I won the lottery! Do I really need to explain? Normally, I would not announce this type of thing in a personal finance blog although maybe it is just the right place. For the record, I do not play very often, but all it takes it one winning ticket. I promise millions of dollars will not change me! This article will be short because I am sort of busy talking to my advisors. What do I do next?
In thirty-five (35) plus years, I only bought less than twelve tickets. I won five (5) dollars twice, but lost most of the time. The good thing was I was only willing to spend one (1) or two (2) dollars each time. Playing the lottery is gambling and I am only willing to lose a dollar or two. Today, everything changed and I do not feel guilty at all. Winning the lottery is about as likely as getting drafted in the NFL, MLB, or NBA, but it can happen.
I do not recommend playing the lottery, but someone wins something however small almost every day. I occasionally wonder how much you have to play in order to win. I know it only takes a single dollar or two in the case of the Mega Millions lottery to play, but most people spend much more on a weekly basis. I only spent two (2) dollars for a quick pick and my return on investment is huge!
Just as I was thinking about retirement in a couple years, it is now a very different picture! I now have more money to spend which is the antithesis of my spending habits. I will have to change or I will leave too much of this windfall to my children and future grandchildren. No complaints, this is the kind of problem everyone should have. Lucky for me, I am prepared for this dilemma because of my training and background.
In case you forgot what day it is, it is April 1st or commonly called April Fools! My story is completely a fabrication and intended to be an April Fools prank. The lottery is nothing more than a gamble and I am only willing to lose a dollar or two which I do not do very often. If the lottery is five hundred (500) million dollars or more and I remember I may buy a two (2) dollar ticket. Who knows, it may happen and I may be a winner before this is published and I will have to change everything. April Fools, I did not win the lottery!
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