So, you've just won £148m...

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  1. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

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    Greater Manchester
    I think Shaun would get something first. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    He doesn't know me so I won't be getting anything. No reason for him to offer.
     
  3. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

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    Enough to clear the mortgage + debts would suit me fine :smile:
    Seriously though if i won that amount i could afford some toecutters to keep the media quiet :gun:
     
  4. Risex4

    Risex4 Dropped by the autobus

    If I won the thick end of 150 mil, tabloid attention would be the least of my concerns!

    I think I'd just take the publicity hit, be me usual boring self, and wait for the interest to quickly die out again. There cant be much press milage in "Two years on; millionaire has bought slightly better car, house, had a holiday and is now pottering around spending his days cycling and doing not a lot".

    And as for hangers on and surfacers; dance for a grand broke boy.
     
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  5. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Another thing is that currently, I am so disconnected from a lot of people that if I were to disappear, then I doubt most would notice for a while anyway. I could make a safe getaway and lie low for a while with only my close family knowing anything about it. Even then I'd probably lie as to exactly where I was! :becool:
     
  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    Ashton-under-Lyne
    This^^^
    And this^^^

    I would still like to get my hands dirty and do a hard days work. I drove a van as an owner/driver for 13 years and enjoyed it enormously. Being able to do it without the pressure of earning a living would probably be high up the list of possibilities?

    Isn't this what drug dealers have to do? :laugh:
     
  7. Gareth

    Gareth Veteran

    Well,

    My ambitions with a large euro lottery win stretch as far as a 10 acre small holding for us to live on and run and there are 3 local small business where the proprietors are past retirement age but can't afford to sell up and retire ..... I'd buy 'em out but keep them on as part time directors until they were really well and truly ready to retire and hand over the riens. I also have plans to extend my own business' product range, but would reduce my involvement to R&D and pre-production protoype tester only...... now that would be loads of fun.
     
  8. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I'd help a few transport preservation groups, not just restoring certain trains etc, but there are some planes I'd like to help out with like the Tridents preserved or otherwise (there is still a complete one, G-AWZS used for *pretend* fire training that I'd happily buy on the spot for example. One or two VC10s would be nice too!) and also one or two boats, not to mention anything else which tickled my fancy.

    With all that money, you could probably build suitable facilities for restoring and displaying them all! Get them under cover et al!
     
  9. Leedsbusdriver

    Leedsbusdriver Neither a vice president or executive member

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    Mianus
    It's an obscene amount of money for one family and no doubt overwhelming for them.Why not make 148 families millionaires instead of giving all the money to one family.
     
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  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'd post on here and tell you that your pipedreams were all up in smoke! :laugh:
     
  11. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Cutting and to the point, just what we expect of you!
     
  12. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

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    Somerset UK
    Because it's having the big prize that sells the tickets.
     
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  13. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

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    Ashton-under-Lyne
    'They' just did that didn't they? 100 millionaires in one draw guaranteed?
     
  14. Leedsbusdriver

    Leedsbusdriver Neither a vice president or executive member

    Location:
    Mianus
    Yeah but a million quid is still a life changing amount of money.I'm sure more people would buy a ticket if they thought they had a better chance of winning an albeit smaller jackpot.
     
  15. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Craggy Island
    In all seriousness though, I could probably buy you all a new bike or two! :laugh:
     
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