Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

Im sorry i need to get this one off my chest. Has anybody seen the depressing news story about two old fat people in Scotland who won the record breaking Euro Millions thing? And the bloke says they wont change cars and they wont move house and dont really know what they're going to do with the money. Im sorry but these people should be banned from buying tickets.

Anybody who wins the lottery and goes "oh i think we'll just put it in a safe place" and "oh i think i'll still go to work" and "no i couldnt move elsewhere this place is too nice" should be forced to give it back. Old people, accountants etc, boring people, people who own their dream homes, have a yacht, second home in Portugal etc should not be allowed to buy a ticket, only people who admit it'll change their lives should be allowed to win it. People who are now so middle aged they've not got much use for any money should be made to give it back. It angers me when they go "oh i'll just put it in a savings account for the grandchildren" f*** OFF!!! Grandchildren didnt win it did they? Go Nuts! Buy a speedboat! Buy a small island! Have a 50 bedroomed mansion with playboy girls in every room and 80 inch 3D TV beside the swimming pool or something! So many lottery winners are so BORING!!

They seem to think it'll make them look immoral if they actually admit having more money will change their lives, as in this country we do detest people with money but i detest people who have it but dont do anything with it. Theres people out there, broke, skint, reduced to living on benefits or living in a box, people who dont own their own homes, dont have a nice cushty job, dont have a trust fund or retirement plans who could really benefit from big chunks of money like that. The story of the woman in Ireland who had several kids and £2 to her name who won it a few years ago really warmed my heart, it was nice to see someone who actually deserves some luck get it for a change, especially when the recently departed husband tried to get back with her and she showed him the door. Things like that i go "fair enough, enjoy your money."

But the pen pushers who go "well i might buy a new biro, perhaps invest in a cheese sandwich" just make me go ARRGGHH! Give it back you dont know what you're doing!!

Ermm. Sorry. Um..

Rant Over

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Annoying people who win the lottery - JOGON

You mean the people who have, 'are', or find them and try and annoy them? Sorry I'm overtired. Shoulda been me etc

Annoying people who win the lottery - Ben 10

You're just jealous Jamie.

They can do what they like, its theres not yours. I'm sure if the press returns in a year or so, they will have moved to a large remote house in the highlands. Be driving around in a Bentley or Range Rover or have both. Would have been around the world and bought a place in the sun. How do you know they weren't sending themselves up. Who in their right mind would watch the pennies that make up such an amount. Give them time.

If it were me. I wouldn't be going to work next week for sure and flicking through estate agents brochures in the meantime.

Though by looking at the state of them, they might not have time to dig into the pot anyway. ;-)

Annoying people who win the lottery - davmal

The story of the woman in Ireland who had several kids and £2 to her name who won it a few years ago really warmed my heart, it was nice to see someone who actually deserves some luck get it for a change,

Good old papal interference. Years earlier, investing in condoms might have been a better idea, and with several kids and only £2, buying a lottery ticket is a pretty long shot(agreed it turns out in this case it wasn't, but just imagine the people in similar situations who were dazzled into doing similarly), better spent on nourishing pot noodles or chips (I would have said fresh fruit and veg, but that doesn't seem likely, does it?). Don't see how being sexually reckless makes her deserving.

Not sure what I'd spend it on (not that I buy tickets and I reckon I'm about £3,000 up by doing just that), but just to engender such envy would be reward enough.

Annoying people who win the lottery - unthrottled

What I don't understand is people who don't normally play the lottery, but have a sudden urge to when there's a double rollover. Is a paltry £5 million not worth playing for?

Of all the gambling 'games', the lottery has to be the worst. At least with 'spot the ball' or penny shares or cards you actually get some entertainment before you lose.

Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

Well i dont know the woman in questions past history, may have had a good job, good family, lost it all through no fault of her own, husband left etc, who knows, you nor me knows the full story i just know it was someone who could do with some luck who got it. My point is its a shame its usually the least deserving who end up winning it, be it homeowners with lots of money already, criminals who blow it all on drugs etc, it happens far too often i think. It just grates on me when people who already have somewhat perfect lives win it, and then say they wont move house, they wont give up work etc, im like "well why did you buy the ticket then?" those people have always annoyed me. Only people who admit it'll actually change their lives should be allowed to play.

I usually play every week, i'd take £2.5million! LOL! I like the new plus five thing as it essentially means theres a draw every day, it also means your ticket doesnt instantly turn into rubbish if you dont win, as it might win tomorrow, as it were. But an interesting point is that if the Euro Millions was done on more of a raffle-like basis, then 161 families couldve been made alot richer and alot happier this weekend instead of just 1 (who didnt need it).

But no i dont get why people only play when the jackpot is big, if anything its better to win the "smaller" ones. You cant hide from the press if you win the massive one even if you wanted to, win £2million on a wednesday and nobody cares.

Annoying people who win the lottery - unthrottled

I usually play every week

That doesn't surprise me.

I've never bought a ticket-bit down market for my taste.

