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What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 09:22 PM

on the lottery? I'm asking this because I won £10 on it Saturday. I only bought a ticket because I never had before


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 09:32 PM

How much money is that? Just wondering because it will change my answer.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 09:39 PM

Well, the one I played on Saturday was £7 million I believe


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 09:48 PM

I'd buy a small car and a house. I'd also pay for my parents kitchen extention. I'd then put some money away for my sister to be able to buy a house and to pay for me and my sister to go through uni. I'd buy my sister a car too. Probably also hire a personal trainer for myself so that I get super fit then go on one awesome shopping trip. I'd keep 2-3 million aside for my future. I'd still go to Uni and still carry on. A small proportion of the money I'd spend on going travelling in each of my summer holidays.

Then I'd either put the money away to do this or do it now -- set up a care and nursing home for elderly patients that is a nuturing and positive environment. Its sad but most aren't... I'd build a purpose built home that has a large garden (that is wheelchair accessible). I'd make sure there are enough staff to tend to the needs of each resident and then some, and employ full-time activity specialists to keep the residents engaged. The fees would work on a sliding scale with some of the money being used to fund residents who would not otherwise be able to afford the home.

I would like to support my dad in setting up a charity he wants to set up, and donate some money to the causes I believe in.

And yes.. I do think about this way too much!
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 10:10 PM

i'd keep about 20 thousand for myself and give the rest to my mum. i'm too irresponsible to have that sort of money in my bank account. my mum would look after it for me/make investments.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 10:11 PM

I'd pay off all my student debts and those of my boyfriend too.

I'd pay off mum's debts and give her enough money to quit her job, which she hates, or for her to persue something else.

I'd pay my dad more than his redundancy money would pay so that he could stay at home and not have to work away.

I'd pay off all my auntie and uncle's debt and give her enough money to pay for any further treatment she may need.

I'd donate some to the church near me, especially to the bellringers (favouritsm - i'm one of them )

I'd give my boyfriend's family enough money for them to get a house with at least 5 bedrooms so all the kids can have a room each.

I'd take everyone from uni on a massive holiday somewhere hot and exotic.

And I'd get my boyfriend the best birthday presents ever. I'd get him a "zookeeper for the day" pass at the Zoo, and adopt him a Lion somewhere.

I think that's everyone else ... now ME time

I'd just go out and buy everything I saw for myself - shoes, clothes, bags, jewellry, accessories.

I'd pay all the rent for the house next year, including other people in the house.

I'd buy proper make up and hair products and use them.

I'd buy lots more musical instruments and get tutors for each one.

I'd get driving lessons and buy a nice car.

And after all that I'd put a bit to one side for my future, and probably donate the rest.




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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 10:26 PM

I think I'd go a bit insane tbh

I'd give my sister, parents and best friend 0.5 million each.
Buy an awesome house
Have a game room in my house
Buy loads of clothes
Donate a LOT of money to TH
Donate money to a few charities
Take my family and friends on holiday

I actually can't think of much else Probably invest a million too.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 10:37 PM

welll with £10 i would buy lunch aha!! but if i won it all:

*Buy my mum a new house
*Buy my dad a house
*Buy lots of horses xD
*Buy lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of new clothes/jewellary ect
*Give some to the charities i support
*Throw a huge party for all my friends

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 10:48 PM

Throw a huge party, like a week long party with cool bands that sing.
Then probably save the rest of it and donate some.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 26th 2010, 11:07 PM

I'd put it all in the bank, then set it up so I get access to a set amount each week. Kinda like wages, and it would increment each year to reflect inflation. £7m would be enough that I'd probably never have to work in my life and would have enough to live very comfortably, get a nice house, car, enjoy a few hobbies, travel frequently, do a few college courses, and I could always work a relaxed part time job in something I enjoy if I wanted something to keep me busy.

Imagine a life where you never have to worry about work or money ever again. I have no idea why people who win the lottery feel compelled to use it so quickly.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 27th 2010, 09:54 PM

Finish school, give the rest to my mom.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 27th 2010, 09:59 PM

Ooooooh. This is so exciting.

First, I would buy my aunt a full-time nurse to help her with whatever she needs.

With the rest, I'd put it into five different savings accounts.... and figure out what to do with it later... as in when I am done with schooling... and have a better idea what life is all about.


   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 27th 2010, 10:16 PM

I would get a house and super-duper fast internet. Then I need never leave it.

I would invest the maximum tax-free allowance in both a cash and investment ISA as well as getting some premium bonds (interest is below inflation so you're losing money each year). Each tax year I'd add a different cash ISA.

