Each week when checking my little pink ticket I always hope for a big win, I mean who doesn't? I imagine seeing the numbers appearing on the screen, glancing down at the piece of paper between my fingers and realising that they actually match would be so unbelievable. I'm not sure how I would cope with the excitement!
Money is such a big part of life, whether you worry because you don't have enough or because you never know what to spend your bank balance on, and receiving millions would alter your lifestyle forever. It could even have a huge impact on the lives of important family members and special friends that mean so much to you too - you could help loved ones or your community out financially.
If it was my lucky day and I scooped the jackpot, after the initial screams of delight and recovering from the shock, I think I would have a long sit down and plan my spends. Having such a lot of cash to play with could be a bit overwhelming and I would probably seek out a wealth management company to help me manage my newfound wealth sensibly. There are however a number of things I would definitely have on the top of my 'to buy' list that I'd be eager to shop for ASAP....
Travel is already a big passion of mine, well the whole family really, so I would arrange a long break to explore the world. We would enjoy relaxing days in the Maldives, a safari through Africa, some retail therapy in Dubai and of course a trip to Disney World to see Mickey and co. It would be lovely to jet off without needing to think about the costs and really indulging while taking in the sites and making some unforgettable memories.
A new home would be a must and I'd have several acres of land to go with it. I'd have an indoor heated pool, a cinema, a huge soft play area (I do love diving into a ball pond) and of course a big gym so I can finally burn off this baby weight, even if it is 10 years too late. On that note, I'd also have a nutritionist and personal trainer to get into great shape - it would be nice to focus on little old me for a change and have the time to do so.
My Fiesta is nearly 17 years old now and even though the Mr has a sleek and modern family car I would really like to have a Range Rover to get from A to B in comfort and style. It would be lovely to get the Mini Mes their own vehicles in just a few years time when they begin lessons too and possibly have a sports car in the garage for some convertible fun in the summer months.
Property development is something I've always been interested in and although I wouldn't need to earn money or work if I won millions I think I would certainly want something to keep me busy day in and out or as an investment. Therefore, I would purchase a few houses, renovate them and let them out/sell them on to keep me occupied.