Thursday, October 01, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

The MegaMillions jackpot is supposed to be $105 million for Friday night's draw. Today I give you 13 things I think I might do if I won the money.

I figure half would go in federal and state taxes, so I am assuming I only have $52.5 million to play with. Of course, my husband might have other ideas, but some of these are things I know he would likely do so hopefully I have taken that into consideration.

1. Set up a trust fund for myself so there would be interest to live on - $4 million

2. Set up a trust fund for local indigent and poor requests - $10 million

3. Build and furnish a library in Daleville - $2 million

4. Give money to local churches with congregations that actually do something besides build bigger buildings and brainwash people into thinking that such ostentatious efforts are charitable - $5.2 million

5. Give to campaigns - $100,000

6. Buy an RV and travel the United States - $290,000

7. Purchase Camp Fincastle (435 acres) and build a new house on it - $7.5 million (most of that is for the land; it's expensive here)

8. Purchase the in-law's farm (300 acres) so they can retire - $4.5 million

9. Put my nephew Emory through medical school - $125,000

10. Set up trust funds for my niece and two other nephews - $375,000

11. Establish a trust fund for other relatives - $1 million

12. Establish a grant for older women who are returning to school at my alma mater, Hollins University - $1 million

13. Establish a lobby for "regular people" so that somebody in congress might actually listen to their very real issues - $15 million

Apparently, $52 million will not change the world. But I would certainly take a stab at it.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here. This is number 109!

11 comments:

  1. Good plan!
    Have a great Thursday!
    http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/09/woodpeckers-what.html

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  2. I hope you win. You certainly have a great list and would help a lot of people. Happy TT.

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  3. Wow, that money would go a long way and would be used well. I'd have to first learn more about trust funds. I'd definately get a place by the ocean...buy my mother's house for her!

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  4. Great list! I'll never forget hearing about a guy who won $140 million, single payout take home was around $55 million and in 10 years he had nothing to show for it. All I could think was I could support my whole family for generations with $55 million.

    Calico Contemplations

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  5. Excellent list. If I were to try and spend the money on paper, my list would look very similar.

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  6. Isn't it fun to imagine what it would feel like to help so many people?

    Happy TT!

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  7. Oh, I hope you win! Those are awesome ideas!

    www.GreenerPastures--ACityGirlGoesCountry.blogspot.com

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  8. And i thought i had all my winnings mapped out... Hehe. Good luck!

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  9. That's a great list, Anita. I would love to see you win. It would be rewarding to see someone win for a change who would do something good with the money. Good luck!

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  10. I would love to see you win it, Miss Anita! If you do, would you give me a ride in your RV?

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