@jasonrodez1243 I would take half of it and spend wisely on a modest house (seattle is expensive), and an investment property (must more modest than my own), and take the other half to an impoverished region. I dont know where... just somewhere that people want a chance to get a leg up. I've heard of a program that gives african natives very small loans (less than $100) in order for them to buy basic things that can help them elevate their lives beyond the lowest in society. The concept is simple... loan them $50 so they can buy western seeds to plant on their small farm. They take that small investment and sell the product which instantly pays for itself. Most of the farmers in africa can't afford to buy some of the basic tools required for farming. They can't afford to dig a well for water! $500,000 in my hands could go a LONG way and I would make sure that as many people as possible would reap the benefits. People in America wouldn't be nearly as happy to receive $10 as someone from a dirt poor african nation. So....do i win a million dollars?!?! come on you know you wanna give it to me!. LOL
With a billion dollars, you can take a portion of it to your church as tithe and use another portion to build a place to house the less fortunate in the society you live in. You can then use the rest to buy yourself a home and start up a business of your dreams.