This post, as you may have guessed from the title, comes courtesy of Bee. It was inspired by the recent launch in the UK of Lottoz, an online lottery platform that lets you play lotteries from around the world from the comfort of your own home, or potentially in Bee’s case, you’re own library.
Lately I have been thinking about playing the lottery. I know that the chances of winning are basically zero, or 14 million to one or something, but there’s always this little part of me that thinks I really could win. I mean, someone has to win, right? And it’s never going to be me if I don’t actually play.
I just find it frustrating how much money limits us in what we want to do. I don’t really want much. I really enjoy my job so I don’t ever feel like if only I won the lottery I would finally be able to throw my apron to the ground and just walk out. In fact, even if I was a millionaire I would probably still do it, just because I love it. I wouldn’t even have to win that much money for it to make a big difference to my life, just enough to buy a one-bedroom flat with a bit of cash leftover would really be all I would need to keep me happy and put my money worries to one side.
But that’s thinking about it seriously. If I really did win millions of pounds, here are the things I would definitely consider buying, even if only for a fleeting moment.
A house with its own heated indoor pool, gym and library
I do have a gym membership for a gym that’s really easy and convenient to get to, but even so, I feel like I would definitely get up and go more if it was in my own house and I didn’t even have to get dressed before I went. The same with the pool. I really love swimming but hate swimming with other people around me peeing in the water and stuff. The same goes for a library. I feel like I would read a lot more if only I just had somewhere to keep all my books and a quiet place to read them in. Obviously I don’t think this would actually make any difference to whether I used them or not, and the pool and library would start collecting dust, but it would be nice to at least have the OPTION to better myself in my own home.
A car with a driver
Obviously I would get my license too, but it would be so cool to have a friendly old man driver who would casually offer me life advice on the side and chase criminals for me. I don’t know why just because I would be rich I would also suddenly be fighting crime, but I just would.
A personal chef
I’m lazy and I love really good, healthy food.
Adopt a cute baby
So this one isn’t something I would BUY obviously, but I have always said that I would only have children if I was really rich. And I would like to give something back, so adopting a baby would be a great way to do that, because all babies deserve a loving home. Plus, I’d get to pick the cutest one out of the group to take home. That’s how adoption works, right? Like when you get a dog?
A brand new iPhone
I know you don’t have to be a millionaire to do this, but I just love peeling the plastic off the screen. And I love buying things from the Apple store.
My own Starbucks franchise
Me and my boss always say that if we ever won the lottery we would buy our own Starbucks store and do what we wanted with it and make it our own. Bit sad, I know, but if I owned the store I would have even more reason to invest my time and energy into it. And I would get to eat as much free cake as I wanted. I’m pretty sure that’s how that works too.
What would you buy if you won the lottery?
Sponsored post. Photos from Unsplash.