If I Won the Lottery
What a question. The one we all wish we had the opportunity to actually play out.
If I won the lottery, I'd probably quit my job. Not because I hate my job (I don't), but because I hate being tied to a 9-5. I really would much rather my wake up call be around 8am, as opposed to my alarm's setting of 5:45am.
I'd buy a house. Not necessarily a big one, but one in a good location downtown with the layout I like. Then I'd fix it all up over the x-number of years it takes to fix up a house.
I'd travel more. Probably 6 months out of the year.
I'd blog. For reals. I honestly think that having a purpose (not necessarily a job) is important for everyone and having wealth doesn't remove the value of purpose. So I'd like to blog - write, do photography, have a plan for most mornings - whether it made money or not. If I became the next pioneer woman, that might be cool too.
Beyond what I would do with the money, or how I would spend it, I think the freedom of financial independence is what I would really love. And I think when you're not tied down by money, you have the opportunity to focus on building out other interests in your life. Maybe you can do meditation more frequently, or focus on spiritual work, or dedicate your time to learning a practice like yoga, or Pilates or becoming a triathlete. The real gift of money that is the time it frees up to do other things.