Nope, I didn’t buy a lottery ticked for last night’s drawing. Why not? To be honest, I was just the tiniest bit scared I’d win. Yes, I know the odds and I know the fear of winning isn’t the usual reason for not getting a lottery ticket, but it was my reason. Honestly I can’t imagine winning that much money all at once wouldn’t ruin someone’s life.
Seriously, so many friends and acquaintances would feel with that much money you could share a little with them. Some friends wouldn’t feel that way, but still might pull away from you and stop calling and asking you to dinner because they would be scared that’s what you were thinking of them. And can you imagine all the new friends and relativities who would show up.
I’d feel the need for extra security for Nick and me and for my whole family. My kids and future grandkids would never have to work another day in their lives. That wouldn’t be good – kids of the ultra-rich sometimes have no goals and seriously break bad. Would Mollie ever be sure that some man fell in love with her or her money?
Now don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against being rich some day. Nothing would be more wonderful than winning around five million dollars. I could have a lovely home in the mountains with a great view, a nice condo at the beach, traveling wherever we wanted to go whenever we wanted to go and being able to help the kids have a nice home, while assuring them they better keep their day jobs!
So while I didn’t get a ticket, I’m sure some of you did. Now surely with that much money you could share a little – remember I only want a measly five million. For the winner of this lottery that would be pocket change! You all have my email address don’t you?