I'd also invest some into petrochemicals, probably BP at the moment as their share price is at the bottom. Lastly I'd emigrate to a secular country like France or maybe Canada
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 27th 2010, 11:15 PM

Checklist

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Mac Pro
iPad 64GB with 3G
iPhone 4 64GB
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Loads of PS3 games.

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 28th 2010, 12:04 PM

oooh I forgot about all the gadgets

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 29th 2010, 01:37 AM

Pay some bills.




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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 29th 2010, 02:06 AM

I would buy my family a beautiful house somewhere really nice and a car then i would travel all over the world for a yr. Then i would settle down and open a chain of businesses.



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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 29th 2010, 09:22 AM

I'd use it to pay for university for my sister and I.
Then I'd take loooooooooads of trips to England to be with my girl, bring her to Paris too.

I'd leave the rest for the future when I'm buying a house.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 29th 2010, 09:25 AM

I'd purchase a studio and gallery. I'd also purchase some artwork by other artists. I'd buy a large house in England and an appartment on the champs-elysees in Paris. I'd probably buy a yacht in Monaco, too. Of course, I'd make sure that my family and girlfriend were all well supported financially.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 29th 2010, 09:52 AM

I'd use it to buy and furnish my own place and treat myself to a nice shopping spree. Then I'd help my parents with whatever money problems they may have and leave the rest in the bank till I really needed it.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 31st 2010, 08:35 AM

I would use the money to make a paper mache statue of myself
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 31st 2010, 10:26 AM

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 31st 2010, 07:38 PM

If I won the lottery, first thing I would do would be to pay off all the bills, help my friends and family out, buy nice Christmas/birthday presents for them all. Get some groceries, of course. And save the rest for something important.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - July 31st 2010, 07:44 PM

I'd pay for the rest of my education and pay off my existing loans, give some to family since some are struggling financially, give most to charity and keep the rest just to have it.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 1st 2010, 12:50 AM

I would probably buy, 2 houses, one here in Canada, and one down in Ohio, so Bri and I could visit both of our families



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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 1st 2010, 12:53 AM

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 1st 2010, 05:18 AM

I'd use it to help pay off bills and fix one of the cars as it needs fixing, buy a good home in around my area then bulldoze it down and custom build it (my area has massive properties and most houses get bought for their properties here). Or, if one is for sale, I may just buy an already built massive house with a good-sized properties. I live with my parents so we'd move there as we're trying to re-do our current house but might as well buy a better one if we can.

I'd buy a good security system for the house and for any new cars, along with a bunch of guns and ammo to aid the security.

I'd put some into savings for my future education and put whatever is left (if any is left) into general savings for myself then another batch of money for my parents. If there's not a lot left for my parents, then I'd combine it with the general savings for myself but may allow them access to it.

I wouldn't give to charity because I don't know of many I like, then again, I don't know of many in the first place.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 1st 2010, 07:03 AM

Buy a house for me and my girlfriend
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 1st 2010, 02:10 PM

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for myself, i would think a lot about it. i would buy a ticket to travel all around the world. on the way meet up some of my friends online haha. then i would move out in another country, maybe the USA, and use the money to build a modeling agency and design lots and lots of clothes for them.

if there will be anything left,i would use those to pay up bills for the future. i'm not really into luxuries like above,just up for a new kind of life.


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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 4th 2010, 11:03 PM

Well, I would have to say that I would take care of myself before I donate anything to anyone.

I would put a lot of money towards college. I would buy a nice house (not absolutely extravagant, I don't need a freaking mansion. ) I would buy a nice car (not something super expensive...I do want a hummer though. Lol)

Pay for piano, guitar, and self defense lessons. Take art lessons.

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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 5th 2010, 11:15 AM

The obvious bits like cars, houses, and keep enough to support us for our lives, and give the rest to charity.
   
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Re: What would you do if you won the jackpot... - August 6th 2010, 03:41 AM

Oooh. OOOH.
Kay, first I'd get financial emancipation from my parents. Then, I'd get a nice place of my own around here. Then I'd buy a bunch of gadgets (an iPad, a new computer, a new iPod, a phone) and some awesome furniture and stuff for my house.

After I had a place that was kitted out with everything I wanted, I'd start spending money on my friends and family. I'd buy my boyfriend a real tiger (heh heh) and he could do whatever he wanted with that, and I'd buy my mom and sister whatever they wanted. I'd get my dad a really nice house to live in, with a really big fancy garage for his bike. I'd also buy him all the parts he needed to fix his Harley. Hmm...what else...oh, then I'd get my friends anything they wanted.

After all that was bought and paid for, I think I'd go to a financial advisor and ask him to just deal with the rest of it so that it keeps making interest and stuff like that while it's in the bank. I don't wanna run outta money! Haha!
   
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