First World Problems

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First World Problems

Postby Pepper Pig » September 14th, 2017, 6:46 pm

I keep worrying what to do with the money should I win the £114,000,000 Euromillions Lotto on Friday night. What a responsibility. :o :o :o

I would have to use my brain. :o :shock: :o
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Re: First World Problems

Postby WWordsworth » September 14th, 2017, 7:26 pm

I would retire - pronto.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Pepper Pig » September 14th, 2017, 7:33 pm

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Re: First World Problems

Postby scullion » September 14th, 2017, 10:10 pm

did you buy a ticket?
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Re: First World Problems

Postby scullion » September 14th, 2017, 10:13 pm

will the brits still be able to enter the euromillions lottery post brexit?
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Pepper Pig » September 15th, 2017, 3:41 am

Good point Scully. Something else to worry about. :o And yes, I did.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 15th, 2017, 5:42 am

I don't do the lottery but my Mum does and I hope every time she checks her tickets she wins a big one. I know she would have us all sorted with happy, comfortable and fairly close to each other homes. Priority. We would probably all have a decent holiday. I, and Mum, haven't had a holiday for over a decade. It would be nice for us all to be sorted financially without going mad spending it.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Ratatouille » September 15th, 2017, 8:36 am

scullion wrote:will the brits still be able to enter the euromillions lottery post brexit?

The answer will be no I think. You can't buy Euromillions tickets in the Channel Islands, nor lotto. We buy one ticket a month and one for the family. Wehave won a bit of money, probably more than we have paid but nothing to enable us to hire a private jet to get to the Bahamas or even the North of England without hassle :lol:
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Re: First World Problems

Postby scullion » September 15th, 2017, 9:40 am

it was only a thought - i don't do the lottery - the odds of winning are better with premium bonds and you don't lose your stake.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Riocaz » September 15th, 2017, 10:22 am

Nope we will still have Euromillions, as it's not an EU initiative, it's just a joint agreement between national lottery operators.

For example, Switzerland participates.

As for me if I win (and yes I have a ticket). And have put FAR too much thought into what I would do with it.

I have my eye on a nice house (Ok estate) in St Albans, and maybe a pied-à-terre in central London. Property/vehicles (Tesla will do very well out of me, my last count was 4-5 Model Xs, and a couple of either the Model S or the new Model 3s) for my parents and other family/godfamily. Specific trusts for my nephews and a few others. A general family trust for general expenses for myself, family and others I care for. Gifts for friends and workmates...

Several business ideas to look into so I'm not entirely bored. And I would want to be able to have an ongoing charitable thing which would continue rather than a single upfront gift.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby icelesley » September 15th, 2017, 10:45 am

No chance of me winning I don't do Euromillions. I stick to thunderball that will be plenty enough for me to win. :D ....one day :?
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Re: First World Problems

Postby StokeySue » September 15th, 2017, 11:55 am

Like Riocaz, I've put a bit of thought in to it I just do Lotto

There's a 1720 town house for sale just up the road I rather like the look of...
And lots of travel of course with interesting restaurants
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Re: First World Problems

Postby earthmaiden » September 15th, 2017, 1:12 pm

Money brings its own problems, but I rather like the idea of working out how to deal with £114,000,000 after waving goodbye to my employers and finding somewhere in sunny, comfortable and attractive surroundings in which to do so :).

It's hard to look beyond buying a nice pair of shoes or a house if you have neither but it is such a huge amount of money that those things would pale into insignificance in comparison with the amazing things that could be done with such amount to help causes close to one's heart and provide real meaning to one's life.

We once got into a discussion about a lottery win of a large set amount at work. We were a close-knit group and we all would have set aside a sum from our haul to share with co-workers. We got into a really heated debate about what that sum should be and how it should be distributed (e.g. provide one lavish party, give each person some money etc) it was quite interesting and a lesson in how fast the vultures hover. Some were far more generous than others. I wasn't in the top most generous, if you start to give away generous sums to distant family, friends, co-workers and hangers on before it has all sunk in, a huge chunk is immediately removed from the capital. It needs far more careful consideration first! Then there is the moral dilemma of whether you should play God or not. I had friends who had been through years of difficult times and I always thought that if I won a lot of money I would give them a sum with the stipulation it was to pay off their (huge) mortgage. It happened that someone they knew did come into money and gave them a large sum which would have cleared a lot of debts. They spent most of it on a really slap-up holiday, I was horrified. They came back relaxed with renewed vigour to tackle their problems ... and did so. The holiday was probably a good investment for their wellbeing.

scullion wrote:the odds of winning are better with premium bonds and you don't lose your stake.

