If you were to hit the lottery what would be the very first thing you would do?...buy?...go anyplace special?... I know that I would definitely help a few really needy people out.... what's your input?
First I would help an unemployed person by quitting my job. Then I would kick up my activism and never miss an event. At the moment paying for a few lawyers to help people trying to immigrate to this country comes to mind. I would still live simply and still drive a beater.
If it was multiple millions the first thing would be an investment specialist so that I have a clear idea of risks, potential scams & how to guarantee a continued income. Then figure how much I am able to 'get rid of' between family & a few charities I have in mind, & how I may be able to do annually if the money can work for me.
I probably would get a new house & car, but nothing ostentatious at all. tRump's kind of flash gets me nauseous & I don't need a lot. I would have a real library, that's a must & whole house stereo, but that's rather easy to design.
My family would come first on "giving", but I do have a number of org.s that I'd like to give more to.
& I just might get a fifth-wheeler to comfortably travel the country & visit a bunch of y'all!
Buy large apartment complex in a generally agreeable area and open agnostics, the community. Charge everyone something reasonable like 500/month and waive that for needier members. Have a couple art studios, a computer lab, a school or two and a community garden. Proceed to enjoy said community and plot our takeover of the planet with semi yearly vacations to great/interesting/ educational places.
Have one or two more low rent communities to make life easier on working class people who happen not to be agnostic/atheist too as you can tell I haven't given this idea much consideration.
Find a financial planner and an architect to design my dream home. I'd buy a row of houses for my 5 nieces and nephews and one for their mother, keep them in my name but charge them token rent (none of them are responsible enough to be gifted anything). Then I'd go back to work. I love my job, it takes me all over the world (85 countries in 15 years). Once the house is built I'd cut back on the work and travel for pleasure.
Pay all my bills for several years and pay off all debts. Donate a good portion to animal rescues and sanctuaries. Build a massive shelter for unwanted and homeless animals. Hire numerous people to take care of my household, business, and massive shelter. Then spend a year in Bali helping the Bali street dog rescues. I don't want a nice mansion, a fancy car, a luxury yacht, expensive clothes, a pampering vacation. Nope.
I would immediately hop on a plane to Bangkok to spend the rest of my days at Sukhumvitt street drinking and having fun every night, pacing myself enough to make sure I would burn it all to the last penny and then just drop dead..... I understand the odds are completely non existent without buying a ticket So, I don't mind working day in day out to earn my own vacation
Of course this depends on how much I win... if it's enough, the first thing I would do would be to pay off my debt... and then give the rest of my money to my sister who's excellent with money and she can put me on a budget so that I don't go through it in a short time. In essence, I'd just share it with her and she'd help me stay out of trouble.
If any of my numbers hit... I WILL be starting up my own cancer research foundation...(to be named later)... I have no debt, I own my home, I just wanna do this...really only thing I can think of...besides a shit load of dog toys!!! (Yeah, I intentionally way over spoil my girls!)