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!


  1. Good plan!
    Have a great Thursday!

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

  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 my mother's house for her!

  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

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

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

    Happy TT!

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

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

  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!

  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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