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What Did You Learn From Powerball?

I’m pretty proud of myself and you have to understand that is a rare thing.  A lot of people were asked or asked themselves ‘what would you do if you won the Powerball’ and I think the answer says a lot about you.  More after the jump.

I didn’t really get “Powerball Fever”. I knew the odds, I just got a couple tickets to join in the fun with everybody else.   After hearing endless breathless news reports ask “what would you do with the money” I allowed myself a couple of moments to think about it.

I would spend a lot of money on upgrades for Nightmare on 19th Street.  We are already one of the best haunted houses in Texas, It would be cool if I could spend enough to make it the absolute best in the world.

I have a friend who could really use some help opening a tattoo shop.  She’s really talented, but opening any business requires a good chunk of loot.

I have a pretty good idea for a pizza place that I’d like to open.

I would really like to open some kind of mini theme park that is geared towards special needs kids.

And after I thought of these things, something occurred to me.  If you had hundreds of millions in the bank, you don’t have to do anything.  You can just go from seventy-degree beach to seventy-degree beach and follow the sun around the world.  This is where I felt a little proud of myself.  I’m not a ‘lay on the beach’ kind of guy.  I want to build things. I want to help people build things.  It’s just not my nature to sit on my ass and I don’t think money would change that.  So essentially, I wouldn’t do much different if I won a bunch of money, I would just do more of it.

I guess that’s a pretty good lesson to learn about yourself.  Ask yourself now, what you’d do if you won the lottery and what’s keeping you from doing it now?  Sure, you may have to do it on a much, much, much smaller scale, but that shouldn’t matter.  Maybe the best thing you can get from a lottery, is a realistic idea of who you really are.

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