Poor old Trevor Cooper. He just won $26 million through Lotto. And he went public.
I bet he’s regretting that now.
He was on the front page of the paper. On TV. And apparently now he’s having to field requests from people who want money. Who’da thunk it?
If it was me, I’d definitely sit on it. I might not even tell T for a couple days, if I could get away with it. I’d go to work, try to get my head around the news and think about how to proceed.
I don’t do this kind of thing. I’m big on planning and what ifs. But those those theoretical what-ifs are always based in fact.
But I don’t buy lottery tickets and hence will never win the jackpot. So while people love to talk about what they’d do if they won, I don’t, because IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
But since I’ve started writing about poor old Trevor, I guess I may as well continue some way down that path.
I wouldn’t quit my job. T would.
We might up our wedding list by 10 or so people.
I’d definitely turn our honeymoon into a full year off to travel (for which I would have to leave work).
Then we’d come back and buy a house.
There’d be money going to charity. And I’d also want to put some money back into the economy and invest in some startups. That’s not something I have experience in, so obviously I’d seek out local entrepreneurs/investors for that purpose.
I think the big question is what we would do to help T’s family. Regular readers know that’s a sorry story. We would definitely help, but the details of that would require some serious consideration.
But one thing is certain. I definitely would not be going public with my newfound fortune. It can only lead to trouble.
Do you like to daydream about winning the lottery? How would you handle it?