Euromillions Winners Come Forward

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  1. dreamboy3000

    dreamboy3000 Well-Known Member

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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-brit-euromillions-couple-revealed-27005319

    Would you if you won that amount? Double edged sword isn't it? You come forward and you'll get thousands of begging letters and risk yourself and your loved ones getting attacked or held to ransom with blackmail. Don't come forward and people will think you're into shady stuff to be splashing so much cash all of a sudden. I think they have done the right thing to let it be known it's them. Just got to learn to say no to most of the garbage they will be sent from chancers.
     
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    It's an objectively terrible decision. This is a good read on what to do (and not do) if you win the lottery -
     
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    Would not turn down the opportunity. Bit I know someone who is the life and soul so to speak, who won a good amount and i get the impression it's not all a bed of Rose's.
     
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    No. I would remain anonymous if it was as much as that.

    The Set for Life top prize would be a nice one to win though to be able to tell people about. £10K a month for 30 years would do me.
     
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    As @mansfield_red posted a lot of winners don't live happily ever after. There would be no point gambling again as no win would come close to matching that hit of winning such a vast sum. Once you've made a few dozen people you like millionaires you will still have lots left to donate to great causes. The guy who won has two kids from a previous relationship. I wouldn't be shocked if he set his ex up for life even though it didn't work out between them simply because she's the mother of his children.
     
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    I'd personally opt out of any media. I just wouldn't want it. the people who I cared about would know. that would be it.
     
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    Might be a mad thing to day, but I think getting so much so quick would ruin most peoples life.
     
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    Think it would always come out regardless. Jealousy from people who you'd usually trust etc. Think best thing initially would be to do good with the money and live a 'normal' life until the dust settles and then enjoy the rest. Treat people who stay loyal and find out who your true friends and family actually are.
     
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    No way would I go public. I’d also try and not change anything about my life for at least 12 months except for repairing/replacing anything that needed it and maybe a ‘normal ish’ type of holiday. I would donate a lot of it instantly before I consider it really ‘my money’ and get too attached to it and then lock a chunk away for the future incase I somehow went mad and wasted it all. My hope would be that I would just gradually spend more and have a nicer life rather just go out spending frivolously.
     
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    I'd sort my family out for life financially, then I'd get the hell out of this country as fast as my private jet will take me.
     
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    Funnily enough, I was reading about this very thing last week. All of the people involved in the horror stories though seemed to have other underlying issues. There was one about a guy who'd blown his money mainly on booze; prior to winning the lottery, he had a borderline drink problem, which only worsened when he was no longer working. There was the girl who was the youngest lottery millionaire. She'd won just over a million quid when she was 16, she said herself she was too immature at the time to appreciate the money. There's the fella who became known as the lottery lout (somebody Carroll iirc), he was already a heavy drink and drug user.

    I think the average person, who doesn't have a problem with addiction, and is mature enough to enjoy the instant wealth, wouldn't have a problem.

    I wouldn't reveal my identity though. I know of at least one former work colleague who would take a promise I made previously very seriously, if I suddenly came into a lot of cash.
     
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    Wouldn't want the publicity at all.
     
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    First thing I'd definitely not do is announce it to the world.
    Once the money hit the old bank account I'd get a long sick note from the doctor ie bad back or depression for a month.
    I'd then take myself and the Mrs away from the area and anyone I knew to do some serious thinking.
    I would not start spending silly amounts on expensive cars and gifts for everyone.
    .I would set myself a limit per month for a year.
    Luckily a part from a couple I get on with, they're all morons at work so I don't mix my private and work lives and travel to the other side of town so basically no one knows me outside work. I would drop overtime over a couple of weeks sticking to my basic hours then hand my notice in saying I'd got another job in a different area and quietly slip away.
    For close family and friends I would pay their mortgage off but would not give them silly money just enough to make lives a little easier without the worry..
    Myself - well I'd rent a camper van and travel around the UK for a year with our lass and the dog. Ive worked and travelled the world and Europe and really there's only a few countries I'd travel to visit.
    After traveling I'd buy a farm or small holding in the lakes rear a rare breed to keep me occupied.
    I'm not a flashy guy and would like an amount big enough to live comfortably and be able to look after the ones I love.
    Everyone else can go fck themselves.
    I would select a handful of charities to make one large donation to each then that's it.
     
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    If I revealed my identity I would be living on my nerves knowing that Sophie Raworth or Naga Munchetty or both could send me a blackmail text threatening to reveal our affair 4 years ago :)

    A guy I played football with many years ago won £7m in the late 90s. He kept anonymous, but by all accounts Camelot put a hell of a lot of pressure on, and were a bit sulky when he refused to go public. "It does wonders for the brand" "it gives hope to folk like yourself in your area" "you get real help and support from like-minded people" etc ....... sort of comments. I guess it would boost sales in the local area, albeit temporarily.

    Anonymous all the way for me.
     
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    Why take sick leave? Why not just resign? We've posts on here about folk struggling to get GP appointments!
     
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    If we're talking over £100m, job one would be to acquire 51% of the BFC HK investment vehicle.

    The rest, I'd be inclined to form some style of Trust/Charity to acquire wood land/farm land/ scrub land at risk of being lost and developed and look to rewild it or preserve it.
     
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    I'd spend it all on women, beer, drugs and trainers. Then I'd just waste the rest.
     
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    I'd build the first Chocolate Dildo factory in the UK.
     
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    With global warming... surely that factory is going to melt? ;-)
     
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    See last week before the board shuffle you'd have said you would build the first Chien Lee chocolate dildos factory.

    You've changed.
     
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