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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    Ok, so after a conversation with Jessica29792 earlier talking about what we would do if we won the lottery, I thought I would start a thread just for a bit of fun :)

    If I won the lottery, the first things I would do that spring to mind are..

    - Phone work and say I'm NOT COMING BACK... EVER.
    - Buy a house. Nothing too flashy but big enough so that we would never have to move again and big enough for children when we have them and at least 2 dogs. Plenty of land and a big garden :)
    - Buy a car each for me and h2b. I would love an Aud1!
    - Go on a really long holiday! Would love to spend some time in the Maldives and then travel around the world visiting places we'd really like to go. Places that spring to mind are New York, Thailand, Mexico, Mauritius, Bora Bora!
    - Go on a huge shopping trip in Italy and visit all the designer shops in Milan.. Would buy one or two L0uis Vuitt0n handbags and a good few pairs of shoes!!
    - Give some to close family who need help paying off mortgages or whatever
    - Give some to close friends to do with it as they please
    - Invest in some sort of business. Either a wedding shop (has always been a dream of mine) or a dance school/venture of some kind (dance has always been a big part of my life)

    What would you all do? Would you do anything differently for your wedding if you won the lottery? I would definitely keep our venue as we love it so much and have always wanted a more intimate wedding, but I would probably go crazy and buy a V3ra W4ng dress and some L0ub0utins or something!! xx

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    Ha this is something me and my mates have perfected lol

    Firstly I would buy a 2 houses that mean something special to me and then pay off any mortgages for close family.
    We would then buy land and build a house as I'm quite fussy about stuff lol
    Next would be the cars and some hols for me and H2B and me and my mates and family.
    I would also give a percentage to charity as a lump sum and then help out during the year with funding or just volunteering.
    Also I would start a business as doing nothing but hols etc can lose it's sparkle :)

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    I would buy the house down the road from me, buy new cars, go on holiday.
    Also buy a restraunt for my other half
    And have everything I want for on my wedding day with budget not coming into it. Hello full size tardis and daleks, fireworks etc
    And have a killer honeymoon. And pay my mums back for all the money she's 'lent' us, SDI age can have a good old age.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    If I won the lottery I would definitely call into my work and say "So long and thanks for all the fish!"
    - Pay off mortgage on house.
    - Drop pup off at the in-laws and OH and I will go travelling
    - Buy a house with a good amount of land and open up a dog retirement home. I hate seeing elderly dogs in kennels and would love to make their last few years warm and comfortable with room to roam and have a therapy pool for those with ailments.

    Not sure what else I would do.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    Aww love the dog retirement home idea. My h2b would love to do something like that x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    Oh I'm gunna be disappointed that this isn't a reality after writing all my millionaire plans ha!

    - cya later job ha!
    - I think I would keep the same venue but invite more people to the day
    - hire all the entertainment I wanted as we've had to decide between 'this or that'
    - buy a house, or land to build our own
    - buy me and OH a nice car each
    - have an amazingggg honeymoon
    - go on those holidays you've already wanted to go on, NYC, Vegas, Maldives etc!
    - have a major shopping spree!
    - bank the rest and possibly invest in something, not a clue what though!

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    I would clear all my debts and the debts for a close friend.
    Buy a big house in a nice area.
    Buy a new flute.
    Get a good car.
    Maybe buy or contribute to houses for my brothers.
    Give something to charity and to my church.

    Victoria I've sometimes thought if I get to the point where I'm working from home, I would take in a couple of elderly dogs at a time and let them have their last few years in comfort. H2B isn't so comfortable with dogs that jump up, but with elderly ones that can't jump and are quite calm and quiet I think he'd be fine.

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    • bride2b90
      CommentAuthorbride2b90
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    ooo If we won the lottery it would be

    - screw you work, then id start working with the homeless voluntarily because id actually be able to afford to
    - pay off any remaining debts we and family have
    - buy a home for us with a huge walk in wardrobe :D
    - Buy H2B his car of his dreams, get my license buy my car, upgrade my motorbike
    - Help out family and friends
    - Invest in property & longstanding companies
    - Make my own company like I always have wanted to
    - Travel, Travel, Travel
    - Invest in my sons future and education

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    • MrsHartley2b
      CommentAuthorMrsHartley2b
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    If I won the lottery, I would:

    Pay off the rest of our mortgage
    Not go bk to work
    Start our own property development company
    Go on a fab holiday with both sides of the family
    Buy a great car

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    • AnnaS49
      CommentAuthorAnnaS49
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    I would quit work,
    pay off the mortgage/debts
    give enough to my mum to be happy and so that she could buy a house on the scillys.
    disappear off round the world with the hubby for a very long time!
    oh and get married :)
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    • SaraLiz
      CommentAuthorSaraLiz
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    We talk about this all the time haha!

