What would you do if you won a billion dollars?

According to the Winn-Dixie grocery store, no one had the winning ticket for last night’s drawing. The lottery is now over one billion dollars.

One billion dollars!

I can’t wrap my brain around that much money. Of course, you have to buy at least one ticket to win something. Maybe just one this time … we’ll see.

If I won that much money, I guess these are the things I would need to do:

1. Call my family and get them over here as fast as possible.
2. Call my attorney for legal advice.
3. Find a really good tax attorney.
4. Stay quiet for several days.
5. Make the trip to the lottery office (I think it’s in Tallahassee) to collect my check.
6. Set up a foundation to help others and give away a huge chunk of the money.
7. Help patients at the cancer center with their financial needs.
8. Donate to the cancer center foundation.
(I can’t say enough good things about the cancer center. They saved my life.)

Still thinking, but that’s it for now.

What about you? What would you do if you won a billion dollars?

~Catherine

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Money For Nothing
by Dire Straits

The Spring and The Fall by Edna St. Vincent Millay

In the spring of the year, in the spring of the year,
I walked the road beside my dear.
The trees were black where the bark was wet.
I see them yet, in the spring of the year.
He broke me a bough of the blossoming peach
That was out of the way and hard to reach.

In the fall of the year, in the fall of the year,
I walked the road beside my dear.
The rooks went up with a raucous trill.
I hear them still, in the fall of the year.
He laughed at all I dared to praise,
And broke my heart, in little ways.

Year be springing or year be falling,
The bark will drip and the birds be calling.
There’s much that’s fine to see and hear
In the spring of a year, in the fall of a year.
‘Tis not love’s going hurt my days.
But that it went in little ways.