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Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Davycc » 24 Jan 2021, 18:34

OK so lets say you win the Millionaire maker on the lottery, scoop the £1 Million on the Premium Bonds or inherit exactly a million. We would all give family that's a given but what would be the very first thing you would do?
Lets say COVID was just a bad dream, would it be a new car, house or a charity donation?
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Deleted User 728 » 24 Jan 2021, 18:57

Go on a month long trip to South Africa and Malaysia to see mine and Jeanna's family .. as well as from people wanting a piece of you.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Wigan White » 24 Jan 2021, 19:00

Book an immediate holiday to get away from everything and whilst away try to form some sort of plan.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby NottinghamWhite » 24 Jan 2021, 19:04

Surprise surprise I’d go first class & watch England on tour either in Australia, New Zealand or West Indies ( I’m talking cricket) I will do a tour in the future ( fingers crossed) but to do it in luxury would be agreeable. Take a season off of watching YCCC & complete the grounds currently need Durham, Glamorgan, Essex, Sussex & Gloucestershire plus a load of out grounds like Cheltenham, Isle of Wight, Tunbridge Wells, Arundel, Colwyn Bay etc.
I’d earmark a £100k for some local worthwhile charities.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby ChilwellWhite » 24 Jan 2021, 19:09

Totally self indulgent a round the world cruise with a mini suite. I’d probably end up totally obese and alcoholic but hey ho I’ll take that gamble.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Barlow Boy » 24 Jan 2021, 19:29

Buy some land, so Mrs BB could set up some form of animal sanctuary, we’ve actually looked into doing it previously but then I retired so it went on the back burner.

A top of the range Range Rover for me, a racehorse and around the world cruise.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby johnh » 24 Jan 2021, 21:04

Recently changed my car and am happy with it, so car is out.
Mortgage is paid off and we would not want to live anywhere else. (Surrounded by brilliant neighbours.)
Charities would benefit - all local, no 'professional charities'. (Don't want to subsidise some Chief Executives £200k salary)
Give most to family.
Might get a new kitchen and tart the house up a bit.

What is interesting is: I remember in the early 1960's if you won £75k on the pools, you could retire at a young age and live off the interest. Couldn't do that with £1m these days.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Mr Russell » 24 Jan 2021, 21:08

Other than giving to the family

I would pay off house then open up a brewery/restaurant.
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby Barlow Boy » 24 Jan 2021, 23:40

johnh wrote:What is interesting is: I remember in the early 1960's if you won £75k on the pools, you could retire at a young age and live off the interest. Couldn't do that with £1m these days.

I retired at 46 Sir John, with nowhere near a million, it’s easy if you tread carefully :thumbup:
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Re: Whats the first thing you'd do?

Postby kk_white » 25 Jan 2021, 08:57

Already have a new car - might upgrade our second car (we live in a rural area, 2 cars required.

Pay off the mortgage

Set up fund for kids university (or whatever they decide to do in 10 years)

Major holiday

Back to work, perhaps somewhere less stressful with a smaller salary.
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