Bill Kirby began his career with The Augusta Chronicle 40 years ago and has held just about every job in the newsroom. He and his wife Carla spend their spare time doting on their West Highland terriers, Lil' Bow Wow ("Buddy") and Snoop Dog. He writes several local columns each week, as well as YouTube videos on local history called "Kirby's Augusta." From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times. Over a 40-year newspaper career he has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards for reporting, editing, column writing, editorial writing, sports writing, business writing, investigative reporting, layout and design.
Posted March 7, 2007 03:51 pm

What would you do with lottery winnings?

My wife was up bright and early Wednesday to see if she won the big Mega-Million Lottery drawing. She didn’t, but that's OK. One of the fun things about lottery expectations is secretly planning what you would do with all the money. I know I’d try to buy a share of the Augusta GreenJackets. Maybe not a big share, but one large enough that they’d have to let me pinch hit every now and then. I might buy one of the old movie theaters around town and show only movies I liked. I wouldn’t worry if ticket sales were low -- the profit's in the popcorn. What about you? If you had won that lottery the other night, what would you do with the money?