What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery? – Essay

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Last week, many Americans found themselves in a lottery ticket-buying frenzy. In this record-breaking Mega Millions lottery, ticket sales reached $1.5 billion. Were you, your family or your friends hoping to win? What would you do if you won the lottery? How much of the money would you save, spend and give away? What do you see as the downside to this good fortune? How would you deal with situations like strangers approaching you for money? Do you think it is possible to win hundreds of millions of dollars and keep your personality, values and outlook on life intact?

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15 comments on “What Would You Do If You Won the Lottery? – Essay

  1. Winning the lottery can lead your life in so many different directions. Because of the fortunes you now have people would treat you different and things in life would come easier then before. I feel money changes people in many ways, so to be wealthy and possess fancy things can cause someone to start acting different towards family and friends.

    If I personally won the lottery I would definitely take care of my family. I would make sure all my love ones were financially stable and I would take care of my friends so they could prosper into a better future. Money could make anyone happy so those who I care about in a struggle and have financial problems I would make sure they are okay and taken care of. However if people I didn’t know well started to show up and try to befriend me, I wouldn’t help them because of the simple fact that they are only there because I won the lottery.

    I think it’s possible to keep the same personality and values. I would have to come to an understanding that even though I have a lot of money I still have morals and people to care about. Most people that change their outlook on life are people who become greedy because of their fortunes and the fame they start receiving from others. Instead of liking the fame and all the people who want to be my friend, I would try to avoid it an only associate with family and close friends that were there before I won the lottery.

    If I won the lottery I would invest in certain stocks and put most of my winnings into some type of savings bond. I would personally give five million to my aunt and uncle because of all the money they’ve helped me with over the years. I feel I owe many people in my life, so a lot of my earnings would go towards love ones and what they needed. My family has always been there for me and has helped me financially so I would make sure they are taken care for the rest of their life.

    The lottery is all about getting lucky and I feel if you do win the Mega Millions you should take care of your family and close friends. To just leave love ones behind and start living a separate life because you are wealthy is wrong. You need to have a good judgment of character so you know who is really there for support and those who are just there because of your status. There will definitely be people trying to be your friend but life is about choices and it’s up to you to make the right one.

  2. what would i do if i won the lottery?I would like it to be a secret for
    as long as i could,take care of some close friends and family and my bills,also
    invest in houses and some proportys.
    I would save some or most of the money but enjoy it as well my bills
    and my family bills will get paid and i would give everybody in my family
    something for them selfs.close friends as well,and i would also move not right away but i would also i would travel around the world.
    As far as the downside to this good fortune well that’s
    the part were all kind of people come up to you or who never said anything to
    you befor now they know you,or writing to you for your help and some may
    need it but the stress or you wondering who;s after you or gonna come up to
    you next im sure it;s unreal.
    People always say that money dont change them but that’s
    a lie i’ve seen small money change so many of them,iI would do right by those
    who have done right by me and have alot of fun with the money and travel
    and just enjoy it but for anybody to get so much money it’s hard,cause you
    well change maybe for the better or worst.

  3. What will i do if i win the lottery?
    i would be very ecstatic. i think i might even have anout of body experience.which meny people seem to have when winning large sums of money.
    How much of the money you will save ,spend,and giveaway ?
    i will save 20 to 30 % depenting on how much in million i won .spend ona house a car which should be no more than 45%.give to charity 10 to 15 % and to people i know i will allso give in gifes and cash.
    What do you see as a downside to this good fortune?
    Not knowing what to do with all of that money.spending like there is no tomorrow and squnding money.
    How would you deal with situation like strenger approching you for money ?
    I will let my conscience be my gide .i see no halm helping some one in need .but i will not be there piggy bank
    Do you think it is possible to win hundred of million of dollarws and keep your personality ,value and outlook of life intack ?
    Things will definitely be diffrent.like it or not , you will be forst to do things you do not want to do .thats the world we live in today .i will always try to do what is right.afterall money change people .i can have it all and still be me.manypeople might ask how ? i will jest say we came with nothing and with nothing we leve .

  4. On the issue of winning I personally did not play to be honest although I’d like the money I would not enjoy people coming out the wood work asking for stuff. As for what I would do if I won, I would of course secure my family accordingly, those that deserved it since I’m known to be a cheapskate anyway. Afterwards I’d disappear hopping not to be found or bothered by anyone looking for a hand out.

    I probably give some to Cancer Research, and as for saving money, only enough to live off the interest. Downside is always people trying to take yours. I’d hire a bodyguard staff to keep people I don’t know away from me and mines.

    Last, with winning all that money there’s bound to be some difference in outlook on life. I’m not a fan of too many people around me anyway, so I would miss them too much.

