Brian gives career advice:
If you want to make money as a novel-writer, then here is my career advice: get a job, and write in your spare time, following the above plan (i.e. buying the above quite cheap literary lottery ticket). That way, you will make money as a novelist, although I agree not in the way you may have meant. Make that: make money and be a novelist. (When I career counsel, I often suggest that. It makes a change from “find a job doing what you love”, which is often disastrous, not least because there is no rule that says you will be any good or any use to anyone else doing what you love. Worse, you may just end up hating what you used to love. Often “keep your work and what you love separate” proves to be the catalytic suggestion which sorts everything out a treat.)
I think that’s what most people do anyway. “Making money doing what you love” is a dream everyone has but I think most people would be satisfied just to have more time to do what they love. Usually to do that you have to settle for making less money which can be a problem because what you love often requires money and that leads back to the dream of “making money doing what you love”.