What I Would Have Done...

If you've been around these parts for awhile, you'll know that I really really want to win the lottery. And I play. And I plan. And I get excited and hopeful. But never even win a dollar back. As I was watching the clock on new years eve I thought, "oh snap the mega numbers have already been pulled". So I opened up my lottery app (yes, I have it). The first number I check is always the Mega or Powerball because if I don't have that I know it's pretty much all downhill.

I had the mega number! And another number, and another number, and another... and my heart started racing and so many of the things I have planned if I won started flashing before my eyes. And then the next number I didn't have, or the next. I LOST THE MEGA MILLIONS BY 2 NUMBERS. I had never even been that close before. So close... and only won $46. I was completely deflated. I still am. I'll probably never be that close again. But I'm still gonna keep playing.


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I needed 12 and 58. But 4 and 75 fucked me.


bahahaha he kills me


What I would have done if I got those 2 numbers...

Most people say "if I win I'm quitting my job!!" I don't know how long it takes to get the money, so I would not be quitting until I actually had the money. So first up, I would still go to work the next day. I can honestly tell you that the boyfriend and I discuss this all the time. You first have to decide if you are gonna take the lump sum, or annuity. For this $47 million, we would do annuity and live comfortably forever. When you get into triple digit millions, take the lump sum! And live like a fucking baller for life. This decision for us is solely based on taxes, and how you would be taxed each year.

Once the money is officially in our possession... a flight home (first class on Virgin of course) will happen almost immediately. And then we'll probably quit our jobs from 35,000 feet up. AND THEN BUY 2 TICKETS ON VIRGIN GALACTIC WHILE FLYING FIRST CLASS ON VIRGIN. We'd probably spend a couple weeks back home, eating up all the foods we love, spend lots of time with everyone and look for a place to buy out there. Then we'd come back to LA, move into a nicer apt, TRAVEL THE WORLD and when we get bored of that, come back and hunt for a permanent home. Preferably by the beach. Nothing crazy because I'd want to travel more and I don't need to pay for a gazillion dollar house that I'm hardly ever gonna be in. We'd hit up Vegas a lot. Probably buy a condo there. We'd go to Hawaii and Italy and all the other incredible places all over the world.

Look at me getting all excited, I'm going on a tangent! ^^^ That's everything I would want to do, I don't know how much the annuity would be so maybe I'd have to go a different route. But I know for sure that we could quit our jobs, go home, live in a nicer place and take some dope vacations sometimes. Oh and we would also invest/start a business. But those ideas are top secret.

What I don't know... is what I would do with DeNiro while we're away. He would be sooo scared being on a plane, traveling, etc. But I can't be without him. So, I guess it's a good thing I didn't win.

Side note: It's Vlogging Like A Boss day over on Always Ashten. But I'm surfing the crimson wave so I'm not feeling it. But I did make a vlog last week (when VLaB was on a hiatus cuz I'm an idiot) so feel free to enjoy that one haha. I invited the boyfriend to my Q&A session.



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32 comments :

  1. I have this inner dialogue ALL the time. Literally. First, I would create a Limited Liability Partnership to claim the funds with -- and, anyone wanting access to the Partnership, i.e., the money, would have to signed confidentiality agreements that forfeit all rights to money if they divulge to anyone, other than someone pre-approved by the partnership, that the money came from a lottery winning. I don't need to give my brother a cool million only to have him kidnapped by some hillbilly's the next day for a ransom all because he can't keep his mouth shut!

    See -- I've thought this through. Congrats on being so close.

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  2. I cannot believe you only lost by 2 numbers! I would have legit cried. And then got mad. lol

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  3. I WOULD DIE if I got that close to winning. And I appreciate your usage of a Clueless quote there at the end. And now I'm realizing life would be so much better if we talked more in Clueless quotes.

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  4. My heart would have been racing! So close!! Doug and and I talk about this all the time too. Lame!

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  5. I never thought of all that partnership lawyer stuff. good thinking!! i would for sure be giving a huge chunk to my brother and sister and some to my mom.

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  6. i was SO upset but it mostly hit me the next morning. so friggin deflated.

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  7. mine was! and there were screams going off in my head. and then total let down.

