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Guide to winning the lottery

I just finished the funny “Lia’s guide to winning the lottery” by Keren David, a YA book about a teenage London girl who wins Β£8 million on the lottery.

Here’s what I learnt:
* Most women who win the lottery store the ticket in their bras for safe keeping
* If you go public with your win, a Facebook group slagging you off will follow
* If you are brought the ticket by a friend, make sure their mum never finds out or you’ll try to sue you
* The gorgeous guy at school you’ve had your eye on will suddenly find you attractive, and he might be a vampire
* Everyone will expect a lot of gifts
* You get a personal advisor and banker to help you manage your money and they will try to suck the fun out of your win
* Money can’t buy you new family and friends so you probably should buy them something nice
* Twilight isn’t real life so the gorgeous boy at school won’t turn out to be a vampire but you might just like him as a human

Who plays the lottery here? What would you do if you won?




25 thoughts on “Guide to winning the lottery”

  1. Winning the lottery. “Yes please”. Publicity: “No thankyou”, but the money would be lovely and a holiday to reflect on my new situation would swiftly follow. In the meantime I will have to continue counting the blessings I have , which is no bad thing I suppose

  2. Fun post. I have actually heard many stories of people’s lives being destroyed after they win. So I would try to approach it with an ounce of sanity. I WOULD NOT immediately change my entire lifestyle. Rather I would put most of it in the bank (a so-called “good-guy” bank) and donate some of it to charity. I would pay off any debt I had first, and if necessary buy a new (but practical) car. The only big splurge I would make would be a fabulous trip somewhere.

  3. I play the lottery about twice a year just for fun. I’ve only ever won a couple bucks.

    If I won the big bucks, I’d been the sensible person. I’d splurge on something big and then invest and save the rest of it. Boring….

  4. If I could win the lottery under a fake name I’d be all about it. I know my siblings well enough, and they’d be all over some cash before I’d even filed the taxes on it πŸ™‚

  5. I don’t play, but I’d like to win.
    If I won the lottery I would:
    1. Move to Canada.
    2. Buy a SWEET bicycle.
    3. Start a non-profit organization.
    4. Buy a house.
    5. Make donations to my top 5 charities.
    6. Adopt a child.
    7. Have more babies.
    8. Pay off mother’s mortgage.
    9. Pay my brother’s tuition for whatever he wants to study.
    10. Prezzies for the fam and friends.

  6. Love it! I’ve come to realize that God must pick and choose the people who win the lottery – and I think he must know I couldn’t handle it… πŸ˜€

  7. Sounds like a fun book!

    I just played the lotto on my 11-11-11 birthday thinking the stars would aline and I’d finally win something. I even bought 11 tickets for good luck. NOT! Well, I did win two dollars but still lost 9. The experenice just reminded me why I don’t gamble!!!!!

  8. I’ve never been the lucky winner type. But if a windfall did come my way, I think I would travel a bit and and consider starting some sort of foundation and perhaps a related business. Oh, and when I found the place I want to settle down I would relocate there.

  9. I would travel like crazy, donate to charity, and help my family. Then I would probably go back to school and become a professional student. I would have loved to do more broadcasting courses and art classes.

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