First a disclaimer: I am no expert in this subject. Second, I am going to try to be. Third, I am going to imagine what it would be like to win the big million using my own imagination and using what I have observed with other winners.1.Quit my day job. Some I have heard do keep their jobs. And still some may keep them even if they are yet to win. But me that would have to go. Now if you really love the work you do at Big burger. If flinging those greasy patties, putting up with irate customers, making minimum wage is your ideal and you just can't give it up. Go ahead hang onto the fun. I would rather spend my time volunteering, having freedom in my schedule to not be beholden to the boss man or woman as is often the case making me work grueling hours for as little as they can get away with without sick pay and or vacation. No thank you. Permanent vacation here I come.
- Speaking of insurance. Health insurance that is. I would finally be able to afford it. I would gladly leave behind the Family clinic where the Doctors seem to get their license from the gumball machine. I would go to the regular clinics where your wait for the Dr. is less than twenty minutes and you are led to a patient's room which remind you of the good old U.S. A. Not the backside of some ….You get my drift.
3.Investing. Ya I am like you : Never been able to do this. Since I quit the desk day job. ( No more getting the bosses coffee for me thank you.) I will need to do this to make sure I do not spend spend spend and end up having to sneak back with my tail between my legs to burger bomb or the secretarial pool. Will have to be savvy in this area though. Since I know zilch. As I've seen the wolves waiting to steal your money are waiting in the wings Only well searched through investments for me. thank you. Have seen what these sharks do with the unsuspecting. They can make it seem like the You will totally miss out if you do not turn mega bucks over to them. Hey Uncle Sam ripped you off enough before the check even arrived. I,m going the safe route. Long term investing. Short term. You do need a little spending money now. Don't you. After all $5,000 a month compared to the $1000 monthly you've had to live on is no small pocket change to overlook.
- Needs: Pay off debts (Have hardly any so that will take very little off the top.) , Purchase relatively new vehicle.(Bye, bye 1992 Ford. It's been nice, but…. Purchase house. Not too extravagant, (after all I quit the day job) but something I can live with.
- The four points prior were positives to winning the big pot. Now for the downside: Suddenly I'll have a million "buddies." Relatives I've never known existed will appear wanting to spend time with their long lost?. A massive amount of weird investments will ply for my interests. I'll be hounded by the media until I wonder: How do celebrities get through it? I will have glances of venom thrown my way and whispered looks. Maybe winning the lottery will not be such a great idea.
Well 80% odds isn't that bad. Much better than the odds of actually getting that winning number.