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Couple Uses Massive Lottery Payout to Build Community Infrastructure


What makes them different from the typically lottery winner is that it doesn’t look like they will spontaneously combust due to excessive consumption. Instead, from all accounts, they plan to continue to live modestly and will continue the small town routines that they currently enjoy.

As smart as that is, what makes Mark and Cindy really different is that they plan to invest their money in community infrastructure. Here’s what they are putting their money into:

A new fire station with better highway access. A ball field for local kids. A sewer treatment plant.

I liked this story a lot. It got me thinking about the community improvements I’d invest in if I had a boatload of extra cash to do so.

I’d do things a bit differently than Mark and Cindy. My investments would be in productive, 21st century infrastructure. The type of infrastructure a community needs to have in order to prosper in the future.