Shockingly enough, I didn't win. But I confess that I did start thinking about some of the first things I'd do if I had. Here are my top 5 (in no order).
1. 5% to CPD and 5% to my boss. After promising to give to our charity, I promised her I'd share some wealth with her as well. After all, she bought my ticket, gave me my first big girl job, and signs my paychecks every month.
2. Pay off my student loans. Now, I really don't think that student loans are the end of the world. College was incredible and I'm willing to pay for that experience (ask me again in a few years), but it would be incredible to not have that burden. I also have a few friends that I'd like to remove this burden from as well.
3. Head to Europe. I've been aching to go back since the minute I left about three years ago. I'd love to revisit some of my favorite places in Western Europe, but also I'd love to explore some new places in Eastern Europe. And I'd love to bring some of my favorite pals with me.
4. Presents for the fam.
*Daddio would get a motorcycle and cool car of his choosing.
*Mama would get the snazziest sewing machine imaginable as well as an add-on to the house at the farm (or just a new house altogether!).
*Step-padre gets whatever toy he wants, especially because he always says if he wins the lotto, he'll help me out. I'll also hire him someone to mow the farm for him so he won't have to anymore.
*Bubby gets an airplane so he and Cara can come visit me whenever they want. I think I'd let them all go ahead and retire as well . . . if they want.
*PoPo and Uncle Rick get a vacation to the beach of their choosing, because they love the beach.
*Cousins are included in student loan payments.
5. Right some wrongs. Step-padre pointed out that if I won this mega million, I could give every person in the United States one million dollars and still have plenty to spare. Granted, there are a few people in the US who wouldn't need my mula, but I would love to put that money to good use providing resources for those who need it. I'll tack onto that traveling world-wide in an effort to right wrongs elsewhere as well.
Other tops: go to grad school, go on adventures, shop for some goodies, etc.