A special thanks to Publishers Clearing House for sponsoring today’s discussion.
There’s no doubt that winning 1 million dollars is life-changing for anyone. Two weekends ago I played in the biggest Powerball jackpot ever. At $590.5 million dollars, I crossed my fingers, arms, legs (well you get the picture) in the hopes that I would win BIG that Saturday night. I don’t typically play the lotto or Powerball, but I sure went to bed hoping. I awoke Sunday morning to dreams of winning the Powerball and what I would have done with the money. LOL! And although the single winning ticket was sold right here in Florida, sadly it was not me….
So that got me thinking (and dreaming) about how winning 1 million dollars would change my life.
Hands down the first thing I would do if I won the 1 Million plus $5,000 every week for life Mega Prize is buy our dream home.
We don’t have a lot of debt, other than a mortgage and car loan, so we would take care of the remaining balance on those loans, and then put a large portion into the kids college fund.
Because the Mega Prize includes a check for $5,000 every week (roughly $20k/month), I would help all of my family members with their debt. That includes Mom, Dad, my brother, Nate’s family, etc. We won’t have a mortgage since we would buy our dream home outright, and probably rent out our old home, so we would have more than enough money to help others.
Next I would give back to our community. A portion of our weekly $5,000 check would be donated to a food bank and a women’s/children’s shelter.
With the remainder of our weekly checks for life, we would travel. We enjoy traveling and have already been to several places like Paris, Barcelona, Jamaica, and more. But we would travel more leisurely and enjoy the experience with our kids.
Okay, it’s your turn….what would you do if you were to win One Million Dollars plus $5,000 a week for life in the Mega Prize by Publisher’s Clearing House? Dream big! Would you do anything differently?
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. Images courtesy of wallpaperswala.com, money.msn.com, firststateloan.org, and guardian.co.uk.