The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to a staggering $640 million. With such a mind-boggilingly high figure at stake, much of the nation is asking themselves, what would I do if I won the lottery?
It’s hard to not feel conflicted at the huge number — after all, nobody needs that much money. It’s a telling sign of American excess and greed, perhaps. But it’s also a ticket to a life of luxury that many working people have only seen on television. Perhaps winning the lottery is the closest thing we have to an achievable “American Dream” at this point in time.
At the same time, though, it’s hard not to think about what you would do with that kind of money. I know, if I were to pick those lucky numbers, I would be nothing short of overwhelmed. Donate the bulk to charity, perhaps, and set aside a little nest egg and a travel fund? Buy myself a three bedroom house to replace my tiny one bedroom apartment? Buy a new car, but not a flashy one? Let myself buy the fancy cheese at the grocery store? Buy my mom the luxury car she’s always wanted and give my siblings money for grad school? Throw a lavish party for all my friends and give them bottles of expensive champagne?
What would you do if you won the lottery? Post your thoughts in the comments section below!