With Powerball Jackpot at $475 Million, 7 Women Reveal What They'd Do with $1 Million

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Caring for Her Autistic Boys
"I'd put a robust down payment on a single family home with a large fenced yard and set up special needs trusts for my sons to ensure their welfare ... more 
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Caring for Her Autistic Boys
"I'd put a robust down payment on a single family home with a large fenced yard and set up special needs trusts for my sons to ensure their welfare after their father and I are gone."
- Sunday
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Thu, May 16, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Do any of us really feel like we have enough money? If we're lucky, the answer is yes; we can pay for housing, food, medical care, clothes, and Legos. But what if we had more than enough? What if we got a million dollars - with no strings and no taxes - dropped in our laps? This is a favorite fantasy of mine. I like to think about all the ways I could configure a million bucks to make things better for my family and my community. With no winner in last night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot has grown to a whopping $475 million dollars! While winning that would be a nice chunk of change, I asked my readers to tell me what they'd do with a mere million dollars, and the results were interesting. Nearly everyone jumped to pay off debts first. Lots of people wanted to set up trust funds for their kids' futures, especially the parents of special needs kids. And nearly everyone wants a vacation. Funny or sad, these wishes tell stories of what real families really want. Click through to read what real women say they'd do with a million dollars! -- By Rebekah Kuschmider



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