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Interesting So if you won 'the big one'.............

Pow-Lo

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You lot aint thinking big enough !!
Remember, we are talking THE BIG ONE
Most of what folk have said they would do will be paid for out of the first weeks interest !
What interest? Have you been watching the news?
 

slim63

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I wouldn't really know what to do with a big win to be honest ...... give some to the kids, chuck some at mates who are struggling, buy a van, a car, a couple of bikes, buy some other nick naks I have always wanted, rent some storage (less than 100k there easily)

Maybe buy some land to build on (would have to think hard about that one now)

Apart from that i'm stuffed as I never wanted more than the above & done most of it already so all it would be for me is getting back to where I was a few years ago, anything more is pointless
 

Jaws

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I wouldn't really know what to do with a big win to be honest ...... give some to the kids, chuck some at mates who are struggling, buy a van, a car, a couple of bikes, buy some other nick naks I have always wanted, rent some storage (less than 100k there easily)

Maybe buy some land to build on (would have to think hard about that one now)

Apart from that i'm stuffed as I never wanted more than the above & done most of it already so all it would be for me is getting back to where I was a few years ago, anything more is pointless

Be easier to buy than rent.. remember you ave a BIG wad of cash so why bother with renting !
 

slim63

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Be easier to buy than rent.. remember you ave a BIG wad of cash so why bother with renting !
Would rent off a old mate as I know he's struggling, a couple of businesses that previously rented off him have gone down the pan in the last 6 months ....... he's too proud to take charity so it would be the only way of helping him out
 

Duck n Dive

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But where would you keep the money?

I mean, what bank could you trust with it?
 

Lee337

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I'd have a nice modern house, overlooking the sea, with a garage big enough for the car/bike collection, which will inevitably grow, and attached workshop so I can tinker. The house will need a well stocked wine cellar & cinema room with easy access to the pool. I'd make sure the family is well provided for (no kids so parents, Mrs L's family and brothers family). A second house somewhere so I can get away from the British winter. Set up some funds to give to my three favourite charities (to be decided but Air Ambulance will be among them, possibly RNLI too).

While all this is being built, I'd take an extended world cruise/tour to see what's out there & build some great memories with Mrs L while we still can.
 

Minkey

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My brother has just been made redundant so I would make sure he was financially secure. Then I would have build a 3 bedroom bungalow with a 20 vehicle air-conditioned garage and stock it with various bikes and cars. Buy a converted motorhome so I can wheel my parrots cages into it and then load them up and have a long road trip
 

eddyace595

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I have always fancied a nice set of aluminium ladders so that I could do my own windows
The wifes Fiesta could do with a new set of tyres
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and a new carpet for the landing...:cool::cool::cool:
 

Lee337

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I have always fancied a nice set of aluminium ladders so that I could do my own windows
The wifes Fiesta could do with a new set of tyres
,
and a new carpet for the landing...:cool::cool::cool:

The whole landing strip or just where the aircraft touches down?
 

Bluelagoona

Not ready for me coffin yet.
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I would take care of family and a couple of friends for life, then buy a chateau in France and grow my own wine.
Set up a foundation to help autistic children make their way in the world.
Help homeless veterans
Buy a Spitfire and learn how to fly it.
Also buy up land in the U.K. and plant forests of native trees.
Help out the guys rebuilding the only Hawker Typhoon to flying condition.
Start a Hydrogen production plant so ICE vehicles are not consigned to museums.
 

Cougar377

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I have always fancied a nice set of aluminium ladders so that I could do my own windows
The wifes Fiesta could do with a new set of tyres
,
and a new carpet for the landing...:cool::cool::cool:
I've got a nice aluminium ladder. It's your's for £2m. ;)
 

Cougar377

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I will top that with a bulk buy offer
You can have TWO ladders for just £3.5m
Canna say farer than that !
Damn. Gazzumped.

I'll raise your two ladders and I'll add the 4 tyres from the ratty old Fiesta that's for sale locally, plus our big livingroom rug (which I'll obviously cut to the size of the landing).

£5m all in.
 
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