Monday, February 08, 2010

Daydream

Sometimes, it is fun to think about winning the lottery. My husband buys regular lottery tickets. I don't. Although I did buy a ticket in a local house raffle.  I was doing a little daydreaming and decided to figure out how much my ideal lottery winnings would be.

Criteria:

Enough money to pay off all debt including student loans and car loan.
Set aside money for Noodlebug's college education.
Set aside money for minimum 5 years nursing home or equivalent needs for my mom.
Enough money to buy a house in the expensive area I live in.

$1.5 million would do it with money leftover.  I would donate some of the leftover and put the rest into savings and look for part-time work so I could be more of a stay-at-home mom but still contribute to our household funds.  In the great lottery world, $1.5 million doesn't seem like too much to ask for.  Does it?

The house raffle I entered would pay out $1.6 million before taxes if you chose that option instead of the fancy house.  The drawing is Feb.20.

It's a nice daydream anyhow.

3 comments:

Gary said...

I think it all sounds splendid. And I wish you good luck because somebody's going to win it, right? Might as well be you.

Diane said...

We have this daydream constantly Amy. This week we won $7.00. Not exactly what we were dreaming of but maybe next week ...LOL

Good luck

Amy said...

Diane---It doesn't cost anything to dream, right? And hey! $7 covers more than two Starbucks visits for me so that would be great!!!!

-Amy