- Winning big on the lottery
Are there stats on how things work out for lottery winners – don’t many end up bankrupt
Depression for a lot of them, they become paranoid, people only hang around them for thier bank balance, they trust no one, etc.
Hookers and blow, bikes, cars and holidays. Then probably waste the rest.
edit. replace Pastor Maldonado at lotus F1 (He paid for a drive, why can’t I? im awesome at f1 on PS3.)Posted 4 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Had this conversation at work once – we asked the question “how much would you give away?”
We ranged from “maybe £3m but no more – it’s mine”, though a Mormon who immediately had to hand over £10m before he thought about what to do with the rest, to someone who said they’d give away £90m and still live a very mice life thank you very much.
Be nice to have the choice, eh?!!Posted 4 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
Ironically, the more money I had the more basic and frugal a life I’d probably live. Can’t say I’d have a real desire for fancy cars anymore. No interest in the champagne lifestyle. No kids so no need for massive fancy house. I would genuinely see me living a very quiet life in the countryside. I’d keep a place in Scotland and buy a place in the alps. Go travelling for a while but again I can see me doing it low key rather than 5 star luxury. Only definite luxury would be first or business class travel.Posted 4 years agoYakSubscriber
oooh – I’d have to splash out. Maybe a nice casio watch, 2nd hand audi/Octavia/Porsche944 and a bling custom re-spray of my inbred. White probably would look good.
Maybe a new woodstore too….
Edit – I have no idea. Its a bonkers amount. Not skewing my idea of value/earnings etc would be an issue to address.Posted 4 years ago
Go travelling for a while but again I can see me doing it low key rather than 5 star luxury. Only definite luxury would be first or business class travel.
Firstly if the plane didn’t offer first, I’d be getting one that did. As for travel there are the over 5* places where the staff have confidentiality agreements and you can just chill outPosted 4 years ago
some friends have a beach house next door, I’m assuming we would be sunk if we paddled pastpondoMember
Go travelling for a while but again I can see me doing it low key rather than 5 star luxury.
Like. How ace to go backpacking literally without a care in the world. Have a night of luxury if you want one, fly home if it takes your fancy, but other than that, just bezz around entirely at leisure.Posted 4 years agodangerousbeansMember
I don’t think I’d want to win that big, especially if everyone knew. It would give me more stress than piece of mind I think.
Would be almost impossible to keep existing friends and I think it would be hard to be accepted with either ‘Old Money’ or successful entrepreneur people.
Only people you’d really fit with are other lottery winners.Posted 4 years agoRockape63Member
defo would not tell a soul. Just gradually improve your life and tell people your business interests are perking up…
I’m sure you think that’s what you’d do, but chances are, once it had sunk in that you could do whatever you liked, whenever you liked, your life would take on a whole new meaning.
I’d like to think I’d give a lot away, but reckon I’d get more pleasure from NOT giving it to some people, as giving it to worthy friends/family.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
of £100m, I’d give about £2m away to family, put £4m away for the kids, keep £4m for the Mrs and I and with the remaining £90m create a Trust owned investment fund the income off which would be given to local charities etc in Worcestershire. Id have fun working on the investment fund doing projects that interest me, and the income can be put to good use.Posted 4 years agorichmtbSubscriber
I like bikes and cars so I’d spend a bit of cash on them.
Would be nice to put together a collection of pristine stuff from my youth. A couple of pieces of bonkers exotica for sure too, but it would be nice to have stuff like pristine MkII Golf Gti’s, Lancia Intergrales, Escort Cosworths etc. Stuff that I could work on myself with all my new free time.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Set up a car restoration ‘business’ restoring cars I buy and make myself the apprentice so I learn what to do.
I think the biggest danger is that your partners and your own dreams take you in different directions and with no money issues to stop you both following them your relationship suffers.Posted 4 years ago
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