If I won the lottery I would do a whole lot of things, for starters I would pay off all my debts. I have roughly $70,000 in debt of my own and yes part of that is college loans that start coming out next year that I have absolutely no clue how I’m going to pay off on those. Isn’t it amazing how quickly debt or old bills can catch up and become this mountain that seems too high to even attempt to climb? Okay but on a serious note that is the very first thing I want to do with my lottery winnings.
Second, I would go and get a newer used minivan. You notice I did not say a brand new minivan even though I’d have tons of money thanks to winning the lottery. I know a good deal and I know those brand new vehicles always have to go through a first few years of recalls before everything is okay. I just want something that is nice, runs, has AC and heating, space for my kids, trunk space for grocery shopping (hey I’m a mom) and nothing wrong with it. My current minivan was bought off craigslist and has everything wrong with it but it gets me around and does my grocery shopping so we are good, for now.
I would definitely take each of the kids clothes shopping and get all types of stuff from undergarments to shirts, shoes, blouses, dresses, slacks, etc. Things I’ve never bought for them they will have and no more hand-me-downs. New quality stuff from the shelves and from nicer stores. I’d buy some property and have a house built with a garden and a hen house. While waiting I’d make sure to go to some of the places on my Bucket List and to take my kids on some great adventures and have them visit places of fun such as Disney World, Disney Land, Magic Mountain, Knott’s, Sea World, etc. I’d make sure my house was my pantry was stocked completely full. I also want to open up a shelter for girls that have been through a lot, ie molestation, rape, and/or trafficked (sold for drugs/sex/money). There are so many good things I’d want to do with it besides that but in a nut shell I’d get myself out of debt and start living the life that I was meant to live and haven’t done yet. I’d share my wealth in a way that would help others and invest the rest to ensure I never have to worry about where I’m going to live ever again. What would you do if you won the lottery?
This is Day 1 of the BlogTober Prompts so I’m already a day behind, come back around noon PST to see Day 2. My goal is to make sure I blog at least one post every day this month.