Jill Layton
April 20, 2014 11:30 am

Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy a whole lot of other things! The odds of winning the lottery are not in our favor. Millions and millions of lottery tickets are sold every day, which make our chances of winning big, super small. Smaller than super small, actually, but someone’s gotta win! If that someone were to be you, what would you do with your hundreds of millions of dollars?

Here’s a list of some ridiculous things to do if you win big:

1. Travel to space.

If you’re like me, you’ve always dreamed about going to space. Now, for only $250,000, you can secure yourself a spot on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship, making you officially an astronaut, or at least a pretend one for the day.

2. Start your own sports team.

But not the local adult league that everyone at work is forced to join. An actual legit sports team, like the Yankees or the Colts, but maybe name it something fun like the Unicorns or the Pretzels, just because you can.

3. Buy a plane and fly around the world.

Go to every place you’ve ever wanted to visit. Maybe even the places you never wanted to visit, just to keep an open mind about things.

4. Build a casino in Las Vegas and name it after yourself.

Mainly so conversations around the world could go like this, “Hey guys, wanna go to Vegas for the weekend?” “Sure, where should we stay?” “The Jill.” Of course, you’d insert your name, not mine.

5. Pay for college.

Give money to every child in your city (or country, depending on how many millions you win) that received above a certain GPA, but can’t afford to go to college.

6. Buy a private island.

And invite everyone you know (the ones you like) to vacation there. Of course, you’ll need to hire someone to do the scheduling. If there are too many people there at once, it just turns into an island. Not a private island.

7. Buy a snow machine and every year give a new city a white Christmas.

Of course you should choose cities with warm climates, or else it’d probably be an angry and snowed-in Christmas for everyone.

8. Build a water slide inside your home.

Because why not? Warning: you will get wet.

9. Put an ATM in your kitchen.

When you have a lot of money, it’s easy to spend a lot of money. So, why not have an all-access pass to your money? NBA player, DeShawn Stevenson did it, so it’s definitely possible.

10. Build an underground luxury panic room.

But it’ll be more like a panic condo. You know, for apocalypses, hostage situations, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and hide and seek.

11. Build an emergency room in your house.

So you never die! And never have to wait in line or deal with insurance companies.

12. Make it rain.

Go onto the roof of the building where you used to work (you don’t have time for a job anymore, since you’ll be busy doing all these fun things) and throw money to unsuspecting citizens walking by on the street. MAKE IT RAIN!

All of these things would absolutely make me happy, at least for a while. So, maybe money does buy happiness after all? Temporary happiness is still happiness.

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