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A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 276933Post diggernotdreamer
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:58 pm

I was reading in the paper that two lottery couples have now split up. The last ones who got 110 million quid, split up because they could not agree on how to spend it. If you won this kind of money, what would you do with it and would you and your partner agree on how to spend it

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Post: # 276945Post boboff
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:02 am

I would be surprised if the money was the real cause.

Although it makes a good story.

After all I would assume you split it 50/50 and spend it on what you want.
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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 276946Post Maykal
Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:23 am

diggernotdreamer wrote:If you won this kind of money, what would you do with it and would you and your partner agree on how to spend it
I'd buy a village (you could do that here with that kind of cash) and set up a self-sufficient(ish) comunity something along the lines of Mainaleda in Spain.

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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 276947Post boboff
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:20 am

Bantham in Sounth Devon is for sale for 30 million I think.
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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 276954Post Crickleymal
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:48 am

boboff wrote:Bantam in Sounth Devon is for sale for 30 million I think.
That's expensive for a small chicken :scratch:
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Post: # 276992Post geordie
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:58 pm

I would spend 109 million on drink and loose women, then waste the rest.

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Post: # 277003Post Skippy
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:30 pm

My wife said we'd leave this dump for one thing, I think she was joking about the dump bit but we'd probably try to find somewhere with a bit more room.
Funnily enough I do know a couple of people who have had wins on the lottery not millions but decent amounts none the less.
The first gave up his job as a joinery shop manager and moved onto run a caravan park with his family , a much less stressful life , mowing the grass, keeping the place tidy , changing the odd light bulb that sort of thing and is now more relaxed and happy. I'm not sure how much he won although I think it made it into six figures just.
The second person I know won around £70,000 shared between him and his brother but his experience was completely different. He became depressed because he felt that he'd had his win and missed " the big one ". He evidently sounded suicidal at one point and when he disappeared leaving a locked van on a job people became worried , called the police who broke into the van. He wasn't inside but had simply walked off and got a taxi to Wales to "sort his head out". I haven't seen him for a while but he's less depressed now and has returned to work.
To be honest I tend to think it's a stupid amount of money to win, not that I'd turn it down.


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Post: # 277024Post doofaloofa
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:45 pm

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_as ... happy.html

Though on balance I'd take the lottery win over quadraplegia

But that's just me
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Post: # 277026Post Crickleymal
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:45 am

I'd just like to win enough to pay off the mortgage. About 50k would do.
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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 279221Post happyhippy
Sun May 11, 2014 9:36 am

I'd still keep my life simple.I would buy 2 of my kids a house each.The other one,would give the same but in money as he already has a house.I'd head back to Australia to live,buy enough land for a smallholding with a nice 3 bed house.I'd buy a new car but it would be something practicable.I dont think I would go mad spending it tbh.I think I'd just be happy in the fact that I did'nt have to work ( :cheers: )and not have to ever worry about money issues again,especially when we retire.We don't have any debts,so I am pretty happy with life as it is tbh.I'd do some voluntary work to keep busy too,

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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 279225Post Flo
Sun May 11, 2014 7:05 pm

You know, a lot of us are quite happy as we are. Doing the lottery has more downsides than upsides if you ask me.

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Re: A 110 million lottery win

Post: # 279441Post Thomzo
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:00 pm

I know exactly what I'd do. I'd set up a not for profit business buying up empty, unloved properties. The sort that are too difficult or expensive for a commercial organisation to repair. Then renovate them and either sell or rent. The aim would be to cover costs. Without the need to recompense shareholders or banks, you could afford to spend more to get them up to standard.

The benefits would be that you could provide accommodation or commercial property to a good standard but an affordable price thus reducing the need for greenfield development but still provide employment in the construction industry.

But I would keep a million or two for handbags :wave:
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