DON'T WANT THE JACKPOT
JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND
It occurs to me, the real winner in last night's powerball drawing was the lucky person in Waterford who didn't hit the jackpot.
Somebody who bought a ticket at a gas station in Racine County won $200,000 in the recent drawing. I think that's matching all the numbers, minus the powerball. I'm sure this person is sitting there thinking... dang... just one more number and I would have won the whole thing.
Just me, but I think this person has it best. You win a super-jackpot like this last one it's just plain too much money to stay normal. I know, we hear the stories of lottery winners who end up divorced, broke and otherwise in bad shape and we say... yeah... but not me. I'd be fine.
The jackpot winner gets a quarter of a billion dollars. Sure, he/she will lose a few hundred million in taxes, but we're still talking ridiculous money. They say the winning ticket was purchased in South Dakota. You may be able to buy South Dakota with that kind of money. We're down to 49 States now, and one independent territory hereafter referred to as the "Consolidated Regions of Vinny."
That is such a dramatic alteration in life, you can't help but change. It's life altering. I think you win the 2-hundy... it's life enhancing.
You pay off the cars, the credit cards, put some money away for the kids in college, take an amazing vacation and put the rest in your retirement fund. Done.
Now you go about your life as you always have, only without the worries of staying ahead of bills. Great. I'll take it.