(CNN) — See, we all fantasize sometimes about living like the one percent.
Imagine a future where you forget how to cut a cucumber and trips to the supermarket become a thing of the past, you have a full-time chef, you never have to do laundry, and you have a chauffeur.
I can follow.
On Friday, one lucky person could win the Mega Millions lottery jackpot, which currently stands at $1.025 million. If there is a winner, the prize would be the second largest in Mega Millions history. Of course, there are taxes, and that means a lot less money, but still, it’s significantly a lot of money.
The options are either to take 30 annual payments over 29 years or an immediate lump sum in cash, estimated at $602.5 million, less federal and state taxes.
Still, it’s a lot of money. What to do with it all?
The practical advice is to sign and hold onto the bill, remain anonymous, hire some solid financial advisors, and spend it carefully.
But who needs to be practical when the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million?
If we stay in the realm of fantasy for a moment, here are 21 ways a lucky winner could live in luxury:
- Buy a yacht, but reasonable. Don’t buy a 50-foot yacht that starts at around $145 million, not counting staff and dock, so buy a smaller boat, costing around $15 million.
- He spends the summer in the south of France and eats away from home for a while. You can afford it.
- Buy a Rolex.
- Buy good jewelry.
- Renew your appearance, make it expensive, but not ostentatious. Don’t become a cast member of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
- Get plastic surgery. Lift up your whole face if you want. You have to be up to it.
- Get inspired by Hollywood with your teeth and pay cash.
- Have you already left your job? Do it.
- Go into your bank account and look at the sum several times a day for fun.
- disappear. Poof, she will never hear from you again.
- Move to a farm in Ireland. (Nope?)
- Buy a house in the West Village of New York.
- Buy young blood for plasma and use it in injections to slow down the aging process.
- Adopt various animals. Buy them expensive clothes.
- He buys $300 face cream and uses smears of it every night. Hire someone to apply it for you.
- Hire a bodyguard. Make sure no one gets kidnapped.
- Fly alone in a private plane, but offset your carbon footprint.
- Buy good art.
- Buy sports equipment, if that’s your thing.
- Don’t do it all in one day.
- Donate a significant part of your money stack to worthy causes. Feel the joy of generosity.