Have you ever thought about what you would do if you won the lottery? Of course you have! Who hasn’t? We’ve all been there; sitting at our desk at work and daydreaming about the endless possibilities of things we would buy and do if we became a millionaire overnight. If you haven’t thought about it before, you definitely should. You never know when you might hit a jackpot, so you should set a vision early on and set a plan for the lucky day!
We at LottoGopher.com varied quite a bit from the following list, but regardless of what we would do, here is a list of the most common things that people would do if they won the lottery.
1. Help Family and Friends
Business Insider reported that a 2012 poll conducted by the European Lottery Guild asked people what the first thing they’d do if they won the lottery was, and 47 percent said that they’d help out family and friends who were low on cash before doing anything else.
“The most interesting thing about this survey was the question itself, which actually asked about the ‘first thing’ the players would spend their money on, not the biggest,” said Elisabeth Moore, customer relations manager at ELG.
2. Start a Business
Another recent survey concluded that a vast selection of contestants surveyed said they would buy the tools and supplies needed to start or continue their business. This in itself shows that many Americans would want to continue to work, even after making it rich by winning the lottery. Go, Americans!
3. Buy a Recreational Vehicle
The same survey conducted showed that the third most desired item was a recreational vehicle. It kind of makes sense, as many respondents also said they wanted to travel the country to visit their friends and family. Throw a mobile WiFi or 4G device into the mix, and we’ll gladly tag along for the ride!
4. “I’m going to Disney World!”
The next most common answer for things people would do if they won the lottery? They would take their families to Disneyland or Disney World. We suppose it really doesn’t matter how old you are; Disney would be a perfect vacation getaway filled with fun and adventure for the entire family! Can you imagine the things you would do and buy at the park if money were no object? The priceless smiles, laughter and joy that this trip would bring makes this the top destination of people surveyed.
5. Get Pampered
A massage. A private chef. Chauffeur. The 5th most common thing that people would do if they won the lottery is to pamper themselves! Can you imagine enjoying a fine assortment of cheeses and a glass of wine while getting a massage? Or how about enjoying your favorite meal prepared by a world-class private chef? Imagine pulling up to your favorite fine-dining restaurant in a stretch limo with your friends and family… Whatever it is, you just won the lottery, so you should be certain to enjoy some of the finer things in life!
So the real question is this: What are the top five things you would do if you won the lottery?