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Buying a Dream: My First Lottery Ticket

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There are a few things modern society tends to participate in that I’ve never felt the motivation to do myself. I don’t drink coffee, rarely use any type of condiment, and have never waxed anything in my life. Up until two days ago, I’d never purchased a Powerball Lottery Ticket either. However, when the jackpot grew to a billion dollars, I had to jump in. There is basically no statistical chance of winning the lottery, but spending two dollars for chance at a billion is buying a dream. Dreaming is Fun We had so much fun at work on Monday talking about all the ridiculous things we’d do if we won a billion dollars. Everything from buying a private island to standing at the grocery store, handing a million dollars out to random people. As I was leaving for the day, I told them not to expect me back next week if I won but we’d all go for lunch… in Paris. If Money Was No Object More realistically, Jim and I talked about what we would actually do if money was no object. Assuming a miraculous win at Powerball, we’d take a lump sum and after taxes, pocket about ...

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Would Your Life Change If You Became a Millionaire Overnight?

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I know that I’ve talked about having a million dollars and wondered if that made someone rich or not. I’m not sure it does in every case, but becoming a millionaire is still something most of us dream of, especially if it were to happen instantly. We’ve all heard stories of people winning the lottery, striking oil, or having a rich uncle who left them a fortune. Heck, how many TV shows have been made about that very topic? Well, I had the unique opportunity to meet an overnight millionaire recently, and one of my big questions was if and how her life had changed. It was really interesting ┬áto hear what she had to say. I’ve Won Some Money One of the best things about my job is the vast assortment of people who walk in the door. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I get surprised again. Last week, I saw a patient who has been one of my regulars for many years. She is one of the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet but has a whole host of health problems, mostly due to heavy smoking. She is only 66, but easily looks and moves like ...

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