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I'm Asking: Would You Still Work If You Won the Lottery?

I'm Asking: Would You Still Work If You Won the Lottery?

I've fantasized about winning the lottery, especially on particularly tough days at work, but when it comes down to it I think that I'd still want to work after picking lucky numbers. When ilanac13 commented that it's hard to say whether or not her job is fulfilling but that she'd still work if she won the lottery, it made me curious to see how the rest of you would handle the situation. Would you keep your job, find another one that you'd like better and not have to worry about the salary, or quit altogether?

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dreamsugar dreamsugar 7 years
As an artist/ designer/ illustrator -- absolutely!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
def would work doing something easy or helpful
cyrei cyrei 7 years
I still do.I'll put up some business and some for charity.
jadefly jadefly 7 years
Uh, no. At least not at my current workplace! If I won the lottery, I'd feel free to try out a bunch of different jobs to see what I truly enjoy. Women's lifestyle magazine would probably be top of my list. :)Fiance echoes my opinion.
jadefly jadefly 7 years
Uh, no. At least not at my current workplace! If I won the lottery, I'd feel free to try out a bunch of different jobs to see what I truly enjoy. Women's lifestyle magazine would probably be top of my list. :) Fiance echoes my opinion.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 7 years
Ha no way. But really...I might. Work from home type of thing. But go in and do some boring 9-to-5? I think not.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 7 years
Ha no way.But really...I might. Work from home type of thing. But go in and do some boring 9-to-5? I think not.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
It depends on how much I won, if it's in the high millions range then hell no I wouldn't work but if i only won a couple of million I'd still work but probably only part time.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 7 years
I think I'd still work, maybe part time. I worked really hard to get the skills I have and would hate for something so beneficial to society to be thrown out the door.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
Depends on how much I win. BUT if I won enough to live off comfortable for the rest of my life, I would quit, join a gym and volunteer at animal shelters. Or open my own shelter.
verily verily 7 years
I would do some kind of work, but I would not work my company any longer.
ohkate ohkate 7 years
I would do some kind of work even if I won the lottery. I definitely wouldn't stay where I am now but I would need to have done some sort of work to feel accomplished at the end of each day.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Eff no! I'd spend my time taking care of my family while they're still here, and if I really wanted structure I'd do some charity/volunteer here and there. And I'd have a financial advisor so the $ never went away.
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Eff no! I'd spend my time taking care of my family while they're still here, and if I really wanted structure I'd do some charity/volunteer here and there. And I'd have a financial advisor so the $ never went away.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
I've always dreamed of trading my job for doing charity work. I might work part time doing something I love, like at a coffee shop or bookstore, but I certainly wouldn't stay where I am.
unnamedafterher unnamedafterher 7 years
I'd keep working, and stay at my current job. I love it that much.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 7 years
Well, I am only temping anyways but I do play the lottery. If I do win a windfall I will quit working and go to school full time. I will help out all of my family members that were there for me in my times of need.
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
Definitely not keeping this job if (when!) I win. Maybe volunteer, choose a different career (part-time), or even start my own business.
gemsera gemsera 7 years
No, I wouldnt work. Maybe its just me? Work is fulfilling, but if I had the choice, I wouldnt. I would fill my days with things I enjoy, gardening, cleaning, working out, having kids, all that. Leave the investments to the beau and be done with it all.
Taadie Taadie 7 years
Depends how much I won. I think at this point I would still work because I like what I do but I would probably only work long enough for me to figure out a game plan and then I would probably move.
aylee aylee 7 years
I'd still work definitely. I'd be too bored if I don't. And the benefits I get from my current work are great. I don't think I want to spend $1000+ on health insurance even though I have the money.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I would quit and persue something that is more interesting....after doing a ton of travelling. :)
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years
I'd probably have to work since I can't get health insurance on my own and I'm way too paranoid to not have it.
WriterChick54 WriterChick54 7 years
I'm currently in grad school part-time and working full-time. I'd love to quit and just get school out of the way. Once that's done and over with, then I think I'd continue working freelance (which I already do part time) and help my boyfriend continue to grow his business, which is already looking like its going to be very successful.
lizs lizs 7 years
I'd still be working - I'd probably do a better job, given that I'd feel like I could really speak my mind about projects and push for positive change. I'm sure that once I hit my crossover point I'd switch to a life of leisure and philanthropy. Really, I'd like to say "I'd dump everything but my bikinis and move to the tropics," but that's so irresponsible, given our current economic climate :)
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