Lottery Frenzy


lottery numbers were sky high for a while.

Bryce Thralls, Staff Writer

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.