Pretend you just hit the lottery for a million bucks. Would that be enough to live the rest of your life basically stress-free?
According to a new survey in Australia, most people DON’T think winning nearly a million dollars would cover it. (We’ve converted the results to American dollars, so if they sound like arbitrary amounts, that’s why . . .)
Only 24% said an $800,000 jackpot would be enough to totally change their life. (In Australian dollars, that’s $1 million.)
17% said they’d need more like $6 million . . . and 30% would need about $8 million to live the rest of their life and not worry about money anymore.
33% said the best thing about winning a huge jackpot would be getting out of debt, and being financially secure.
22% said being able to help friends and family would be the best part.
14% said it would be having the freedom to do whatever they wanted.
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An anonymous couple in Minnesota dropped a check in a Salvation Army bucket on Saturday for HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS. According to a spokeswoman, it’s for real and the check is good. And it might be the largest donation anyone’s ever left in a Salvation Army kettle.
We see stories every year about someone dropping something crazy in a Salvation Army kettle, like a gold coin. But THIS is in a whole other stratosphere . . .
A group of firefighters was asking for Salvation Army donations outside a grocery store near Minneapolis on Saturday . . . when someone dropped a check in for HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS.
According to a spokeswoman, it was an elderly couple who want to remain anonymous. But it’s for real, and the check is good.
They say they did it to honor one of their fathers, who fought in World War One and used to talk about how Salvation Army workers walked around handing out coffee and donuts to the troops.
And they also want to encourage other people to be as generous as they can with donations this year.
Officials are still confirming, but it might be the largest donation anyone has EVER left in a Salvation Army kettle.
A 26-year-old guy in Canada wanted to get attention for his cleaning business Sunday so he tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and floated up into the sky. He actually landed safely . . . but the cops were there to arrest him for mischief.
There was a movie in 2003 called “Danny Deckchair” where a guy ties a bunch of helium balloons to a lawn chair and floats through the sky.
And yes, that also happened with the old man’s house in “Up”, but the obscure “Danny Deckchair” reference is far more relevant to this story. Don’t be so mainstream.
26-year-old Daniel Boria of Calgary, Alberta, Canada wanted to get some viral attention for his cleaning company on Sunday, so he decided to risk his life. He tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and let them take him up into the sky.
He floated through the air . . . he’s not sure exactly how high he got, but it was high enough to get a LOT of attention. Unfortunately for him, some of that attention came from the cops . . . and they arrested him when he landed.
He was charged with mischief since the chair could’ve hurt someone when it fell . . . and he could be facing more charges for violating Canada’s federal aviation laws.
Daniel says the stunt cost him about $20,000 and he wore a parachute just in case things went wrong. Quote, “You can spend the same marketing dollars on a billboard, or you can fly . . . seems like more fun, right?”