People open up about their 'win the lottery' aspirations, shedding light on the stark realities they face today and the hope they hold for a better future.
Winning the lottery is a dream come true for many people. Although the odds are against most people, they still buy tickets in the hope of getting some financial stability. While one may think that people who win the lottery might go out and do something extravagant with the money, you would be surprised to know that that's not the case with many people. Today's harsh economy has taken away a lot of basic necessities, such as housing from many people. A Reddit user, u/mikes47deep, asked the online community what they would do if they won the lottery and these 10 answers speak volumes about what the economy is doing to people:
A simple cabin in the woods. I'm f***ing tired of my life right now. I just want to hang out with my dog while picking chanterelles. u/AcidNeonDreams.
Me too. My buddy and I talk about moving to where our camp is if one of us ever hits the lottery. It’s just the right amount of remote: no neighbors, good fishing and hunting, and the town is only about a half-hour drive. u/shawn615
Pay off debt. Replace teeth. Finally, see the doctor. Buy a car and house that I can still afford if I don't have any money at all. u/StatusJazz.
So many people in America would see the doctor if they didn't need to worry about the bills even with some type of health insurance there are bills of stuff not covered including copay. F***** a joke of the country I live in. We destroy or get involved in other 3rd world countries and they end up with a better healthcare system than we do. u/yunitoyuniro
My wife and I talk about this a lot. We wouldn't even move, we would just quit our jobs pay off our debts and pay for a personal chef. Doing whatever we want all day and coming home to delicious meals cooked with a variety of healthy ingredients any time we want them would be an absolute life changer. u/who519.
And fitness instructor. "I want Jennifer Garner's arms." They would then go to Brentwood, grab her arms, and give them to me. u/e11spark
I did win the lottery, kind of. It was only high 5 figures, but I was 20 at the time so it felt like I won the Powerball jackpot. Bought 2 motorcycles and a Civic Si. All second hand, of course, I didn't actually win the Powerball LOL. But when you're 20 and you have a motorcycle and a car you're essentially Bill Gates. Then I just "retired" for a year and traveled around for a bit. Nothing too crazy. u/Franklights
A bunch of people I love are getting their mortgages paid off. u/Strong-Solution-7492.
True that. Pay off all of your s*** first. Then take care of your immediate Friends and families (as long as it’s doable) then decide what amount left you need to live on and leave for your kids. Donate the rest. I’m 39. I’ve lived a modest life so far and have no desire for an ostentatious existence. I just want to live a normal life not having to worry about money ever. u/Shaw-Deez
Man, I just want a small house and isolate myself to draw, but drawing without worrying about anything. That would be bliss. u/45s_
In my hometown, Chile. I love my country even with all the bad things (like any other country really). I think something near the city just in case, I don't want the constant noise but sometimes going to visit family/friends could be nice, give them gifts with the absurd amount of money I would have and I imagine with all the money it would be actually enjoyable to go out. But I don't want to spend that much right away, I would keep it or try to learn to invest or something to never work a day in my life and only dedicate time to my passion. u/45s_
I would slowly, over time and only when my neighbors decided they were going to sell their houses, buy up every house in my neighborhood, and then start renting them out for way less than the going rate. Like single-handedly destroying rent prices in my city. Start with family and friends, tell them they're getting a family discount so they don't ask questions. Tell them I've been a landlord for a long time with many properties, but don't have much in liquid assets (so they're not thinking about hitting me up for money). Find my tenants jobs, help them build productive and happy lives, complete with as much education as they want to pursue. Die without a dime when I'm old, leaving each of them the house they've been renting from me for all those years. u/LeStiqsue
The 1:200 scale model Titanic kit. It's hella expensive and I doubt I'd have room for it. I honestly haven't put any models together since I was like 8. But it just looks so cool. And I want it. Sigh. I realize that's nowhere near as fancy as everyone else is saying but I don't need a lot. Maybe toss in a trip to Wales to see where my ancestors came from. That's pretty cool. u/Fred_the_skeleton
Helping people I consider worthy of being helped. The people that are good people but fell on hardships and need assistance to get to a better life. I wouldn't make them rich, but I'd get them at least to a fair starting point again. My goal in life is to have a net positive impact on everyone I meet. Winning the lottery would help me help many more people than I currently have. u/DailyDad
I’d buy some property downtown in this small city I live in. I’d make some mini homes just big enough for a shower, fridge, TV, and bed. I’d let the homeless stay there at night. Hire a team that washes the buildings every day after they leave and get them ready for the next day. Feed them. Get people to come out every six months for physicals and dental and stuff like that. Help the ones who can work find a job. Help the ones who can’t with physical therapy and mental health. I’ve been so blessed in life that if I had money this is how I’d spend it. I rarely play the lottery but when I do.. this is my intention. u/fantasticmrjeff