  5. I was hoping to win a mega million. I play five dollars on Thursday evening, my aunt play twenty dollars and my friend play fifteen dollars. On Friday night during the drawing we were watching TV, but when the number came out none of us had it and I was saying if I had know I would have play a dollar.
    If I would have won the lottery, I will buy a big building apartment to rent it out, buy a big gorgeous private house and stay there with my husband, help some homeless people to make up their life, give out some couple of thousands to the poor people, open different kind of stores for business, help some of the student who wants to go to college and could not afford their tuition and take care some of the kids who are abandoned by their parents.
    I would have keep two millions in my bank account, give out two millions for the poor peoples, homeless, abandone kids and the students, spent two hundred and fifty six millions on my private house, building apartment and the stores that am going to open for business.
    The downside to this good fortune is, I will see different kind of faces, and some people will try to kill me to take my money. Where ever I go I must be with a security guard for my protection. I will not have anything in privacy because people will follow me where ever I am.
    The only thing am going to do with strangers approaching me is, if they ask for money am going to tell them you might have to come back next week and before they come back am going for my vacation in London to stop people coming see me and enjoy myself. After the vacation in London am going to live in a different area.
    I don’t think it is possible to win a hundreds of dollars of millions of dollars and keep your personality, values and outlook on life intact. They always announce the five richest peoples on TV. That means there will be no privacy for all the richest people in the country.

  6. I was hoping to win a mega million. I play five dollars on Thursday evening, my aunt play twenty dollars and my friend play fifteen dollars. On Friday night during the drawing we were watching TV, but when the number came out none of us had it and I was saying if I had know I would have play a dollar.

    If I would have won the lottery, I will buy a big building apartment to rent it out, buy a big gorgeous private house and stay there with my husband, help some homeless people to make up their life, give out some couple of thousands to the poor people, open different kind of stores for business, help some of the student who wants to go to college and could not afford their tuition and take care some of the kids who are abandoned by their parents.

    I would have keep two millions in my bank account, give out two millions for the poor peoples, homeless, abandone kids and the students, spent two hundred and fifty six millions on my private house, building apartment and the stores that am going to open for business.

    The downside to this good fortune is, I will see different kind of faces, and some people will try to kill me to take my money. Where ever I go I must be with a security guard for my protection. I will not have anything in privacy because people will follow me where ever I am.

    The only thing am going to do with strangers approaching me is, if they ask for money am going to tell them you might have to come back next week and before they come back am going for my vacation in London to stop people coming see me and enjoy myself. After the vacation in London am going to live in a different area.

    I don’t think it is possible to win a hundreds of dollars of millions of dollars and keep your personality, values and outlook on life intact. They always announce the five richest peoples on TV. That means there will be no privacy for all the richest people in the country.

  7. I am always hopeing to be a lottery winner one day that would be the happiest day of my life.what would i do with all that money first i would be taking veary long vacation; then i would go shopping buy me my own private jet maybe two then make some major real estate investment.also put a few million away for my grand kids college and future life say about three million each
    The only thing is on the down side i would be fealig so bad alot of people would be expecting me to be giving out money to them like im santa clause with a gift bag on my back.no its not possible to have all that money and still keep your personality value because once u get that kind of money every thing about u change u cant live in the same nabourhood no more.

  8. winning the lottery what will i do?
    1. i would be the Happiest person, in the universe.unfortunately, no luck this time. neither for family or friends. with much hope to win.
    what i would do.if i won the lottery? depending on the circumstances.to become debt free,help my Childrens & families with their finances. donate to food bank.and cancer Organization.and purchase a Beach condo,in Florida.!
    perhaps,i would save at least 1/2 of the amount.give away 20%. invest in Properties.and live on interest.
    the downsize theory.could have an impact on your life.such as spending like crazy.without acknowledging it. Because winning large sums of money,can really bring total life changes. like threats. you can really lose self realities, if you’re not careful. Legal turmoil & personal tragedy.
    Dealing, with the situations i would remain Anonymous. keep away from the internet & public.if Strangers approached me for money. i would advise them to see my lawyer. trying to keep my distance for safety.
    Do i think it possible to win? and keep my personality,values,outlook on life intact? yes, i do but things would definitely change. because money changes peoples. it depend on the person.and their values in life.it’s nearly impossible to remain the same as a Human being. Instant large sums of money, can cause a different Outlook on life. whether it’s good or bad, it depend on the individual Person. and their life styles..most of all Sharing is Caring.!

  9. What Would I Do IF I Won The Lottery?

    Last Friday ,March 30 2011 Was A Day Amercians All over the country came home from work ,Each one hopeing and praying it would be there last day to
    ever work again.The whole nation was talking about wining the mega millons
    including myself.I began to think.What would i do if i won the lottery.

    I know one thing for sure i would be retired.Everyone i knew of ,my family ,friends
    all dreamed of watching there numbers appear as the drawing took place.The
    estimated jackpot up for grabs was a whopping 640 millon dollars.Its enough
    money for u and your family to be finanical secure for the rest of your lives.

    The first thing i would ,if i won would be seek some professional advice on
    how to manage my good fortune.I would look after myself first ,and take care
    of my family and friends.A large portion i would donate to well deserved
    charities.I’D try to help as many people as i could. I’m a kind irish man .

    IT is nice to have good fortune ,but there’s aiways the downside to winning
    the lottery. Many people don’t take into consideration the dangers of it .
    For many people it was the beginning of the end,to have so much money
    at your disposal,and no need to worry about work ,so many people forget
    the dangers .Most people spiral out of control on alchol and drugs .

