Blogtober14 Day 1: If I won the lotto

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It only seems right to start this post with how much I can’t believe it’s October already so… wow I can’t believe it’s October already! Now that we have that out of the way…

I’ve been saying for the life of this blog that I want to write more, but with the exception of the last week or so, I’ve fallen short of that goal. Because of this I have decided to participate in Blogtober. This means there will be at least one new post here every day in October. I’m pretty excited so you should be too!

The first question of Blogtober asks what I would do if I won the lottery. My question to that is, “what kind of winnings are we talking about?” I assume it means the Mega. When you win a large sum like that they ask you how you want the money to be distributed. I would take the monthly payments. I think I’ve heard somewhere that you end up receiving more money that way because of something to do with the way they take the taxes out. Double win!  For the sake of this post, I’m going to assume that after all is said and done, I would walk away with $10,000 a week for the rest of my life. It might not seem like much, but when one check is just about what you currently make in a year and all you had to do was pick the winning combination of numbers, it’s a whole hell of alot.

yea, juuussst shy of 3 million
yea, juuussst shy of a million a week

You would probably assume that my fist order of business would be to quit my job. I don’t think I would only because I feel like I would need things to do. But then again, that’s what volunteering is for. If I didn’t totally quit my job then I wouldn’t be so quick to take on hours. I don’t need you bitches anymore!

The first month of checks would just have to be blown on frivolous things. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, new clothes, a trip to Target. Sephora, Ulta, and MAC – oh my! I would probably feel guilty just spending like a drunken sailor so this phase wouldn’t last too long. Really, how many lipsticks do you need? Seriously, I wouldn’t know. I have too many as it is.

The second month of checks would go to my parents. They never do anything for themselves so I would give them a month of checks and then whatever they wanted after that. The only stipulation would be that they either buy something they want (as opposed to need) or they do something fun with it. The money I give them is not allowed to go in the bank.

The third and fourth month of checks would be distributed to the rest of my family. Just like with my parents, I would give any of them more money as long as they’re doing non-adult like things with it. I’m not here to pay your bills, but if you want an iPad, by all means take my money.

My friends would benefit from my winnings at Christmas’ their birthdays, and whenever I saw something that I thought they would enjoy.

From each check I would give money to either a charity or the church. I’m a big believer in paying it forward. I would also give money every so often to the schools that I attended. I’m an advocate of the public school system, especially in New York.

I would also make sure that I had money put aside for when my favorite bands/ performers come to town. I would get tickets somewhere in rows 1-5 and hire a limo to get us there and home. No matter how you look at it, winning the lotto is a check full of free money delivered to your doorstep.  There’s no reason not to use it to stare up in to Harry Styles’ nostrils.

Speaking of Harry Styles, I would also use the money to travel. What does Harry have to do with traveling? He’s British and one of my trips would be across the pond. Keep up.

I would probably toy with the idea of renting an apartment in the city, but I think the better idea is to hire a driver. Who doesn’t love having the luxury of a car after a long day of shopping down 5th Ave? I would also have an on call hair stylist and make up artist. Not for everyday. Just for when I don’t feel like fighting with my hair only for it to fall the second I look away from the mirror.

Since we’re on the topic of grooming and looking good, I would start a plus sized clothing line because that part of the industry is lacking. (I went to Kohls and was extremely disappointed again) I don’t know much about the fashion world but, what I do know is I’m in the trenches, shopping at stores that offer nothing or very little. It’s laughable. That’s a totally different post though. I’ve talked about it before and I’m sure I will talk about it again so no need to get into it right now.

And finally, I’m sure the rational side of me would eventually take over and make me save and/or invest some of the money for the future I would have to or else my parents would disown me. They put in a ton of time trying to teach me how important it is to have something to fall back on. Especially when there was a time when my main career goal was to be a cashier, but that’s a whole different post for later in the month.

OK. One day of Blogtober down, 30 more to go!

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