Last June, the Powerball Jackpot rose to a mind blowing $590 million. With that much money on the line, millions of people across the country (in states that participate in the Powerball game) stood in line to buy their tickets.
When the numbers finally floated across the screen, Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, became of the richest woman in the US. The next morning, a collective sigh of disappointment could be heard; millions of disgruntled and annoyed Powerball players put an axe in their big Powerball winning dreams and went back to their underpaying jobs.
Well, just because you didn’t win doesn’t mean that you can’t dream big and have fun doing it. So, this article is going to help you get that dreamy look back in your eye. What would YOU do with the money if you won the Powerball jackpot?
Pay off Debt
One of the first things that comes to mind when a Powerball player dreams of their winnings is the opportunity to pay off all of their debt once and for all. Imagine, getting a huge pile of money and being able to pay off those annoying and bullying creditors; thumb your nose in their direction, and never have to worry about those collection calls again. Think of the freedom, the utter relief you’d feel once your last debt bill has been paid off?
Buy a House
With hundreds of millions of dollars you could easily buy a small island and build a one-of-a-kind compound complete with helipad, man-made lagoon, a 16 bedroom mansion, and a tennis court. Or, you could buy the Hollywood mansion of your favorite celebrity (flash enough cash and any one of them wouldn’t bat an eye to sell you their compound in the hills). If your tastes run a little more modest, you can build a ranch style house on a real ranch, a beach house on your own private beach, or a Spanish style hacienda in Madrid!
If you won the Powerball Jackpot it could be quite easy to quit your job and live like you’ve always dreamt of; fast cards, big houses, lavish vacations, a closet filled with sparkling jewels, a wing full of expensive clothes and shoes, incredible parties with A list guests, and all the luxurious, decadent foods and experiences your money could buy. It’s your money, spend it like you want to! All winners do.
There are the more sober minded people who would take what they’ve won and invest it. Not only does that offer an opportunity to make the money grow, it also keeps it safe from those who’d crawl from under rocks and try to exploit your new found wealth.
So, what would YOU have done if you’d won the Powerball Jackpot? Tell us, we’d love to hear your amazing dreams and ideas!