    There is also the risk of people finding out where u live,and pester u for
    money with their sad stories about their lives and how u could change
    that with a little help from u .I know i would help some ,but i cant save the world.

    I’d like to think i would remain the same person i always was,ant not for people
    to look at me as an atm machine.Money is dangerous.Its changes people and
    ruins lives.So when i ask myself ,what would i do if i won the lottery? As the areosmith song goes ”dream on ” that’s what i’ll do .

    THE END

  10. If I won the loterry the first thing I wll do is claim my prize. Then I will move . Make sure that my families future is secure, Invest my money. Make sure that the money and fame dont change me.

    Before I will start giving my money away. I wil firtst analyze how much money I won and see how much money I will invest. You cant reallly start going crazy giving your money away if you dont have a plan.

    Having so much money can bring alot of problems. You have to live your life saying can I trust this person or not. When you have so much money every one will be asking you for some. And if you dont they will get offended and that person will be come your enemy. Your life will totally change.

    The way I will deal with the strangers asking me for money is. I will help who ever I can. You cant go around helping everyone.What happeneds when you run out of money. I Will try to involve myself in charities organizations to help the ones in need.

    I think is possible to win all that money and still be the same person. You canot let fame or money get to your head. Yo need to stay focus and remember that money does not last forever just enjoy your life and do good.

  11. My family and I were hoping to win the mega million on saterday.My father plays the mega million every night but Saturday was the big mega million and unfortunately we didn’t win.
    If I ever won the lottery I would get my own apartment then pay my rent for a year and after that I would buy thing for my apartment such as a bedroom set, furniture, tables, chairs, kitchen tools, a bathroom set, a washer and dryer, anything I’m going to need for my apartment. When I’m finished taken care of myself I would give my family some money. The ones that need and also the ones who looked out for me when I needed it. That’s what I would do if I won the lottery. If I won the lottery I would save 100%for myself on a rainy day because you never know what will happen. I would spend 50%on the things I may need and want. I would give away 25% on those who need it as well as another 50% on my family. To me the downside to the good fortune is when the money is all gone and I don’t have anymore money. When you have money like that you get excited and you won’t know what to do with it or yourself .you won’t be able to set down then when you have all that money for lest say two years you have already became use to it so when it’s all gone you’re like okay what to do now. You will be running around in circles trying to figure out what happen to all your money, how do you get more money like that, what do I do now. If I had to deal with strangers coming up to me asking me for money I would give then 50 cents, but if they keep on coming up and asking I would ask them what are you doing to better yourself? Are you trying to get a job? How do you plan on living? Are you going to be living off of other people’s money for the rest of your life? I would ask them questions like that.I think that its possible to win hundreds of millions of dollars and keep your personality and values intact. Lot of people doesn’t know how. When they get money they start going crazy some think they better than others and those be the ones that go broke quick and don’t have no one to turn to because they thought they had it all and they didn’t need anyone because they had money in they pocket. I don’t think everyone feels the same way though some people act the same way they did before they had money.

  12. I’m pretty late but i just turned 18 and played the lottery for the first time.

    What would you do if you won the lottery? If i won the lottery I will definitely hire a financial adviser. I would move my mother and two sisters out of our apartment in NY to a House in Florida. I would make it my priority to assure that my Mother and Sisters are financially stable for the rest of their life’s. What do you see as the downside to this good fortune? The only downside i can see would be for my family to divide because of problems that money can bring. How much of the money would you save, spend and give away?
    I would save 65% of the money and invest just enough so that i can live from interest. I would spend money on a new home for my family. I would purchase four cars, one for my mother, two cars for my sisters and one for myself. I would donate money to my local church and help them purchase instead of renting our current church. My situation is a little different because my father abandoned us when i was 4. The only people in my life are my mother and sisters. They are the only people that will see cash. I only have one friend and that’s my girlfriend of 5 years. I would pay her entire college education and definitely marry her. I would help her parents if they need help. I would not give any money away to any foundations. Surprised? Foundations have never helped me with anything!
    How would you deal with situations like strangers approaching you for money? This is a tough one! I wouldn’t help everyone because no one is here for me now. It will all depend on the circumstances. I am not very sociable so friends are not something on my bucket list. Do you think it is possible to win hundreds of millions of dollars and keep your personality, values and outlook on life intact? With millions of dollars everyone will change but that’s were growing up comes in. I wouldn’t treat anyone with any disrespect. Money is just a material that will make life more comfortable but you cant take the money, cars or jewelry with you when you die. In conclusion I would personally pimp my family out a bit. New home, cars and education. I would get married and probably get into real estate because i love houses. Ill marry my high school sweet heart and have a bunch of children(Yes i would sign a prenup lol). If i don’t win the lottery i will continue with my studies and help my family the old fashion way. :)

  13. First I would pay my son back for buying me a house, then I would remodel my house,pay off all my bills so I could move to Indiana to spend time with my 95 year old sister who I just found out I had I would spend every second I could with her since I missed out on most of her life, I could retire at 62 and I would help other people who are laid off like I am. I would also like to help at risk KIDS because everyone should have a decent life.

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