There’s a little game I like to play now and then, one of those – I need a distraction or some happy thoughts before I drift off to sleep, type games, where I work out what I’d buy if I won the lottery.
If I’m feeling in a generous mood I’d split it between my family and friends. I get just as much pleasure out of giving as receiving and it’d be great to be able to take some of their money worries away. But on the days when I think stuff it, it’s all mine, mine, mine, I lay there mentally calculating what I’d spend it on.
So lets just say, for argument’s sake, that I’m feeling mid-range generous. I’ve dished out some to said friends and family and now it’s on to some serious spending sprees. And while I’m in the midst of a mid-life new me thing, my wish list has been given a whole new clean sheet.
You see,travel was never a big priority for the old Ali, sure I fancied some luxury holidays, weeks laying by the pool, chasing a toddler and probably stressing about taking time off work. But right now I have an urge to see more of the big wide world which I was blind to in the past. I’m feeling adventurous and much more confident that the boys and I can do this. Plus, the thought of getting them away from their computers, iPhones and games consoles would be amazing.
They might even make conversation!
So that would be me, packed up for a few months ideally, realistically the school holidays, to far-flung places, making memories with my winnings at the driving seat, staying in the best hotels and apartments.
Oh a gal can dream….
So what could I do to be ‘in it to win it’ and head in the right direction to being in with a chance? Well, aside from my usual line on the National Lottery which I’ve done for yonks. I’ve also just found Lottoland. The prices and winnings are the same, and you get a line of numbers in the same way, you just place your bets differently. Lotto Betting at gives you access to jackpots that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to as they don’t sell physical tickets and so not limited in the same way a normal lottery. This means you can win huge jackpots amounts from across the world.
So that’s two possibilities, but lets just throw in another in the mix. For arguments sake, I could sell up my little home and just fly off in to the sunset with the slate wiped clean. Throwing caution to the wind and truly leaving the old me behind. Just a thought.
I’ll leave you with that little snippet of information to mull over while I go back to visualising stunning sunsets and warmth on my skin in an attempt to ignore the pile of laundry which needs folding and the ever-growing list of to do’s niggling away on the chalk board in my kitchen.