By Patrick Appel
Maria Farrell ponders winning the lottery:

But what it comes down to is this; the lottery fantasy starts off being about running away from the obligations and necessities of material life, but ends up more highly charged version of ‘what should I do with my life?’ . In the beginning of the daydream I go on holidays, pay off debts, make extravagant gifts and indulge in versions of my better self. But ultimately the money simply heightens the dilemma of how to live a virtuous life.