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Lottery Frenzy

lottery numbers were sky high for a while.

lottery numbers were sky high for a while.

lottery numbers were sky high for a while.

Bryce Thralls, Staff Writer

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The huge lottery numbers have returned to “normal,” but while they were astronomical, we asked campus what they would spend their potential winnings on. Here’s what a few students said:

Ryan Schuessler – junior math education major.

  1. Investments
  2. Savings
  3. A new house for herself
  4. Charity
  5. Friends/Family

Garrett Nelson – freshman health major

  1. Savings
  2. Family/Friends
  3. Pay car off, or get a new one
  4. Vacation
  5. A new house for himself

Blakelyn Daniel – Junior biology major with chemistry minor

  1. House
  2. Car
  3. Private Jet
  4. Charity/ start a charity
  5. Buy an island

Madlynn Robinson – junior psychology and sociology major

  1. Open some orphanages
  2. Buy an island next to Blakelyn (see above)
  3. Buy a house
  4. Fix up the Church she goes to
  5. Savings

Allison Murray – freshman childhood education

  1. Children in poverty
  2. Family and Friends
  3. Charity, and tuition
  4. Tithing
  5. Bills

Chris Compton – sophomore history education

  1. Down payment for mom’s new house
  2. Pay for a finical advisor
  3. Set money aside for stock interest
  4. Pay for my girlfriend an I’s tuition
  5. Travel Europe.

Joel Carlos -Graduate Program, MBA

  1. Buy House
  2. Buy Parents a house
  3. Buy a New Vehicle
  4. Invest in Sports Team; stocks
  5. Private Jet with piolet.

Bo Mallett -sophomore public relations and political science major

  1. Invest $1 million in mutual funds
  2. Start a business
  3. Buy a home
  4. Buy a truck
  5. Help w/ parents

Victoria Archey – freshman general business major

  1. Pay off my Parents Debt.
  2. Buy a home
  3. Pay off friend’s student loan debt
  4. Travel a lot
  5. Start my own business

Tanner Jones- sophomore safety major

  1. Pay off my truck
  2. Fund a committee to find a pastor for his pastor-less church
  3. Give a month’s check to the Church
  4. Buy a new pair of tennis shoes
  5. Ask for Saturdays off work, “or better yet, demand it.”

Staff writer, Bryce Thralls, also conducted a poll of over 60 students on whether they would take their letter winnings in a lump sum up front, or cash in checks over time. These are the results:

For Lump Sum payment:

  • Eleven men ranging in age from 18 to 29 would choose lump sum.
  • Only six women ranging in age from 18 to 22would choose lump sum.

For Monthly Checks payment:

  • Twenty-two men ranging in age from 18 to 32 would choose monthly payments.
  • Almost the same as men, 21 women ranging in age from 18 to 32 would choose monthly payments.


About the Writer
Bryce Thralls, Staff Writer

Favorite food: Fried deer tenderloin

Favorite book/magazine: Fahrenheit 451

Dream job: Pastor, youth pastor, or journalist for a news agency

Favorite movie: The Goonies

Currently watching: “One Punch Man” on Netflix

Music of choice: EDM, Dubstep, Dance, and chillwave

Bryce is a Communication(journalism) major with a psychology minor who has been a member of the SE Student Publications since Fall 2018. He has served as staff writer. When not working on The Southeastern, Bryce enjoys fellowshipping in SE’s BCM. This year, she looks forward to going to Six Flags. Follow him on Twitter @BThralls

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