What Would You Do With 50 Million Dollars?

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I know all you bloggers south of the Canadian border are used to huge lotto jackpots and 50 million probably is no big deal. Here in Canada, where EVERYTHING is government regulated, jackpots rarely make it above the 30 million mark. This Friday there is a 50 million dollar jackpot up for grabs, which got me thinking, what the hell does one do with that kind of money?

So I sat pondering it on my drive to work this morning. What would Dual Mom do with THAT much money? I'm a single mom. I have a good job, but I also have 3 kids (two of which are teenage boys and can eat their weight in food on a daily basis). I have a mortgage, drive a new car, a shoe addiction that would rival most coke addicts love of the white stuff and various other everyday expenses. In the next two years both boys will be going off to College/University with the girl not far behind. Do you know how fucking expensive post secondary education is?!!! Let's be honest here, I'm tempted to try and sell my body to deal with that little expense. However, any prostitution attempts on my part would end in dismal failure and I'm really not sure the ole' ego could take it.

I digress. Anyrichbitch I am not what one would consider well off.

So 50 million dollars is really unfathomable to me.

I started blogging five months ago. In that time, there are several women that I've gotten to know just a little bit. They make me laugh, they make me think, they open my eyes to new things. The fact that there are so many people and places in the world that I will never know actually keeps me up at night. I have this irrational need to KNOW people. The fact that there are a gazzillion places on earth I will never visit makes me sad. It really and truly does. I have daydreams about sitting around a pub with alot of these woman, drinking vodka martinis and shooting the shit.

So what would I do with 50 million dollars? I would have the biggest, baddest, bestest damn blog party this world has ever seen. Seriously. I'd rent out the most high tootin', poshest resort I could find and I'd fly (first class - cause I'm filthy stinkin rich and that's what filthy stinkin rich people do) EVERY ONE of my blog buddies in for the bash. We would than proceed to drink, laugh, cry, shop, laugh, shop, make fun of fucktards, swear, drink some more.....well you get the picture. We would get dressed when we felt like it, sleep when we felt like it, eat when we felt like it. It would be light years BEYOND totally fabulous and just imagine the blog fodder? Imagine the damn blog fodder people!! Of course just because I'm filthy stinkin rich does NOT mean I'd stop blogging. But I might hire someone to type out my blog from my dictated notes, because that's what filthy stinkin rich people do, right?

So here's what I'm thinking. We all know the power of positive thinking right? Ok even if you don't believe in it just stick with me for a sec. You should send ALL your positive thoughts my way in hopes that I win the lottery on Friday night. I know, I know there are starving children in the world and I could so be using my bloggy powers for more humanitarian efforts but I promise when I'm filthy stinkin rich I will so help the starving kids. I swear. I never buy lottery tickets. I think in my entire life I've bought like two. So this is it folks, this is OUR chance. Really I'm doing this for all of you because I know how empty your life is without the opportunity to party with Dual Mom.

So tell me, what would you do with 50 million dollars?


Heather said...
February 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM

*sending mighty positive thoughts* your way! 50 million really is just unfathomable, isn't it? But somebody has to win and I think it should be you!

Mrsblogalot said...
February 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM

I would probably drop dead from a heart attack if I eve won 50 million dollars or...my husband would kill me to get me out of the way. Either way, I'd die

BigSis said...
February 25, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Just being able to pay off all my debt would lift a HUGE burden off my shoulders. I would say f you to my boss and get a job as a teacher.

singedwingangel said...
February 25, 2010 at 9:21 AM

sending you positive energy for the big win...
50 mill, easy pay off my mortgage and get a decent car for myself and a truck for hubby. Get oldest son who is gettinghis license soon a beat up fix emup cause I am sorry a license does not equate new ride you EARN that crap..I am 40 and have never owned a new off the lot never driven before me car..

Menopausal New Mom said...
February 25, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Hey! I didn't know you were Canadian too!! I assume West of Montreal, I'm in the Maritimes!

