It seems pretty unlikely that the common person would win the lottery. Most people joke about what they’d do if they won the lottery, believing they will never really win. But we’ve seen plenty of instances in which normal, everyday people win; after all, someone has to win the jackpot. I’ll never win the lottery because I don’t play. But maybe one day I will, and maybe it will be that one day that I’ll actually win. Highly unlikely, but let’s say I did. I’ve given some thought as to how I would spend the millions, and if I ever do win you can bet your ass I’ll be checking each thing of this list:
Buy my own country. And only let the uncool kids in.
Save all the animals in shelters. I’d buy a huge house- maybe even an old hotel or something- and turn it into my own animal shelter, one that doesn’t require the use of euthanasia to make room for new residents. And if no one ever adopted any of them, I’d just keep them all.
Buy my way into the government. And then take over and change all the things that are wrong with the system.
Buy a haunted castle. It’s my lifelong dream.
Feed the homeless for life. Or better yet, just find a solution to homelessness. Perfect.
Pay my family’s bills for life. I would do anything to make life easier for ma familia.
Pursue acting. Without financial worries, I would actually pursue my dream of making it in Hollywood. That way, if I don’t fall within the 5 percent margin of those who make it, I can come back home and go back to doing nothing. Er, or something like that.
Pay for the cure for cancer. They have one, they just won’t reveal it (Big Pharma cares more about their money than human life; it’s all part of my conspiracy theory).
Save the environment. Unfortunately money=power, but if you use it in a positive way, it becomes a good thing.
Stock up on an endless supply of Red Bull. It’s my crack.
Travel the world. And visit the places I haven’t seen yet (and maybe revisit some of the ones I already have- see: Egypt).
In all likelihood, I would probably just pay off my bills and save the rest of it, continuing to live the same lifestyle I do today. The problem with people and one-time inheritances is that they spend it all and are left with nothing (or less than nothing). I’d probably just put it in the bank and focus on my hobbies as a means of happiness instead of income. What would you spend it on?