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What Will You Do When You Win The Lottery?

snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,116 Valuable Player
Okay, let's assume that you've won £100m on the Euromillions or US Lottery. What will you do with the cash?

I'd do the following:

1) Find a horse the next day that's 100/1 and stick my £100m on the nose to win

2) With my £10bn I'll do the following:

  • Buy a load of property (a house in the country, a house by the seaside, a house in London and a house in Ireland)
  • Buy 100 Bitcoins
  • Buy a horsie and name him Giggsy
  • Buy a few racehorses
  • Invest around £1bn in VR developers (or maybe £1m if I don't decide to make that bet above), and pay someone to finish my game for me :D
  • Forget about my friends and family cos they're all bloody gold-diggers, same with all of you lot too :D
  • Give a fair bit to cancer research and diabetes research, £1bn each (or £1m if I don't make that bet)

Now some of you may think I've lost my marbles with number 1) above but think about it. You've won the lottery at odds of around 15,000,000/1. Your luck is running, so odds of 100/1 is NOTHING.

I should have a good amount left over (depending on how good or bad my racehorses are) and I'll just live on the interest and treat myself to something nice every now and then.
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

Comments

  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,050 Valuable Player
    I do not believe nor do I approve of gambling.

    That said....if someone was to give me a ticket I would of course hope it wins....so that I can put the money where it belongs....helping others.

    Yes I would probably buy myself a nice electric car.  Tesla Model 3 or a maxed out Chevy Bolt would be my choices.
    A SMALL off grid house in the country.....FAR away from neighbors.  Peace and quiet and a nice starry sky has been my dreams for decades.

    As for the rest. I would of course make sure that I am financially secure for the rest of my life.....I live frugal so it would not be much....it would go towards help out families that actually NEED the money.....maybe build a house for a few families or something like that.

    Money is not important to me.  I usually keep enough to pay my bills, my stores bills and employees, and that's it.

    Also BE AWARE that winning the lottery also makes you a VERY LARGE TARGET.  Be careful and if you do win....you would be wise to not get your pic taken, shut your mouth and move to a remote location.  Family and so called "friends" will come begging for handouts.
  • sraurasraura Posts: 589
    Trinity
    I would check what car my neighbor has and buy the same but newer model. Then I would make sure that he sees it every day. That is how we communicate with our neighbors here in Finland. Much easier than the American small talk.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,711 Valuable Player
    edited July 27
    @snowdog -I'm afraid your working for a company that wants to know my likes. You have gone from favorite ice cream to this? :p

    We all hear money is the root of all evil but to me that's a load of bollocks. All it proves is you had the wrong friends around you in the first place if money causes problems and you stick to being who you are.

    If I won the amount of money your talking about, I would pay off all my family's mortgages and give them a certain amount of money to live comfortable. If they then came back for more I'd tell them to get lost.

    life really isn't about money though. I used to live on a council estate and some of those days were the best days of my life... Why is this you may ask yourself? Because those people on those estates were genuine people and would do anything to help you. The rich wouldn't give you the skin of their shit most of the time or even give you the time of day.

    Talking about shit. I can only hope you don't send me a turd in a box or the skin of your shit for this reply. :D



  • RosgilliesRosgillies Posts: 154
    Art3mis
    I`d buy oculus, line up the staff and threaten to fire everybody unless they outed the guy or girl responsible for failing repeatably to inform us about updates and progress.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,769 Valuable Player
    I don't want more money, I just want Stormland, Lone Echo 2 and Half-Life 3 VR!
    Intel i7 7700K (4.5 GHz); MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Gaming X (oc 2100 MHz gpu boost, 11 GHz mem speed); 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz; MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC (VR-Ready) mainboard; Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD + Toshiba P300 HD; Windows 10 OS; Valve Index and Oculus Rift CV1 - the latter nearly always using super sampling 2.0. 

    "Ask not what VR can do for you – ask what you can do for VR"
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,116 Valuable Player
    Good luck with that last one lol  :D

    I've just realised something else I want to do. I'm going to buy a town at the end of a bus route and rename it Not In Service to fuck up the buses  :D :D :D
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,655 Valuable Player
    edited September 2
    Set myself a fund to allot me cash every mth for the rest of my life.
    Take care of my Parents, Sister, Grandparents.
    Make sure my Nephews have a trust for education.

    You know the responsable thing.
    WAAAGH!
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,116 Valuable Player
    Pah! My friends and family can fuck right off!!!

    The only other person getting their hands on my dosh is @vannagirl, once we're married of course. :heart:
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • WaitinerWaitiner Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I will buy cars and house))
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 3,769 Valuable Player
    I already have the Index, so I'll save the money for Index 2  o:) Might get a 6-pack though, cold ones <3
    Intel i7 7700K (4.5 GHz); MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Gaming X (oc 2100 MHz gpu boost, 11 GHz mem speed); 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz; MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC (VR-Ready) mainboard; Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD + Toshiba P300 HD; Windows 10 OS; Valve Index and Oculus Rift CV1 - the latter nearly always using super sampling 2.0. 

    "Ask not what VR can do for you – ask what you can do for VR"
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,075 Valuable Player
    edited September 13
    All the obvious stuff (buy properties around the world, maybe a (rubbish) football (that be soccer to the Americans) to use as a play thing (and get my purchasing ideas from low League players on championship manager).

    But on point for this forum  I would buy a large property on the sea front and open a proper old skool arcade , something a bit like the one in Manchester (UK)
    Ie.

    https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • RattyUKRattyUK Posts: 947
    3Jane
    edited September 13
    I'd retire...

    Damn! I'm already retired....

    OK, I'll buy a business, then sell it off and retire properly.  Then donate the remainder to The Dogs Trust and the RSPCA/PDSA once I ferreted away enough to be comfortable to my end of days...
    PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.

    Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)
  • w_benjaminw_benjamin Posts: 180
    Art3mis
    Buy some land and pave an acre of it nice and flat, then build a self contained simulator rig with rubber tires along the front and back so it can go sideways and do doughnuts to simulate gforces in the curves and handbrake turns.

    For me, forward momentum isn't as important as the feeling of the back end braking loose...
  • alexsandro22alexsandro22 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    I used to win once
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,251
    Wintermute
    I'm going to buy Oculus back from Facebook and release CV2!  :D
    UK: England - Leeds - - RTX 2080 - Make love, not war - See you in the Oasis!
  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,536 Valuable Player
    Reinvest the money - help some needs program - buy a new house/small outside of town type thing - new computer/VR setup/dream room - buy a electric car as well - idk? Too much money - wouldn't know what to with it really lol. I get board not working - so I still be working even if I had they type of dash to use.
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,251
    Wintermute
    edited September 18
    RuneSR2 said:
    I don't want more money, I just want Stormland, Lone Echo 2 and Half-Life 3 VR!
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD VALVE!!! WHAT ARE YOUR 3 SECRET GAMES THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON!!!

    WHAT ARE THEY!!!!!!! TELL US NOW!!!

    If these 3 secret games finally get released and they turn out to be anything other then Half Life 3, Portal 3 and Left 4 Dead 3 I'll be very upset!  >:)
    UK: England - Leeds - - RTX 2080 - Make love, not war - See you in the Oasis!
  • alangrinalangrin Posts: 25
    Brain Burst
    That's my old dream. I play for cash live casino games to improve my gaming skills and win some cash. If I win money I will buy new car and start travelling around the world.
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