As many of you know, tonight the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot will be announced… and that lucky person will take away 640 million dollars or more. WTF.
At some point today, I will be purchasing a ticket… or two… because why not? I’m not usually into this stuff, but when the lotto is that large, why not contribute to it and make some lucky dude who lives on a farm even richer? Because we all know some rando old redneck man with a beard and 20 kids is going to win…
But even though I know there is no way I would ever win, it’s fun to think about what I would do with that much money. After thinking about it, I decided that I would still want to live a ‘normal’ life. As awesome as it seems to live a life of luxury on the beach while taking occasional ‘gym breaks’ and hosting ‘charity meetings’ (The OC… Revenge… hello!), I would still want to fit in with everyone around me… and obviously I would still want to work. I can’t sit still for 2 seconds – never mind the rest of my entire life – so I would dedicate my ‘new’ life to forming my own company (based off of this website – duh), paying people to listen to my ideas and air them on national TV, and helping other 20-somethings get jobs (vote me for prez!).
After I won, I would start by putting away (and I guess ‘investing’ – whatever that means) a lot of the money. I would obvs give a good chunk of the money to my family (and maybe some close friends) and give a bunch of it to different charities (of course these charities would be decided over multiple glasses of wine with other rich people). I would then pay people to design and build new houses for my family and me… and after, I would pay other people to decorate these house. In addition to this, everyone would get a brand new car (yes, I stole this idea from Oprah).
After I did all the normal, ‘good-person stuff’ that is above, I would of course take care of myself… AKA major shopping spree (possibly with a very expensive personal stylist) and other extremely superficial things. Here are 10 things I would treat myself to if I ever won the Mega Millions:
1. A classic black Chanel bag.
2. A neon Chanel bag.
3. My own island.
4. Penthouses in NYC, Vegas, and LA.
5. A personal live-in hair stylist.
6. A celebrity personal trainer.
7. A football team (Ari Gold?)
8. The entire shoe department at Nordstrom.
9. Justin Bieber. Yes I would purchase Justin Bieber. I wonder how much he costs anyway…
9. I was kidding about the Biebs, so one of those ridiculous Mercedes AMG cars.
Now that no one wants me to win the Mega Millions (for very good reasons, I’m sure)… I hope I do just to spite you all.
Good luck 20-somethings. I hope at least one of us wins.
About the Author (Author Profile)Samantha is a Boston based 20-something who owns way too many clothes and and is openly addicted to teen dramas such as Pretty Little Liars. After graduating from Ithaca College, she started up Forever Twenty Somethings, a blog-turned-online-magazine about adjusting to life after college. Now she spends her days working full-time in television and whatever free time she has managing and writing for the website.
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