I have won quite a few small amounts on the lottery. My premium bonds, two of which I have had since 1956, have never given me a penny. The only comfort is that my children will inherit the £2 stake :lol: .
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Riocaz » September 15th, 2017, 2:59 pm

If anyone wins big and fancies being generous to me, this is the estate I fancy: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for ... 62727.html :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The pied-à-terre was actually quite a bit more expensive!
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Pepper Pig » September 15th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Nice Rio, but I'd change the curtains. :o And I can't see I'd need stables either. :D I guess you could give gainful employment to all sorts of worthy folk if you owned that.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby cyprusmoira » September 15th, 2017, 3:28 pm

A bit big for us but on the other hand we could build a place higher up in the hills.

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Re: First World Problems

Postby StokeySue » September 15th, 2017, 4:04 pm

"Reading hall" :o

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I'd want swimming pool in there :D
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Seatallan » September 15th, 2017, 4:12 pm

Since when was a library called a reading hall? :)

Lee, it'd be a right old pain keeping all that grass under control. You'll have to get in a flock of sheep and some goats. :D
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Re: First World Problems

Postby StokeySue » September 15th, 2017, 4:16 pm

I think the reading hall is the hallway, but fitted with library shelves :?
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Riocaz » September 15th, 2017, 4:24 pm

StokeySue wrote:I'd want swimming pool in there :D
Oddly enough A swimming pool was in my (far too detailed) plans.

StokeySue wrote:I think the reading hall is the hallway, but fitted with library shelves :?

That was my interpretation too Sue, the "reading hall" isn't mentioned on the floorplan, but I suspect it's the bit between the study and the drawing room.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby scullion » September 15th, 2017, 4:36 pm

does it come with a housekeeper and gardener? and are they leaving the furniture‽
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Pepper Pig » September 15th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Hence my gainful employment remark Scully.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby earthmaiden » September 15th, 2017, 8:50 pm

OK Rio, I'll bear you in mind when I win :lol: .

Isn't it funny what different people would choose. I can't bear the thought of all the responsibility of a place like that. Even if you employ a land agent and housekeeper you still have to keep tabs on them.
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Re: First World Problems

Postby aero280 » September 15th, 2017, 9:52 pm

A Tesla will be no good for you. It is too wide to go through the 6'-6" width restrictions that all private estates have. You would have to use the tradesman's entrance!! :)
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Busybee » September 16th, 2017, 12:12 am

A nice pack of alpaca to keep the grass down - I'll volunteer to look after them for you Rio but only if I can use the pool you are putting in!

Actually, wouldn't this make the perfect Wildies old folk home that we have previously talked about?

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Re: First World Problems

Postby Busybee » September 16th, 2017, 12:13 am

We would have to convert the stables into more bedrooms

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Re: First World Problems

Postby StokeySue » September 16th, 2017, 7:59 am

I had the same thought about the home BB, and I like the idea of the alpaca, great for the knitters
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Bubbles » September 16th, 2017, 10:28 am

I've won!!!! :cocktail: :cocktail:


Just over 4 euros :rolleyes:
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Re: First World Problems

Postby scullion » September 16th, 2017, 10:30 am

and how much did you spend to win that?
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Bubbles » September 16th, 2017, 10:59 am

scullion wrote:and how much did you spend to win that?


Bought my first ever Euromillions tickets - one for me and one for OH, so £5.00 I think so not too much of a loss. Did win £50 on premium bonds this month though :) .
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Re: First World Problems

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » September 16th, 2017, 2:42 pm

I've definitely decided. Give up work for definite, although I quite like the idea of maybe having something foodie on the go. Money to family and pay for an amazing holiday for some of my close friends. I wouldn't want a massive house, but a nice modern 3 bedroom house with a garden, furnished how I like.

Although there's the saying money doesn't buy you happiness, I think it can help a great deal towards it. Money can give you freedom and a lot more choices in life, although it can overwhelm some people
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Re: First World Problems

Postby StokeySue » September 17th, 2017, 9:37 pm

Thought of something I'd do; I have a couple of pieces of silver jewellery made by a local jeweller, I'd commission her to make me some gold pieces :D
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