And here's a fun quote from it:
"A winning ticket is a grand thing, but it doesn't really count until you've got the cash. For now, consider just taking a little sick time or vacation, without explaining why, if possible. You're going to be very busy becoming a millionaire. You probably will quit eventually. Sockman says most winners do, even though at their original interview about a quarter claim they'll keep working. He explains, "They can't imagine how much money they've won. It's a life-changing event."
I can't wait to become a very busy millionare.
Apparently you can make more in the end if you take the lump sum and invest. I like the idea of a yearly salary but I suppose with that much cash I'd have someone I was paying to keep my spending in line. My mom and I really like going through all the things we'd do with the money, and it really is fun. And I'm not the kind of person to get super disappointed when I don't win, either.
This part blows, though:
Once you turn in that ticket, the lottery is required by public information law to release your name and hometown. In other words, you can't avoid the world finding out about you. You might think about holding a press conference to get the media attention over with all at once. And besides, you might be the type that wants to crow to the world, "Look at me, I'm a millionaire!"
I was hoping I could stay anonymous. Oh well, small price(ish?). I think I'd move. Immediately. Probably to Paris or the like. Into my tiny little Parisian home that I could now afford. And I'd have a French tutor.
I know you want the breakdown (or maybe it's just me that does), so here we go:
68 million in a lump sum with taxes taken out... let's just say 20 million.
here's a list but since I have no idea what things cost... I'm just pretty sure I could handle all of this with all that:
-house in paris
-siberian tiger at our wedding (for garrett)
-peacock at our wedding (for me)
-an organ grinder monkey with a hat at our wedding (for me)
-a shopping spree in paris (limited to 50,000 I think)
-a custom made dress from oscar de la renta, as in, I shall meet him and he shall make me a dress
- get a daguerrotype made for Garrett
- hire a personal trainer
- and a chef
- and buy nice things for all my friends
-and a car that didn't have to be in the shop all the time. but not a super nice car, I'd be too afraid I'd wreck it.
that's all I've got. where's your money going?