If I Won The Lottery

@RussTeed (1511)
United States
March 22, 2016 5:44pm CST
First, I would quit my job. Then I would tell everyone I dislike that I dislike them. Then, I would fly off to a tropical island where I would sip down exotic drinks from a coconut. After a few months, my family may notice that I was missing, so I would send for them - to be placed on a different island. I'd visit them from time to time, but a man needs his space. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain, free for commercial use. No attribution required.
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@ReiraLee (218)
• Singapore
22 Mar 16
I'll probably put the money in some funds so that I can 'grow' my money. Until I can think of a better way to spend my money fruitfully so that I can retire peacefully, I'll probably still continue with my normal life.
@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Now that sounds mature and reasonable. I would spoil me rotten and quell the guilt by donating to charity.
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@Lusye28 (230)
• Bulgaria
23 Mar 16
First, I won't believe it, I would think it's a dream. Then I'll realize it and do my best to take care of my parents. Probably I will want to go on a cruise around the world.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
That is so nice of you to think of your parents. They did a good job raising a good person.
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@Lusye28 (230)
• Bulgaria
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed I hope so. Well, they were taking care of me all of my childhood, so I owe them.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@Lusye28 Good for you, you have a terrific outlook on life. And, write better English than many people in America, lol. I have raised 5 good children, I know they will take of me when I am old.
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
22 Mar 16
If I have reason to dislike someone then I will tell them without having to win the lottery first.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
But it would probably feel better to end it by saying, "And by the way, I just won the lottery!"
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
22 Mar 16
@RussTeed Everything sounds better if you can add that to the end of the sentence.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
@Asylum LOL. Unless your doctor just gave you two weeks to live...
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• Pensacola, Florida
22 Mar 16
I'd buy a boat and go fishing. Catch some marlin and bigger game then cruise on down to Key West.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
That sounds like big fun? BTW, do humans eat marlins?
• Pensacola, Florida
22 Mar 16
@RussTeed I think so. Have I , no.
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@vandana7 (62278)
• India
23 Mar 16
Exotic drinks from a coconut...why? Do you break glass every time you hold it?
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
Yes, I am a powerful man like King Long. Some say I look like him too
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@vandana7 (62278)
• India
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed ..Oh the King Long who settled on Long Island?
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@vandana7 AHAHAA! I was typing on my phone. I meant King Kong LOL
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
23 Mar 16
LOL! Good plan! I think...Hmm...Maybe I'll buy a few of those drinks in the picture!
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
That is a terrific shot, I hope to be there someday. I'll have to tune up my limbo skills...
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed Good luck...I would love to be somewhere like that for a while. Maybe a long while! I can dream...
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@jahunt Yes, but I would have to get on a plane, and I never have. It's not the height that bothers me, it that darn gravity.
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@KristenH (23245)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
22 Mar 16
I would donate money to charity and give a bundle to my cousin and brother. I would hire a professional editor and go on a shopping spree. I could go to a writer's conferences that's quite expensive. I would love to visit Grand Canyon in honor of my mother and buy a Cessna plane to do some in-person research for novels and travel. This is off the top of my head.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Those are terrific plans. I hope you win your lottery someday.
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@KristenH (23245)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed Thanks. I've tried last year with my local lotto game show. Came close but I wasn't called to be on the show last summer. Maybe this year...
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@KristenH Hope is the key, once you lose hope for anything, life is just an existance.
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@xFiacre (4226)
• Ireland
22 Mar 16
@russteed I love my job and am obliged to live in a house provided by my employer. I'd also still only be entitled to 6 weeks holiday a year so I don't know how is spend my winnings. Suppose I'd have to wait for retirement then spend it quickly.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
"Only six weeks?" I have never been on a vacation in my adult life, and I am 51 years old.
@xFiacre (4226)
• Ireland
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed of course I can't afford to go away for 6 weeks but at least I get the time off. I just go away for two weeks usually and not very far.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@xFiacre I see. I am self-employed, so I don't have the time to tale off, nor have I ever been paid for vacation time. I hope to go somewhere someday.
@louievill (18090)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
I would probably go to church first, give my tithe and pray for guidance and protection that so much money won't ruin my life and those around me
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Lottery winners often do see their life ripped to shreds because of the money.
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@louievill (18090)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@RussTeed very true, i know a local boy in our place who won the philippine lottery, he's back to almost nothing now and his wife left for another man, even his relatives hate him cause he changed when he had the money and squandered everthing gambling and womanizing, i don't want to be in his shoes
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
@louievill That is just awful. I hear this over and over that the winners become losers.
@rina110383 (24145)
22 Mar 16
I'll use the money to send my parents to the best hospital for check up & medication so that they'll be 100% healthy and will have more years here on planet Earth.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
That is one of the most unselfish things I have ever heard, I mean read. You are a kind person.
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@rina110383 (24145)
22 Mar 16
@RussTeed Thank you. I'll see them on the 24th.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
@rina110383 Good for you, they are lucky to have you.
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@epiffanie (9675)
• Australia
22 Mar 16
That's a good plan you have there ..May you win .. all the best! .. If I won a lotto, I will use the money to set up the headquarter of my religion I call 'EQUALITY'.. and see what happens
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
If you give out free lollipops, I will join!
@epiffanie (9675)
• Australia
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed you have to live inside the commune if you want free lollipops ..lol ..
@Lucky15 (33441)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
why tell them only when you just won a lottery? haha nice idea when i won the lottery, might copy that...will you sue me if i will? can it be considered plagiarism?
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
I bet you can use the title, just write something different after that.
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@Lucky15 (33441)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@RussTeed hahaha
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
22 Mar 16
Lol,the first thing l`d do will be buy a home so as to have place l call my own.After that , I'd move to a warm climate
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Good for you! I hope your dream comes true someday.
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
22 Mar 16
@RussTeed And i think it will stay just that a dream, been playing 10 years faithfully,never even won 4 figures
@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
hehehe , nice idea if won.We have many young coconuts here despite drought.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
18 Apr 16
I know, I hear it is quite hot there right now. Stay cool!
@saggy2 (30)
• Surat, India
23 Mar 16
i would place all the money in savings scheme and see which one can give me bigger profits. This way my money would almost never end!
@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
That is a very smart approach. I hope you win some day!
@Dextoi (2255)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
If I do, I'd invest it in stocks or a business. But I don't think i'll quit my job. It's easy money and would likely to go easily too.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
That is a good outlook. You are right, if you are happy, don't change a thing.
@avi256 (4093)
• Pune, India
23 Mar 16
Winning a lottery money is due to luck and I may not be lucky every time. Although I would keep 20-30% of that money for my leisure, the rest of money i will use to grow more money, so I can financial independent at later age too.
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
23 Mar 16
That is smart thinking my friend, I hope you win it someday!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Mar 16
I would definitely be with my family! If I ever won the lottery I would buy a home for my family, buy a vehicle that would last a long time, I would help so many people that need it, I would donate to my church, and I would open my daycare. =)
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
I believe you on all fronts. I'm glad you thought about nice things today.
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@cindiowens (3845)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
22 Mar 16
Is that how often they clean your little corner in the basement?
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Yeah, right, there is no cleaning of my corner. They built me a giant cat box to... get familiar with. I do have WiFi, so I have that going for me.
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@irishidid (8521)
• United States
22 Mar 16
LOL Love the telling people you dislike how you really feel about them and I can relate to that!
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
22 Mar 16
Yes, that would be big fun to tell them as a rich man!