Reddit has an interesting online anonymous chat with the winner of a $30 million lottery. He has spent the last 5 years traveling the world intent on visiting every country.
The chat is here. A snippet…
Cons first: It immediately thrust me into the limelight when people found out. Gossip spreads faster than you can imagine. I had strangers ringing my apartment doorbell 2 weeks into it asking for money. I’ve become a lot less trusting of people as a result.
Pros: It has also alleviated a lot of the smaller stresses in my life, has given me the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is many times, and has allowed me to travel whenever I want. I don’t have a lot of the worries other people have either, most of my time is consumed trying to figure out what to do with my free time.