When you're student teaching in an economics classroom and the Powerball is sitting at $1.3 billion, you're obviously going to talk about it.
Although the Powerball has been drawn and three winners have been chosen, I thought it would still be fun to post about what I might do with the winnings if I had won (spoiler alert, I didn't even buy a ticket because Alabama doesn't have the lottery and I didn't want to drive to GA).
What Would I Do If I Won the Powerball?
1) Pay off all of mine and Chris' debts: vehicles, farm debt, equipment, etc.
The first thing I would do would be to cancel out any of our debts...it would be so sweet to be debt free before the age of thirty!
2) Buy land to expand our farm
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Once again, it would be pretty sweet to pay for land outright to continue to expand our farm.
3) Pay off some of both of our parents debts
Our parents have given us both so much, they're part of the reason we're doing so well in our twenties. Being able to give back to them would be an amazing feeling.
4) Go Shopping!
I would love to buy myself an SUV or truck (not a new one, but one that I've been wanting for a while), the Louis Vuitton bag I've been lusting after, and maybe pick up a thing or two from Lilly.
5) Gifts to my Family
My sisters would each get some extravagant gift of their choosing, I'd probably spoil my brothers-in-law with a little something as well.
My niece and nephew would probably get a fun trip somewhere!
6) House of Our Dreams
Chris and I would love to be able to build the house of our dreams on a piece of our farmland (and the barn of my dreams as well!) We would build the home we've been dreaming of, which is pretty modest-not a McMansion, and put anything left in savings.
The Powerball probably wouldn't pay for all of these scenarios, but it sure is fun to dream about!
If we won, I don't think either of us would stop working, but we would try to live semi-normally.
I would love to go to our nearest kill-shelter and get every animal out as their time came up and save them, re-homing neglected animals is awesome!
Did you play the Powerball? If you had won, whether you played or not, what would you do with the winnings? Let me know down below!
Until next time. . .