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I might have actually won the Euromillions


No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. What I’m writing about is the state of mind I experience the day after a draw.

It’s a Schrodinger’s Cat way of thinking. At the point of waking, I can’t confirm whether I have or haven’t won. Therefore I have both own and not won at the same time. Confusing? Not really.

I use use the waking up moment to think carefully about the first day of my life as a multi-millionaire.

This means that I know exactly what I shall do on the first day. Aside from screaming, wetting myself, and generally weeping with happiness, I will purchase my first Breitling, a Land Rover Defender Long Base,  a sports car, and get the estate agents looking for a suitable mansion.

On top of this, I have a lads’ weekend of japery in London planned, which shall include a trip to Saville Row and Loake, with everyone getting a new suit and shoes.

Then there are the plans for my publishing and games company. I know exactly who I want, even have the opening speech for the first ‘this is what I want to do’ meeting.

On top of that, there are the family holidays, taking the kids out for a ‘buy what you want’ trip, romantic trips to the family castle in Italy with the missus.

I am therefore always slightly surprised when I hear someone say “I don’t know what I’d do if I won.” It baffles me.

What would you do if you won?

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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