So, you've just won £148m...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by cloggsy, 14 Aug 2012.

  1. cloggsy

    cloggsy Boardmanist

    North Yorkshire
    So, you've just won the £148m on the Euro...

    Would you go public and have your face splashed all over every newspaper? I'm damn sure I wouldn't!

    What are your thoughts?
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  2. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Im not sure they had any choice in the matter. I think if it was me my head be so scrambled I'd not really care! Obscene amount of money, but wow the stuff you could do with it.
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Not likely.

    Apart from myself and Mrs SJ no-one would know, not even family.
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  4. bikepete

    bikepete Veteran

    York, UK
    I think the theory is that you will be 'outed' eventually anyway by the tabloids so you may as well get it over with. Nice problem to have!
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  5. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

    Exactly this, the gutter tabloids would offer a sum of cash to find the winner. The sudden resignation from your job, for sale sign outside the modest semi and the shiny red Ferrari on the drive just may raise suspicion !!

    As already said would I care ? would I F***
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    If I had a big lottery win I would keep very, very quiet about it for a long time.

    If I wanted to share some of it then I would wait until there was a much smaller win and then tell friends and family that I only got a small amount and was sharing it with them.
    I'd then set up long term trust funds, anonymously, to look after them and their kids later on in life.

    I might start up an 'apparently successful' business to 'justify' having a bit more visible disposable income and to give me something to do.

    I might just 'disappear' myself.
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  7. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    You could disappear and lay low for an indefinite amount of time, but these guys are really good. Plus I bet there's a media release clause in the lottery T&C's.
  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I'm pretty sure that £148 million would be no good at all for my physical or mental health.
  9. geo

    geo Well-Known Member

    I'd be more than happy to try it and find out though ^_^
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  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Whilst I wouldn't want all the stress and hassle that went with that sort of money it can be fun thinking of where you could donate large chunks to....
  11. +2. I can't imagine anyone choosing to go public, so I can only surmise, (sadly), that going public is deemed to the best course of action, (for whatever reason) in the long run by those who know.

    I've always maintained I'd stay anonymous, but until I have that conversation with Camelot whilst collecting my humongous cheque I, like everyone else, will never actually know what will happen.

    Feckin' love to find out though :hyper:
  12. I would quit work so fast....:bicycle:

    No notice, just a phone call from what ever tropical beach I can get to fastest.
  13. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Your health is your wealth.
    Look at the bloke who won 148m...
  14. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria
    Perhaps the wealth he has just acquired may help him to better his health though
  15. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Having had an idle conversation with a couple of guys at work today we decided that to party and do fun stuff for a few months would be great. After that though you would need to find a focus to keep you grounded and give you a reason to get up - something like a business venture or a commitment of time to a good cause - otherwise you risk falling into a spiral of excess and messing it all up.

    I'd like to give it a go, however, I've never bought a lottery ticket so I don't think there's much chance.
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