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Dream A Little…

Tonight, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is at $355 Million dollars. Even with the cash payout option, the winning jackpot is still $220-something million (before taxes of course).  That’s a lot of money.  During an afternoon walk with my two coworkers (who are also good friends), the conversation turned to discussion of the lottery and what to do with all that money.  Dreams are a good thing to indulge in every now and then.  Here’s some of mine.

Beyond taking care of my friends and family, I’d buy things like:

 

A Large Arts and Craft Style House
A Beach House for Relaxing
Of course, I'd need a car. An Aston Martin V12 Vantage would be nice.
Lots and lots of books - old and new. Gotta have something to do...
I'd do lots of traveling, starting with Prague...

And of course, I’d spend lots of money on challenging my mind – classes in every possible subject that interests me.  I’d give lots of money to places and organizations that are important to me, places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and various foundations dedicated to arts and music.

These are the big dreams. In reality, if I were to win an extremely large amount of money I probably wouldn’t buy huge extravagant things displaying the wealth.  While I’d be likely to indulge in some things, (a baby grand piano anyone?) the truth is that I really just want to pay off my school loans and purchase a home outright.  But hey, it’s always fun to dream. What would you do with obscene amounts of money?

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