what would you do if you won the lottery?

“What would I do if I won the lottery? I’d quit work straight away, and you wouldn’t see me for dust!”

Please do not use that answer when answering the tricky interview question, “what would you do if you won the lottery?” But how do you answer it, and why is it being asked in the first place?

Well, if you have an interview coming up soon for any role or company, keep reading because we will give you the perfect answer!

To help you pass your job interview at the first attempt, we will cover the following 2 things during this tutorial.

#1. We will explain why the hiring manager is asking you the tough question, what would you do if you won the lottery? There is a specific reason why they are asking you this question… you need to know what it is to pass your interview.

 #2. We will then give you a brilliant example answer to the question, what would you do if you won the lottery.

Why Are You Being Asked This Question?

Well, they are asking you this question because they want to assess what motivates you. Are you motivated by money or greed, or are you motivated by helping other people, using your time wisely, and having a positive impact on the world through your actions? If you are motivated by the latter, you are more likely to get hired.

Top-Scoring Example Answer

“If I won the lottery, I wouldn’t initially tell anyone apart from my closest relatives. I would also take the time to consider what I was going to do with the money. I wouldn’t go out and spend anything initially because I would want to be responsible. I would then probably help my family and closest friends, donate some of the money to the causes that are closest to my heart, pay off my mortgage, and perhaps buy the car I’ve always wanted. I don’t think I would give up work because it gives me structure, a sense of purpose, and I enjoy being around people in a positive environment.”

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