In Canada, the Lotto Max lottery’s jackpot was at 60 million dollars yesterday night.
Was, being the first interesting word of the day. Because there is a winner out there. Now, Canada is a big country, and usually, British Columbia or Ontario get lucky because, well… People buy more tickets there, so it is just statistically normal.
But, this morning, the lucky winner is in Québec.
And I have a ticket.
A lot of people I know would rush to check out if the results matched their ticket. I prefer to wait, and wonder. This is why I bought this tiny piece of paper to begin with, after all. I didn’t buy it to win, well aware I have almost no chance to be a millionaire this morning. I bought it to dream of a life free of monetary issues.
For years, I’ve wondered what I would do. People who know me well know I am not a big spender. I don’t think I would suddenly go crazy on a Louboutin buying spree. I don’t want luxurious jewelry, a big fancy house, or a helicoper…
Easy to say? No, I just don’t want all that.
But I am dreaming of giving my close family an early and comfortable retirement. I dream about saying “Bye bye boss!” and having the liberty of doing what I am doing now, just without the “having to pay the bills” usual worries.
I am dreaming about spoiling my close friends. Not by buying them bling blingy things, but by making their lives easier.
I dream about sharing a part of my jackpot with people who need it badly.
I’d most probably want to buy myself a “pied à terre” somewhere in Denmark. It’d be my way of spoiling myself. Traveling. When and where I want. Sitting in a café, in the middle of nowhere, and writing as a citizen of the world.
Life wouldn’t be worryless. Money doesn’t buy happiness. It wouldn’t buy me the love of the people I love, and it would attract the attention of people who don’t care about me now. It wouldn’t keep me from getting sick, and it wouldn’t prevent me from taking bad decisions…
I just hope I’d remember all this if I checked my ticket later today, and found out I am the lucky one. What a crazy post-updating that would be… LOL
What about you? Do you buy lottery tickets? And if so, what do you wish for when you do?