Why do some lotto winners choose to continue to work at their job?

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    I remember reading about a group of teachers and janitors winning the lotto and that they all chose to stay at their jobs, even though they would never need to work again for the rest of their lives.

    I'm not judging their decision. I"m just wondering what the reasons may be. Do they like their work? Can't think of anything else to do? Bored? Afraid to have a lot of time?

    Why would you decide to continue to work at your job after winning the lotto?
     
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    If I were to win the lottery, I would continue to work at my job for several reasons. I would be there so that I would continue to get money that I actually worked for when some people are not able to get money that way, my mom being one of them people, I would also still go to my job so that I wouldn't have to lie about my reason for quitting if I were to just up and walk away.

    God bless you always!!! :) :) :)

    Holly

    P.S. If I were to win the lottery, I would not want people to know about it until I was ready for them to know about it. I would want to be the one who gets to decide on who knows about my blessing and when.
     
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    Because I really do love what I do. I'd probably go flex and set my own schedule, though.
     
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    Exactly!

    For me there is no greater reward than being productive in a job you love, and where even though you are not the owner, the owner gives you all the power. I come and go when I want. He values my contributions there and he trusts me. I set my own schedule, but I consider the gallery's needs when I do so. It made me proud when he told me, that he could be gone for six months from his business and know that it was in perfect hands, with me managing it. Nice! There is so much more to life and happiness, than what money brings. Money can only buy that which can be bought. :)
     
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    I think I would get bored if I wasn't working, to be honest. But if I won the lottery, I would take a few short courses, get a few degrees and start up a business.
     
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    Another reason why I would continue to go to my job is just to make sure that a financial safety net was always there for me because sadly anything can happen.

    God bless you always!!! :) :) :)

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    What's a "job" :confused:
     
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    Work?

    Four letter words are permitted here?
     
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    Seeing as how they're work in a school I'd guess they feel pretty serious about helping kids grow mentally. Most don't get into it for the perks.

    Plus it's probably less stressful knowing that if you had to get out, it wouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Interesting to see how a lot of you would continue to work! Thanks for helping me understand. Some of the reasons you mentioned do make sense.
     

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