The first thing I would do is sign my ticket.
2nd thing–find a good tax attorney or accountant. I’d definitely want to get all those taxes out of the way before I would spend any of the winnings.
3rd–Pay off all my bills. It would be so nice not having bills hanging over my head.
4th–Give some to my kids. And advise them to sock a good portion away for their future.
5th–Sock some away for my future.
6th–Move. You know someone will find out where you live and you will be inundated with demands from total strangers to share your winnings. Not that I mind giving to charities, but total strangers with some sort of sob story…I don’t think so. I’m not that soft hearted and I know there are plenty of charities out there that help folks.
7th–Buy a new car. Mine is a ’98. I think maybe I should get a new one.
8th–Enjoy life. I’m not a Big Spender type person. So there wouldn’t be extravagances, like multiple houses, cars, jewelry, clothing, etc.
9th–I might travel..some. There are a few places in this country I would love to see.
10th–Make sure no one knows I have that kind of money to spend. Just live a relatively normal life, but without all the hassles of living from payday to payday.
That’s about it. You wouldn’t see me on the news. I’d just be that ordinary neighbor you know nothing much about.
What would you do?