If You Won the Lottery...

If you were to win the lottery, what would you do? Let's say it was several million dollars -- definately enough to support you for life, if you handled it right.

Would you quit your day job? Would you go to working part-time, if you are already full-time?

I'm not sure what I would do. I just bought a subscription to the Virginia lottery, and I got to thinking: If I won, what would I do with the money and the rest of my life? Since it's been a crazy past few weeks at work, I feel I would seriously consider losing the day job! But, what would I do during the day? I'm sure if I won enough money, I would be able to keep myself occupied with more camera equipment, finally a studio of my own (no more corner in the apartment for me!), and helping to babysit a little cousin now and then. Part of me would miss socializing with the people at work all day, but another part of me feels I would get plenty of other social interactions if I wasn't stuck at work all day.

It would be nice, though, to be free of office obligations to be able to work on my photography on a daily basis.

What would you guys do?

Photo credits: Teresa Kenney.

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January 17, 2008


This is a good question, and one that I hope to actually have to cope with sometime! :) My husband and I decided we would fund a tradeschool for trades and crafts people so that those skills wouldn't die out. And my sister has Parkinson's so I would support that research effort... I have three other favorite chariteis that would benefit too. And, we would buy a villa in Marina di Carrara, my husband's most favorite place in Italy, and a nice apartment in Rome (my choice), and of course take thousands of photographs... The basics of course would already have been accomplished (education funds for niece and nephews and grandson, other family stuff). Fun to think about, and I learn more about myself whenever I think about it. Even $1 million would go such a long way towards all of those goals. *smile*

September 19, 2007


One thing I would definately do (forgot to mention above) is give a portion to Cancer research and women's heart health. I've known too many people whom have lost others to cancer. There are a lot of survivor stories, but there are also still way too many non-survivor stories that break my heart. I also choose women's heart health research because of my mother. I lost my mother to heart failure. She was only 54. I want to do what I can to prevent other people from having to experience that.
You guys have some great answers! One thing I wouldn't do, though, is tell a lot of people that I won the lottery (that is, IF I ever win!). People in this area have won before, and talked to the newspaper about it. Shortly after that, they have another story about how they've had a lot of people ask for money, more people want to hang out with them and do things, etc. All because they have money.? I definately don't want that side of it.

September 19, 2007


Get married to my fiance Sophie and travel the world together and have the best camera to document it.

September 19, 2007


I would definitely travel around the world.......To be honest, I do not really know what else I would do with lots of money....never interested in having too much. Cliches? Give it to poor people, charity, etc, invest it? beats me....just give me enough money to keep me going around the world and......that's it.

September 18, 2007


we have talked about this often and the first thing we would do is build our daughter a home. she has adopted a group of 5 brothers and sisters and has one natural child and soon will be trying for another. one of her adopted children has CP and is mentaly handicaped as well. and she needs a therapy room and a heated pool. So that is the first thing on our list. Then we have several ideas in mind for things needed in our community for the special needs children and adults. for ourselves we would purchase some GREAT camra eqiipment and a travel trailer. After that we would just travel and take photos.

September 18, 2007


I would have to travel. I'd of course document every mommeent.
If you win don't forget us little people you converse with now.

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