Now normally I don't buy the things. In fact, this is probably maybe the fourth or fifth one I ever bought in my life. I even felt kinda silly asking for one, that is until the guy at the adjoining cash register at the 7-11 bought a HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH of them. Sheesh! But with $325 million bucks on the line...
Frankly, I don't even expect to win. I just wanted to buy into the logistical problem of figuring out how I could come into so much money and still manage to die broke at the end, since none of us can take it with us.
Yeah, it's easy to blow that first batch of cash paying off the houses and car payments of family and friends and putting all their kids through school, but after that, what do you buy?
I'm figuring I'd have an Air Zoo. I'd have me a nice big hangar someplace and that hangar would contain an A-26 Invader, an F4U Corsair, An F-86, a Stearman, and an O-2A, all flyable and with mechanics on call, of course. Oh, and my existing Cessna would get a new paint job and maybe even some new carpeting.
I would have small but nice (and completely defensible) homes in New Orleans, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and the western mountains, and probably a place up in Barrow, Alaska for those times when I just wanted some solitude. And there would be maids in each of them. French maids. Rowr!
I would have a posse of "personal assistants" as well, each of them an incredibly beautiful woman trained in martial arts and small arms use. Can't be too well guarded, ya know so I'd hire me a whole army of them and use them to protect myself and eliminate my enemies, people the America-haters at MSNBC or the guy down the street who keeps using his leaf blower at first light on every week-end and holiday morning. Heck, maybe I'd just buy an island, or an aircraft carrier or old Russian nuclear submarine. Then I could live like one of those old James Bond villains, only instead of working on world domination, I'd be using the rest of that cash to help cure cancer or heart disease or liberalism.
On second thought, that world domination thing sounds pretty cool, too.
Yep. I've definitely got me some plans for that cash when I win it tonight. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go stand in front of the mirror and practice my "evil genius" laugh. Muhuhuhahahaha...
EDITED: Ah, well. I didn't even hit one number. But it was worth the two bucks just for the dream. Maybe next time the pot gets super-dooper big we'll try it again.
EDITED AGAIN: Nobody won. Pot up to $425 Million. I think I'll invest another $2.00, because with that kind of money... Cue evil genius laugh in three...two...one...