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Posted By: stevecroad

Just been reading that the recent Euro Millions winners will get a staggering £190,000 interest.....a month! Steve Croad Next week it's my turn :wink:



Posted By: cansweet

I wonder how safe their capital is going to be? :roll: We know the banks can't be trusted, still, i'd like to be them, and decide how to blow it :P

Posted By: DAC

Chuffed to bits for them, and obviously a little bit jealous, but it's about time that someone won that didn't say "It won't change me" as IMHO anyone that wins big and then utters those words should have the lot taken from them. But had it been us, I don't think that we'd have opted to go public as there's just to many parasites on this planet that will do everything that they can to take something from you. Good luck to them and long may they enjoy it.

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Good God, they can buy a house a month! I wish them luck too, but agree with Dac, should have kept it private.

Posted By: Kwacka

Isn't anybody going to pass their address on? :lol: I hear they're planning on giving up work - bit of a shock. No chance of keeping it quiet - 'investigative' journalists would be crowding their door - all in the public interest of course. 'Coming out' just means in the papers whilst they're being sought.

Posted By: journeyman

Dac, the problem with going private is that most if not all the papers would spend a fortune trying to find out who you were, then because you had gone private would investigate your life from the top down. I think they have done the right thing by exposing themselves (so to speak) that way headlines for a few days and weeks until another story breaks.

Posted By: journeyman

Dac, the problem with going private is that most if not all the papers would spend a fortune trying to find out who you were, then because you had gone private would investigate your life from the top down. I think they have done the right thing by exposing themselves (so to speak) that way headlines for a few days and weeks until another story breaks.

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Journeyman, you are probably right-twice lol.





Posted By: johnrose

I would give most of the millions away to family and friends and then anyone else who knows my secrets

Posted By: Charnwood Fox

As and when we win umpteen million (I wish!!) most of it is already allocated by Trish to various family members, friends, local and national charities. I'll probably get a fish and chip supper out of it!! :roll:

Posted By: DAC

  • journeyman wrote:
    Dac, the problem with going private is that most if not all the papers would spend a fortune trying to find out who you were, then because you had gone private would investigate your life from the top down.
    I think they have done the right thing by exposing themselves (so to speak) that way headlines for a few days and weeks until another story breaks.

For a win that size I imagine that Camelots Legal Department will have some sort of Action Plan for dealing with such circumstances. Lets face it, although everyone enters with the intentions of winning, Camelot have a duty of care to all winners as you can't just whack that much money into someone's bank account and then say, “There you go sir, Crack on”. Obviously there are those that “”Know Best”” and wouldn't take any advice anyway, but there probably the ones with knuckles full of Tats, and Sovereigns and have a tatty dog that should have been shot at birth.
A guy I used to work with won quarter of a million and he still gets invited to London, all paid for, for winners events. He never packed in work as although that's allot of money, it's not really enough to spend the rest of your life on a round the world cruise. The bosses office has a regular client that won several million and he also opted for anonymity and he's never had any problems.
Each to their own, but the parasites could write as many begging letters to me as they wished and they'd all get the same answer, and it ends in “Off” ... :lol:

Posted By: Jac

Dave, sorry I haven't seen the papers. Did someone in the uk win it and how much did they get. jac

Posted By: DAC

  • Jac wrote:
    Dave, sorry I haven't seen the papers. Did someone in the uk win it and how much did they get.
    jac

Just £56-million......!
journeyman, is this you then......?
Grimsby-born Roy Gibney won £7.5m in 1998 and says life is "absolutely marvellous". He lives in a villa in Cyprus with his wife and child much of the year, spending some time in Nairn and some in Grimsby. That is not to say that he is never unhappy
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: sandyoap

Just think how much tax the latest lucky winners will be paying now...... :)

Posted By: DAC

  • sandyoap wrote:
    Just think how much tax the latest lucky winners will be paying now...... :)

None.
With £56-million you could allocate yourself £1-million a year, or some £83k per month. as an income and not ever pay a single penny in income tax. And, as long as the money doesn't run our before you do, the kids can have whatevers left... But they'll be taxed on it.....!



Posted By: geof j

i am in the unfortunate position to know four million pound plus winners on the lottery, boy am i depressed cos they say lightening never strikes twice! its hit people that i know personally but missed me!!!! but good luck to all those that have that good fortune, out of the four only one has been wasteful and i sincerely hope that the latest big winners enjoy their futures and let it change their lives for the better!

