I had clients who won just over a million a few years ago and bought a house, they told their family they bought shares years ago in a small company that went global and they were offered a too good to be true offer and sold and bought a house with the profits!
I'd tell immediate family but no one else!
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13-12-2013 21:11 #11
13-12-2013 21:12 #12Senior Member
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Well everyone in my life knows how poor I am, and that I couldn't just pluck a nice big house out of the air. So I would probably tell people that I won the lotto, but maybe about $500k or a million or so. Just enough to explain a house but not enough for people to come trying to bludge money off me.
Though there are a couple of people I would gift money to so I'd have to tell them a different story I guess.
13-12-2013 21:17 #13
I don't think I'd be able to hide it from my family even if I wanted to! The excitement would get the better of me.
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13-12-2013 21:41 #14
Yes I would tell people, maybe not the amount though (other than immediate family). I have no trouble saying no, but we'd gift some stuff to our families anyway. If people wanted more than we wanted to give we'd just say it was tied up in investments
13-12-2013 21:44 #15
I'd tell my parents and dh's mum.
If it was a HUGE amount id set them up so they could retire now and live happily ever after.
We dont have many people in our
Lives to need to explain anything too.
We'd move far away and start fresh
13-12-2013 21:50 #16
I'd tell my immediate family and have planned out what I'd do. I'd send limos to get the from their respective work places/homes. I'd set up meetings with real estate agents with a selection of 3 houses for them each up choose from. Then they'd get taken to buy themselves a new luxury car. Then I'd have them delivered to a nice restaurant where I'd reveal the surprise of who had bought them their new things and present them all with tickets to a New York holiday that we would take together for Christmas. The left overs I would give to charities and obviously use to prop up a half decent lifestyle for myself. Of course I would need a fair wack of cash for all that. But seriously 50mil is so far from my reality that I doubt Id keep much of it. I'd try and anonymously help as many people as I could. Struggling families etc.
13-12-2013 21:53 #17
I wouldnt tell anyone just because my family are all want want want. I couldnt buy big things without them questioning me but i am sure i would think of something but a house would be the first thing i bought.
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13-12-2013 22:34 #18
I'd tell my Dad, brother, mil, Aunty and three close friends.
I'd help out each if them (although my Aunty really doesn't need it so I'd just go shopping with her).
I'd also give fil enough to have surgery done that he desperately needs plus whatever ongoing care.
If other people asked I would have no problems saying it's private.
I'm sure I'll win one day. I just need to actually buy a ticket.
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13-12-2013 22:34 #19
I'd only tell my parents and my sister the actual amount. There are a few others I'd say I won lotto but won't divulge how much.
I'd definitely help my sister and parents out. Then I'd gift money to my X-MIL as she's a poor pensioner. I'd give some $$ or help buy some things for close friends to.
Top of my list is to buy a house, a few pets, a car and a few holidays. The rest I would keep in a few savings accounts especially one for my DS and my sister's kids.
If only hey..... *dreamy*
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13-12-2013 22:54 #20
I wouldn't lie, but I also wouldn't tell them how much I won, it'd be simply 'enough to do this'.
I'd build my dream house. It's already well planned in my head.
I'd buy my ex a nice house, finance his way into the career he wants. Happy ex + good home/same standard of living = happy kids yeah?
I'd purchase 'rentals' for my siblings to live in (putting aside the money they pay into a trust for them and their kids if they ever need it, but not to their knowledge).
I'd finance my mum's way out of her relationship, get her her dream property and some kind of passive income so she can be the hermit she always dreamed of being.
I'd pay off my dad and step-mum's small mortgage and buy them a nice little holiday home somewhere peaceful.
Then I'd create a charity that provides meals, food parcels, social worker advice and accommodation for people who call Australia home, but can't access these things. Those utilising the accommodation would pay their way (if not working) by working in the gardens, kitchen, cleaning etc... Very communal and all about being a community hub.
Then I'd go see the world while my house is being built.
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