    - Buy a house, 4 or maybe 5 bedrooms (room for more kids lol) with lots of land, so I can have lots of cats! (crazy cat lady lol) dogs, and a couple of horses!
    - Buy me and the OH a nice car each!
    - Help out with family debts/mortgages etc
    - Go on some nice holidays! always wanted to go to the Maldives since my auntie went on her honeymoon in 1999 lol
    - I think I'd still work, depending on how much I won lol - but only part time!!
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    • leasa
      CommentAuthorleasa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 20th 2014
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    It'd have to be a big win, but I'd:

    Give up work and open a cat sanctuary (also a crazy cat lady)
    Buy the house
    Buy houses for family members
    Have a couple of holidays
    Upgrade the wedding (the costs are spiralling out of control already)

    Pretty easy to please I think!

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    • SamiH68
      CommentAuthorSamiH68
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 21st 2014
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    I would
    - buy a house
    - pay off the finance on my car
    - go in holiday
    - quit my job and probably start my own care company
    - buy another dog
    - pay for driving lessons so my H2B can drive himself around! Lol
    - invite more people to our wedding and go on an amazing round the world honeymoon :)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    I've decided I would also buy a boat and just set sail whenever we feel like it ha :) x

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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    id pay off the mortgage then buy a bigger better house. a flash car and go to all the places ive always wanted to go to, japan, china, NZ, Peru...eh id just go eeeverywhere. id pay off my mums mortgage and give my bro enough to buy a house too then just live a comfortable life.

    Oh id love a canal boat too :)

    Now I just need to start playing the lotto to make my wishful thinking a reality lol!

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    We do the lottery every week :( we're getting better though, we won £5-something last week and £3-something the week before ha.

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    • Halloween'15
      CommentAuthorHalloween'15
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2014
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    If i won the lottery i would pay off all my debts, take my girls to disneyland and have a massive wedding rather than the budget wedding we are planning. *Note to self - Buy a lottery ticket* lol

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    • MrsHartley2b
      CommentAuthorMrsHartley2b
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    Guessing no winners from yesterdays euromillions then? lol

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    I'd pay off the mortgage and my sister's mortgage.
    Buy an @5t0n [email protected]
    Get VIP tickets to an F1 race
    Book lots of holidays and fly first class
    Put into an account where I can live off the interest and can afford to send our kids to a top private school when we eventually have kids.

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 23rd 2014
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    If it was an infinite amount of money, I think I'd get carried away and pay for everyone's dream wedding day!!!! ;-) x

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 24th 2014
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    I'd love to open my own small animal boarding business :) lol!
    Id buy oh a new car, he really wants a 4x4
    I'd pay all our debts
    + I'd buy us a house and pay off my parents mortgage :)
    + take my work mates out for a slap up meal cos they're like my second family x
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    • HollyIsabel
      CommentAuthorHollyIsabel
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
     
    I would book Richard Cheese to play my wedding.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
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    Still no lottery win... boooo, haha :(

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    • JasminH9
      CommentAuthorJasminH9
      Posted: Aug 27th 2014
     
    I would buy a one way ticket to New York, for both of us. Buy property and sort my family out. I am going to buy a ticket tonight now. Fingers crossed xxx I would also post back if I win :)
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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    Pay off the mortgage.
    book a long holiday.
    Have home improvements done whilst we are away that we just haven't been able to do.
    Look for a bigger house.
    During the holiday we would decide on what investments we want to make.
    Hire a maid on return from holiday to do shopping, cleaning and cooking!
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    If I won the lottery id

    Phone my work and say see ya later :)
    id pay off the mortgage on the house
    Buy another house much bigger and live there or buy land and build a house from scratch
    go on a holiday of a lifetime
    Id buy my sis and BIL the home of their dreams
    buy my parents home for them

    I would give a big chink to charity (depending on how much we won would depend how generous)

