By the time of the Mega Millions lottery drawing tonight, the jackpot could be close to -- or even over -- one billion dollars.
While winning this thing would be awesome, for sure, don't feel too bad if you strike out.
And, don’t feel bad about setting your sights a little lower. You don’t need a billion bucks to be happy. Instead, financial advisors suggest that you “only” need $30 million.
These advisors have found that this perfect amount -- $30 million -- allows people to be financially free without dealing with problems that arise from too much money.
First, you’d pay off all your debts. Then, the $30 million would generate $1 million per year in income, allowing you to live comfortably for the rest of your life.
And, most importantly, a $30 million jackpot would allow you to maintain some privacy because you’d be rich, but not “super rich.” (Forbes)