Quote: zooo @ 19th March 2014, 1:08 PM GMT
I would love it too. People who let winning the lottery ruin their lives are fecking morons.
I would tell as few people as possible. Give my family and best friends some money.
I assume you have never won a huge amount on the lottery, so have no idea if it would ruin your life, so don't assume they are all morons.
You say you would tell as few people as possible, but then say you would give friends and family some money.
So how do you propose to keep your win quiet if you are going to give money away to people? Almost certainly someone would phone the local paper and "announce" we have a big lottery winner in the area so word would soon get round.
Let's just look at one scenario how it would change your life.
Suppose currently you go down the pub a couple of nights a week with your best mates. You have been friends for years and you all earn about the same amount, so you take it in turns buying rounds of drinks.
Then you win the lottery, so the first night you go in you buy everyone in the pub drinks all evening.
The second night you go in you decide you have already bought them all a drink, so now you go back to buying rounds.
All your mates sit there and say "so you have got 5 million (or whatever) in the bank and you expect us to buy you a drink".
So you buy them drinks all evening the second night.
And so it goes on, and the others never buy a round again. But soon you are known as a flash git who is just flashing his cash around. It becomes a little nasty.
So after a couple of weeks you stop going to the pub, and all those mates who you have been friends with for years are no longer your drinking mates.
So you have now lost all your best friends.
And so it will go on. And you will have lost everything you have built up in your life.
It can be a curse.