I’m sure you’ve already heard about it –
Unless, of course, you happen to live in a cave… or California.
Yeah, I’m talking about that gazillion dollar Powerball jackpot.
Okay, okay, I’m exaggerating – it’s worth a mere 500 million. Chump change, I know.
But I must admit that it has tempted even me.
I actually parted with TWO WHOLE DOLLARS for a chance at it.
Because, what the heck – two bucks is a small price to pay for a day of what ifs.
And what ifs do wonders for creative thinking, you know.
What if you had that kind of dough?
Did you know that you could give away a $100 bill every single day for the rest of your life, and yet… you’d barely touch the interest you’d be making off the money?
Can you imagine spreading that kind of giddy good fortune every twenty-four hours?
Alternatively, you could rake all the cash into a big pile and dive in à la Scrooge McDuck.
Ah, the possibilities are such delicious fun to ponder, aren’t they?
And yes, deep down inside, we all know that money won’t buy happiness.
But hey, we also want to check it out for ourselves…
just to be sure.
PROMPT: What would you do with that kind of cash? What would your story’s main character do? A windfall can make for an interesting plot twist. Is it a big time blessing or crushing curse? YOU get to decide.