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$355 million is the jackpot at stake in this week’s Mega Millions lottery played in 40+ states. It’s one of the largest jackpots in the history of US lottery. “Did anyone win the Mega Millions?”
That is a whole lot of money.
I often think about how my life would change if I won the lottery. What would I do with a 9-figure payout?
We’d like to think that we’d become our best selves. That is, the people we aspire to be when we’ve made it all the way. But would we actually become that way?
When Jesus talks about money, He connects it to the deepest parts of our beings–our hearts. “Where your treasure is, there your heart is also.”
If you want to know what your life would look like if you won the lottery, just look at your heart-relationship to your treasure now. It’d probably look a lot like that–just with more zeros behind it.
Are you generous or stingy?
Do you spend or save?
Do you give money away or keep it for yourself?
Are you a risktaker or do you play it safe?
Do you work hard or are you lazy?
Winning the Mega Millions isn’t going to change those things for you. You have to change them from the inside out.
But on this day where two lucky Americans have become mega wealthy, what would you do with your winnings if it happened to you?