Besides just investing however much we win in the true sense of the word, I'd also invest in some other ways. Things like these:
I'd give to our church. We have a campaign to build a new sanctuary and I'd like to be able to do that.
I'd give to organizations that support things I believe in.
I'd start a trust for our kids.
I'd pay off our house and buy a beach house.
I'd pay off any debt our families have.
I'd take a romantic trip to a tropical island and stay in one of those huts over the ocean. Shoot, I'd buy an island.
I'd take our family on great vacations.
I'd go to Greece, Italy and England. (And I'd like to be in London now waiting for the baby to be born!)
I'd invest in a few things I'm too cheap to buy now, not because I can't afford them, but because I don't want to spend that much money on them.
I'd hire a masseur for my husband and I because he loves massages and I do, too.
I'd also have someone come to my house everyday to fix my hair and makeup. And iron.
I'd build a home gym in my backyard and hire a running coach.
Mostly, I'd be thankful to be a "lucky" winner, but I'd remember that I'm already so blessed because I have everything I could ever need - a husband who loves me, children we adore, a great family, home and job, a free country and most of all, grace freely given to me by my Savior above.
What would you do if you won the lottery?