The Jackpot

We’ve got our Mega-Millions Lottery tickets for tonight’s drawing. All set to go.

We are NOT gamblers here. Oh no.

Money is for essentials, savings, or DVDs, but not for gambling or other frivolities. But once in a while, one of the lottery games here gets a big pot, no one wins in a long time, and our Mega-Millions is officially at


right now. So Paul did his duty and spent $10 on 10 numbers and gave me the stubs. I will, of course, stay up late tonight (they don’t draw the numbers until 11:24 p.m.) and see if all our troubles are over, or if we need to get up tomorrow as usual and get to work.

There was an article I read today in The Boston Herald on-line about how people who have won millions in the lottery are doomed to harrassment and constant bother by leeches who think they are owed some of the cash. It was actually kind of scary what some people have gone through after they’ve become rich – not a pretty sight.

But, of course, that wouldn’t happen to US! Right?

I asked Paul last night what he would buy first if we won, and he thought for a bit and finally said “I don’t know.”


I’d buy a house in Nova Scotia (or Yorkshire England).

Goodbye Salem!

Goodbye work!

Goodbye noisy neighbors!

I don’t know how hard it would be to emigrate to Nova Scotia, but I’m willing to look into it. My first choice, of course, would be Yorkshire, England, but being realistic, with the dogs, I think it would pose a problem with the quarantine and all – I couldn’t do that to my puppers, not to mention flying in a plane – ugh… not for them. They would be too scared! So Nova Scotia (“New Scotland”) is the closest I can think of to the UK and now I’m going to Google it and see it up-close-and-personal. Maybe check out the Homes for Sale there, too.

Nova Scotia Real Estate For Sale – Oh My!


So this begs the general question to you, readers:

What is the very first thing you would buy if you were to win the jackpot?


Do I think we have the winning jackpot number?

Of course!

We could have it here just as much as anyone else could have it, right?

Wish me luck.



P.S. I think I’ve found the perfect home!


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4 Responses to The Jackpot

  1. sandy from iowa says:

    Nice house you picked…big yard for fuzzies.
    I guess with that much yard and all the money you won you wont have to mow…you can hire it πŸ™‚
    I would look out for my family..give some to places that mean a lot to me and than think on me.
    I dont have many wants but i am sure with a bit of money i sure could find something πŸ™‚
    If i win big…i will buy that house for you …yes i will


  2. Karen says:

    Well, I would be willing to split it with you Bex so I wish us both Good Luck. I would downsize living arrangements though. No more unused rooms and endless grounds to be maintained.
    I think the people who have problems when they become rich would have them eventually anyway.
    Whenever we have come into a bit of money, note emphasis on “BIT,” we have always made donations first and then if we won the big one, I would take a little trip with everyone I love who could go and of course get an advisor for people of wealth. Here’s to winning!


  3. WendyNC says:

    If you don’t win the big one, I wish you good luck for winning enough to make it worth the trouble.


  4. TopsyTurvy says:

    Sending many wishes that you’re numbers are picked, Bex!

    Ironically, DH and I have looked at the homes that are for sale right in the same area you’re looking at. DH’s family is from that area, so we’ve looked around a tiny bit just daydreaming about retiring. Prices are pretty good out that way – but only because there’s no work. But then again, your DH Paul could make his own work any time he felt the need, couldn’t he.


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