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  8. I feel for you! That's so close! Someone in my city won 12 million and they still haven't come forward yet! SOOO jealous!!!
    Lindi
    Sweet Southern Sparkle
    www.sweetsouthernsparkle.blogspot.com

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  9. HOW DO YOU NOT CLAIM A LOTTO WINNING?! i would be sleeping outside their door until they opened.

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  10. First of all, I probably would have shit my pants in your position. And then cried, because I too get SO excited about the lottery. When it was really high a few weeks ago my Mom and I both bought some and spent like an hour talking about what we would do with it......:)

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  11. omg yes when they get big like that one was, i start talking about a helicopter and boat to live on hahahaha

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  12. I think about this all the time too! Mine goes pretty similar. My first act would be to call my brother the insurance and finance guy. He has a detailed plan on finding an accountant and lawyer to handle everything and he would be rewarded handsomely for said knowledge! Then I would travel the world.

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  13. If I would have had a drink in my mouth it would have shot out my nose with that crimson wave reference haha great!

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  14. I'd probably buy Hawkeye her own Taco Bell.

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  15. oh my goshhh, I would have been freaking out only being two numbers away as well! And it totally seems like you should win more money for that! haha My husband buys lottery tickets every once in a while and I'm the opposite-- I refuse to talk about what we'll do if we win, as if it's superstitious or something. Obviously we have not won so it does not matter but traveling the world and living on a beach would be on my list as well!

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  16. I have it all planned out in my head too. In Ohio you can claim the money anonymously through a trust. Which is what I would do. Take the money in a lump sum most likely and then for awhile act like nothing had happened. Keep my apartment, keep working, just maybe take a real vacation....just not like to Bora Bora or anything crazy. Pay off student loans, my moms house...then start looking for something modest for me and Boomer. I might after a few years work reduced hours, but I'm not sure I'd ever actually quit because I love it. Ok now I'm rambling. What's funny is I have it all planned out...but I've never once bought a ticket in my life.

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  17. Loved your snapchat. And we talk about this constantly too! We've always decided to take the lump sum because you can invest it, and theres a chance the annuity would stop if things go south fast & the lottery stops / isn't budgetted / bankrupts. And I've NEVER been that close!! That's intense! Someone won in the three digits at the Stop & Shop by my job that I'm always at, I've never been so mad that I didn't buy tickets haha

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  18. haha OMG you were sooooo close! that is crazy!!! wow. i would definitely travel that would be high priority!

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  19. sooooo close!!!! isn't that so annoying!!

    if i won the lotto, i would sock 3/4 of it away in savings/investments etc and then give the rest to family/charity.

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  20. ahhh SO close. I would love to win enough to just be able to get a nicer house and take an awesome vacation once or twice (or several...) times a year. sigh.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  21. To be so close!!! Ugh!!! I would totally travel to Italy, and Greece, and Australia and then stateside. They I would buy a huge house and adopt a bajillion pups and a live in dog trainer and play with pups all day. Okay I am rambling now.

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  22. Think bigger Kathy!!! All the fitness equipment you could buy!! :)

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  23. I will watch DeNiro. But my rates are VERY expensive. ;)

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  24. My heart is still breaking for you over this one! I wouldn't be able to handle the stress of being so close yet so far away.... At least now you have even MORE time to plan your lottery winning adventures!

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  25. That's brutal. I like your plans, though! And I can imagine you freaking as you read each number. I'd be thinking, no way. No way. NO WAY. I like to think that although I'm bad at secrets, I wouldn't tell anyone that I won. I'd stay at my job, buy and pay off a house, upgrade my lifestyle a bit and help my family without telling them where the money came from. It would probably scare the hell out of them.

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  26. you would never miss a Tomorrowland ever in life! and you would have the most VIP tickets they offer and probably just be able to sit on stage haha

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  27. def savings and investments! first priority is like, "how can i make this money bigger" because you never know what could happen!

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  28. i'd probably be able to afford them. and then when we came home, as a thank you for taking care of my son, i would send you and your man off on an amazing vacation!
    DAMN THOSE TWO FUCKING NUMBERS

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  29. it's still bothering me. i think the only way i'll be able to get over it is if i DO win

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  30. hahaha it would scare people if someone suddenly had tons of money "where did it come from" "are you a drug dealer" "are you a hitman" "did you rob a bank"

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  31. "I already spent my rent money" Laughed so hard. Sorry for your loss!

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