Had a Thought

I was browsing Pinterest and found an article on winning the lottery. As much as it was a garbage post, I started thinking about what I would do if I won. I’m sure everyone has their own ideas, but when you have too much time with a bottle of wine in a nice bath, you can get so lost in thought. I made a 5 step process.

Step 1) Fix my Current Place.

My current place was inherited and is in a complete wreck. I’ve been slowly trying to fix it for about a year now. I’d finally get that done so I could sell it and move out. I want a place with a real backyard. There isn’t too much left to do, roof and a couple floors. I can do it all myself, I’m just also really, and I mean really lazy.

Step 2) Set up Future Finances

Most lottery winnings are at least $20 million, and even if I got half I would still have so much money. Now full disclaimer, I’m dumb with money. I’d try and buy useless stuff, but I’d have to put like, a million or so away. Interest right? Make money off the money I won. I have a very minimal amount of debt for someone my age, so I could pay that too. I recently learned that you get taxed on that winnings hard for awhile, so putting that money away can help incase living in Canada bites me in the ass later down the road.

Step 3) Give my Family Some

My family is the best thing to ever happen to me. They’ve never left and have always stood strong beside me. I know my dad would cry if I had some money to just give him. Different people get different opportunities in life, and I’d really be changing his life too. Plus the boyfriend, depending on what winning does to our families, would get some for himself and his family.

Step 4) I Love Spending Money

I’d have to start buying things for my friends. Little things though. Like covering dinner, or buying gas if we go anywhere. Just helping people out ya know. Buying myself stuff is not as much fun as it is for buying friends presents. I know a really good friend of mine wants a new card for the game we play every Saturday, speaking of which

Step 5) I’m a Huge Nerd

I have a list of 5 expensive (more than $10) Magic the Gathering cards I really want for one of my decks that I would buy, or even a new keyboard that makes better clicking noises so I feel cooler cheating in Sims. Plus the expansions for Settlers of Catan, I need those eventually. I’ve got a concert I’m going to in England later this year, so I want to be able to buy a shirt and such.

I keep exciting myself over the idea of winning the lottery and spoiling everyone I care about. Taxes on that money are not as much fun, but hey, payday! Anyways…

Thanks for reading!

— Deryn

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