What would I do with half-a-billion dollars?  Many of us have dreams of winning a lottery.  We fantasize about retirement, travel or a really big house. 

Everybody thinks you’re walking around with 11 million dollars in your wallet,

Mega Millions jackpot is now above 500 million dollars.  Honestly, I think I could figure out some decent plans for a 5 million dollar jackpot but anything larger is like the old adage:  A fool and his money are soon parted.

Once I read a story about lottery winners and their woes.  A woman who hit an 11 million dollar jackpot explained you don’t get anywhere the amount after taxes and if you take a lump sum payout the prize is considerably smaller.  “Everybody thinks you’re walking around with 11 million dollars in your wallet,” she offered.

First World problems!