It’s gone unclaimed for over two months but last night a winner stepped forward and claimed the $259,000,000 PowerBall prize. Have you been playing the lottery lately? What would you do with the money if you became a multi-millionaire in the blink of an eye?

Okay, I did some number crunching and I could have almost paid off all of my debt if this had happened to me. No beachfront home or vacation time, just a few checks to the major credit card companies and my day in the spotlight would have been over! I may be exhagerrating a bit but wouldn’t it be great to pay off all that debt! Imagine waking up in the morning, late morning that is, and knowing you could do anything you wanted to and there would be no bills arriving in the mail. Oprah, if you’re reading this, I’m jealous.

What about the difference you could make in other people’s lives if you had this kind of money to spread around. I’m pretty sure you could put a water well in every village in Africa with this kind of money. You could give cancer researchers a serious boost in their efforts or you could put food on the tables of millions of starving people on this planet.

If you’re into cars you could pick up a 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe for $8.7 Million. If you’re into nice homes you could buy Hillandale in Greenwich, Connecticut for a mere $125 Million.  If you prefer the world’s nicest cell phone you could purchase GoldVish ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique for $1.3 Million.

Here’s the thing, your life would never be the same again!  You would suddenly hear from relatives you never knew you had.  Everyone would be your BFF and the recession would be over the instant you turned in that winning lottery ticket.  What would you do if you suddenly had $259 Million life changing dollars?