If you're a California resident, the Mega Millions jackpot is up to $640 MILLION for tonight's drawing.
Wrap your head around that for a second...
Ok, now that you're done drooling, imagine the good you could do with that kind of dough. I never play the lottery, but this time, I bought a few quick picks not only because it would be nearly criminal to not get in on the possibility of winning, but also it's the highest jackpot in lotto history. If no one wins tonight, the jackpot for next week could reach well into $1 BILLION. A BILLION. That kind of wealth is staggering and many people claim they can handle it, but I'm not so sure anyone could that has never dealt with that kind of cash before regardless of how they operate in every day life, if their morals are just or even if they plan on donating a sizable portion of it to worthy causes to help make this world better.
Suffice it to say I have big plans if I win, very slim though those chances may be, but I have no illusions; it would be such a shock to my system that it would take a long time to fully adjust. I'm also fully against money and how it decimates and erodes our social systems every day, but with $640 million, at least you could find a way to put cushions under those that are falling every day and are trying their best to deal with the iron dildo being shoved up their asses for just trying to live.
Having wealth is a test, not a privilege. People think that if they grow up being well off that they have the golden ticket to treat others like dog shit. In fact, it's the opposite and those that spit on the less fortunate that weren't so lucky have failed that test. Life is about helping each other and making sure we're all cared for. If another person has it better, and you can help out someone that is struggling, then you do it. There's no judgement or reason to be snide or snooty; you just do it. That would be my goal with that kind of cash. I'd devote a lot of my money to creating sustainable systems to where people can build on physical ideas and actually get creations off the ground to where our daily routines wouldn't be such a pain in the royal ass and people that aren't making it would be able to contribute their talents and time other than trying to rob, steal, kill and make other individuals miserable. I know, it sounds wishy-washy, but I'm just tired of my surroundings; shit has to change. With $640 million, I could make a serious dent.
What are your thoughts on all of this? What would you do? Also, any California residents here that are going to play?