My sister-in-law and her husband bought a scratch off about a year ago and won $20,000. They used it to put a down payment on a house and new living room furniture for the move. They had been saving for a couple of years (since they wed) but weren't quite there yet. That win really helped them out.
I'd be ok with winning just $20,000. I'd pay off all of our debt and buy the things we need for our living room remodel...carpet, paint, trim and my leather furniture I want.
Funny thing is....I say I'd go on a shopping spree, and for the house, I'd probably follow through. But when I don't have a lot of money, I find tons of things I really want. Sweaters, purses, artwork...etc. But when I have the money to spend, I'm a lot pickier and often can't find anything I really want to spend my money on. And I'm one of those annoying shoppers that has to look at everything then end up buying the thing I wanted in the very first store I went in to.