Friday, March 30, 2012

If we win the lottery tonight...

I'll quit my job immediately. Volunteer at the humane society where Craig picked out our cats.


Take my parents to Germany or anywhere else they want to go.

Study nutrition and fitness just because I love them both and tuition costs will seem like a drop in the bucket.

Work at a gym or as my husband said--buy a gym.

Give lots of money to charities that mean something to me.


Give money to our family members, but that's an obvious one.

And travel the world anytime I want.

What would you do if you won the lottery tonight? Even if you only won a small amount?

I'm not much of a gambler, but this is just kind of fun to participate in and daydream about. I got two tickets after work tonight. They were randomly picked. Ironically, I looked down at the first line and thought it was so cool that my dad's birthday, June 11th, showed up as the first two numbers. Then I got a bit freaked out because the third number is the year he was born, 1936. Maybe my dad will bring us some luck.

The second line has some of my favorite numbers, including 13. It also has my mother-in-law's birthday numbers in it.

Crossing my fingers we win something tonight and my dreams can come true.


  1. Much of what you said, though I don't know what I would study. Maybe writing children's books.

  2. i think i just got spammed. :( sad sad sad.

  3. it's fun to think about this kind of stuff! :) we didn't buy any lottery tickets, but if we ever won the lottery, i'd do similar off all of our loans and our parent's loans. travel. work as a health coach. read a lot, have kids sooner rather than later. :)

  4. oh maybe not! just awaiting moderation. i guess my first comment went away.

    anyway, i said that i'd do a lot of those same things if we ever won the lottery! pay off our and our family's school/home loans. oh, and buy a house. travel. work as a health coach. read more. have kids soon!

  5. It's so fun to day dream about lotto winnings! Did you win anything?

  6. "What would you do if you won the lottery tonight? Even if you only won a small amount?"

    If I won a small amount, I'd drag my partner out for a Pizza. And if I won the jackpot... honestly? I'd panic. The first thing I'd buy would have to be blackout curtains, as there'd be a few hours where I was incapable of doing anything other than sitting in a dark room, clutching the winning ticket and gibbering to myself in a complete panic. Once I was done with that, I'd set aside whatever sum of money could guarantee me financial security for the rest of my life and bank it. And leave it alone, so I'd always have something to fall back on if something went horribly wrong. Then I'd pay off my mortgage.

    But other than that? The only extravagances I'm interested in are gaming and travelling. Like you, I'd love to be able to travel where I want, when I want. I'm not interested in five star hotels or luxury cruises, but I'd love to be able to find a B&B that I like the look of, throw a few things into a bag and just go, no worrying about whether I can afford it. And there'd be no faffing around waiting for video games to come down in price.

    But beyond that, there's nothing I can think of. I'd want my friends and family to benefit too, but it would have to be done quietly and on my own terms. Sadly, a Lottery win does have the potential to destroy friendships and tear families apart and I'd rather not win at all than have that happen.