To be a bit frustrated with lottery winners lack of imagination?

(158 Posts)
angelos02 Wed 13-Jan-16 18:58:25

To the couple that just won £33 million saying they'd pay for their daughter to fly first class back from Australia. Get a private jet ffs. Buy a yacht & the staff you'd need. Bring back that 'spend spend spend' woman!

Kingfisherfree Wed 13-Jan-16 18:59:48

grin Yes wasted on them!

Arfarfanarf Wed 13-Jan-16 18:59:53

I'm just amazed they've gone public. Their lives are going to be hell now.

AnyFucker Wed 13-Jan-16 19:00:40

God why would you go public ?

Unacceptable Wed 13-Jan-16 19:01:37

Why do some people go public?
Imagine it'd be hard to completely hide the fact you'd won that much money but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable going public

CaptainCrunch Wed 13-Jan-16 19:02:23

Viv Nicholson died penniless and her husband was killed in a car crash, not the best role model for a big cash winner.

Theselittlelights Wed 13-Jan-16 19:02:39

I never understood why you would want to go public.

GinandJag Wed 13-Jan-16 19:04:23

I think people go public so that they can spend the money. It's pretty difficult to make such a lifestyle change without coming clean.

wonkylampshade Wed 13-Jan-16 19:04:31

They are from the same part of the world from me - they've also said they're going to spend some money helping the people who were flooded in the Borders recently so I think they sound like nice people!

Mebathiscold Wed 13-Jan-16 19:07:37

Maybe they want the attention of being known and don't realise how many begging and sob story letters they are going to get. I'd never go public! Imagine all the people who will come crawling out the woodwork now, ugh.

BloodyPlantagenets Wed 13-Jan-16 19:08:56

Ive read that Camelot support you with financial advice and how to handle the publicity but ONLY if you go public through them.

AnyFucker Wed 13-Jan-16 19:09:10

Of course I would tell my friends and family but to open it up to a whole world of strangers and publicity...no way

TattyDevine Wed 13-Jan-16 19:09:31

I wouldn't mind friends, family, and wider local community knowing (like say school community etc, it would get around wouldn't it - word of mouth, gossip etc) but I wouldn't go public as in national news. In terms of local community, friends and family, they'd either find out or really wonder if you did seem to suddenly have a LOT of money - I'd rather they knew the truth than started speculating. But nationally, knowing my name and area, no thanks. And the ariel shots of your house in the Daily Mail etc...no thanks!

SomebodySedateMe Wed 13-Jan-16 19:13:05

Early on in national lottery history a neighbour of ours won 1.6 million - a big jackpot back then. She didn't go public as such but she rubbed everyone's noses in it locally and alienated everybody she knew. Suddenly decided she was better than everyone.

She declared bankruptcy last year. I tried not to be smug.

Alibabsandthe40Musketeers Wed 13-Jan-16 19:16:58

Bloody £33m can buy you a lot of financial advice. It is such a bullshit line from Camelot, because they are desperate for big winners to go public so that everyone else keeps on buying the tickets.

DH and I have discussed this in detail grin and we would not go public, and would in fact tell as few people as possible while sharing the money around.

angelos02 Wed 13-Jan-16 19:19:53

I wouldn't go public. Also would get my own financial advisor rather than one from Camelot. Just a bit vexed at how extravagant they could be. They were talking about buying a diamond ring earlier & have probably made tens of thousands in interest just since they won the lottery so no need to pop down to Goldsmiths!

Alicewasinwonderland Wed 13-Jan-16 19:21:53

I am not frustrated by them, I am just bitterly jealous.

Time for a cake and brew

KitKat1985 Wed 13-Jan-16 19:21:59

Yes they lack imagination. There was a story in the papers once though about an elderly gentleman who won a couple of million on the lottery and when interviewed said he didn't really need anything with the money but had treated himself to a new pair of slippers.

As for not going public, to be fair if I'd won I'd be off buying luxury houses, cars and holidays; so I think people would probably guess! grin

ClashCityRocker Wed 13-Jan-16 19:22:44

I asked dh what we'd do if we won.

He was genuinely excited - because he could stay at home and watch all the quiz shows like the chase and pointless live rather than sky plussing them hmm

Sparklingbrook Wed 13-Jan-16 19:23:24

I wouldn't tell a soul. They are bonkers for going public.

MamaLazarou Wed 13-Jan-16 19:23:57

I find it so galling when they splurge the lot on massive tellies and holidays. I could do so much more with the money.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 13-Jan-16 19:24:14

Bora Bora for 3 weeks whilst the publicity died down, no I wouldn't go public.

Job done.

We have a family friend who won £2m through the lottery and the pressure to go public is HUGE....they badger you over it and as a pp said, you get financial advise etc IF you go public

LizKeen Wed 13-Jan-16 19:25:57

I think I would be as frustrating as they are to you if I won the same.

All I really want in life is to own my own house. Once I had bought a house and maybe a new car and took the kids to Disney and went on a wee holiday myself I would look at the rest and be a bit overwhelmed with the responsibility.

Still, its a cross I would be willing to bear. grin

I think they sound lovely and I hope it improves their lives rather than ruins them.

redhat Wed 13-Jan-16 19:26:54

They are all made to take advice. They don't have to follow that advice but they have to take it.

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