Tomorrow night is the Euromillions lottery. There’s an estimated jackpot of £33m (just below of €39 million / just over $55m) for this weeks big win. So I thought… If I was that person to win the full lot, what would I do..?
Ok. First things first… I would buy this house:
You can see all the particulars on this house here (will open in new tab).
I would also need to fully kit out the house… Luckily, the interior looks amazing, so I wouldn’t really need to do anything with decorating, other than for materialistic purposes with pictures, art, etc.
So the house is £498k, then let’s really push the boat out and say I would furnish the full house (everything brand new) for around £75k…
So far I have spent £548,000. Ok… I have £32,925,000 left. Hmmm…
This property has 16 acres of land. That’s more than I could ever need, so I may contemplate selling off some of it to the local farmers. With the remaining land, it is suitable for my campsite! So, that’s what I would do there. I would fully prepare the land for a *tents only* campsite. There would be a top of the line amenities block with toilets, showers, payphone… So with the building, electricity, water, waste disposal and insurance, that would probably set me back £25,0000 (I’m probably WAY off in the cost there, but let’s go with that, ha ha).
There we go… I’m starting to eat away at my small win… 😉 Ha ha.
I now have £32,900,000 remaining.
Oh my gosh… I need a car..!!
Now… I own a campsite in Scotland, so I need to think practicability now. My first choice would have to be a Ford Kuga:
I have just run through the car specs on the ford.co.uk website, the car with my own personalised specs (top of the range) is £35,210. Pocket change 😉 Ha ha.
Of course, that’s just my day-to-day run around car… I’m going to need something a little more flashy when it comes to showing off my money, so I’ve opted for the Jaguar XKRS convertible, which starts at £104,490…
Of course, we’d need to add insurance to the above, so that’d probably be around the £7,000 mark…
Let’s blow a little more cash… I’d put aside £100,000 for a lavish holiday somewhere. I don’t know where I’d be going yet, but it’d be first class travel, no expense spared luxury.
So I now have £32,653,300 left…
Let’s get on to the ‘goodie-two shoes’ part of the deal. Yes. I would give money to charity.
I would happily give £1m each to cancer research (in general), breast cancer research, and the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
I’d have to put some of the money in a savings account to secure my sons future. It’ll pay for him through university, with so much left over, so there’s another £million gone.
There we go… Those four big lump sums bring me down to £28,653,300.
Now I’m going to move on to what I will do for my family. I will quite happily give £1million to my parents. Some other members of my family would have a choice… Either I will buy them a new car (up to a limit…), a holiday, or I will give them some cash; although the cash value would be considerably lower than the car / holiday value. Afterall, I wouldn’t want them just wasting the money!
Hmmm… Let’s say, after that, I now have approximately £26,000,000 left. What next, what next..?
If you played the lottery, and you won the jackpot tomorrow night, what would you do?