From backpacking through Europe to saving stray cats - here’s what our readers would do if they won the lottery

From backpacking through Europe to saving stray cats - here’s what our readers would do if they won the lottery

We asked our readers what they would buy if they won the lottery. Here are some of our favourite answers

A good deal

I would use the money to buy a flat, because property is so expensive in Hong Kong. With housing prices continuing to rise, I would rent out the flat, and when the time is right, sell it at a huge profit.

Daisy Cheng, 14,Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


Backpacker’s paradise

I would grab my partner in crime and backpack my way through Europe, enjoying Szechenyi’s thermal baths (in Budapest, Hungary), visiting the Alhambra (the palace in Spain), and devouring lasagne. Seeing what the world has to offer and taking in its beauty while eating delicious food is a fine way to spend the money, right?

Kaur Ramandeep, 17, St Paul’s School ( Lam Tin )


Mummy dearest

I would spend the money on my mum. I want to thank her for all the support she has shown me. I’d buy something I know she’d really love.

Judy Cheung, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School


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Generous spirit

If I were lucky enough to win the lottery, I would donate half the money to charity. I would use the rest to buy gifts for my parents to thank them for taking care of me.

Nicole Mak, 13, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


A cat lover's dream

I would use the money to save stray cats. There are so many cats who don’t have a home and have to survive on their own. I would set up a shelter for them and look after them for the rest of their lives.

Alice Ho Nga-yiu, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School


Are you all on board?

I would definitely open my own board game cafe. I want to use the chance to provide people with entertainment. People can feel free to chill out and have fun by playing all kinds of board games at my cafe.

Ally Cheng, 16, St Paul’s School (Lam Tin)


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Helping the needy

I would spend the money on children in developing countries who are in need of food or medical care. I would also like to sponsor teacher training so that more children have access to education. Education is a worthwhile investment because it brings long-term benefits.

Karen Lau Ka-wing, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School


All booked up

I would definitely spend it all on books. Reading is entertaining and helps us to learn. Don’t you agree?

Charis Chang Hoi-ching, 12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School


Bitcoin the way to go

I would buy bitcoin. It’s definitely the currency of the future, and if I invest in it now, I’ll be rich one day. It’s also a safer, more convenient form of currency which neither the government nor banks can control. It’s definitely how I can get the most out of my winnings.

Victor Kwok, 14, King Ling College


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A boost for the sick

I would donate the money to medical research, because there are many people suffering from different types of diseases and more funding is needed to find cures.

Matthew So, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School


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Edited by M.J.Premaratne

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
In the money

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