Tonight, while driving back into the city, I noticed the massive Power Ball billboard sign. It said $79 million on it. Normally, I would look right over this, I mean the chances of this ever being mine is not real, but for some reason, my wheels started turning and my imagination started to fire. For a change, I was in the passenger seat, so I was able to just sit back and dream a moment.

So in true Chaseton fashion, I started to crunch numbers. What would be the best fit, take the lump sum or take a payment annually? What were the taxes going to be? What would I buy first? All these questions, and for a moment it felt like these were questions I needed real answers to. What it must be like to have money like that. I mean, I am talking something like 1.5 million dollars a year for 45 years in my case…oh what I would do with all that money.

What would I do with all that money you ask, I’ll tell you what I would do with all that money. To start, I would divide the money into appropriate groups. Forty percent would go towards investments & savings, another forty percent would be put aside for taxes & other related expenses, and the other twenty percent would be our fun money. That twenty percent is still like $340,000 a year just to play with. Hell yeah, I’m in! Of course, the next thing I would do is to make sure that all those around us felt the love if you know what I mean! With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, we would do some major holiday shopping. We’d take a few months to travel anywhere and everywhere to live it up. After all that fun, we would return to New Orleans to regroup. I would enroll in my last few classes needed to achieve my bachelors degree and walk across that stage. We’d get started investing all that dough so it could start making us even more money! We would start that business we’ve always talked about and get started living one hell of an exciting life filled with friends, family, fun, and success!

That’s what I would do with $79 million, what would you do if you won the jackpot? Leave your interesting or creative responses in the comment section below.

Damn, I got all excited again just writing about all this…too bad it’s only a late night daydream. Makes me want to go out and buy a ticket now!