The Lottery Tag

Recently I have been honored to be among the first people nominated for the Lottery Tag by the creator herself – Natalie Vinh. The idea behind this tag is simple:

Imagine you won the lottery. There is no set sum of money – it could be $100 or $100m dollars – let your imagination run with it. All up for interpretation. Tell us what you would do with that money, and then tag a couple of your blogging friends to do the same.

We have three categories: Small stuff, bigger stuff and really big stuff. I’ve never actually thought what would I do if I won the lottery (because I don’t even try 😀 ), but I feel like this is going to be a fun exercise. Let’s get started!


Small stuff:

I’d get a few make up pieces, perfumes, clothes, bags, shoes… I mean nothing spectacular or ultra expensive, I’d just go do some shopping to refresh my wardrobe without feeling guilty about it.

Then I’d definitely get a really good camera because I’ve been wanting one for ages! I am really passionate to do some photography, even just as a hobby, but the investment is too much for a poor student 😀

I would then get a big dog (or maybe two to keep each other company when I’m not around), because I would be able to finally afford to look after one by myself. Getting a dog might not be a big deal for many people, but when you need to get it a passport, or to move out because of it, it might be a bit pricey.


Bigger stuff:

The first thing that comes to my mind is of course travel. I want to take my grandmother to Egypt, because that’s been her dream since I know her. And my mom to Croatia. And maybe a cruise or a road trip for myself. I’m getting excited even by the thought of it 😀

Then I’d help my mom renovate our place, because that’s one of her priorities right now and it would be nice to finally be able to be the helpful daughter she always wanted me to be. And also get a car.


Really big stuff:

I’d invest a bit in a real estate property, so even if I lose some money, I’d have a back up plan. The rest I’d set aside and use when the time comes.

I’d also donate to small vet clinics and animal shelters, and a few people who cannot afford to study. I probably won’t be able to help everyone who needs, but I can still try.


Do I really need all that?

Natalie didn’t specify the lottery amount, so I assumed it would be around a million or two. But reading my post again, I realise that these are stuff which would probably make me a bit spoiled. I don’t need new make up and clothes, because I have enough to wear every day, I have free running water so I can wash them, I have a place to live, where I can store them… I mean, do I really need all that?

Maybe I did hit the lottery once by getting born in a place where I can have access to all that, where I can go out with whoever I want, any time I want… Yes, money would definitely help me in a lot of aspects, but I’m grateful for everything I have now as well. And I’ve honestly never heard about a person who won the lottery and then succeeded, they always fail miserably in one way or another.

Maybe the biggest lottery I wish I would win is finding a job which would help me grow personally and financially. Money come and go, but I’d prefer to earn them by myself.


People I nominate:










Pam and Kate

This is one of the best tags out there, so if you are interested in it, please feel free to do it! Don’t forget to share the love!

Thank you for reading,

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  • Reply Jo Smith

    This is an interesting tag! It’s generous of you to take your family to those places, and also donate your money to charity. But I love how you said that you’re grateful for what you have, and you don’t need those things.

    June 15, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Glad you liked it 😊

      June 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Natalie Vinh

    I love it! Thank you so much for doing my tag! I totally forgot to put travel on mine, but that’s such a good idea. Also, your Do I Need It was so insightful and an excellent add-on! Good job!

    June 15, 2017 at 9:29 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you 😊

      June 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply janahpinku

    I love what you wrote under “Do I Really Need All That” especially this:

    “Maybe I did hit the lottery once by getting born in a place where I can have access to all that, where I can go out with whoever I want, any time I want…”

    Such a wise and truthful insight. Thanks for the tag too! 💕

    June 16, 2017 at 2:22 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you 😊 I can’t wait to read your answers 😘

      June 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply lifeofangela

    I loved reading this Siyana! I agree, this is a great tag that Natalie has come up with. I love how you ended on that note about being grateful with what you have now, it shows a lot about you 🙂 <3

    June 16, 2017 at 5:55 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you 😊

      June 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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  • Reply zaynab

    I love how you ended the tag with ‘do I really need all that’ which shows you’re so grateful for all you have and am so glad I read this.

    June 17, 2017 at 7:42 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you 😊

      June 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply stashy

    What a fun tag! I love that you’d get a dog. Me too! And yes, ALL the makeup money can buy…
    I would want to travel around the world with local guides everywhere I go to get the best experience.
    The big stuff… like a private island would be so grand!
    I’d donate some to university… and they can put my name on their buildings! 😛
    I would want to win big money like those American powerball lotteries – I think they can be $100 million jackpot! 😮

    Good luck with your job search – I understand that it can be daunting but it’s about perseverance and a little bit of luck!

    June 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply cassixmakeup

    Idk how I missed this!! I’m so sorry I didn’t see it before! I am so excited to do it! Thank you so much for the tag!

    And congrats on getting tagged for it!

    I love your answers for these. I feel the same way. I’ll want something big, but then I’ll stand back and look at the whole picture. There’s so much to be thankful for.

    Thank you again for the tag! You’re the best! 🙂❤️😘😊

    June 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      You are very welcome doll, I would love to read your answers 😘

      June 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm
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    June 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply lifeisaseasyas

    Great tag and nice answers! ❤️

    June 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you 🌸

      June 25, 2017 at 11:02 pm
      • Reply lifeisaseasyas

        No problem ❤️

        June 26, 2017 at 5:28 am
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