Well here is a topic I am sure many of us have thought about: Winning the lottery. What would you do? Well I am asking it in a more ATS frame of
Suppose your were to win the lottery today and we will make the prize a nice low $30 million:
1. Would you want it as an annuity or lump sum? Would the current economic crises or global “wars on terrorism” change your mind? What would you
do if you expected to normally live long enough to receive the annuity (ie.your average life span will extend another 26 years)?
2. Would you spend money on securing yourself for any coming cataclysmic events or nuclear wars?
3. Would you try to use the money to make the world a better place? How?
There are all kinds of questions you could ask.
I recently bought a ticket for a $23 mill lottery and it raised these sort of questions in my mind.
I know that I wouldn’t really want to change who I am. But I would also like a home and a decent running vehicle. I would like my family to have the
But I wouldn’t want to becoming so wrapped up in money. So I started thinking what would I do with the rest. What kind of charities are available
and how much do they help. I live in the South and after Hurricane Ivan the Red Cross and the Salvation Army were here to help. So I would want to
help them. But what about the starving in Niger. And then would it be more beneficial to the world to set up a place for spiritual enlightenment. To
see all faiths accepted and taught. To give people a place to learn whatever pulls them. Or what about a paranormal research society?
I am young so I first thought to take the annuity. But then what if WW3 is at our back door. I wouldn’t have time to prepare. But I could have a
lifetime income of ~$800,000 USD for the next 26 years. Unless I am turned into a blob of nuclear waste before then. Also, I considered the fact
that the US economy seems to be on the verge of collapsing. Wouldn’t that annuity loose value. Heck the whole lottery system of payouts would
probably be invalidated. So I could go ahead and purchase a lot of precious minerals ahead of time.
These are just some of my thoughts on this. But it had a real profound effect on me. I realized that if this is what I would do under ideal
circumstances, why don’t I try for them now? Today. Everyday. Why must there be a huge sum dropped in my lap for me to try and help? It at least
makes you think about what you truly want in life.
So anybody who has though about it, particularly in reference to the current events that some of us see as being foreshadowing, let me know your
thoughts. Even if you think nothing is going on in the world other than what is on the boob-tube.
PS- Just to let you know I only got the power ball and one other number. It was worth $3 though.