EVALUATING LUMP SUMS AND ANNUITIES Crissie just won the lottery, and she must choose among three award options. She can elect to receive a lump sum today of $61 million, to receive 10 end-of-year payments of $9 5 million, or to receive 30 end-of-year payments of $5 5 million.
a. If she thinks she can earn 7% annually, which should she choose?
b. If she expects to earn 8% annually, which is the best choice?
c. If she expects to earn 9% annually, which option would you recommend?
d. Explain how interest rates influence her choice.