Sunday, 28 September 2008


How many of you play the lottery? I very rarely play the lottery as I think that the chances of winning are so very minuscule! I can remember both times I ever played and the last one was on Friday as you can see with my Show and Tell photo!

Of course, I didn't win, but kinda felt that my chances were slightly better seeing as I didn't have to match everything in order to win. You see, for those of you that don't know, last Friday's lottery wasn't allowed to roll over so someone had to win it which meant that if no-one had the winning numbers then the winners would be those with the closest match. Quite naturally though, it wasn't me!

Now that I think about it, the last time I played was also on a EuroMillions non roll over about a year or eighteen months ago. I know that my chances are never very good, but who doesn't dream about winning the lottery? Clearly I know that you have to play in order to win and seeing as I am not a regular player then I am never going to win, but I don't like the thought of throwing away hundreds of pounds every year (which I would do if I entered the Wednesday and Saturday lottery as well as the EuroMillions on Friday), so all I am ever going to do is dream about what I would do if I actually played and won!

So what would I do? Obviously this would depend on how much I won, but lets say that I won the very nice sum of, oooohhh, ten million pounds, then I would try to spread the moolah around a bit by helping family and friends do the things that they've always wanted to do or to get them the homes of their dreams.

Then I think that I would do a lot of travelling, perhaps even buy a house or two in places like Sydney or Vancouver or even someplace else!! Given that I had a few million the flight back to the UK to visit people wouldn't be quite so onerous as I could buy business class tickets (I still wouldn't get first class tickets as I would still think that that was just too much of a waste of money!) or even get them to visit me!

Umm, I think that all that travelling would end up being a bit boring after a few years, so I think that I would then settle someplace and perhaps go back to University to learn something new and interesting, but I think that what stands out most is that I wouldn't go back to work! ;-) I think that I do volunteer work and stuff like that but actual proper work? Nah!

You can see that I've given this quite some thought even though I am never going to win!! It's always nice to dream, so what do you dream about doing with the lottery money that you're clearly going to win one day!?


Martha said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog and also a thought provoking Show and Tell. I'm with you, I would do volunteer work, but the dough would go towards the kids' educations.

Kristin said...

Cool Show & Tell. If I ever won the lottery, I would pay off this house, purchase the house next door, and go on a round the world cruise. While I was on the cruise, I would hire Ty Pennington and his crew to come in and build me a new house. Since I would have bought the house next door, I would have a nice big lot to build on. The last thing I would do is move. I HATE MOVING. I told my hubby that I don't care if we become as wealthy as B*ill Fricking Gates, I don't want to move.

Michelle said...

Yes, I so often dream about winning the lottery. It's a nice dream. I would be able to afford adoption or IVF, so I could have my family. I would help out my family and friends and I would by a modest house and pay for kids education and travel.

ak_sapphire said...

my DH and i play the lotto from time to time as well. my granny has bought a ticket every single tuesday since i can remember...and every time she says "this ticket will make a lot of our dreams come true!"

thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cassandra said...

Actually, I never dream about winning the lottery! I never ever play the lottery. There was a bumper sticker that always made me smile when I'd see in the parking lot during graduate school -- I always thought it was probably a math professor's car. It said: Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

The odds are beyond miniscule, and people would be much better off saving up their individual dollars/euros/pounds/etc. Some people get a thrill from it, but I'm not one of them. Anyway, I need to save up all of my luck for the baby lottery! I do dream of winning that one, all the time. :)

battynurse said...

I dream of winning the lottery too but rarely buy a ticket. I think it's been probably at least a year or more since I have. Me, I'd pay off my bills and buy IVF's for all my IF friends.

Alice Teh said...

Unfortunately I don't play lotteries... But if you do win, do send some winnings my way. LOL!

Lori said...

Don't forget all your bloggy friends when you win!

I would travel with my family, and we'd do some service along the way.