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This is it!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by xena-warrior, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    The weekend all my dreams come true! All my financial ones anyway. Two gigantic lottery jackpots, which I need to tell you now, have my name written all over them, and that name is not "loser".
    Don't bother. I've already bought my ticket, I mean wisely invested two quid in my and my family's future. Save your money. Scorpio's in Uranus and that's always a tricky thing.
    rachelpaula008 and sabrinakat like this.
  2. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Its tricky having anything in Uranus that shouldn't be there!
  3. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    £60 million!!!

    We've always got on well, haven't we, xena? Admiring each other, been willing to support each other, sharing things etc...
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And the odds have got better too. Only about 10 million to one instead of 14 million to one. With odds like that who would turn down a flutter?
    RedQuilt and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  5. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Did I mention sharing things? Money and...er...stuff...
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Inappropriate innuendo is a punishable offence, you know.;)
  7. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I've noted that. That's why I haven't posted a comment about the Korean travel massagers being likely to come again tomorrow morning.
    yodaami2 and Lascarina like this.
  8. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    Scorpio or scorpion?

    That N is very important.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Daughter and BF are discussing how the jackpot has their name all over it as I type...
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Not yet, Lascarina. If you read my lottery odds are changing thread, you will learn that the odds rose from 14m:1 to 45m:1 after another ten choices of number were added.

    The reason the jackpot is now so high is because the odds make it unwinnable.

    However next Wednesday, if nobody gets the jackpot it gets shared among those who get the next winning tier down, which in the case of five balls and the bonus ball the odds are 6.5m:1.

    So don't waste your pension on the Saturday draw. Save it for next Wednesday.
    ilovesooty likes this.
  11. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Really? did they remove some numbers or something? Last I heard (yesterday, driving home from work) it was actually up to one in 45million
  12. NarnianRoyalty

    NarnianRoyalty Occasional commenter

    As the actress said to the bishop...
    sabrinakat likes this.
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    One of the female bishops we now have?
  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Ah. I had understood that this was to happen this Saturday, thus improving the odds of winning.
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Were you to win this fortune, what might you spend it on?
  16. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    So, £50+million? I have two boys, a lovely girl, two brothers, nephews and nieces, and two grandchildren. I want their future financial security secured.
    That'll probably stuff it although I only want everyone else to (a) have enough to retire on, or (b) follow their dream. Past that generation, I think school fees and a mortgage should be enough to secure yet not spoil.
    So what's left, if any, will be going to the charities of my (MY: I bought the damn thing) choice.
  17. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Look out for the inevitable plunge of disappointment at 9.30 while I have to bitterly COUNT MY CLUCKING BLESSINGS.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  18. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Does the tax man get any part of the winnings?

    Sabrinakat aka Sabrina Feles, Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor et Stella Interpres Terum
  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Daughter and BF have now been to shop and bought lots of tickets and scratchcards... lots of laughing from upstairs.
  20. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    The winnings are tax free. The taxman gets his bit when the money is given away to relatives and the like in the manner that xena suggests she might do.

    She'd be better off spending it of things that would take care of all their needs for all the time she's alive and leave what's left in her will.

    Better still, set up a charity that anyone she cares about become directors of, drawing nice incomes from it as and when it's advantageous tax-wise to do so and to use that charity's education budget to help educate those five-year old directors to become outstanding charity workers, should they feel inclined to, once they've done the university thing.

    It's a different world when there's a decent amount of cash in the bank to do this sort of stuff. Our dear friend Madge will do his best to deny it, of course.

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