Here’s What I Would Do if I Won the $382 Million Mega Million Jackpot
We all have that dream of becoming an instant millionaire. And yes, some of those dreams can turn into nightmares. But that's not what this is about. What would you do if you took home Friday's huge jackpot?
Here are my plans.
Buy An Island
I would want to have my own private island. I would build a huge house and my closest friends would always have a room to come and chill or party.
Get My Dream Car
I've always been a fan of fast cars. But my dream car is not what you would think. My first car was a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle that was rebuilt by my uncle. I loved that car. Unfortunately, it was in a wreck and I didn't have the funds to repair it. I did keep a hubcap, the key and the bug inspired floor mats. I still have them, too.
My dream would be to find a 1979 model, the last official year Volkswagen sold them. Nothing like having a 1.6 liter, 60 horsepower, 4 speed, rear wheel drive piece of nostalgia to keep a smile on my face.
There are a few places around the country and the world I would want to visit. In the US, I would visit the usual tourist attractions. But I also would want to visit Australia, Europe and Madagascar. I've always had a weird fascination with that African island.
Set Aside Money for My Friends, Family or Charity
This is always one of the dangerous portions of winning the lottery. I'm no financial expert but I'm guessing that some kind of trust can be set up that I could give access to who I see fit. I really don't know how all that works.
Advice I've read is to find a specialized lawyer and financial expert that can handle those affairs. That would be the first thing I would do anyway.
I Would Not Quit Working
Sounds nuts, right? I'm not saying I wouldn't take a leave of some kind but I would not feel useful if I didn't work. Most likely, I would buy my own radio station.
All this is wishful thinking, of course. But if we didn't have dreams, we wouldn't have anything to work for. Here's some luck for you, and me, as we purchase our tickets for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing.