This is something I revisit every time the lottery gets big! First, I'd clean up my credit report and pay EVERYTHING off. Then I'd do a little shopping.
And find a financial advisor.
My biggest dream is to find 100-200 acres in NJ. I would build a house in the back with a large guest wing, I personally won't need a large space. The other wing would be a large empty room for parties and rehearsal space for the production group I work with. 50 acres would be developed as a home for the NJ Renaissance Festival. I would, of course, be involved in the layout of the village and I would be guaranteed a role for the rest of my life.
$1,000,000 would be a grant to the NJRF.
$1,000,000 would establish a scholarship for vets specializing in cat care. $1,000,000 to a TNR program.
$1,000,000 would be set aside for college for my neices and nephews.
Both of my parents would receive health care for the rest of their lives.