“But if you could win any one lottery, would you really choose to win $1.3 billion?
That’s definitely a dollar amount where winning would become terrifying.”
Andy’s article says exactly what I was thinking when I heard that number. I simply can’t imagine how one could handle suddenly having that much money. You would immediately need to go into hiding – in a luxury hotel – and hire an army of lawyers, accountants, and bodyguards.
I’d love to win a lottery. I could use, say, £1 million or so, to buy a nice house, and to ensure my retirement income. A few million more, and I could help out friends and family. And if I won a lot more, I’d do like John Beresford Tipton, Jr. and give it away, anonymously, one million at a time.
Oh, and I’d probably arrange for a private performance of this play, and perhaps a few concerts. I wonder how much it would cost to have Bob Dylan do a living room concert…?
Source: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? — Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (BETA)