Those would probably be my last words before I passed out from excitement. I imagine I would wake up on the floor and pinch myself and pass out again. Once I regained my composure, I would probably lose it immediately and run out of the house yelling, "I won! I won!
Have you ever thought what you would do after winning? Would you quit your job? Would you tell off your boss? Would you go on a spending spree?
I have been driving around this morning running errands and thinking about it. I would take it in one lump sum. I think that would be about $375 million. Let's give Uncle half and I still have close to $190 million left. I would invest half for later but that leaves around $95 million "to play with". With these initial details out of the way, here are the "funner" things to do.
First, I would ask my wife if she is ready to resign her job. She has worked hard all of her life and deserves a few decades of down time. Second, would be to purchase a modest RV so we could travel whenever we wanted. Third, I would buy my sister a nice house. She has unselfishely taken care of my mother's needs for the better part of 30 years. Fourth, I would pay off any debts that my brother has since he has spent a fortune taking care of my mother's financial obligations. Fifth, I would make sure my son and his wife were set financially. I would also give a substancial amount to a few charities I favor.
My final item would be to buy a building for a gallery to be used exclusively by Charleston photographers to show their work free of charge
I also thought about telling off a few people that irritate me but I would probably not get as much pleasure from that as one might think.
So, it looks like I would have little trouble blowing through a large chunk of my cash right away. I know, I know. It's easy being magnanimous when it is only wishful thinking.
What would you do...if you won big.