posted on May, 30 2015 @ 11:54 PM
Get a lawyer, get an accountant, get a financial advisor.
Immediately take the family on a modest vacation and just relax at the beach and get my head around it all.
By mum and dad anything they want - and they wouldn't want much because they are like me, not materialistic. But whatever they wanted - furniture,
car, new home. Make sure they are taken care of.
Get my kids each a condo or moderate home and a safe new car (nothing fancy, just good safety ratings), some furnishings. Encourage them to "find
their passion" and explore options. They will NOT live a decadent lifestyle with these winnings. Help them with schooling, counseling, etc. to figure
out what they really want to do/be. (failure to launch has been an issue)
Repair, remodel my home and landscape the yard. Again, all within reason - nothing extravagant.
QUIT MY JOB!!!!! And go to a nice "detox" place for an extended stay - to get really healthy on all that wheatgrass and raw foods.
Set up a charitable foundation. Invest in clean water nonprofits, wolf sanctuary, homeless shelters, and funding research into alternative healing for
those with mental illness.
Start my own multimedia publishing company - focused on metaphysical/spiritual and environmental subjects. Publish some of my own works.
Give big, extraordinary tips. Leave $50 bills in odd places to make some stranger's day. Give money anonymously. Adopt a village in Nepal devastated
by the earthquake and help rebuild safe structures and set up new schools. Use my marketing and PR skills to raise awareness and funds for Nepalese
Travel to all the countries on my dream list - from Patagonia to New Zealand to Estonia and Iceland, and everywhere in between! Again, in a reasonable
fashion - no need for 5-star hotels and restaurants. Want to really see the natural sights and sites - some museums, art, cathedrals, history,
culture, animals. Go whale watching. See the Great Wall. Go to Galapagos. Visit Greece. Rent a small home on the west coast of Ireland. Go to Skye.
Travel to Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. Go back to see the Grand Canyon and Sedona again - and see the giant redwoods. I'd love to "campervan"
around New Zealand. Walk the great pilgrimages. Bicycle through the French countryside. See the northern lights.
Maybe take some photography, painting and sculpting courses at an art school. Someday, maybe, get a larger piece of acreage, a couple lovely dogs and
cats, and geez, it would be nice to meet someone on my travels or in art class - fall in love one more time and be happy!
So, about 10 million for me and the family for the rest of our lives, and 40 million (well, I've not taken into account all the tax) for charitable