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If I win the Lottery tonight, I'm not telling anyone

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ssd Wed 14-Sep-16 19:55:05

I'm going to bugger off and suit myself, maybe get a big house with a cleaner, housekeeper and a maid

I'll pay them well.


SabineUndine Wed 14-Sep-16 19:57:21

But you could tell us, your secret would be safe with us!

phillipp Wed 14-Sep-16 19:57:26


I think I would sit on the money a while before even telling dh. Just have a cleaner and cook turn up while he is out grin

HappyHippyChick Wed 14-Sep-16 19:58:02

No, I'm the same! I'd tell dh but no one else...

Tapandgo Wed 14-Sep-16 19:58:14

I wouldn't tell anyone. No idea why people hang their lives out to dry in the press because they have won money.
I'd enjoy it - and make friends and family happy, but nobody would find out the source of my fortune.

Hawkmoth Wed 14-Sep-16 20:00:42

I'd buy a castle big house and do it all up in secret then take the family on 'holiday' there. After a while I would tell them we never had to leave.

MollyRedskirts Wed 14-Sep-16 20:05:48

I wouldn't tell DH for a while either. Long enough to mess with him for a bit. He'll forgive me when I finish designing our new house, with a dedicated editing suite and gaming room just for him. I use the present tense because obviously I'm going to win, not the OP.

I think I'd also buy a goat. No particular reason, just because I could.

OdinsLoveChild Wed 14-Sep-16 20:06:43

You won't need to hide it from anyone because I'm definitely going to win it tonight, I've been looking for houses with pools and everything grin

justilou Wed 14-Sep-16 20:30:15

I have plans to anonymously pay off the mortgages of several friends who have been amazing to me. I will buy one an apartment of her choice... I will tell nobody I'm related to, and I'd get my dog a puppy.

thegoodnameshadgone Wed 14-Sep-16 20:35:03


Exactly what id do. I'd buy all my families homes for them too. Which is what you'd do also I'm sure

thegoodnameshadgone Wed 14-Sep-16 20:36:18

I might also buy shares in my company just to piss them off as I'm not very happy at the min and then at least I'd get a shot w changing things!

sandandc Wed 14-Sep-16 20:43:32

I read that if you don't agree to the publicity, you don't get access to the lotto wealth mgt services.

FinallyHere Wed 14-Sep-16 20:57:17

I worry a bit about winning. DH once said that if he won, he would give me half. Soo, I think i have to give him half and i just know he will fritter it all on stupid cars. Sigh.

ssd Wed 14-Sep-16 21:05:13

ok, I'll tell you lot grin

Pineapplemilkshake Wed 14-Sep-16 21:15:46

I wouldn't tell anyone. I don't think I would even want to tell DP as he's too bloody nice and would end up giving half of it away to every sob story that came his way grin

missm0use Wed 14-Sep-16 21:28:00

If I won I'd pay off all family's mortgages and keep the rest for myself err I mean DP and I!

Actually wouldn't tell DP just pay off the mortgages and let him thing the B&B was doing really well grin

twinkletoedelephant Wed 14-Sep-16 21:39:57

Would buy our house not tell a soul for a bit get the kids a private education (asd and they would thrive at the local private school)

Have a absolutely fantastic holiday travel on a private plane an go somewhere quiet that the kids would love.

Anonymously give to the small local charities that do great work enough to find them for a few years.

Would also love to arrange and pay for a big meet up for all the 'friends' i have made from when my children were babies.

I have lots of plans.... And a ticket..

monkeysox Wed 14-Sep-16 21:53:12

Well. Shhhhh but I won £2.30 last night. Most disappointing email ever.

phillipp Thu 15-Sep-16 07:00:34

DH once said that if he won, he would give me half. Soo, I think i have to give him half and i just know he will fritter it all on stupid cars. Sigh.

me and dh say if we win we can have a portion each, to piss up the wall. The rest has to be joint decisions.

I definitely want to fritter some of it.

We have discussed this is some detail grin

Birdsgottafly Thu 15-Sep-16 07:18:52

""I wouldn't tell anyone. No idea why people hang their lives out to dry in the press ""

Because if they don't, then someone else will. Things can't be done anonymously, because of money laundering prevention and a quick search of a system, putting two and two together, a bit of jealousy and the stories out.

So the thought is that you might as well be in control.

I'd be travelling, none stop, my Adult children and GC, could come and join me, on occasion, so by the time I was around in the UK, it would be old news.

I'm lucky that I have a small family and few real friends.

RandyMagnum Thu 15-Sep-16 08:32:12

There's still plenty of people who have remained anonymous for many years and won very high prizes on the euromillions, if you're smart it can be done. I think you have to be mad to take the public option.

NotMyMoney Thu 15-Sep-16 08:53:02

I would buy a huge amount of land with some Forrest, fields, maybe some beach attached, build a few houses so my sister and brother can have their own place my mum a nice bungalow a few miles away kids in private high schools (including my Dad's kids) buy a huge house in the Alps, buy a house for woman's aid keeps it my name incase and gift in my will next to good schools, hire a nanny and I'd have 10 dogs and hire someone to help out.

My DH would buy a better down hill bike, a shit 2nd hand van and open a bike shop confused I laughted at home and gave him better ideas like been able to go biking all over the world and investing in the DC!

NotMyMoney Thu 15-Sep-16 08:55:34

Dsis's kids my dad went NC when he met his GF sad

BossWitch Thu 15-Sep-16 09:01:52

I'd do the publicity, because apparently you get a lot more help and advice from the lottery people if you do, and because I prefer the idea of it just being over and done with quickly, rather than having to tell people in person / decide who to tell and who not to tell, etc.

Then I'd run away on a yacht for a good long while to escape!

Goldenhandshake Thu 15-Sep-16 09:17:06

I would buy a big fuck off house, the biggest wide screen tv and the obligatory goat and revel in telling all the neighbours that it was a council house and I was on benefits, just so I could see all the threads popping up on here grin

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