Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High
By mustang6560 on 3/30/12
What would you do with $540 million?

I know what I would do. After I indulged a little with some of the excesses (new car, new house, etc.), I would setup a foundation (I'm leaning toward something golf related) in my family's name and become the President/CEO. I would write the bylaws of the foundation in a way so regardless of the length of my tenure, I would collect a large salary every year until the day I die. Society would benefit because of the jobs I created, the local community would benefit from the philanthropic work and I would benefit because I'd get paid! It's a win-win-win.

Back to reality. If you're wondering why I'm talking about $540 million, then you aren't aware of the fact that the Mega Millions jackpot is at a record high.
With the multistate Mega Millions jackpot set to reach a world-record $540 million Friday, lottery players across the country are wondering if there’s a way to guarantee becoming an overnight multimillionaire.

The answer: Not unless you already are one and own a magic wand.
As I'm sure you know, the odds of winning the lottery is very, very low. According to NPR, you are more likely to shot two hole in ones during the same round than winning the jackpot (did you hear about my ace?). Said differently, you also are 50 times more likely to be struck by lightening, 8,000 times more likely to be murdered and 20,000 times more like to be killed in a car accident then to win the $540 million jackpot. But, you're saying there is a chance, right?

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Lisa Brewster

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legitimatebeef says:
I'd probably go off the deep end with cars, drugs, loose women, etc. I would play at least one round of golf every day of the week. For the next ten or twenty years utterly useless to society, and then once it was all out of my system I'd settle down and start a charitable foundation or something.
Kurt the Knife says:
I could use getting struck by a little lightening.

About 5-10 lbs or so.

Now getting hit by lightning...that would just be shockin'
dartboss04 says:
We are certainly going through lotto fever. I rarely buy tickets, but once they start talking about it in the news, when PowerBall or MegaMillions hits 300 million, I'll buy a couple tickets.

They have a weekly pool at my work, and I only contribute because I couldn't stomach those people winning without me, so I'm throwing away $3 a week there.

I like to spreadsheet things for various purposes and last year decided to list off how much I would give to people in my life if I won the big jackpot. Honestly that is the most exciting part of possibly winning, writing all those checks and changing the lives of your family and friends. It's also an interesting look into your life and who you care about. I moved a friend down a lotto tier after he failed to keep in touch after a while. Haha. If I win Friday, he lost about 500 grand.
Kurt the Knife says:
We rarely play the lottery.
Return on investment has been historically dismal though we still occasionally imbibe.
Wife and I have dreamed that if we did win a sufficient amount we would establish an educational trust for all the children in our immediate and extended families to insure they would all have access to college/univeristy tuition.
SpaceMaNy0 says:
I would take articles like this off of golf sites.
Kickntrue says:
@SpaceMaNy0 - +1
homermania says:
36,000,000 copies of The Big Miss.
SteveMM says:
They just bumped the jackpot to $640-million. So, that's 100-million more things to talk about.
DaRupp13 says:
two chicks at the same time
Backquak says:
@darupp13, ewww, don't share your chicken fetish here, we don't want to know.
Banker85 says:
funny responses guys! "I only contribute because I couldn't stomach those people winning without me"

we all pitched in at the bank and if we win the bank will not be open tomorrow!!!
DaRupp13 says:
@backquak -
mjaber says:
I have to kick in 300k to one of my former co-workers towards a house. Other than that, I'm not sure what I would do. I do know that I probably wouldn't be posting on here for a while. :)

We've got the same pool I think most offices do. I hope everyone else's pool does the smart thing and makes sure the guy collecting the money takes the cash option, so there's less chance of fighting.
Duke of Hazards says:
lol @ Backquak
Dusty23 says:
the first thing I'd do is probably crap myself
TeT says:
I would purchase a golf website and blog about golf; except I am too ADHD to keep on task so I would end up bloggin about things like the lottery.
srogers13 says:
TeT, don't forget that at least once a week, you would drop in a post, as an aside, if people remembered you won the lottery, since that is a feat almost as rare as getting an ace.
Matt F says:
Tet and srogers13, also don't forget at least 4 Tiger posts a week as well. SpaceMaNyO +2
falcon50driver says:
I'd spend half of it on booze and loose women, the other half I would just spend foolishly.
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