March 12, 2015
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10 things I would do if I won the lottery

This hasn't been the best week for me. Tuesday was the anniversary of my sisters passing so things have been a tad quiet around these parts and a tad sombre in real life. I didn't want to take the entire week off though, so here I am today. Missed me? Of course you did! :D 

I promised to keep March positive in spite of everything so today I'm doing just that and keeping things light. I was watching one of those documentaries about lottery winners and how they blew their winnings and it got me thinking... Seriously what would I do if pigs flew and I won the lottery?


1. Dance Beyonce style because ... money.


2.  Give a chunk to my parents to do as they please - they deserve it. All of it. Literally as much as they want they can have and I'll make whatever is left work #realtalk- basically my parents can derail the rest of this list ha! 

3. Put a chunk into savings - Parents then savings then whatever else ... Me blow all of it?


4. Purchase a home - because I'm fed up paying someone rent. I throw away waaaay too much money on my overpriced one bedroom apartment. 

5. Purchase an investment home - because I want someone to pay ME rent. This will happen one day lottery or not. Because again ... money.


6. Purchase my dream (preferably fast) car - Let's get serious for a second. I have a gas brain and always have. Heck, I have one Pinterest board for F1 and racing (really its a slightly scary stalker-ish board dedicated to Lewis Hamilton who I would marry in a second - that's right, one second) and a whole other board dedicated to car love. Thats two Pinterest boards about cars and speed (and Lewis Hamilton). TWO. And they were probably two of my first boards. It's no joke. I used to play sims all the time and my favourite sim's name was Pagani Zonda after my (then) favourite car. There was also a sim named Bugatti Veyron - I have problems. See why I need money? Champagne taste and soda pockets. My dream:

#marryme

7. Travel - No secret. I love to travel and travel far. I would love to go to Greece and well I plan to visit Australia every couple of years (next year again whoop whoop) sooo I'd have a great travel budget.

me summed up in an ecard ...

8. Give a chunk to charity/a church - Gotta give back yo!

9. Keep a whole bundle of it in coins in a room so I can go all Scrooge Mc Duck - because why the hell not?

10. Pretend I didn't win the lottery - from looking at the documentaries which prompted this post, I gather telling folks you won the lottery might be problemo numero uno!


Have a great Thursday guys!!! 

24 comments:

  1. Haha! Girl, I'm right there with you on ALL of these! I'd have a hard time deciding on my dream car though... so many fun choices!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I'd do the same things! And good for you for wanting an investment property...so smart!

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  3. It always blows my mind to hear how these people lost multi-millions after winning. I would do something very similar with giving some to my family and pay off all debt. I most likely would buy a house on the beach but nothing too extravagant. I would travel and invest the rest.

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  4. Love it! I would definitely want to give back, save and invest most of it and of course have some set aside for fun too! :)

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  5. i love the idea of #9! so crazy and fun. i mean why not?

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  6. Love #9!

    I feel like I wrote a post years ago on this topic and I had similar ideas--give, travel, help the parents, pay off my house. Practical yet also fun.

    Sending you hugs as you get through the week.

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  7. haha I love these posts because dreaming is always fun!! I'd totally travel - A LOT!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  8. Yes! I think I would do all of the above. Travel, travel, travel..and maybe buy a boat/yacht too!

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  9. Haha I love daydreaming about this kind of thing. YES to give some to my parents, save some and buy the most sexy car on the planet (and that should include a hot driver, because, priorities!).

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  10. yeah i totally wouldn't tell anyone! and i wouldn't jump in coins, ouch! haha. i would pay off my house and all that, give money to my mummy, travel, travel, travel!! oh, and charity. so selfish!

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  11. Agree with all of these! I would love to buy a home in cash just so I don't have to worry about writing that rent check every month, haha. Oh and if you won, I'd like to go to Greece and Australia too please ;)

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  12. Hahahah I agree that telling people about winning in the first place is a huge mistake. Put it like this, if I won the lotto no one would know. *sneaky hand rub*

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  13. I would not tell a freaking soul I won.

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  14. College fund for kids, gifts for dad and mum and you. Pay off the house. Investment home. A holiday. I'll splurge a but though. On silly things like DVDs and books and a bike. Cause I've lived very frugally for a very loooong time.

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    1. You mum and dad will be set if I win the lottery. Although knowing our parents ... they will not take a cent right? But for reals tho ... I gonna play :P

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  15. This definitely sounds like the most logical sequence of events! I'd definitely have some fun spending it but there's no way I could ever blow that much money!

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  16. Of course we missed you but there's nothing that should make you feel guilty about mourning this week. I love your travel point, TRAVEL ALL THE PLACES!

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  17. This is a wonderful list! I love your sense of humour and I would definitely do a lot of the same things if I won the lottery - especially giving money to my parents. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks so much and yes my parents would have whatever they want although they would say they don't need or want it!

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  18. Perfect list Kay! I would do all the same except the buying the fast car. I know next to nothing about cars lol. Although I'll swap that one out and put in buy Liverpool Football Club because that's an asset I'm passionate about :)

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  19. 11. You can pay my student loans:)haha That would be the #1 thing on my list.

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  20. Great list! I'd do a few of the same things - I'd buy my dad a new Harley, my boyfriend a new car and myself a Tesla, pay off my student loans and mortgage, travel, and then maybe use the rest to start up my own business.

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  21. PREAAACH! I do not understand how people win millions & go broke in a year or 2. I'm far too practical. Even my dream car is realistic ha. I want a damn pick-up truck. The only possible way I'd blow it would be travel & concerts. But millions?!

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  22. I think I need to copy this post :) My #1 thing... tell no one. And then I'd go with your #2, 3, 4 and 7.

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