Annoying people who win the lottery - davmal

If I won, I think I'd probably try cocaine. It's very popular, apparently, but too expensive for my current income.

Annoying people who win the lottery - dadbif
E N V Y

get on with your life, (and buy another ticket)
Annoying people who win the lottery - Ben 10

Ditch those grapes. They're on the turn ;-)

Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

People seem to think i envy people winning money, i dont, not at all. I think if you beat those sorts of odds you deserve to keep your money. What i dont like is people who win it and then put it away in a savings account when you should be going nuts! Buying big houses, flash cars, speedboats and holiday Villa's. Not staying in the same house, in the same job etc because if you do that it proves you didnt need the money in the first place.

Perfect people with perfect lives winning it is what annoys me. If any of you sad depressed lonely souls won it i'd be happy for you.

(except unthrottled)

Annoying people who win the lottery - Dutchie
I know your writing is tongue in cheek Jamie.But two old fat people?Does it matter if they are fat or skinny.It is a crazy amount of money for anybody to win but good luck to them I beleive they had to leave their house.I would have kept it quiet winning that amount of money.Sad deperessed loney souls?You speak for yourself.:)
Annoying people who win the lottery - Bobbin Threadbare

I think it's time to add my two penn'orth to this......

They won that money by buying a lottery ticket; it does not matter if they are fat, thin, old, young, completely crackers or anything else. It's theirs, to do with what they wish. They don't have to spend it, even, they could convert some of it to cash and burn it if they want to. Most people who win like that try to help out their families; it's a natural thing to do!

I've never played the lottery in my life, but if I did and I won, I'm with Dutchie on this one; keep quiet! I'd also probably still work, as to sit on your a*** all day admiring your mansion might get very dull.

Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

My writing is always tongue in cheek and if anybody takes it overly seriously it says more about them than it does about me. Anybody who would still go to work if they won the lottery should be thrown off a bridge, frankly, leave a job open for someone who needs it. I can understand Dutchie's point about remaining annonymous but i believe the couple said they felt it would be very difficult to keep it hidden and i can understand that. The likes of Sky News will get hold of who you are. We all know how it works, someone in Camelot hands over the info to a journalist with 5k in a brown envelope, sits on an editors desk for weeks until you do something interesting (ie buy a massive house) then they put you in the paper. Anybody who thinks that request to remain annonymous could ever realistically work if you win that amount of money is very niave to say the least.

If anything its better to win second prize, or win the normal lotto this week because nobody would care.

Edited by jamie745 on 17/07/2011 at 16:30

Annoying people who win the lottery - Bobbin Threadbare

You don't have to work for someone else....you could start a business. I'd go stir crazy if I had nothing constructive to do, no matter how much money I had.

Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

Surely you'd be too busy driving that MX-5 around at very high speed :P

Annoying people who win the lottery - Bobbin Threadbare

And off-roading my Landy, and cruising to the shoe shops in my R8, and buying a crap old car plus a caravan and taking them to a stock car race...! Obv.

Annoying people who win the lottery - malteser

Those two scotch lottery winners can now afford to go privately to have gastric bands fitted!

Annoying people who win the lottery - TeeCee

Those two scotch lottery winners can now afford to go privately to have gastric bands fitted!

More likely they'll just blow a small amount of that deluge of wonga on a couple of lard chariots and the rest on pies.

Annoying people who win the lottery - unthrottled

This reminds me of the tale about the last Scottish couple to win the lottery. The wife asks her husband what to do with all the begging letters; "Aye. Keep sending them out." he replies...

Annoying people who win the lottery - Zuzanand

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Annoying people who win the lottery - Bolt

you can try to play and of course Lose, I think you mean!

Annoying people who win the lottery - Hamish Bock

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Annoying people who win the lottery - Avant

They should have a maximum amount that you can win, say £1m, and award more than one top prize each week.

Annoying people who win the lottery - unthrottled

Avant-ever an accountant!

However, you're right. That would help address the root problem of the lottery, namely the infinitesimally small chance of winning a substantial prize. But the lottery isn't targetted at people who use their heads not their hearts to reason. Apparently having one chance of winning 100 million is far mnore enticing than 100 chances of winning 1 million. Bonkers.

Annoying people who win the lottery - jamie745

You do seem to look down your nose at almost everybody dont you unthrottled. If the prize was £1million i'd still buy a ticket, but the problem there is you'd turn it into a raffle, rather than a lottery. The prize is so big that for the sake of £1 you might as well have a go, nobody expects to win, of course they dont, you're better off with Bingo or Horse Racing if you want something you might have a chance at winning at.

Annoying people who win the lottery - unthrottled

So why the excitement regarding rollovers? Sales of tickets rise markedly when there's a double rollover which implies that lottery tcket buyers don't consider an ordinary jackpot as worthwhile.

Annoying people who win the lottery - HF

Those guys WERE a little porky weren't they? Have to admit my first thought when they 'went public' was that clearly they weren't exactly hard up to start with. I'd not turn it down myself, but hell it would change me.

