That would be my plan too. $1M might get me early retirement, $5M might get me instant retirement—but neither would have me living the lifestyles of the rich and famous.What to do with $1,000,000 lottery win? Take a few deep breaths, pay off your bills and your mortgage, and realize that while that money will make your life easier from now on, you aren't rich. How about if you won $5,000,000? See the plan for $1,000,000.
We used to play state lotto, better odds, and reality is, money in the above range is all we “need” in order to be financially set for life. But we found other vices to spend money on (and if I save enough in my 401k, I’ll be a millionaire anyhow).