Just for fun...if you won the lotto...
This forum is so serious lately, and a little depressing so I hope it's okay if I post something a little more lighthearted. Most of us have probably played this game in their head...and if you haven't, now is your chance.
So today's MegaMillions is 42 million. Not the biggest jackpot, but let's say you buy a ticket anyway (let's ignore the fact that most of you probably don't buy lotto tickets anyway, okay?), and you win tonight's drawing.
The cash payout is 26 million. After federal taxes (in CA, you don't have to pay state taxes; not sure if that's true in all states), you're left with around 15 million.
What would YOU do with the money? What would your financial plan be?