Monday, 1 August 2016

If I had a million dollars...daydreaming about winning the lottery with Lottoland

*PR collaboration


To quote one of my favourite bands, Barenaked Ladies, what would I do 'if I had a million dollars?'. The song offers quite a few fun suggestions:

- A house
- Furniture for the house
- A nice Reliant automobile
- A fur coat (but not a real fur coat, that's cruel)
- An exotic pet, like a llama or an emu
- Take a limousine because it costs more
- Some art, like a Picasso
- A monkey

- 'If I had a million dollars, I'd buy your love'

It's one of my favourite BNL songs and it's also a question I've asked myself many a time, as I'm sure we all have.

If I were to win the lottery, what would I spend my winnings on?


Me: It's almost impossible to imagine that large amount of money. My plans would involve both the sensible and the impulsive - I just wouldn't be able to resist a bit of a splash to celebrate!

First of all, I'd buy a house for both my parents and my in-laws, each. I'd then give our closest friends a nice lump sum to help them with their future plans. I'd also set up a trust fund for Ethan, for university and to help him on the property ladder when the time comes.

Once I'd taken care of our loved ones, I'd but a new house. Not something ridiculous, but something with plenty of space. I recently went to a party at a barn conversion and the house and the land was incredible. Perhaps I would actually build our own house, exactly the way we want it?

As another cliche, I would buy a new car; a VW Campervan, called Betty if she were blue.

We'd then take a big American trip and cover off everywhere from New York to Miami to Florida. I'd quite like to go to Canada too. And Norway again. And the land down-under... lots of travel then, I guess!

I'd want to keep working but would have the flexibility to decide what I wanted to do and whether I could strike out on my own and start something from the beginning. I've always said that I would set up an animal sanctuary too. 

And of course, I would go to my local Cath Kidston store, have them close it just for me and go on a shopping spree of my life. Followed by a spa weekend with all our friends and family and a big party to celebrate.

Best stop there, otherwise I'll run out of imaginary money...!

Stephen: What would I do if I won the lottery? I've thought about this numerous times over the years (who hasn't?!?), and I honestly think what I would do, aside from the obvious stuff like buy a big house somewhere nice, give away a lot to my nearest and dearest, would be to just go back to university and study things that interested me, whether that be anthropology, psychology, archaeology or any other 'ology'. 

I like learning new things and would one day like to do my masters, and perhaps even go for a doctorate, but with 'real life' always getting in the way, it becomes very difficult. 

With the free time that winning a substantial sum of money would grant me, I would use it to better myself. Oh, and I'd buy the most amazing home cinema system money could buy, with a dozen or so reclining chairs so that we could do proper movie nights, popcorn and all.

Ethan: First of all, I'd buy ALL the Paw Patrol toys I could find, and I'd hit the Disney store too - can never have too many cuddly toys!

I'd then get Mummy and Daddy to take me to Disneyland so I could meet all my favourite characters and have lots of fun.

I'd also buy shares in biscuits. I love biscuits, and would never run out if my Mummy and Daddy won lots of money.


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One day, eh?

Well, you have to be in it to win it and there's a way you can be in with more than once chance of winning. Lottoland gives you the chance to do lotto betting - make a bet on official lottery draws from around the world, guessing which lottery balls, or numbers, will be drawn, for the channce to win prizes.

I'm not much of a gambler myself but this seems like a simple enough idea (I've had a quick play) and I do have a flutter on the lottery every now and then, so this is a different way to have some fun - and hopefully, some luck!

From Euromillions to the Irish Lottery and Powerball (the American lottery), there's lots you can get involved with. It's worth a shot...

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  1. I would completely spend it on a house - so sick of renting at the minute.

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