

Question of the day: What would you do if you won the lottery/jackpot?


Blogger ella w. said...

I'd quit my job and start my own art gallery. I'd never have to worry about actually selling any art!

March 8, 2007 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

I love the millionaire dream!

I would have to think about what to do about the money. Definitely some charities and definitely trust funds for my nephews and nieces.

March 8, 2007 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Ally said...

(1) Quit job.
(2) Hire a financial advisor; invest, etc.
(3) Choose a cause and start working on it, giving away the majority of my winnings.
(4) Give super cool gifts to my friends and family.

I bought two tickets, and as I went to check my numbers, I realized I wasn't sure I want to win. It seems like we rarely hear about lottery winners ending up happy.

March 8, 2007 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger brandy said...

This question is my second favourite ever. (Right after, how much fun would Jake Gyllenhaal and I have if we ever met?) I would...

1. Pay off student loans (lame but true)
2. Go back to Europe where I could enjoy fanta on the beach
3. Give a lot to my friends/family
4. Develop my idea for a non-profit theatre program for kids.

March 8, 2007 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Trixie said...

ella- that sounds cool -- what type of art would you display?

angel jr - trust fund is definitely a good thing for your nephews and nieces. which charities do you favor?

ally - i think i would quit once i get the money and work part time for fun. hiring a financial advisor is a wise move.

brandy - Jake G is hot -- have you seen the new movie Zodiac yet? Oooh I the idea of going to Europe and enjoy a fanta on the beach... gotta love fanta! :)

March 9, 2007 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Who actually needs to save when the payout is 9mil a year for 25yrs? :)

March 12, 2007 at 8:18 AM  

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