This month I will be participating in the “Blogging from A-Z Challenge”
What is it?
Blogging every day. It begins on April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?
We currently are not millionaires. We have maxed out our earning potential. Which is to say we are retired and living on fixed incomes. Therefore, it's safe to say that we will never be millionaires.
We do, however, occasionally buy lottery tickets. We were in it to win it when the jackpot of the Powerball Lottery topped out at 1.5 billion.
Ross and I played the game of "What would you want to do if we won?"
Of course, there was the obvious, taking care of the kids and their kids.
But then there was the beach house we would buy, no make that the beach we would buy.
We discussed second and third homes and of course, the Maserati that Ross covets.
If we had won the Powerball and had taken the lump sum option the payout would have been 930 million. After taxes, the total amount paid would have been about 500 million.
The odds of winning were 1 in 292 million.
None the less, I was unrealistically bummed out when our numbers were not picked.
Sincerely, though, aside from the fact that such a huge sum of money would have eased the financial burden that some of our family struggle with, personally I sincerely don't care about being a millionaire.
Simply because there are things I have that are more valuable to me than money.
And simply because, having five hundred million dollars could not possibly mend my broken heart.