Money stacks.jpgMichele Dickerson now has $32 million dollars to her name, after buying the lucky Lotto ticket. But despite winning the lottery, Michele still plans to keep showing up to her day job. Come again?

Michele bought her ticket at Model Liquors in San Lorenzo. The numbers she picked were a combination of special dates and birthdays.

She couldn’t believe it at first, but her husband confirmed that she had indeed hit the jackpot.

But her strong work ethic has motivated her to keep her job at a San Francisco credit union. Dickerson says, “This money is not going to change me. It’s not about the things, it’s about the memories you make with the people you love.”

After finding out that this lucky new multi-millionaire was keeping her day job, I had to ask, WHY?! Now that is what you call extreme will power and hardcore work ethic. But while I’m all for commitment and hard work, I know that had it been me who won those $32 million, I would be packing my bags and getting on the next plane to Tahiti ASAP.

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  • raqcoon

    To a lot of people work is life, life is work. They have nothing else to do with cash except buy things, but nothing to do with their time.

    I’m an artist, and artists do things for free with no/little prospect of revenue. With cash, I’d select one of the least financially promising art forms: filmmaking. If I had a ton of cash, I’d donate some to the least financially promising artists: filmmakers.

  • raqcoon

    To a lot of people work is life, life is work. They have nothing else to do with cash except buy things, but nothing to do with their time.

    I’m an artist, and artists do things for free with no/little prospect of revenue. With cash, I’d select one of the least financially promising art forms: filmmaking. If I had a ton of cash, I’d donate some to the least financially promising artists: filmmakers.

  • Greg Dewar

    Given that my job is being self employed, I’d actually use the money to get the good part of a job: Health insurance, an office, and a secretary preferably a 21st century version of Joan from Mad Men. I wouldn’t have a boss though.

  • Greg Dewar

    Given that my job is being self employed, I’d actually use the money to get the good part of a job: Health insurance, an office, and a secretary preferably a 21st century version of Joan from Mad Men. I wouldn’t have a boss though.

  • cv

    HELL NO.

    I love my job, but there are so many other things besides work.

    I don’t need to buy lots of stuff, but I love traveling and if I won the lottery, I would never fly coach again. Ever.

  • cv

    HELL NO.

    I love my job, but there are so many other things besides work.

    I don’t need to buy lots of stuff, but I love traveling and if I won the lottery, I would never fly coach again. Ever.

  • cedichou

    Half of the stanford CS faculties are millionaires (or billionaires) and they still work and you really can’t tell. David Cheriton (http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/99/biz_08midas_David-Cheriton_LD0O.html) still drives a honda.

  • cedichou

    Half of the stanford CS faculties are millionaires (or billionaires) and they still work and you really can’t tell. David Cheriton (http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/99/biz_08midas_David-Cheriton_LD0O.html) still drives a honda.

  • the_minimalist_route

    I’d quit my job if I won anything over $1M. At the very least, I could live really well for 5 – 10 years with that amount of money.

  • the_minimalist_route

    I’d quit my job if I won anything over $1M. At the very least, I could live really well for 5 – 10 years with that amount of money.