Winning the lottery (or it never hurts to ask)

So what would you do with a million dollars? I’m not asking for myself, unfortunately. It was just a question that I ask when I buy the occasional lottery ticket. I think it’s less about wish-fulfillment than it is a way to focus on the things that are really important in your life. It says a lot more about who you are and where you are in your life.
For instance, you could buy a new car. But will it be BMW or Batmobile. You could spend it all on comic books or open your own comic book store. Maybe buy an awesome home theatre and all the movies you could watch in a lifetime. Or fund an indie movie or web series and leave your own mark on the entertainment world.
It’s a sad fact that most people who do win the lottery wind up blowing it on useless crap. They usually end up back at the same place they started. Wondering what happened to all their cash.
So what would I spend it on, you ask? Well, that’s kind of a personal question, but all right. My needs are pretty simple these days. A place to sleep, enough to eat and the clothes on my back. A laptop, a wifi connection and an outlet to charge my batteries. And good people to share good times with. But that’s the one thing money can’t buy.
The rest I think I’d give away to creative people who need a little help to get going, whatever the reason. Because in my opinion there’s nothing sadder than watching a dream die.
Sorry, I get all mushy when I think about money.
Also, if you have a million dollars you’re not using…

Crazed recluse and sociophobe who has taken up writing after failing at everything else. Send pizza.

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2 comments on “Winning the lottery (or it never hurts to ask)
  1. I’d bank it and enjoy the $50,000 extra a year from interest…


    • Sean Sandulak says:

      That’s the sensible thing to do it would seem. Still, the temptation to splurge on something completely silly is overwhelming.


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