The only time I play the lottery is out of fear. If my co-workers all go in on a ticket, I’ll opt in. I don’t want to be the only fool still drudging away in my little cubicle while everyone else is off vacationing in Tahiti. I think of it as insurance money.
Even though I rarely play, when I do, I start thinking what would I do with the money? Everyone probably has that little what-if moment when they fantasize about life after the lottery. Poet, Jim Desmond, has turned that what-if moment into a poem titled Winning the Lottery:
If I could win the lottery, a gross and vast amount,
I’d open up an easy access high interest account.
I’d choose a house that’s big enough for me, the kids and wife.
I’d cast aside my worries and I’d live a stress free life.
A nice flash car to drive around, some smart designer clothes,
I’d give my wife all she desired and every day a rose…
So, what would I do if I won the lottery? The biggest thing for me is what I wouldn’t do–work. As for what I would do, maybe foster dogs in need of a home, write a novel (even if it turned out to be crappy), help my dad with his bills, and hire a personal trainer.
What would you do if you won the lottery?