Thursday, April 1, 2010

I Won the Megamillions!

I can't believe I'm writing this. I haven't even told any of my family members or friends this life changing news but it's been eating me up inside and I figure since this is an anonymous blog about my money I just couldn't hold this secret in any longer.

Let me say that I usually abhor gambling, but last month while accompanying my fiance to a business trip in California I urgently needed to use a restroom after drinking three Ginger Ales on the plane. We stopped at a convenience store and I had to make a purchase to get the restroom key. Since I clearly didn't need anything to drink and I already had gum I thought the next cheapest thing was a throwaway lottery ticket. It was a few weeks later that I finally discovered the piece of paper floating around my pocketbook was worth $133 Million!

I'm so excited! But cautious at the same time. I don't want to let the secret out and have people try to influence my financial decisions. I have hired an estate lawyer who specializes in lottery winnings. After paying taxes up front - and of course paying off my student loans - I should net about $70 million. My lawyer has reccomended buying an annuity with most of the funds which will pay out about $200,000 a month for the rest of my life!

We are buying a boat and sailing the world. Stay tuned for blog posts from paradise! Early retirement here we come!

11 comments:

Jonesie said...

April Fool's:)

bean said...

I was waiting for an April Fool's post somewhere...

Sunflowers said...

What?! I WON THE LOTTO TOO!! What're the chances of that?!

Anonymous said...

Happy April Fool's Day - don't ya wish it were true!

paisley penguin said...

Great April Fools post!

Sallie's Niece said...

Man I wish. Almost makes me want to buy a ticket. Happy April Fool's everyone!

Sunflowers said...

Yeah, me too... sigh.

Happy April Fools ;)

Chitown said...

OMG...That would have been awesome!!!

Shtinkykat said...

Oh, man. I guess I'm gullible. But if it were true, I'd say it couldn't happen to a better person. :-D

Sallie's Niece said...

Oh thanks Shinkty, I don't know what I'do do with all that money so it's just as well...

shelbug99 said...

I didn't look at the date when I first read this. I just about jumped for joy for you. Happy April Fool's Day, a few days late. :-)