Lotto Couple Robbed just after their win

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  1. Nick

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  2. Otis

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    Yup. Don't get it. No publicity every time for me. No brainer.

    Some people are inherently jealous. You have lots of money you are a target for hangers on, would be schemers and of course, robbers.
     
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    Had this conversation before with my wife, deffo wouldn't be plastered everywhere and people would obviously know we had come into money. However I wouldn't plaster we had won the lottery, would just say it was some sort of business investment or something.

    Have never understood the people who have chosen to be plastered all over the media when they win (jammy sods though!).
     
  4. Otis

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    Yeah, same here. A windfall like that I would downplay slightly to people and say it is inheritance money or that someone finally bought one of my plays.

    Have even said I wouldn't tell our daughter the full extent of a massive win.
     
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    Wouldn't go that far into making things up, would need to be believable :o:emoji_stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::emoji_smiling_imp:
     
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    Yeah, true. Have never written any plays.
     
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    Lend us a quid mate
     
  8. Otis

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    Lend?

    It's yours.
     
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    Where I live in Bell Green the beggars watch your every move in and out the shops. If you have a bag full of food,they think to themselves he's well off and are in your face asking for cash. So in a way winning the lottery etc would be the same, people will target you.
    Better off being skint !
     
  10. Otis

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    Ah, but I would just go to the shop and only have a quarter of a bag of food, but would make sure it was oysters, caviar and truffles.

    Even if they then nicked them in Bell Green they wouldn't have a bleedin clue what any of them were.
     
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    There's a Big Issue seller up Jardine (Tile Hill) most days. Last winter I went into Greg's for a bacon buttie and was offered a tea or coffee for 30p extra (like a meal deal thingy). I don't drink hot drinks and would normally decline, but it was freezing outside and thought I'd get Big Issue guy one to warm him up. Now EVERY time I pop up the shops he's on me like a rash. He knows my car and makes a B-line for my car as soon as I pull up.

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    There was a beggar who has gone from Bell Green, instead of giving him cash I gave him a cheese/tomato sarnie. He looked at it in disgust and asked me to buy him a can of lager instead !
     
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    Should have bought him 10 cans of special brew and told him to down them there and then.
     
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    The other thing worry noting is, if you won the lottery you would probably no longer be living in Bell Green.
     
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    That's what their like around here. They are at you constantly, if you give one say fifty pence, the next day another asks you for fifty pence.So they work together in groups. One of them though is aggressive but a wimp really, as I've told him to piss off,and now he keeps away. He picks on people who are scared of him, a proper bully.
     
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    Yeah it will be old women etc.

    Same as the ones in town that lurk by the car parks. Tell them to do one and they usually pipe down.
     
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    My block of flats gets knocked down next year, been told I may get a bungalow,so I'll be off then.
    Don't tell the beggars !
     
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    He asked a bloke recently for a quid in the precinct here, the chap shouted right in his face : FUCK OFF. He walked away sharpish. The bloke who swore at him is one of the hardest in Bell Green, not to be messed with. But it shows some beggars will push their luck.
     
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    I'm going to tell them that you won the lottery :smuggrin:
     
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    What's a shop ?
     
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    Wouldn't you just send BBR to the shops? I assume he would be your new butler? ;)
     
  22. Otis

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    Only if Lord Grendel had released him from his duties.
     
  23. AJB1983

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    I personally wouldn’t go public at all, however Camelot offer you lots of assistance on the financial advice side, media, etc if you go public. If you don’t then you’re on your own. That’s how I understand it.
     
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    Yep and I would take 'on my own' every single time. Absolutely no way I would ever go public whatever advice they would wish to offer me.

    Mind, in saying that even if I won £20m I would never, ever consider buying a helicopter or speed boat, or yacht, or expensive flash car etc.

    I think I would get a better car, but nothing overly expensive. I would buy a bigger house, but not a mansion and I think I would just look after all my friends and family and earmark some charities and just try and have a nice (not flash) life.
     
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    I'd take a silmilar approach to you but spend my days travelling the world.
     
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    Yep. Something I would like to do too.

    I am not at all a materialistic person. Never been interested in fancy cars or yachts. Would love to eat really good food and see lots of places and look after my family.
     
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    I was thinking about the lottery last week - with the record prize and all that. I seldom buy a ticket but I did that week and started thinking about what I would do if I won.

    I'm with Otis. £1 million would be more than enough for me to stop work completely, move house (more than anything because I want to grow veg and my garden isn't great for that) and live a quiet, anonymous, good life. I'm not interested in fancy cars; expensive holidays etc. However, imagine the good you could do with that much money. I think I would use most of the money on training courses for people who don't have great life skills - setting it all up from scratch - in my opinion this is far more effective than giving people money.

    And I wouldn't tell anyone apart from close family who would get the same life-changing amount as I intended to spend on myself.
     
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    What about drugs and women though lads?

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    I'd have midget throwing events.

    Dont get me wrong Id help a lot of good causes, but Id be an absolute bellend with it as well.
     
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    I had 5 and the bonus ball last week.
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    Just the number 5 and the bonus number!
     
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    They must have forgotten to tick the box for 'No Publicity'.
    Instead they accidentally ticked the box saying "Tell everyone we just won a lot of money"
     
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    My first thought when I daydream about lotto wins is always to sort out friends and family with houses and holidays, so I’d have a job keeping it quiet.

    Then again I’d either be in my Tesla going too quick to be caught or my private box at City so no one would get the chance to rob me.

    I’d report him. Don’t expect to be hassled by Big Issue salespeople. The guy, John, in Earlsdon does it through good old fashioned being too bleeding nice that I feel like I owe him.
     
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    Is a million actually enough for that if you don't start with savings?

    By the time you've sorted out yourself with a better house, sorted out (at whatever level) parents, siblings, children, partner... there wouldn't be much to live off off interest, unless you were very, very good at investing.
     
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    Enough for me, at my age etc. etc. :)

    Not enough for a carefree life if you are 21.
     
  34. Gazolba

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    It would be if you if you invested it wisely. You could turn it into 2 or 3 million fairly easily.
    'Carefree' really means 'Careless'.
     
  35. AJB1983

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    Here’s a question then - something I always say to friends who say “£x million would be enough for me” -

    I have two suitcases, one has £10m in, the other has £100m in. You can take one, no strings attached, it’s yours. Which one would you take?
     

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