Anyway getting back to spending this jackpot, well I think I would probably just pack up and get the hell out of here to somewhere warm and take what was left of that 50 million once every relative from the Mayflower onward was done knocking at my door looking for a piece of it!

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM

This is such a nice idea. 50 million big ones? I would retire my entire immediate family--right. now. I think I would have to buy property someplace warm too. After that....just hang out and enjoy the easy life.

I sure hope you win Friday night. Just imagine how many shoes 50 million could buy!

Vinomom said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:10 AM

I'm down for the blog party. Sending positive vibes your way for the BIG WIN!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Sending you multitudinous winning thoughts...and I'd get a divorce!

Logical Libby said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM

I am devoting all of my energy to you winning that jackpot...

I would pay off all my bills, and adopt another kid.

Princess Stupidhead said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM

I'd make a few friends dreams come true, move to the country, do something for the homeless.

That One Mom said...
February 25, 2010 at 11:03 AM

You should pick up a lottery ticket for me... I wonder what the currency conversion would be on that?

MindyMom said...
February 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I'm all for the big blogger party! And just read my post today to see one of the things I would do with that money (which includes bloggers in Vegas for my 40th). If you win, maybe you can fund that trip for me! ;)

Sending mucho positive thoughts your way.

Daffy said...
February 25, 2010 at 12:21 PM

I'm willing to go in on that with you...I mean if we pool our resources we have a better chance, right?

I've got all my fingers crossed, my toes crossed AND my legs...which means I look like a fucktard walking down the halls today but hey, that's what bloggy buds do!

MiMi said...
February 25, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Oooh, first class! I wanna come! BTW, love the new look, you must be done tweeking it? And also: you have to tell me how you got the CCWA button to fit on your sidebar. My button is too wide...

Kristin said...
February 25, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Buy a house with a HUGE tub. Pay off all mine and my family's debts...Put away money for the dude's college...Share the love with my bestie and fund our business...Give to some of my fave charities...Finally go to Paris...I wonder if I've spent it all yet? Ah ha ha

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2010 at 1:34 PM

I know I would gain weight, but I could afford many giggolo's ha ha.
I'd help people with a lot of the money after i made sure I could have a wonderful life without ever working again.


Michelle Pixie said...
February 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM

What I wouldn't do with 50 million is really the question! Sending lots of good vibes your way in hopes that you hit it big!!

gaylin said...
February 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I am going to go buy a ticket and we can split the prize, 25 Mil would be so much more manageable.

I would quit my damn job so fast, then change my phone number so they couldn't call and whine about how no one else knows how to do it.

I would love to come to your lottery winning party, if you come to mine!

While I would help my family I wouldn't support them for life, they are being poopyheads right now. I have friends I would be more willing to help!

I would replace my 20 year old car. Buy a house, which here in Vancouver would use a lot of that money.

Also all you south of the border folks need to know that Canadian lottery winnings are TAX FREE! Yes, when we win $50 million - we get all of it!

Danielle said...
February 25, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I like the way that you would spend the money better than I would, so I am sending every positive vibe I have your way!

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Umm. dso i'm down. crossing my ffingers lol.

but yeah I would build my mother a huge house that i designed. and i would open up some high class businesses and throw parties at my mansion all the time.

The Only Girl said...
February 25, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Well, being in Canada myself, I have MANY of said tickets too. My own personal ones, pools at work, pools at hubby's work, etc.

But I would SO love to join your party if you win! That's a fantastic idea. Just imagine the fun!

Juliana said...
February 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM

5O million?!!? Oh goodness, do not forget you have to play to win--I forget that sometimes ha ha. WOW--I would do so much for other people and esp the cancer community...but I would get us out of this business bankruptcy and heck I would be going to get a massage!!!!!

Quixotic said...
February 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

*crossed fingers, wishing so hard my little face is all screwed up*
It really is a mind boggling amount isn't it. Imagine the people you could help, fmaily, strangers, little Romanian oprphans or what have you.. and I am Soooooo up for that bloggy party, what an awesome idea!

