I won the lottery
August 6, 2007 10:18pm CST
What if you will win the lottery tomorrow? What comes to your mind first? Me, I would go ahead and claim the prize, I won't a tell a soul. I think I would buy all the things I wanted (not abruptly though, they might wonder) and save the rest and let it just earn interest in the bank or invest in stocks. I will spend my stock earnings/bank interest for my daily expenses. I won't invest it on business, for what? It's just headache right?
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8 Aug 07
I guess everyone thought about this at least once in their lives. I think this fantasy is a great exercise for us to know what really matters for us. When I day dream about this usually I pay my debts, buy a new car for my parents, pay my relative's debts, buy a new apartment, travel a lot, buy a new computer. As you can see, I really don't need the millions from the lottery :)
8 Aug 07
Don't be so happy about that. We never know how we will behave in that situation :) I just think that too much money is just as bad as now money. People who get rich suddenly usually begin to have many troubles. In my country a man won the lottery, something like 10 million dollars. Some months later he got married with a girl he had a crush on. Some other months he got killed by her. Money sometimes brings the worst of people.
• United States
7 Aug 07
If the winning were large enough then I would put it in a trust fund (so no body would know that I won it. I would hire an accountant and a lawyer to help with the paper work. I would go on a long vacation an find a place to buy where I have been wanting to move to but I would make sure that it had all of the things that I was wanting. Yes there would be money for charities and family, but not in such a manner that they would tell relative that would come out of the wood work. If any relatives come out of the woodwork then they would have to talk to my lawyer /accountant to make sure that they were indeed my real relatives.
7 Aug 07
Winning the lottery is something fun to think about even if it never happens . I have always thought that I would like to keep it a secret and not let any of my family or friends know , after I had the money I would invite everyone to some place that my husband and I had rented and no one would know the reason they were all there . We would all eat , maybe have a few drinks and just have a good time doing catch up with friends we hadn't seen in awhile . Set up around the room there would be chairs with each person name on . After a little while we would have everyone sit down so we could explain why we had them all gathered here today and this would be when we would explain that they were to all look under their chairs , which would have envelopes placed under them with their names on it . In each envelope would be a check for each of them but my one condition would be that they never tell anyone how much they were given as I don't believe it should be anyone's buisness how much money one has and I would like to be able to give more to some that have been their for us more throughout the years or were their to listen when we had a problem and took the time to show they cared , but I wouldn't want people freaking out because so and so got more or less then someone else . I just believe this would be an exciting way to tell family and friends that you were able to do somethihng for them in a way they wouldn't expect . From here I would like to pay off our bills , put some of itin the bank to collect interest and to know that we would have enough where we would never have to worry again about how we were going to make ends meet at the end of the month and the other thing I would want to do would be to give money to a stranger , someone I never met before who just looked like they needed a little extra encouragement that good things still do happen . I just think it would be such a good feeling to help someone I have never met and would never meet again and make a difference in someone's life
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 07
It depends on how much I won. If it's a lot of money, then I'll consider to quit my job because I dislike it. At least I'll take a day off tomorrow because I need to celebrate it. I'll buy some gifts for myself and people who I love. Then I'll save some of it into the bank because it's the safe mode. I'll invest the balance in the stock market.
• United States
7 Aug 07
I would probably not tell anyone. I would claim the prize and then plan a trip out to visit my family. My parents are planning on selling their house, so I would try to buy it without them knowing who is buying it (so they don't try to lower the price) and then let my sister and her daughter live there. I would also plan a trip for my entire family to go to Disney World. After that, I'd buy a house for me and a car. Pay off my bills. Do a little shopping. Then invest. I know a few brokers so I'd send some business to each of them. I'd take a good sized amount and start a money market account with it, using the earnings for travel only.
7 Aug 07
Like you, i will buy all the things i wanted to buy. ALl the luxuries i dreamt of. I would tell my family only and give them a fair share of what I won. Regarding the business, I would think of a unique business which will encourage people to spend money with it. Money its just a paper, it easily flies out of hand. So I wanted to rotate my money and hire employees with better competencies so that my business will bloom and money wont diminish.