OMG! If I won I don’t think I would put it down. I would probably not only play it, but just look at it and send people I know pictures of my new violin. My family would understand my joy of having a new instrument. I still have the same instrument that my mom got me when I was 14 and I am now 38. It is so very time for an upgrade.
PS I would probably sleep with it beside my bed, in the case of course and also try to take it with me every where I traveled.