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    Buy a bigger house for our expanding family.
    A nice big Range Rover or similar
    A few luxury holidays for throughout the year
    A massive clothes shop
    (Maybe treat the hubby if he's lucky lol ;-) )

    Treat the family
    Invest for interest

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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 9th 2014
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    Omg if I won the lottery I'd: (in no particular order)

    Pay off all our debts,
    Hire an architect to design and build our dream house which would consist of a minimum of 10 massive bedrooms, enough for our existing children and all the many more I'd pop out with money not being an issue lol! It would be on a huge plot of land big enough to fit a side house for visiting family and friends, a livery yard as I've always dreamt of owning horses, an underground garage for our stash of cars we'd buy ranging from family cars, sports cars and ofc the all important limo haha!
    I'd go on regular ladies days out shopping in Paris and Italy etc and spa days.
    We'd give a little to family members who deserve it to do with it as they see fit.
    I'd upgrade my wedding to my dream venue and include everything that we can't afford atm. The sky would be the limit! Although I'd probably change the venue to our house as it would be even more awesome than my dream venue anyways lol!
    The honeymoon would be a minimum of two weeks in the Maldives with just me and my OH and then we'd take the kids to Disney Land/World for two weeks aswell too have a family honeymoon.
    I'd start my own charity for children in the uk who are living in modern day poverty, making sure their family get much needed support with food, clothing, day trips/holidays and paying for weekly activities of the child's choice such as dance classes, various sports etc so they don't miss out.
    I'd make regular monetary and food donations to food banks across the UK.
    I'd buy shares in C0ke C0la.
    I'd buy a huge plot of land to have low cost, fuel efficient housing built that would be to accommodate families from low income backgrounds, no druggies, problem neighbours etc!! There would be well maintained play parks and local amenities and community centres etc. Basically everything that the council's don't provide!

    Some of these ideas are very close to my heart as I've never had a lot in my life and I'd love to be able too make a real difference to people in the situation we find ourselves in atm as even the smallest thing can make a big difference :D

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    Move some where warm so no more cold winters
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    ^^^ Simple yet effective, haha. Sounds good to me!! xx

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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 10th 2014
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    I think we would probably book a holiday somewhere exotic. then when we came home because although it is great to be a millionaure it is also great to be sure to know there will always be an income we would start our own business and buy somw land and build a gorgeous house and then build a holiday park with lodges which would pay for them selves rather quickly :)
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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    I like this question. I would:

    Pay off our mortgage on our current house and buy our dream house too - plenty of garden space etc.
    Take our kids to Disney Land Florida
    Pay off our wedding and have our dream honeymoon
    Pay off certain family members mortgages and gift them with some other stuff
    Buy myself and my partner our favourite cars, a Bentley (my H2B's) and an Aston Martin DB9
    Start my own production company
    Put so much away for our kids when they're older
    Pay for private medial care in the best place possible and have more kids :)
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    • CommentAuthorPunkpixi3
      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    I would spend spend spend haha :D xx
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    • AH86
      CommentAuthorAH86
      Posted: Jan 19th 2015
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    I love this topic!

    Pay off our mortgage and build extension. A new car for myself and partner
    Pay off our wedding
    Give some to family
    Quit work easy!!! Get a part time job that I love doing instead!!

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 21st 2015
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    -Pay off the mortgage
    -Buy a bigger house and rent this one out
    -Take my little family on the holiday of a lifetime
    -Treat my mum and in laws to something, a little holiday or something (I'd consider taking them on the holiday of a lifetime but wouldn't want to risk arguments :/)
    -Do loads of shopping
    -Quit work but look at doing something else like running a small business




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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jun 27th 2015
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    I'd buy our house of my parents then pay it off but alway pay off my parents and brothers houses and even oh sister houses and buy them all a house each or at least give deposits. Pay off the loans we have, pay for the wedding and would still budget and get a bargain like I do haha. Do a food shop and buy whatever I want n not worry about scrimping haha and by us some new appliances around the house, but astro turf on garden so never have to mow it, buy oh the car he wants and brand new rather than a dealer :) then pocket rest and carry on working ect and just using it when need to. That's if I had millions :)
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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 16th 2015
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    Pay off my debts, buy a car, start a business (would love to run a pub and live above!) and then if theres anything left, buy a holiday home :)
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    • Ticamis2be
      CommentAuthorTicamis2be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 16th 2015
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    I'd also still work (once kids are in school) i'd go stir crazy being at home!
 
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