Resentful Wife said...
February 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I am wishing so hard for you that my son just asked if I was trying to poop in my chair.

50 mil? Easy. Like you, I would make sure all my kiddos have college tuition paid for. I'd buy a new Escalade. I'd buy a really big house in Hawaii complete with maid service and a chef and invite you over for drinks.

And, no, I'm not trying to poop in my chair. I'm seriously wishing hard that you win that dough!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...
February 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM

OMG. You have all of my positive powers. I will think of nothing else until Friday evening. I will be expecting my 1st class ticket to arrive Saturday morning?

Where is this partay happening by the way?

I vote Jamaica.

Umm. I am invited, right? RIGHT?!

Kat said...
February 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM

50 MILLION??? I would pay off all my debt, all my kids' debts, all my sister's and my dad's debts...hell, maybe even my mean brother's debts! Yep, I would pay off everything I could for everyone in my family, and then? I would donate some money...oh yeah, and shop :)

Homesick Cajun said...
February 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

I would pay off all of our bills, build a house, take care of some family and then I'd like to start an organization for single mothers to help them with college. Ok...maybe some new boobs and a trip to Aruba too, but hell...I'd be stinkin' rich so it's all good!

Anonymous said...
February 26, 2010 at 1:19 AM

OOOHHH! I hope you win. I SO want to go to the party!

I daydream about winning big all the time. I have house plans in my head, I'd hire 2 maids, get college paid for, and go to Ireland! Thats just for starters. =)

Mae Rae said...
February 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM

first, i would run and hide. My brothers would be knocking my door down in no time at all.

I think I would plan a blogger party too, I would have it because the bloggie world is all I have and I am still anonomous to them/

Tracie said...
February 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM

YES!!! *fist pump in the air* Gigantic blog fest party extravaganza is exactly what I need.

If I won that much money I'd pay off my bills, buy my mom a new house, and donate the rest to charity. *ducking to avoid lightening bolt*

Corrie Howe said...
February 27, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Sending positive thoughts your way. I'm sure you can use the money in many ways.

Kaylen said...
February 27, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I want to come to the blog party!!!! I hope you win-this is a great idea!! Fully catered, with spa privileges and hot men walking around shirtless and margaritas nonstop and ...can I help you plan??? I will give you a good rate for my party-planning expertise!! :)

I've only bought a handful of tickets before, recently my team at work all pitched in $5 and ended up buying $80 worth of tickets, thinking we would all get a few million out of it. We didn't. It was a huge letdown.

Anonymous said...
February 28, 2010 at 9:10 AM

OK, OK, Ok you can have my positive thoughts but only because the lottery is illegal here and there is no point wishing that I would win... but you will share right?

rxBambi said...
February 28, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Okay it's been 3 days. Have you not posted cuz you won and are buying all of our plane tickets? Please make it someplace warm.

ps- I hope I'm one of your bloggy friends that's actually invited!!

Canadian Blend said...
February 28, 2010 at 10:41 PM

I'm always reminded of what a buddy of mine said, years ago, when the Ohio Lottery topped 10 or 15 million. He said, dryly, he'd put it in CDs (a certificate of deposit type... not a Metallica type).

I think this has stuck with me as my friend wasn't known for making jokes and I had to take a second or two to sort out if he was kidding.

Aunt Juicebox said...
March 1, 2010 at 2:35 PM

I would just be happy to have a fraction of that. I'm struggling to come up with the money for my daughter's kilt, because I also owe school fees, and now need another $35 for registration at the college for next year.

After that, I'd buy my bagpipes and a new car. I'd move, and if there was any way I could use that money to do something very harmful to Thumpy Bitch and not get caught, I'd do that too.

Linda Medrano said...
March 1, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Honey, I just said a "Novena" for you to win. (Okay, I lied, I'm not even sure what a novena is but it sounded good!) Good luck! (Fingers and eyes crossed!)

Anonymous said...
March 9, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Well... that's amazing but frankly i have a hard time visualizing it... wonder what others have to say..