Annoying people who win the lottery - concrete
Firstly, welcome back Jamie. You have spiced up a dull topic and provoked a very polarising argument, and I for one like it. I am with Avant on this one. It is ridiculous to win multi millions of pounds. There should be a top prize of £2 million and much more prizes from £1 million downwards. I think I could just about scrape by on £2 million! It is certainly a sum that is life changing and capable of seeing most through life without the need to work. Too late for me in that respect but I am in a syndicate at the local and a few quid would help my children along their way.
Also nice to see Bobin back too, also with great comment. I was wondering where some of the regulars had gotten to.
Cheers Concrete
Annoying people who win the lottery - FP
Concrete - you do have your glasses on? Checked the dates on the posts?
Annoying people who win the lottery - sunnysunshine
jamie maybe you should just buy another ticket ;)
What would you do if you won?
buy a lot of expensive stuff?
I have also read a lot of stories of people who won the lottery, spend all their money on expensive stuff and then got poor again. Being rich and buying expensive stuff did not make them happier...
If I won I would invest a part of the money, gave a part of the money away to family, save a (big) part of money and spend a part.

Edited by Avant on 30/07/2016 at 16:18

Annoying people who win the lottery - FP
Nearly every time someone resurrects a long-dead thread it's for the purpose of spamming the forum.
Annoying people who win the lottery - Wackyracer
It seems that way doesn't it FP? Going back to the OP's post, there are plenty of cases where the winners have ended up potless in a few years. I'd rather live a sensible life style having enough money left for me not to have to do another days work in my life. Modest travel and a modest lifestyle would suit me. Of course I'd have to have a supercar.
Annoying people who win the lottery - gordonbennet
I've always had a hankering to own a privateye type newspaper but without the liberal lefty smugness, i haven't bought a paper for over 30 years and never will buy another propaganda/sleaze sheet, and i would devote mine to reporting on the sleaze journalists reporters and paparatsi (speeling), catch them out fiddling their expenses, having a secret tryst etc.

So many in the media industry appear to be holier than thou, high time those in glass houses has some bricks chucked back in.

Not likely to win it mind, don't buy any tickets.
Annoying people who win the lottery - concrete

Well done FP, I was wondering who would be first to spot that one!!!

(Dad's Army 1969)

As Avant said, I have been away towing a torture box, so my brain is still scrambled. Have Jamie and Bobin left the forum then?

If I win the lottery I promise to present every regular forum participant with a cheque for enough money for a really decent drink.

Cheers Concrete

Annoying people who win the lottery - Avant
"Nearly every time someone resurrects a long-dead thread it's for the purpose of spamming the forum."

Concrete wouldn't be doing that. But he's been away towing a caravan, so be gentle with him!
Annoying people who win the lottery - FP
Avant - you haven't removed the link in Sunnysunshine's post - that was the one that was resurrecting a long-dead thread, I assume for the purposes of spamming.

Nothing to do with Concrete.
Annoying people who win the lottery - Avant
Thanks - seen it now. Link removed.
Annoying people who win the lottery - FoxyJukebox

I enjoy rants--so on the subject of ANNOYING people --what about this...

Why is it that when on the few occasions a year I go to the theatre in London (or anywhere)-there is always a man two seats back in the audience to my left ear, who always continually laughs or reacts to the script when often the rest of the auditorium doesn't.

I thought it was just me going bonkers- but guess what-when attending church one sunday recently--there he was again two rows behind -singing far louder than anyone else in the congregation and being very vocally over-responsive?...



Annoying people who win the lottery - Wackyracer
I used to work with someone who constantly chewed gum with the grace and speed of a starving dog with bad teeth tries to eat a piece of tough meat. One day after standing at the desk in the transport office for sometime with him standing behind my left ear, I turned around and asked if he really must make this terrible noise in my ear. He looked like a rabbit caught in the headlamps, they just have no idea how annoying they are. Probably why I hate socialising with people, they are too annoying for me.
Annoying people who win the lottery - primus 1
Well if I won 60 million on the lottery I'd spend 59.9 million on drink, drugs and wild parties with plenty of high class escorts,,, then I'd just waste the rest
Annoying people who win the lottery - gordonbennet

Don't get me started on annoying people.

The last time we went, (won't again as we have a system at home to rival) the cinema, it was sheer hell.

From the background noise of cows chewing the cud, or thats what the various constant munchers sounded like, to the geezer one side of us who must have been boozing all afternoon, to the geezer the other side who must have smoked an entire 20 pack of Woodbines just before the film started, they both stunk, how lovely, never ever again as long we both may live.

Annoying people who win the lottery - Ethan Edwards

I won the lottery last week. I'm not buying a Lambo or a huge mansion. I'm going to invest the £ 5.70 and live off the interest. Sorry Jamie not very exciting.

Annoying people who win the lottery - Andrew-T

Sorry Jamie not very exciting.

But years out of date ?

 

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