Tonight, someone will be $1.5 BILLION dollars richer. Or will they? The now famous Powerball lottery draws its numbers tonight at 10:59 p.m., and hopefuls around the US and even many people in Canada have bought a ticket.
Have you? I haven't. But millions of people likely have their tickets handy. About $2.6 Billion dollars has been spent on tickets since November, so at least 1 person may strike it very rich tonight. (Unless NO ONE wins again)
Truthfully, I caught wind of this very late. Maybe it's because I rarely buy lottery tickets anyway, or the fact that I'm Canadian and Powerball is American. (Canadians CAN win, by the way, but the tickets need to be purchased in the US and I'm about 2 hours form a border.) Oh well. Guess I won't be bathing in money anytime soon.
But then I started thinking: What would I do with 1.5 billion dollars?
I think I would buy a nice big home, and pay it off. I'd also take a long trip -- maybe a world wide tour. I'd put aside money for my kids' education and their future, and help my family financially, too. I think I would continue to work, but would be able to donate to various charities and community groups. And I would definitely buy a designer bag. :)
If it's any consolation, the winner WILL be heavily taxed, albeit their payday will still be MILLIONS more than mine. Sigh.
So, I ask you: What Would You Do with $1.5 BILLION?