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How Might Winning The Lottery Change Your Life?

For many of us, winning the lottery would be a dream come true. But would it really..?

No matter which country you’re from, chances are they have a lottery. Usually, there is the possibility, however slim, of winning huge amounts of money. Speaking from my own country (the UK) I have seen amounts range from a couple of million pound to sixty or seventy million pounds. Firstly, I will outline a couple of the things that people who dream of winning the lottery would do with their money should they win. I interviewed one hundred people, and these are the most common answers given by them.

1) Leave their job.

2) Give enough money to close family members to enable them to leave their jobs.

3) Buy a new house and car.

4) Place children in private education.

5) Take a holiday.

These were, by far, the five most popular answers from the people I asked. I am now going to talk through some of the problems that may be faced by people who believe that money will change their lives.

Firstly, you would need to consider the impact of leaving your job. If you have an important job, there may be some impact on the company for which you work. They may have problems finding a replacement for you, and the company may suffer as a result of this. This is most likely to be the last thing you think about when thinking about leaving your job. Also, if you leave your job, you might find that you have a lot of spare time on your hands. If you and your partner both leave your jobs and are forced to spend a lot of time with each other, the boredom that you will undoubtably experience may be a cause of friction between you and has been proven to cause divorce in many cases in the past. You need to think about what you’re going to do during the time you would have spent at work. Many people just think about staying in bed until lunchtime and then having a lazy afternoon, but this isn’t a fulfilling lifestyle, and you will probably find that you tire of this very quickly.

Giving money to family and friends becomes problematic as well. For example, how would you decide what to give to you? Would you give your partner’s family any money, and would that be expected of you? You will find that with any kind of financial gain, people will start to view you in a different light, and may attempt to become closer with you than they had been in the past. Because of this, it is advisable to keep your win quiet and give money to those who you know will be able to keep quiet about where the money had come from.

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  1. mikky webs

    On January 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Well written. Thanks for the share.

  2. Anupam Kachroo

    On January 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    keep goin :)

  3. joyhyena29

    On January 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

    great info..tnx 4 sharing^^

  4. nani varron

    On January 12, 2010 at 5:09 am

    nice article….winning in lottery is a once in a lifetime experience

  5. qasimdharamsy

    On January 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Nice one…well written….

  6. A Lady Poet

    On January 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I’m not so sure I want to ever win a lottery of any kind, it has a Pandora’s box that cant be closed. Relatives and supposed friends would come out of the woodwork like termites.I’m happy not having alot and appreciating them,Well written and did bring good points to light.

  7. farawaysis

    On January 13, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Got me a Powerball ticket in Louisiana for tonight! We figured that we would never have a chance if we didn’t try. My first thing that I would do, if I won, would be INVESTING in something that could generate a steady income for our future. Then playtime and relaxation…………..Though chances are small when it comes to winning, we are giving it a try.

  8. mystery writter

    On January 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I wouldn’t quit my job because I like my coworkers,but I would help one of them out.Id set up a college fund for my grandkids then invest before anything.But winning a huge lottery brings changes and problems you don’t need.Everyone wants to be your friend,including your enemies.

  9. Holy Shit

    On January 15, 2010 at 4:56 am

    True. When you get rich, people start sucking up to you… Really, it’s not nice.

    However, haveing 20 extra million dollars in my bank WOULD be a nice thought…

  10. B Banner

    On January 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My dad jokes about winning the lottery. It’s very funny.

  11. Big Winner

    On April 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This is NOT a ‘well written’ article as much of you have said. It makes too many assumptions. What if I do buy a new house and it’s not that far from where my old one was, and my kids didn’t have to change schools or friends? What if I don’t have kids? What if I’m already retired? With unemployment at an all time high, I don’t think ANY employer will have trouble filling vacancies… and if they do, what does that have to do with me?! You don’t even mention the HUGE gift taxes for giving money away to friends and relatives. Lastly, if the money is managed properly it CAN be endless!

  12. ustedes_rico

    On September 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

    What is this idealistic sympathic Murphy’s law “Glass half empty”…silliness? Honestly it’s seems this was written to scare people from playing the lotto. Something liken to a Scooby Doo cartoon. BeEeeEeEeEEEware lotteryyyyyyeee oooooOOOOOOoooO….
    Its not a monkey’s paw that grants twisted wishes. And yes, think of your job at that poor little multi-million dollar company. Even though they plan on firing someone every other month and having them replaced within the week….poor them.Sorry to rip into you if you’re some kid thinking they type for the greater good. This thing has to be taken as a joke. Maybe there was a hint of satire behind this? Heck I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

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