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The rest of us have no chance.
why do people who win lots of money feel the need to go public? I've always assumed they must get more money or something, as surely it's in the National Lottery's interests to gain as much publicity as possible.
I'd be shit-scared if i suddenly had that sort of money. I certainly wouldn't be telling the newspapers about it. At best, you're going to get shitloads of begging stories, at worst you could be at risk of abductions, etc.
I'd be well out of the country before i told anyone about it, tbh.
£148m? You'd have gangsters on your back quicker than you could say "neon arrow pointing at my location"
i know if i won the lottery i would tell a grand total of 1 person immediately, my best friend, who would never say anything to anyone. and then after some time and when i deemed it appropriate i would probably tell my gf as well. but certainly not for a while. fuck telling my family. no chance at all.
Not telling your parents that you won £148m is a bit tight no?
and didnt give you a penny?
but i'm certainly not sharing the scale of my victory with them
the lottery is a guessing game so if you don't lose then you win and that's a victory???
whether you like it or not
What is the point of giving someone £150 million.
Could give 10 people £15m each which would be more than enough for someone, I'm sure.
Certainly if I won that much, the first £100m would be straight in the bin/charidees/dropped from a helicopter
pretty easy to get through 15m nowadays.
what's the biggest amount of actual cash you've ever had, just out of interest?
just buying a house would cost 7m~. Taking private jets everywhere at 40k a go would quickly rack up. Have to buy a yacht as well. Before you know it you blown through 12m and your practically poor again.
I'll do what the fuck I want
If you win, great, you're a millionaire.
Giving fat couples £150m is silly, though to be fair, it's only going to get pumped back into the economy via ASDA anyway.
but this is why most go public:
"If a winner chooses not to go public they’re not entitled to support from the Camelot press office in dealing with the problems that come with being a lottery winner. Camelot does offer support to all jackpot winners through their winners advisor, who they can remain in touch with if they wish, but the press office can only offer media support if a winner goes public.
Vicky Radcliffe from Camelot says: “It is entirely the choice of the ticket-holder. Jackpot winners meet with their winner advisor at the time of their validation and are given all the publicity options, including the chance to remain anonymous.
“It is down to the winners to decide whether going public is the right option for them. If they choose to remain anonymous, their details would never be disclosed. The press office would only receive winners’ details if they chose to go public.”
Harrassment by calls and letters I expect
I think I would just go off travelling as anonymously as possible in my gold rocket car
if you don't tell people
Think i'd take my chances, though, tbh.
balls to that
can do the good bits of life more
But i couldn't rule out accidentally letting slip that i was better than everybody else if put in the position.
People might put two and two together when i turn up at a local non-league club in a Rolls Royce with El-Hadji Diouf.
i suppose that would make it easier to hide
I'd hire my own financial advisor, and PA etc, then I'd buy a fur-coat and a crown and would go down the pub, and I wouldn't have my face on all the front pages. win-win.
If you only won £5 million, you could easily piss it away I guess.
But with £150m, you could make as many frivolous purchases as you like and still be fine, as long as you didn't start investing in a fleet of 737s or something.
if you dont go public. I dont get what problems can come with being a lottery winner if you remain anonymous that you would suddenly go 'oh i need some media support', well no you dont, because your anonymous. So i dont see how thats a reason to go public.
but just tell people you got a good job or won just the house or all sorts of things. all the problems come from waving it about
Don't the shops that sell the winning ticket get told so that they can boast about it and entice more people in? Even if they don't, rumours spread. Someone wins £150m on the lottery, they tell their best friend, who tells their daughter, who tells their hairdresser, who tells a barmaid, who mentions it to loads of people, who say on on Facebook 'Appaza sum couple in Bumfluff hav won bigtime on the lottery! Giv us a few quid!!!', which gets passed around, which gets seen by a local reporter, who starts following it up, who tracks down the family, which gets spotted by a news agency, which feeds the nationals, who all of a sudden are camped outside the newly created millionaires' doorstep wanting a tale of some poor kid who's being cut out of the will. And if the couple won't talk, there'll be people with a grudge who will, and the couple will still get all the shit (begging letters, long lost relatives, charity cases, general resentment) with none of Camelot's media help.
Doesn't matter who you tell, if you suddenly move to a penthouse in the city and start driving a sports car, people will know.
i would probably buy a house which isn't unreasonable and i could pay off my car which is just a puegeot and then just not go to work
It's not practical c_r, think it through!
in fact most of my friends don't even go to work. some of them claim to run a tshirt printing business and some claim to make a living from poker. they probably all just won the lottery. i'll just make up a lie like that
the news will eventually get out
people can gossip but they'll never know. Theres tons of super rich people who jsut go about their business without any sort of attention.