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Tell The National Lottery what you’d do with a fantasy £20,000 - £250 voucher prize draw! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Aug-13 10:20:32

You may have heard recently that The National Lottery's Lotto game is changing this autumn and is introducing a new Raffle where 50 players will win £20,000 in each draw. To celebrate this, The National Lottery have asked us to find out what Mumsnetters would do with (a fantasy) £20,000.

Here's what The National Lottery say: "As of 5th October, Lotto is changing, offering more ways to win more money. The prize for matching three numbers will be increased from £10 to £25, the jackpots will be bigger (£2.5million on Wednesday and £5million on Saturdays) and there's a new raffle where 50 players will win a guaranteed £20,000 each draw. Tickets for the new game go on sale on 3rd October and cost £2 per line. We would love to hear about how Mumsnetters would spend £20,000 if they were to win the raffle prize!"

So what would you do if you were to win £20,000? Would you go on a huge spending spree, or would you be more careful with your winnings and put it aside for a rainy day?

What have you always wanted to do, but have never managed to justify the cost of? Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant? Buy a piece of designer jewellery? Maybe you'd splash it all on a round the world holiday? Or perhaps you'd save it to make life easier for you and your DCs if they decide to go to university? Or would you take the opportunity to clear (some) debts or pay off a chunk of the mortgage?

Whatever it is, The National Lottery would love to hear about it.

Everyone who shares their thoughts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


Doubtfuldaphne Sat 17-Aug-13 22:32:23

I would put some money in to each child's account, then go straight to town for a pair of very shiny and completely unpractical shoes.
All debts would be cleared and I would take my children straight back to the holiday park we have just come back from! My poor dd who is two, doesnt understand that the holiday's over and wakes me up every morning since, wearing her rubber ring and armbands ready for the early morning swim!

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 17-Aug-13 23:13:31

I would save £5000 for a rainy day and spend the rest on giving the house a revamp, a holiday and treats. £20,000 would go a long way if we were careful.

johnnyDrivingaShinyCar Sat 17-Aug-13 23:23:00

Well after my Rav4 test drive, I think I'd buy a Rav4 especially as my actual car seems so awful in comparison now sad

babySophieRose Sun 18-Aug-13 11:06:59

Save it for my LO university

Barbabeau Sun 18-Aug-13 11:46:57

Replacing our vintage kitchen and putting down wood floors. Leftover cash would go against the mortgage.

heartmoonshadow Sun 18-Aug-13 19:08:06

I would build a bedroom for our little girl now rather than later as she is sharing with her big brother until we have saved up!

AnneTwacky Sun 18-Aug-13 19:55:29

A nice new car and redecorate the house.

YourHandInMyHand Sun 18-Aug-13 20:11:09

Ooh 20 grand! smile

I would be soo happy!

- buy myself a car and the year's insurance (new driver)
- get my front and back gardens sorted out so they are extremely low maintenance,
- build my DS who has autism a sensory dark den in the garden (no room inside our little rented house),
- go on a holiday - DS quite fancies Italy and I can't say I'd argue
- buy a dishwasher
- buy a new oven that you can fit a regular sized oven tray in
- get my bedroom completely redecorated including new bed and wardrobes
- decorate living room.

I reckon that would cover it! grin

BrevilleTron Sun 18-Aug-13 20:58:07

Half in an account for DD and remainder split between me and DH
I'd give mine to my sister cos I love her very much

eteo Sun 18-Aug-13 23:53:15

I love to go for holiday and buy lot of presents for my children.

awaywiththepixies Sun 18-Aug-13 23:54:42

Book a trip for my Dad to see the cricket somewhere hot and for my Mum to go away with her friends to stay in the Hunting Tower at Chatsworth.

mahalo Mon 19-Aug-13 00:20:11

I would donated half of the money to Young Minds - a mental health charity supporting young people with mental health issues. I have experienced my own mental health issues and am always looking for ways to fundraise to support charities that support young people and their families with their mental health.
The other half of the money I would use to support my own children in maintaining good mental and physical health. Rainy day walking clothes and boots, books and games and maybe even a ski holiday - fresh mountain air and snow angels...

orangina Mon 19-Aug-13 00:40:23

I would buy a fabulous piano. And hopefully have enough left over for a winter holiday for the family.....


MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Aug-13 09:22:13

Hi everyone, thanks for entering your thoughts to the thread. Congratulations to brightermornings who's won the prize draw! We'll be in touch shortly.

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