My Friend Won The Lottery

If you saw my tweet last night you’d already know that one of my classmates (not one of these girls) won the lottery last week. Like, 25-million-dollars-won-the-lottery.

Do you think if she remembers today is my birthday she’ll send a paper present?

She happens to be one of the sweetest, most giving people I know and am sure that she and her husband-to-be (they’re getting married in 2 weeks, together for 14 years) will spend/invest/give the money wisely but this hits so close to home. I can’t help but dream about what I would do with that kind of money and how my life would change. Remember…we don’t pay taxes on lottery winnings in Canada so she gets all 25 million.  I could buy Greece! I kid. Oh man the things I could do though…

I’m finding it hard to not let it get the best of me but I can’t stop thinking about it. Hubby and I don’t even ‘play’ the lottery, outside of a scratch ticket in a stocking or odd pro-line, so it’s not like it could happen to us, but I still find myself daydreaming.

I’m literally sitting here looking for creative ways to come up with enough money for our power bill while she is financially set for the rest of her life and many generations behind her, should she chose.

I don’t like the way I feel when I let these thoughts consume me so I’m trying not to think about it too hard but when things like Facebook exist it’s rather difficult. I guess I’m thankful for a baby who consumes most all of my time to act as a distraction!

Have you ever known someone that close to win the lottery? What did they do with the money?

PS- All you Americans, VOTE today!

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