Admittedly, I am one of them, lol.
If I won the lottery, I'd obviously take care of first things first. I would make sure that my family was taken care of with new homes, cars, and anything else they needed/wanted, all debts paid off, and substantial trust funds set up for my son and nephew. I'd probably also go back to school and there are several charities that I would like to give generously to. But then...the fun stuff!
I would equip myself with an arsenal of the latest and greatest technology used in the field of paranormal research and together with my HPIR team, I would do some extensive traveling. There are many awesome pay-to-play haunted locations out there that I would like to investigate privately and under the proper conditions. There are some reputed haunted places, many abroad, that I would be happy with just visiting and experiencing! Ultimately, however, I want to return home...
The main paranormal dream I have is to actually purchase my OWN haunted property. I want something pretty big, such as a hospital, hotel, prison or even a school. I don't want to keep it all to myself, though---I want to create an all-inclusive center for paranormal education and research! I want a location where investigations can occur over a period of time in as a controlled environment as possible. HPIR would obviously be the 'in-house' group, but the facility would be open to other select teams and individuals, with the occasional public investigation event as well.
It would be a place of research, where experiments can take place, again in as a controlled environment as possible and repeated over a period of time. It would be a place where new technologies and new techniques can be explored and tested. It would also be a place of historic and academic research. My personal paranormal and West Virginia history libraries are growing unwieldy. I would love to turn a section of my own haunted facility into an expansive lending library and research center. My collection would serve as the basis for the library, but I'd definitely use a huge chunk of those lottery winnings to expand.
And lastly, my haunted location would serve as an educational facility. I want to host a huge array of speakers and presenters for regular lectures and workshops. I want to offer a variety of classes on anything and everything that would be of interest to a paranormal investigator. Classes could be attended live and in person, or via online.
Anyway, that's a quick breakdown of what I would do if I won this week's unprecedented Powerball lottery jackpot. Hop over to Theresa's Haunted History Facebook and let us know what YOU would do if you won!