Hi, my name’s Lucas Ciechanowski and I have been a part of Endeavour Foundation for 10 years or so. This year I’ve been successful to get a job helping the team as a Marketing Assistant.
For many years, Endeavour Foundation Lotteries has given away many houses but this time, we are doing something extra special.
Not only do our supporters have the chance to win a fantastic house, but for the first time ever we are offering the best Second Chance Prize you can imagine – an incredible $200,000 in Gold! This means you have not one, but TWO chances to win big.
If you win the Second Chance Prize and don’t know what to do with it, I’ve put together a list of ten things you could do if you had $200,000 at your disposal.
We’re in the business of giving away houses, but if you’re dreaming about cold hard cash going straight into your bank account, then the second chance prize will make your dreams a reality. You could put down a decent house deposit on a house. I’m sure you can buy that forever home you’ve been waiting for.
I’ve learnt a lot here at Endeavour Foundation so I believe learning and investing in education can be a smart way to use $200,000. You could use the money to pay for tuition, books, and other expenses related to earning a degree or certificates.
Every now and then, I come up with some fantastic business ideas (or so I think) and have often dreamed of being my own boss. $200,000 could be just enough to get one of my business ideas off the ground. If that’s your dream, this money could help you cover start-up costs.
Since I’m in a sensible mindset, I think a reasonable person might buy some shares or look towards other investment opportunities. I’m not one to read up on the stock market, but I could be persuaded.
Did you know if you had bought $1000 worth of shares in Disney when they were first on the New York Stock Exchange in 1957, your shares could be worth more than $3.9 million? Not bad, for a little cartoon studio built by a mouse.
If you love to travel and have a bucket list of destinations you’ve always wanted to visit, $200,000 could give you the opportunity to check off a lot of items on that list.
Many of us have dreamt of being able to treat ourselves to a first-class trip around the world. By winning $200,000, you can make this dream a reality. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the space, comfort, extra leg room and the finest food and drink to make this first-class trip around the world truly one to remember and the one you deserve.
Hotel stays are always a great option for a holiday but with $200,000, why not try something more tropical? Renting an island for 5 nights could give you and a few of your closest friends an unforgettable holiday. Rather than the often-unbearable noise of neighbouring hotel rooms, you would have a private, secluded, tropical paradise all to yourself, to do as your heart desires with the company of your nearest and dearest.
For many, a dog is one of the most loved and notable members of the family. With $200,000, the dog could live the luxury lifestyle that it truly deserves in a luxury doghouse to go with the human house that the dog already owns.
Music is something that has touched the lives of people all over the world. Seeing a favourite artist perform live is a feeling that is incomparable but what could be more special? What about a private meet & greet with your favourite artist? There, you could talk one on one with them, and thank them for changing your life for the better. I have been able to meet many great musicians, such as Grace from Something Something Explosion after a show at Tivoli Theatre, and we even had a photo taken together so that the memory could live on forever.
If you’re passionate about a particular cause or charitable organization, $200,000 could make a significant impact. Whether it’s helping to fund a specific project or supporting their ongoing operations, your donation could make a difference in the lives of others.
You do not have to spend the $200,000 prize money. You could instead save it for a time you would really need it. You could live a life free of financial stress. The sort of life that you deserve.
These are just a few ideas for what you might be able to do with $200,000. If you are feeling lucky, you could even buy 20,000 Endeavour Foundation Lottery tickets for our lottery. How good is that?
Ultimately, the best use of this money will depend on your personal circumstances, goals, and values.
If you were inspired by this list and are yet to buy a ticket in Lottery #447, now’s your chance. You could not only change your life, but best of all, also change the lives of people with disability.