If I Won The Lottery
Finish that statement. Those who don’t already have a big stash of cash have taken time to dream of lottery winnings.
Truthfully, you and I are not going to win. However knowing a big jackpot was at stake on Saturday night. Seeing the marquee with a Powerball Jackpot of $400 million for Wednesday got me to thinking.
For a while I thought about a publicity stunt of saying in this space, “…I would give it ALL away.” The odds are over 175 million to one. There’s no chance. A grand gesture that would get a big laugh.
Considering the miniscule chance that I could win, there would need to be a plan to make good. What lesson would I teach my kids that my word doesn’t mean anything if I say, “Give it all away,” then back out and keep even one dime. It would be more than a full time job to find avenues for that much money to give. Plus I would have to keep working my regular job because I committed my winnings elsewhere. The money would crush me just to get rid of it.
Yes, I bought tickets. Someone will win this thing. If I win the lottery, I will give away MOST of the jackpot.