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£161m Euromillions winners going public this afternoon - would you ?

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  1. domainseller200 United Kingdom

    domainseller200 Well-Known Member

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    The £161m Euromillions are a couple from Falkirk and they decided to go public this afternoon.

    I personally think they must be crazy for going public and telling everyone they have just won £161m

    If you won, would you go public ?
     
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    There are plenty of reasons not to, but what I'd do in theory and in practice are very different! I doubt I could keep quiet, and to be honest it's probably impossible to stop it getting out anyway, unless you literally don't tell anyone and don't 'show' you have the money in any way, which seems depressing.
     
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    I think it would be difficult to hide such a vast amount of cash, unless you turned into Scrooge McDuck. What would be the point of winning the money, if you didn't then use and enjoy it!?

    The new flash car, in the new driveway, at the new house, driven by the new chaffeur would easily show a large acquistion of new money.

    No doubt someone would sell the story to the News of the Wo ..... oh wait ...
     
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    It's nice to see the person will be coming forward as I'm sure almost all of us will have chipped a couple of quid into the prize fund, but personally I wouldn't go public for winning such a huge amount.

    Instead, so that the extreme luxuries could actually be enjoyed, I would probably claim that money had initially been either inherited and reinvested or made either from a very high growth business... (then just keep scaling up) :)

    Would obviously need to have the correct story, but should make an easier life.
     
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    I would be quiet and move elsewhere. Your new neighbors (unless you buy an island) aren't going to know your previous level of living.
     
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    Definitely not. There was a programme about lottery winners not so long ago and a lot of them ran into difficulties after going public. It depends on personality type though, but there's no way I'd say anything. It's a shame that you can't give the lottery some more publicity by going public, as it's excellent marketing for them, but I'd prefer privacy.

    Rgds
     
  8. willbon United Kingdom

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    Go public?

    Not in 161 million years!

    Best advice... wait until somebody keeps a small lottery win private, then say it was you... then spend most of what that small (£2-£3m) win was... quite publicly to friends / family... then GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE!
     
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    No definitely not, I wouldn't tell people if I won 161k let alone 161M but I might be tempted to buy this 70M Mansion :cool:
     
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    Nope i would keep it on the down low if possible.
     
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    I think going public is madness, they'll just have the whole country jealous of them.
     
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    insane

    insane amount for one person to win and insane to go public

    hopefully they're long enough in the tooth to realise flash cars etc are just a folly and they can do something important with their lives and donate a chunk to this crisis
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14078074

    they could go in person and see where the money is going too

    obviously they can make everyone in their own family financially secure too which is great for them

    bit of a dilemma hanging on to that amount, banks cant be trusted and if they go under only a certain amount is guaranteed
    mind you as theyre scottish they will probably hang on to every penny :p
    j/k

    i will say, anyone that wants to go public with this amount must just want to rub peoples noses in it, people they know who know them and maybe don't like them
    surely theyre not just doing it for the free bottle of bubbly?
     
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    The reports say they're from Falkirk. They'll be able to buy the whole town for that cash and still have over £160m left.
     
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    if only we could get them to wear an acorndomains.co.uk tshirt this afternoon? :p
     
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    Would be intriguing if it turned out to have been won by a syndicate of ~100 people (unlikely, granted, but interesting)
     
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    Gawd, I definitely wouldn't announce it - I could do a lot of good with that kind of cash first, then I'd buy my house on a desert island and retire there, buying the odd domain name, lol. ;) :D
     
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    In one sentence it says they have both been unwell so unable to work, then in another it says there looking forward to holidays to China and Australia, I'd say if your well enough to fly long haul and go traveling around your well enough to work. Not bitter at all :).
     
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    Just saw the bbc coverage, a retired couple with grown up kids. good luck to them all!
     
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