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    only morons' lives are ruined by that kind of money...
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    I wouldnt tell anyone, and live a reasonably normal life :yep: I would obviously have some luxury though!

    I would put it in the bank...buy myself a house/ pay off uni fees/ new car etc then leave it there and live off interest I would definately splash out on anything I wanted in particular....when you die you cant take the money with you!
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    I'd just keep it super quiet, only telling a few close friends so I could share the spoils with them. I would buy stuff I wanted but not stuff that screamed "MILLIONAIRE", for example I'd get a car but as a 17 year old it wouldn't look natural if I went much above a Ford Fiesta. Go on nice holidays but don't advertise it. That kind of thing.
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    My life would be super happy, i could do what i want and when i want.
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    ummm nae chance
    i'd buy loads of houses around the world, some nice cars, all the musical instruments i've wanted to learn since i was young but could never afford and then just party till i die
    oh and a yacht, a helicopter and learjet
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    Only you can ruin yourself, not the money. It all breaks down to whether you're capable of dealing with that amount or not. I believe I'd be happy if I won it eheh
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    no
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    It would 1/ruin my life.
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    I actually think it would. Maybe I don't trust myself enough. It wouldn't ruin my life in the sense that I would definitely be able to keep it quiet, but I just don't think that seemingly being able to have whatever I wanted for the rest of my life is a good or healthy thing. I think my kids would be spoilt, and my family too from expecting to live forever in the lap of luxury.

    I would like to have more money, of course, but more as a starting point, so like £500,000 so I could buy my parents a nice house and have a bit left over to pay for a masters in the US, but I wouldn't want to lose the incentive to make something of my life. Yes, I still could, but with £120 million to start off with nowhere that you end up is going to be that impressive (to me, not to others).
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    Yes, I would be gutted.
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    I would go mental in the casinos
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    I think it would quite possibly save my life

    Edit: Gosh that sounded emo.
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    (Original post by HappinessHappening)
    Let's say that one day you play the Euromillions game on the lottery. The jackpot is 120 million. You win the lot of it.

    Would winning that money ruin your life? Could you lead a normal existence among your friends? Would everyone be jealous of you? Would you feel safe? What would you do with that amount of money?
    If I won that much money I don't think that I would care about my friends! Not in a nasty way but, in reality, the people you currently go to school or uni with will move out of your life anyway, and you will make new friends.

    In my case, there would only be one person that I can see being a lifelong friend rather than a transient friend born out of being in the same school/uni/job.

    I definitely wouldn't want to hang around like a small town kid in the same places that I go now. That would be sad and pathetic. The world would be your oyster and you could go anyway and do anything.

    As for what I would do with it...

    I often wonder if you gave ordinary kids the same kind of education as private schoolkids get, and the same opportunities for sport, music, dance etc would you get ordinary kids achieving more in life than a baby and a council flat?

    So I would rebuild my old school, reduce class sizes to a mximum of 16, give all the kids the help and support they need both to improve their education skills and to encourage/nurture any sporting/musical skills they may have.

    I would take them to various places both locally, nationally and internationally, to help them gain a world view and encourage them to aim for the stars in everything they do. And I would provide financial support for those who needed it to attend university or specific professional courses.
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    If an Audi S4 and a PPL ruins your life then yeah.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    My policy for if I ever win any money is to buy a flat, then put the remaining money into a bank account and live off the interest. If the interest is too high (undoubtedly, with that amount), I'd split it off into further bank accounts until my interest is of a level that lets me live happily, but not excessively (£1000 a month, or so max, including any wages/salary).
    Wouldn't it be more ethical just to give the remainder to charity, rather than wasting an absurdly high amount of money on splitting it up so that your annual income is half the average salary of the country :/

    why do you want to live in poverty?
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    I'd go and buy another lottery ticket.
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    No, It would probably enhance my life a little to be honest :rolleyes:
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    I'd probably give it to someone who in my eyes is deserving. If I won that kind of money I'd be richer than all of the third world countries put together, which is slightly wrong imo.

    If the media found out who the winner was, yes it would probably ruin my life.
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    It wouldn't ruin mine, no - I'd say I'd won 2 million or so, buy a nice big house and then no one woudl be pestering me for money because they'd think I'd spent it all.

    My dad has a theory that people who do win the lottery often have their lives ruined, because people who play the lottery are usually working class, with working class friends and family. When they win huge amounts of money they don't connect with their friends or family anymore - how can you when you have £120 million and everyone you know is still exactly as poor as they were before. So they're no longer accepted by their working class roots, yet neither are they accepted by their fellow wealthy, because they're not middle class and they haven't worked for the money. So they're stuck, with tons and tons of money but no one they can relate to and no real friends left - only people who are in it for your money.

    But I don't understand why people play the lottery, win millions and then say they're going to stay living in the same house and work in the same job. Why bother playing it if when you win you're not going to do anything with it?
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    I'd make a 3 way account with my Mum and Dad - None of this give them a set amount of money. We all have a card to the account. If anyone needs anything. They are free to do so. Only problem with that kinda of money, is my brother. He's family, but I can see him telling everyone how much money the family now has or so. Which could potentially ruin my life if the world were to find out. But he's young and might change...

    I'd quit my job and live a great life. I'd have an M5 and so on, houses all over the world and do what I want. It would most certainly not ruin my life!

    Regarding friends, I've know them for years upons years, since young in school. I'd ask them who'd be up for sacrificing University and jobs and just come round the world with me for a year or two. Without telling them I'm 120 million up. See who agrees. They'd be the ones I'd probably end up with being the real friends. I know who my better friends are in the group anyways. For anyone that choses to stay, they can do. And once they complete uni they'd get a nice amount of cash and everything paid off for and make sure they get a nice job at the end of it. They wouldn't get to know until they were done though

    I could quite easily trust most of my friends. And I'd have great fun with them and 120 million!
 
 
 
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