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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.


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