You’ve just become one of the latest lottery millionaires but you don’t want to give up your job. What should you do? Hard as it is to believe this is a common feeling amongst lottery winners. “The money won’t change me!” is the quote most often heard. Are you mad? Let it change you! CHANGE NOW!
Millions of people every week play the national lottery in their respective countries. Many, play international lotteries on a regular basis. Why do they do this? One word. Hope. Hope is the human condition. It is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Hope is what makes us strive to feed our families. Without hope, we may as well lie down and admit defeat.
Lottery millionaires were dreamers too once
Together with hope comes dreams. Hopes and dreams are always intrinsically linked. Like bacon and eggs, or Ant ‘n’ Dec. Everybody has dreams. Everybody sets themselves sometime during their long working day to drift off into a fantasy world and wonder what life could be like as a lottery millionaire.
Playing the lottery is a way of channeling those hopes and dreams into reality. Why reality? Because we all know that the lottery is going to be won. Someone, sometime, somewhere is going to tune into the National Lottery Live on the BBC at 8.30 on Wednesday or Saturday and have their lives turned upside down. Somebody is going to join that long list of lottery millionaires. Why not you?
I was happier before I became a lottery millionaire
Many people are embarrassed by wealth. Maybe they already have a nice life. Family, friends, and a ‘goodish’ job with workmates that they actually enjoy seeing every day. It is an oxymoron that these types of people should play the lottery at all.
If becoming a lottery millionaire would actually distract from the tranquility of your everyday life, then why play? For some, it is a habit. They buy lottery tickets because, well, everybody does. Maybe the prospect of winning millions in the lottery doesn’t really occur to them. Or, maybe it is a sign that your life isn’t quite as ‘peachy’ as you would like to believe.
For other people, strange as it may seem, the lottery is aspirational. Winning the lottery is frequently seen as an easier option than actually working hard, starting your own business, and making millions for yourself with the sweat of your brow. Funnily enough, this option (although harder) is frequently more rewarding, and will ultimately lead to greater happiness. Dreaming about one day being a lottery winner is not a bad thing though. Well, so long as you get all your work done.
There is no need to feel guilty about leaving your job after your win. You will not be letting anybody down. No matter what company you work for it will continue to operate, even after your 3rd round the world cruise. No, you shouldn’t worry that people will think less of you at work. What you need to concentrate on is the time spent with your family. Because at the end of the day isn’t that what is important to us all?