Posted By: journeyman

    Quote:
  • journeyman, is this you then......?
    Grimsby-born Roy Gibney won £7.5m in 1998 and says life is "absolutely marvellous". He lives in a villa in Cyprus with his wife and child much of the year, spending some time in Nairn and some in Grimsby. That is not to say that he is never unhappy

I wish, at the moment i'm in the middle off ,off loading our place in Cyprus...moving on.
Quite happy to say we made a mistake, in life some you win some you lose..Cyprus for us to live come to an end, will still visit friends in Nicosia though.

Posted By: DAC

  • journeyman wrote:

    Quite happy to say we made a mistake, in life some you win some you lose..

Someone much wiser than me once said to me, 'It's only a mistake if you make it Twice, as the first time is just learning from experience'. It made sense to me and anyway, if we never learnt, then we've never lived.
I personally take much from an ancient Spartan saying, "If you think that your sword is to short, then take a step closer". In other words, don't sit on your arrse and wait for everything to come to you, go out an get it..!

Posted By: Shedman

I wish them the best of luck with their win - I think they'll need it.
Many years ago, when I was in business in the UK, I had the great pleasure of meeting a delightful young lady who worked for one of my biggest customers. She was loved by her colleagues, employers, suppliers and was held in the highest regard by her regular customers.
That was, until she and her husband were unfortunate to win circa £1 Million on the lottery.
This was the girl that loved her job so much that she *genuinely* wanted to continue, this was the girl that realised then (2001) that £1 Million did not 'set you up for life', this was the girl that wanted to put the money away for her future kids happiness and her parents eventual depature from the world.
What happened? Within a month of the win, she was hounded from her job by jealous colleagues who had turned on her with the attitude of 'it's alright for you - you've got a fortune'. Within days of the win she was flooded by begging-letters, sob-stories and general unpleasantness via post, text and email.
I will never, ever, forget her saying to me "I wish I'd never won.".
And then there's this low-life. From the same city and area that she and I both lived.
Lottery winner

Posted By: DAC

  • Shedman wrote:
    I wish them the best of luck with their win - I think they'll need it.
    Many years ago, when I was in business in the UK, I had the great pleasure of meeting a delightful young lady who worked for one of my biggest customers. She was loved by her colleagues, employers, suppliers and was held in the highest regard by her regular customers.
    That was, until she and her husband were unfortunate to win circa £1 Million on the lottery.
    This was the girl that loved her job so much that she *genuinely* wanted to continue, this was the girl that realised then (2001) that £1 Million did not 'set you up for life', this was the girl that wanted to put the money away for her future kids happiness and her parents eventual depature from the world.
    What happened? Within a month of the win, she was hounded from her job by jealous colleagues who had turned on her with the attitude of 'it's alright for you - you've got a fortune'. Within days of the win she was flooded by begging-letters, sob-stories and general unpleasantness via post, text and email.
    I will never, ever, forget her saying to me "I wish I'd never won.".
    And then there's this low-life. From the same city and area that she and I both lived.

Terrible really, but that's why when people say that 'It won't change me/us", it really makes me cringe.
When it comes to money and friends, there's two things in life where you should draw the line. Don't lend them money and don't sell your old car to them, as both can go horribly wrong.. :D

Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D Dave, I can see you are planning on wining, you have everything well sussed!! whereas I have no chance, as i rarely buy a ticket, and when I do, I always say the same thing,'What a bloody waste of money that was' lol.

Posted By: DAC

  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    :D Dave, I can see you are planning on wining, you have everything well sussed!! whereas I have no chance, as i rarely buy a ticket, and when I do, I always say the same thing,'What a bloody waste of money that was' lol.

I would've won last week but I didn't want to have to share.....!
Wouldn't we all want to win it...! However, fortunately I remain in the real world whereby as long as you buy a ticket, you stand as much a chance as anyone else. The problem for some people comes when they've already spent what they haven't go and therefore “Must Win”.
There is a good article in the Telegraph today about the perils of winning.
    Quote:
  • How happy would £56m make you?
    Lottery winners have the dark side of great wealth to contend with, writes Liz Hunt
    It may have been a EuroMillions jackpot, but it was a very British win. There was mum, Justine Laycock, enjoying a lie-in after a Friday night out with colleagues from the estate agents where she worked. Dad, Nigel Page, a "white van man", was having breakfast with his 12-year-old daughter, still in his red pyjamas.
    So far, so ordinary, conjuring up a picture familiar to so many households. Then came the news that catapulted this family out of the ordinary. Yet the response of a teenage daughter to news of the £56,008,113.20 coming their way was "Whatever", and the win was initially celebrated with bacon sandwiches in the cafe at the local Waitrose, rather than champagne in a plush hotel. Fabulous!
    Daily Telegraph

Ten minutes of fame, followed by a life time of problems. Another very good reason to want to keep shtum about the whole thing..




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