I have never purchased a ticket for the power ball.....but with the dollar amount being a billion dollars.....I decided to give it a try!
The best way for me to be a part of this, was to roll out 400 of my LONG SAVED pennies and present them to the store clerk for the purchase of two power ball tickets. One was for me and the other was for my sweet little niece!
I figured that my penny jar would not mind having just a little weight lifted out of it.
I purchased my tickets on Tuesday morning and my thoughts quickly were detoured to how on earth I would spend all of this money.
I imagined that the best way for me to deal with the hundreds of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cousins that I'm so Blessed to have, was to go ahead and make out the envelopes with each of their names on them. I would include some money and a little note to let them know how much I loved them and to also inform them that IF I ever decided to give out more money....I WOULD FIND THEM! After all....I haven't seen some of them in about 20 years.....How difficult would waiting another 20 years be???
Of course.....my kiddos would all be taken care of, with the understanding that they each finish college and get a job!
Tops on the priority list was going to be GIVING......
Children's Hospital.....Church.....College Scholarships.....Alzheimer's foundation........and to many other Charities that are near and dear to my heart!
I had already decided that I was going to try to help out the panhandlers that hang out on some of the street corners and at intersections. Oh.....it wasn't going to be a give out kind of deal..... Oh no....all of those "Will work for food" signs would be exercised!
My awesome friends were going to be taken care of....!! We all love to travel and we love to take little weekend trips. Our bags would have been packed and we would have been heading out on a cruise by the weekend.....
A few splurges for myself came to mind as well..... like.....
The picture I have been wanting from Kirklands. Also on my list was a new pair of tennis shoes.... a Hot Air Balloon ride.....and a trip to Alaska or maybe back to Hawaii!!!!
Unfortunately.....the odds were not in my favor!!
I don't think they were in a whole lot of peoples favor!! LOL.
Believe me.....I didn't get too worked up when I realized that my numbers did not match! I'm not saying that it wouldn't be nice to have a FEW extra bucks.....just to do anything I wanted to do. But the truth is...I'm happy and pretty much content with what the Lord has Blessed me with.
How about the rest of you.....did you purchase a ticket? Did you have plans for spending it?
One good thing came out of this......I rolled 400 pennies!!