What would you do if you won the lottery?
No, really......what would you do? Have you ever given it any thought? I know the odds are small.....but all of those people who have hit the jackpot, never imagined in a million years that they would be the recipients of all that glorious money.....at least "glorious" in the beginning.
I diligently play once a week. As most of you know....I haven't won yet....and will probably be out $52 this year......but it is fun to play, hope, and dream.
If I won, I am not sure I would be able to remember all the people I have made the..."OK, I'll remember you if you remember me".........pacts with. Sorry guys! I may have to go into hiding as one friend has stated he would do if he won.
How many of us have said, "If I win the lottery, I am going to be smart about it. It's not going to ruin MY life!" (I recently watched "How Winning the Lottery Ruined My Life" marathon and took notes on what NOT to do.)
The first thing I would do is quit my job and stay at home with my four children.....just think of the money we would save in child care alone!!! I would immediately set up a retirement fund....college fund....pay off my house.....car....set up my parents and my in-laws for the rest of their years.... give a considerable donation to my church, and with the rest I would set up a foundation.
I am sure if I won.....I would have no trouble finding someone to "help" me invest my money.......whether or not they would be trustworthy is a whole other story. I am sure I would be amazed by who would come crawling out of the woodwork. But winning the lottery is still an interesting possibility to ponder.
Even if I my lucky numbers are never drawn, I still consider my self to have won the jackpot of life. I have 4 beautiful, active and healthy children, a wonderful husband, the most incredible family one could ask for, a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in each night, and food on the table.
So...it's Wednesday. Go out and buy your ticket and I wish you all the luck in the world!
(And if you could......remember me!)