Mega Millions jackpot: What people on Twitter say they’d do with $500 million
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot stands at a record $500 million, and some people on Twitter are declaring what they'd do with the money if they won Friday's drawing.
Using the hashtag #IfIWonTheMegaMillions, many—as you might expect—said they'd never work again; some said they'd buy lavish cars and houses, take their friends to concerts as VIPs, or pay their student loans; others would donate their winnings to charity.
Many, though, have some odd plans.
"I'd hire Morgan Freeman to read me bedtime stories every-night," Shaka Yeeloy wrote.
"I would wisely invest it," another tweeted promised. "I'd also buy a bunch of midgets and paint them orange."
Hey, you never know.
"My daughter will have a limo driving her to daycare," Angelus Mortis, sounding a bit like a Vogue columnist, wrote.
Kyle Lopez would buy an Apple Store "so I don't have to wait in line anymore." (With $476 million, Lopez could hire Morgan Freeman to wait in line for him.)
"INSTANTLY hire security!!!" Jon Castillo tweeted.
DeWayne offered to finance a sequel to "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas." Akbar Leroy Gonzalez wants to recreate "House Party," though I'm not sure he meant the movie.
Thinking like a Motor City Donald Trump, Billy Ray Valentine "would buy the eastside of Detroit CASH and make it a resort!"
The chances of winning Friday's jackpot are one in 176 million, according to the Associated Press.
"Be Eazy" promised to "buy Necker Island from Sir Richard Branson!"
Echoing the sentiments of more than a few others, D.T. would "vanish."
Just don't say that to a future employer. According to MSNBC.com, "Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?" has become a popular question for hiring managers in interviews with applicants.
"Recruiters report that high numbers of job seekers blab negative information without realizing they're making a farewell address to a job opportunity," Joyce Lain Kennedy, author of "Job Interviews for Dummies," told the site.
Instead, Kennedy said, you should say this: "While [I'd] be thrilled to win the lottery, [I'd] still seek out fulfilling work."
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