What I would do if I won the lottery

Brookville, Pennsylvania
July 29, 2016 12:35pm CST
I need to get a new car, well before I had planned on getting one. Being short on money, I remembered that a topic I had wanted to write about was if I won the lottery. So here goes. First off, I’d be really surprised if I won the lottery. Not because of the odds and whatnot, but because I don’t play the lottery. The first thing I’d do if I won a lot of money – like hundreds of thousands or even millions – would be to buy a new car. Instead of whatever used one I could get for a couple of thousand, I’d probably go for a Tesla. The next thing is I’d fix up our house. We need new windows, a new garage, and I’d get all the wiring redone and get some solar panels. The last thing I’d do if I had the money would be to open a used book store. My hours would be noonish to sixish Friday through Monday, and if people came in and bought some books great. If not, I’d just spend my days reading or writing. It may not be an exciting life, but without worrying about money it would be comfortable.
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@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
29 Jul 16
I love the idea of a used bookstore. That would be a little piece of heaven to me. Yes, money lessens worries and that is the big plus to having quite a bit. Maybe you and I should try playing the lottery every now and then.
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@JohnRoberts (38885)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jul 16
If I won the lottery, who knows how long it would take to recover from the shock. My main thing would be doing the travel I desire starting with an extended trip to Australia.
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@Mike197602 (13489)
• Worcester, England
29 Jul 16
First thing I'd do is dish a bit out to family. Then I'd get a house, a better car and maybe even a dog. Then I'd chill out for a year or so and plan what I was going to do with the rest. If I won a lot I'd get a PA to help me out.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Jul 16
That would be a good way to spend the money. I, like you, would get a new vehicle but it would be a truck.
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30 Jul 16
Well it would totally depend on the amount won!
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@JAMTECH (581)
29 Jul 16
I'm here imagining your idea and loving it, I too think of wining the lottery all the time even though I don't buy it, I think of opening a computer store were I can do repairs and experiment on new technology, am one who always want to know how things works, doing so puts me in a comfortable place specially when I learn something new. Again I say to your ideas.
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@meowch (1007)
• United States
29 Jul 16
If I've won the lottery, I'll give some money to my mom, give some to charity. I will move to Italy and live a rich, famous, satisfying life. I will give money to a friend who has helped me.
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@zarlamain (24080)
• United States
29 Jul 16
I'd buy a house and then go on a few vacations.
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