We all dream about winning the lottery, don't we? Whether it is saying goodbye to the day job or treating our loved ones, there is no doubt that winning the lottery would have a massive impact on our lives. In this post I am going to share my lottery day dream with you.
Move to America
Moving to America is definitely one of the goals that we are working towards. However, it is a really expensive process. The route that we are going to take involves having to invest $1,000,000 into a new business in America, and comes with lots strict criteria, including how many people we have to hire within a certain time frame.
As well as getting into America, there are other associated costs. For example, we would have to pay for healthcare and copayments. Not to mention moving our cats and the belongings we want to take with us.
If we won the lottery then we would be able to bring this process forward by years – maybe even by decades.
Buy a house with a pool
Whether we are buying in America or the UK, we are desperate to have a house with our own swimming pool. Whilst it feels like a very ‘out there' dream, it is again something that we are working towards.
There are so many places that we would love to travel to! We definitely want to travel first class somewhere in the world, even if it is just once.
We would love to explore more of America, and if we are able to be based in Florida then we would be close to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, with gorgeous clear blue seas.
I only started my investment journey last year, opting for a stocks & shares ISA. Saying that, I do have an investment property too. I would love to have the money to invest into a more diverse portfolio, and best case scenario, making enough money from the investments to live off.
I'm usually very thrifty and hate spending money on myself. You will often find one of us at the reduced shelf in a supermarket, trying to save money on our regular spending.
That said, I recently treated myself to a new piece of jewellery and I love wearing it.
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Treat yo self! I did something for me last week, and I treated myself to this Belle ring from the Disney Enchanted collection. It was so hard to spend this sort of money on myself, but I was celebrating a lot of things. I also battled with getting this because I didn’t want to feel as though I was replacing my engagement ring, but look at how well it fits with my wedding ring 😍 Here’s the story: earlier this year I worked with a client who was an absolute nightmare. I’m too professional to go into the details 😂 but I was left in tears on multiple occasions. I promised myself that when I got paid, I would use the money to go back to Orlando. Once the payment did come, I realised that was not a good financial decision, so instead I wanted to buy myself *something* special. I searched until I found the right item, and this was it! Tony even made a comment about buying it for me, but I loved the feeling of paying for it myself., from MY hard work. Now every time I wear it I feel proud for getting through a tough situation and continuing to grow my business. Ps. Yes that is a rose gold rose 😍 #girlboss #treatyoself #treatyourself #entrepreneur #disney #belle #disneyenchanted #disneyring #disneyjewellery #disneyjewelry
It regularly reminds me of hard work that I put in…and although winning the lottery is more luck than hard work, I am sure I will appreciate having a few of the finer things in life.
For me, my wishlist would include more Disney jewellery, more Kate Spade bags and spending money on decent plus sized clothes. For Tony it would be new computer games on release day, instead of waiting for them to reduce their prices.
The gift of time
Above all, we would really love having the gift of time.
Working for ourselves means that although we can take time off whenever we want, the reality is that we absolutely love growing our business and we don't often take time off.
Having more time means that we would be able to see our friends and family more, and get around to doing those niggly jobs we always keep putting off.
Playing international lotteries with Lottoland
Playing the lottery can be really fun, but how would you like to increase your chances of winning by playing lotteries from around the world? Lottoland allows you to do just that.
Instead of buying a lottery ticket on their website, you are actually betting on the outcome of the lottery. This means that you have the opportunity to play lotteries from all over the world – lotteries that aren't normally accessible to us. This includes Powerball, an American lottery with massive jackpots. A massive $1.6 billion was one in January 2016. Imagine what that sort of money would do for you!?
Since you are are not playing the game direct (they often have rules about non-residents playing), by betting on the results you can play plenty more lotteries than we normally get access to from our local cornershop.
It might sound confusing, but you play in the same way as the lotteries you know and love. You simply choose your numbers and then wait for the draw. If you want to save time with a hassle free service then you can also choose a subscription model.
Win £50 to spend at Lottoland
Lottoland have kindly teamed up with me to offer one lucky winner a £50 credit to spend on the Lottoland website.
To enter simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do if you won the lottery. Once you have commented, complete the Rafflecopter widget below to get more entries.
The competition will expire at midnight on Wednesday, 8th August 2018. You will need to be 18+ to enter, and a UK resident. No cash alternative.
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