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If you won the lottery what 5 things would you buy first?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    lets say you hit a £10m win.. what 10 things would you personally buy yourself first my list:

    1.A decent house for around £300,000 but I'd spend like £200,000 on the interior

    2. A car worth around 10k

    3. The best Laptop and Desktop PC available.

    4. I'd kit out my wardrobe spending around £20,000 on new clothes

    5. Spend around £2000 on new Xbox Games

    after that then I'd buy my son stuff to obviously but this list is exclusive to me lol, I'd probs invest in property development too
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  2. Kopite_21

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    A 10K car? Could do better.
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  3. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Yeah but think about it 10m could be easily blown, and tbh Im not a big car fan anyway so 10k would be fine for me. By the time you've bought a house and gone on all the exotic holidays and bought everything you want and then try to ensure you dont go broke again by investing... you probs dont have that much left to play with.
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I won £10 on the lottery the other week. I bought myself a pint of beer, a bag of crisps and some more lottery tickets :)

    I'd buy a house, for sure. I'd spend about £750k making sure it was a house I'd need to do *nothing* to and had space for family (I'm guessing we're going in to the millions here, right?)

    I'd open my own bookshop and teashop. I've always harboured desires to do both, but you need to speculate to accumulate and I just don't have the money.

    Top of the range Evoque (don't want a car so flash I can't drive it around without people gawping)

    Standard self-pleasing things - new clothes, new technology blah blah blah.

    Take all the family on holiday somewhere ridiculously quiet and exclusive.

    The rest I'd invest. But not in more lottery tickets. Having said this, I don't do the lottery any more, I have Premium Bonds. Ay well.
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  5. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster


    1. An entire new gastrointestinal system for me, hell knows how much that'd cost privately, lets say 500,000.

    2. Private ankle surgery for my wife to fix her "abnormally grown bones" that cause pain. Again, lets say 250,000

    3. House in a nice quiet location with views, grassy back lawn, patio etc, lets say 1mill including the building, garages and interior work.

    4. A garage full of Ducati's and Caterhams / Marlins.

    5. I'd probably then buy a pub to run :)

    Invest the rest.
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  6. mackie

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    1. A barn conversion.

    2. Mondeo ST200.

    3. 1967 Fender Telecaster.

    4. A place on Open University to study law.

    5. A major family holiday.

    That's about it. I'm fairly easily pleased.
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  7. Sparky
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    1) House with massive back garden and garage

    2) Buy various sports cars

    3) Buy rare watch (not bling – only people in the know what it’s worth)

    4) Buy Pub

    5) Move into pub
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  8. BigG

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    I'd go 1970's style*.....

    1. Wine
    2. Women
    3. Fast cars
    4. The rest I'd squander

    *Courtesy of George Best :)
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  9. Juelz

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    I'd always look to double what I started with.. you all gotta take into account maintenance costs of your flash new house etc.
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  10. Sparky
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    Just stick some £££ in a high interest account for the bills.

    .....and stop being sensible :)
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  11. JK2447
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    I'd spend 3 million on my own pad, old mansion in say 5 acres. Pool a must.

    1 million to family and true friends.

    500k+ each on pads in 3 locations around the world, somewhere like New York, Venice and Tokyo.

    Range Rover Sport for the mrs to run the kids to school.

    R8 v10 as a run around for me. Bentley convert for formal events.

    Buy 20 bog standard 3 bed semi's outright over 3 years, to rent out, costing approx 2 million.

    Rental income would sustain me at approx 10k a month. 6k after tax say. ALWAYS! ALWAYS keeping bare min 2 million in the bank to maintain multi millionaire status..... not that I've thought about it much. Unfortunately you'd only earn about 80k a year before tax on 2 million. The property portfolio would become my part time job.
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  12. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster

    If you had £10 million, why would you only spend £300-500k on a house? Surely it would be the biggest purchase?

    On a million quid, even at the meagre interest rates there are at the moment, you would earn approx £22,000 a year in interest. On £10m, that's ten times that.

    I would certainly have to do something with my time though. I might continue to work where I am on a very part-time basis, for free.


    1. House/Flat, probably in Central London

    2. Something fun to drive

    3. I'd go on a round the world cruise (every 3 months!)

    4. Personal trainer

    5. I'd probably marry my GF.
  13. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Everything you said Juelz except no 5 and the Son bit, that would be changed to friends

    No 5 would be to travel to Japan and other countires where i get to play with all gadgets

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  14. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    I would never work again... well only as my own boss but wouldnt take being someones skivey
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