Here’s How You Can Spend Your Lottery Winnings, Lansing Style!
Tonight is another Mega Millions drawing. This time, between the Mega Millions and the Powerball, the jackpot totals about $2.2 billion! Say, you are that lucky person who wins the whole thing (and you'd have to be pretty darn lucky, the chances of winning are 1 in 302.6 million, according to Forbes), what are you gonna do with all that cash? After taxes, and if you don't have to split that money up with anyone else, you're left with about $620 million to spend, according to CNBC.
After you've paid off your credit card debt, student loans, and any other outstanding balances (because that is the absolute first thing I would do), how are you going to spend those millions and millions of dollars? You can only buy so many gold toilets and expensive cars, am I right? So, I took is upon myself to figure out some perfect ways for you to spend your money. And bonus: They are all Lansing-centric! Take a look below to see how you can spend your Mega Millions winnings in Lansing!
If you have some other fun Lansing ways to spend your Mega Millions winnings, let me know on Facebook or in the comments below!
Currently, the most expensive house in Lansing will run you about $1.35 million, a drop in the bucket with over $600 million in Mega Millions winnings... The 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom house sits on over 2 acres of land, has a swimming pool, direct boat access to the Grand River, multi rec rooms, and even a movie room. Plus, it has a piece of Lansing history. The artist who painted the Capital Buildings also painted murals on the ceilings of the house. Check out the listing here.
If you haven't had Quality Dairy's legendary chip dip, you'd have to be living under a rock. QD's chip dip is the stuff legends are made of, and if you win the Mega Millions, you can share this deliciousness with everyone in Lansing! There are about 116,986 people in Lansing, which means that you can buy every single person a pint of chip dip (it'll run you about $2.32 after tax) and only spend $270,408. Heck, at that price, might as well throw in a bag of Better Made chips for everyone too for only $370,846 more bucks. All together, chips and dip for the whole town would run you $641,254 (only 0.001 percent of your winnings).
If you decide to "quit your day job" when you win the Mega Millions, you'll have a lot of free time on your hands... why not take in a Lansing Lugnuts ball game? Or, all of them? If you've got a family of four, four sets of season tickets plus parking at the stadium for a full year will run you $4,270. If you wanted to do that every year for a whole decade, it'd still only cost about $42,700. I don't know if you can buy season tickets 10 years at a time, though... you'll probably need to check on that.
If this happens to be your favorite radio station (thanks for listening!), you can buy us! Now, I have absolutely no idea how much something like that would cost, but I would imagine with $620 million in lotto winnings after taxes, you'd have enough to buy it, lol.
This is a great way to help your community and super easy to do! Just think about something that's important to you... helping animals, veterans, students, the disabled, the poor. Just search for a Lansing charity that helps something you love and make a donation!