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£84.4 million lottery winner. by johnnythemonkey on 17 May 2010 12:32pm
 
A 'mystery Briton' has won £84 millions on the Euro lottery. Does anyone agree that is far too much for a single winner ?
Personally, I don't believe anyone should have that amount of money no matter how they obtained it. ( tax them till the pips squeak. )
 
Re: £84.4 million lottery winner. by Spursfan on 17 May 2010 5:12pm
 
Hang on, Johnny I'll reply in a mo' - just on the phone to Lamborghini ordering my new Spyder....oh no! I haven't given the game away, have I?

I WISH!!!!

:(
 
Re: £84.4 million lottery winner. by Spursfan on 17 May 2010 5:16pm
 
Sorry - in the excitement of ordering my new car *cough* I forgot to answer your question Johnny.

If it is someone outside of my family/close friends, yes it is WAY too much.

If it is a member of my family/close friends - No it isn't (as they are likely to share some with us). If it is Zak or I, then an emphatic NO, in fact it isn't enough!!

Simples, as a famous meerkat would say.

:)


 
Re: £84.4 million lottery winner. by Loretto on 17 May 2010 5:41pm
 
One of the US channels used to do a show called The Curse of the Lottery. Very few big winners seem to have come away from winning the lottery unscathed.

I think if you are willing to share a large part of your winnings, then yes $84 million is okay for one winner. But give a good chunk of it away to family, friends and charity or else you will loose your bearings on reality.

I interviewed an Irish Lottery winner 18 years ago for a local newspaper. She won three million Ir pounds and her two sons squandered most of it within two years.

The largest winner of all time, Jack Whittaker of west Virginia, won $315 million in 2002 with the US Powerball. Since then his granddaughter was murdered, he got divorced and he has said publicly he wishes he had never won the money.
 



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