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The Mega Millions multi-state lottery has an estimated half-billion dollar payout on tomorrow's drawing.  If you won a huge boat-load of money, how would you spend/invest/disperse it?

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Off topic but I find the way we understand and operate on probabilities fascinating.

For example, if I offer you:

  1. A $1 ticket for a 1 in 10 chance to win $10, you'll take it
  2. A $10 ticket for a 1 in 10 chance to win $100, you'll take it
  3. A $100 ticket for a 1 in 10 chance to win $1000, you may take it
  4. A $1000 ticket for a 1 in 10 chance to win $10K, you probably won't take it.

Rationally, these are all equivalent choices but we don't naturally think in probabilities.

Would you give it all to the poor, and then, go follow Jesus? (no, I'm not claiming that I would)

I suspect that such a "winning" would actually become a curse, for most people, Believer, or non-believer!

Lol! We are all too human! Back in the '60s. the was a brilliant footballer called George Best. The fame and adulation and money went to his head.

Years later he said 'I spent most of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.'

Marv said:

What would I do with the mega millions?

Let me assure you what I'd do would be perfectly biblical.

(Luke 15:13)

If I recall correctly, C.S. Lewis was walking with someone when a scruffy man approached him and asked him for money. Lewis gave it to him without a second thought. Then his friend chided for giving him money that would inevitably used for drinking. Lewis excused himself saying that he would have used the money for the same purpose. :-) 

Jax Agnesson said:

Lol! We are all too human! Back in the '60s. the was a brilliant footballer called George Best. The fame and adulation and money went to his head.

Years later he said 'I spent most of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.'

Marv said:

What would I do with the mega millions?

Let me assure you what I'd do would be perfectly biblical.

(Luke 15:13)

A couple of years ago, a guy walked up to me and said, 'Man, I'm really in need of a drink'. I handed him £2 without hesitating. His honesty impressed me.

Michael Ballai said:

If I recall correctly, C.S. Lewis was walking with someone when a scruffy man approached him and asked him for money. Lewis gave it to him without a second thought. Then his friend chided for giving him money that would inevitably used for drinking. Lewis excused himself saying that he would have used the money for the same purpose. :-) 

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