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Lottery win couple

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Dunteachin, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Congratulations to them! I'm not sure I'd have gone public but good luck to them, they seem a nice, sensible couple.
    I wonder why the other winner hasn't claimed his/her prize. That's a mystery!
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'd have kept schtum but all the best to them...

    Hope it isn't a poisoned chalice...

    Have the others not claimed or are they just not having their name put forward?
     
  3. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    They don't have a clue! Publicity on that amount will make their lives a nightmare and they appear to have no comprehension of just how much money that is.

    I don't think the other ticket has been claimed yet - it could still be you!
     
  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I'd be terrified of my house being burgled, losing friends, the begging letters etc etc. They may well have to go into hiding. It's too much money. Mind blowing.
     
  5. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I don't know that it's too much, if you have imagination. You could enjoy doing an awful lot of good with it, as well as giving your friends and family security.
     
  6. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Oh, I know, GL! In my head, I've already spent it!
     
  7. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    But it's £33 million! A couple of security guards would keep your house safe and a and a secretary would deal with unsolicited mail:rolleyes:

    Seriously though, it is a daunting amount of money. I asked Wee Pees what we would do with it. Top answers were what we would NOT do:

    1. We would stay in this house.
    2. No change of schools because they love them.
    3. Not spend too much or their friends might not like it.
    4. Not many more holidays (after an "at least we could go on more and posher holidays prompting from me) - or else the fun and looking foward to them wouldn't be the same.

    So looks like the only change for us would be seriously lumpy mattresses:(.
     
  8. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Whether it's true or not, I don't know, but there was talk of the other ticket being sold in a supermarket in Bury. Aren't there stats to demonstrate areas of the country that have more winners?

    We might stay in this house and buy holiday homes elsewhere as well. By the time you've sorted family, friends and decided on the charitable stuff, there might not be all that much left. It would be good to set up a foundation or something for a favourite charity. One of he girls in the sales office where we are, told of a Russian oligarch who purchased four of their London apartments to knock into one, for his mother who was coming to London for a fortnight for surgery. The apartments were, I think, about 4 million each, plus the cost of the alterations.

    So there you are- that's half gone already!
     
  10. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I would create a trust fund to provide the best possible private health or nursing care for any family member or future descendant who needed it (ie essential only, no nips, tucks etc), then donate a bit to charity. After that I'd get back to living my life, knowing the final chapter might be a bit more comfortable as a consequence.
     
  11. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    If it was me, I'd so not be going on television to tell all the new friends I'm about to make and all the long lost relatives I'm about to meet about my good fortune and how I want to help people. I'd be changing my name to "Rock Strongbow" and moving far away.
     
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  12. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I think Hawick is pretty small and having told a family and friends it would be hard to keep a secret anyway.

    I think people often say they will stay in the same house etc. until the enormity of the amount hits them. I like my house but I could easily spend a million on it making it perfect - and then I would need a few holiday homes!
     
  13. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Financial services would do pretty well because I would need help sorting out trusts to make sure my family would benefit in the future. With one million I wouldn't move house but with a huge amount like 30million I'd be buying a new house here and property in the sun too.
     
  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Their daughter is in Australia. I'd be on the next flight out there, never to return.
     
  15. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    You know their daughter?
     
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  16. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    I know a couple of people who have benefited from educational trusts set up by family members a few generations back.
     
  17. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I wondered if the Lottery people do a lot of coercion with the bigger jackpot winners, because - of course - it's great publicity for the Lottery itself. I cannot imagine why the winners themselves would go public, because it just ensures you're going to be (a) inundated with begging letters (but at least they can afford to employ someone to open their mail), (b) subject to at least one of those awful tabloid articles about some long-lost relative who feels entitled to a hand-out, despite having not bothered with the winners for years and (c) subject to a fair amount of tabloid digging for skeletons in your cupboard, etc.
     
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  18. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    But with that amount of money, if it got really bad, you could simply disappear from attention!
     
  19. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Because all your friends and neighbours think you have won the lottery when they see the new mondeo and hear you have a cleaner and one of them outs you to the Sun.
     
  20. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    The significance of a Mondeo is what, exactly?
     

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