My wife and I use to play a variation of this game where the sum is a million dollars, but it lost it's charm when we focused on the fact that in the San Francisco Bay Area that sum is around the amount needed for a nice house.
I have to imagine that this question plays out differently with your average young college student, than with struggling mid-life family man. Unfortunately, my real answers has no fun, nor glamor, it would go to pay off debt, then be put in the bank to stave off the continued decent into debt. Currently, the tax man is clamoring for his share.
But I know that that isn't the intent of the question, it is designed to delve into a person's sense of value and what one desires. So I will create a list of possible items in no particular order:
- Donate, bribe, influence a spot for Ryan in the wonderful little private school that has an over abundance of boys currently attending.
- A new computer for Erin at home and at her private office.
- Books, books and more books, plus even more books.
- Donation to my favorite UNO professor's house fund.
- A new used car