The husband and I regularly do the Lotto and we have a wish list of things we would buy if we ever won the jackpot. Naturally we would like to clear debts and buy our own home. We would also like to "pay it forward" and see if we could help my family in some way; as regular readers will know they have been a vital source of strength for us over the last two years.
Whilst looking at the prizes breakdown I realised that we could do so much if we ever won a large prize. I think a nice family holiday would be first up to be honest. Somewhere hot with activities for Harry and local attractions to visit. Although, naturally, a holiday abroad would require new clothes and shoes!
We'd then look at buying a house with a garden; Harry does miss playing in the garden and his trampoline. Although we take him to the park as much as we can, it's not quite the same! We wouldn't need or want anything too big, we're not considering any more children so an average three bedroom house (with a spare room for visitors) would be ample enough. Besides, I can't think how
the husband I would keep on top of the house work on anything bigger! Once said home is purchased, we'd then have to consider kitting it all out and putting our own stamp on it.
As well as helping out family, I would also have to donate some money to charity; Shelter and one which researches neurological conditions. With the amount of money we are now spending on taxis due to my mobility (or lack thereof!) means a car would be pretty essential. And of course it would mean that I could fast track my future appointments under private health care. Whilst I am all too aware of how lucky we are to have the NHS in this country, I would just like to have my operations and recovery over with already!
If you won big on the Lotto, what would you spend your winnings on?
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