I'm going to be the materialistic one here who will end up on "How the Lottery Ruined my Life." I should probably post to this site if that ever happens because y'all are so practical.
Amounts are POST government taxing the daylights out of me.
Tag Heuer Watch in White Ceramic 2K$
New Car 25K$
Remainder: Bills/Investments/Treats for Family
Chanel J12 Watch in White Ceramic 10-12K$ (I've been dreaming about this watch my whole adult life and I KNOW it's a ridiculous waste of money, it's just so beautiful.)
New Car 25K
Bills, blah blah blah
Ditto above, but with really killer vacation/party with friends and and installation of deluxo bathroom in existing modest condo.
Ditto above. Quit Job,
volunteer for a good charity organization where I get to play with puppies.
Birth or adopt baby.
Buy lovely Victorian house with a huge footed bathtub and MASSIVE library.
Probably get a white and
a black Chanel J12....and maybe a platinum one...
Set up trusts for my friends' kids educations.
Spoil my immediate family.
Liposuction or daily private ballet lessons with a very strict Russian dancer who would keep me in line.
Anymore than 5M and I'd start feeling obligated to make a "real" difference in the world and probably freak out about all the responsibility. I think I would find that more stressful than being poor, but hopefully my beautiful watch collection would be a comfort.