What Would You Do if You Won?

The MegaMillions jackpot is now $363 million. What would you do with that money?


The jackpot for Tuesday night's MegaMillions drawing now stands at $363 million. That's more than a third of a billion dollars.

What would you do if you won? Would you quit your job? Buy a house? Donate a large sum of cash to a charity? Share it with your favorite Patch Editor? (Eh, it was worth a shot!) Tell us in the comments section below. 

kristin Pack March 28, 2012 at 02:23 AM
My son had cancer, and after being in a hospital for a year straight and watching all the children fighting for their lives.. the first thing i would do is start a foudation for those families who don't have much that are trying to do everything they can to save their child. I would next donate a large amount of money to the leukemia lymphoma society on behalf of both my son and his father, as well as donate to the susan g komen society on my moms behalf. I would buy myself a small house and put it in the middle of a large beautiful field.. I would pay off the car I already own and set-up my son a large savings account for his education and future. After this I would continue to work my job, because it's a great company and I enjoy working there, I am not a lazy person and would not just quit everything. I would continue my schooling and begin my career. Once everything has calmed down over the money, and I have completed most of my goals, I would begin my round trip tour of the U.S. Every place I stop to visit I'd test people in different meaningful ways and those that show to be true at heart would share in my blessings as I had. And this is just the start...
Crystal Huskey March 28, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Ha! An organization that I've always wanted to help financially is the International Justice League. They recruit cops and detectives to combat human trafficking all across the world. I like the scholarship idea though!
Crystal Huskey March 28, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Very admirable goals, Kristin! Maybe one day you could do that, even without the lottery :)
Vanzetta Evans March 28, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Well! I lost! Got excited because I had the first number and the second one was the one I meant to play.
Kelly Smith March 28, 2012 at 03:13 PM
First and foremost, I would pay off all my family's debt. Fix up their houses, pay off their farms, help them with their medical needs and so on. Then I would pay off my debt and pay for a wedding so that my fiance and I don't have to ask for financial help with our wedding. I would then put a big portion into savings and use the rest to help as many people as I could. I know there are so many people out there where $1000 could make A HUGE DIFFERENCE. Just pay off that one high interest loan, fix their car, take them to the dentist, and so on. With the right financial planning, I could help others for the rest of my life, my future kids' lives, and their childrens' lives!


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