If I won the lottery…

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you won the lottery? I’m not talking about some nominal amount. I’m talking the big Powerball jackpot. The one that sends people who don’t normally play the lottery to gas stations in throngs to stand in line and buy a ticket.

If I won the jackpot, I’d take things slow. I don’t think I would buy some grand house or a bunch of expensive things. Although Barry and I would probably find some land somewhere and build our own house. I hope that I would manage my winnings wisely to ensure a comfortable life (there would definitely be a team of professionals helping me here…. some kind of estate planner and an accountant). I’d pay off debts and make annual charitable donations. I would not work anymore… unless I wanted to. But it wouldn’t be about earning a living anymore.

I’d have the freedom to do what I want. That would definitely include traveling the country (something Barry and I always talk about), and eventually traveling the world. I’d spend more time with family and I’d probably also hike the Appalachian Trail. In short, I would live my life.

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This post is part of Debbie’s Wednesday Word link up. This week’s word is freedom. Click on the button below to see who else is joining in and to link up with us!

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What would you do if you won the lottery?
Do you play the lottery? 
I bought a scratcher when I turned 18, but that’s it.

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  1. My sister’s go-to gift for birthdays is a pack of scratcher lottery tickets. I have never won big from one of these gifts, but it’s fun that she does it. It’s like getting to taste that dream without the cost!
    Anne recently posted…Wednesday Word: FreedomMy Profile

  2. If I won the lottery, I’d pay off all my debts. I’d move to a house on the water somewhere. But I don’t think I’d go crazy spending extravagantly. I’m just not that way!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Running FreeMy Profile

  3. Love this post! It’s so much fun to dream about what you might do if you won the lottery. I would definitely buy a house, pay off all my loans from law school, and travel!
    Alison recently posted…Taking Lemons and Making “Racing Freedom” LemonadeMy Profile

  4. If we won the lottery we would definitely travel more! My first trip would to Tuscany for a couple of months, living like the locals. I’d also revisit many of our favorite places in the US, and hit some new spots. I’ve never been to the Dakotas or many of the Gulf Coast states.

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Finding FreedomMy Profile

  5. I’ve thought about this a lot! I would definitely keep it secret until the last possible day to claim it so that I’d have time to work with a financial adviser to plan things out. I’d definitely want to start an animal sanctuary, but I also like the idea of creating a sort of “make a wish” non-profit but for anyone. So, like, if your big dream was to travel to Hawaii with your family but you just couldn’t afford it, you could submit a proposal and then people would be selected each year to have their wishes granted.
    Jennifer @ Dashing in Style recently posted…PiYo: A Challenging SweatfestMy Profile

    1. That’s a really neat idea!

  6. Oh I LOVE your take on freedom!! If I won the lottery, I would def travel more and work bc I wanted to..I think I would also invest in my girls education bc by the time they go to college, I don’t even want to think how much it will cost
    Lauren recently posted…Running Brings FreedomMy Profile

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