Why $10 Million?

I chose $10 Million because this is the minimum I could see myself living without having to rely on government benefits. With anything lower, I will not be able to get everything I will need to make my life self-sustaining. Obviously, having more will mean that I could possibly do more. But if I was offered $5 Million, I will likely have to turn it down due to the need to rely on benefits after the money is spent.