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(Mirror.co.uk)   After winning lottery and buying a mansion, two yachts, new cars and designer everything, woman goes back to her old job, saying she was "bored"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 82
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2014-03-17 09:17:46 AM  
So, five years ago she won a few mil. She has since spent most of it and now realizes that she still has 40 years left to live.
 
2014-03-17 11:24:09 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: So, five years ago she won a few mil. She has since spent most of it and now realizes that she still has 40 years left to live.


yeah, if she bought all that out of £1.9 million, she's not got a lot left.
 
2014-03-17 12:07:54 PM  
Rule #1 when winning a few measly million:
become a landlord with 3rd party property management
or
wisely invest it in something you're passionate about

That's about it
 
2014-03-17 12:08:13 PM  
Wow, mansions must be cheap as dirt where she lives.
 
2014-03-17 12:08:13 PM  
Well that is why if I ever won a big jackpot like that I would put it in a trust fund or some other fund and live off the interest. Some luxuries yes but it can help me not go overboard. Oh I would try to keep a strict vow of silence when I win while I invest my money before I go into "hiding".
 
2014-03-17 12:09:09 PM  
I'd sponsor a few asshole liters for a year because I'm not here to be helpful
 
2014-03-17 12:09:52 PM  
I'd buy a rocket car and a solid gold house.
 
2014-03-17 12:10:38 PM  
Meet the Fudds.
 
2014-03-17 12:11:23 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I'd sponsor a few asshole liters for a year because I'm not here to be helpful


What, not enough Total Fark assholes for you?
 
2014-03-17 12:11:29 PM  
I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht...
 
GBB
2014-03-17 12:13:48 PM  
Yup, a couple million is only enough to stop working and live your current lifestyle till the end.   Which is why I only play when it gets to obscene amounts of which I could live like a rockstar on just the interest.
 
2014-03-17 12:14:34 PM  
Obviously not very good with money.

Even if I won 10 Mill I wouldn't be buying a mansion or yacht.
 
2014-03-17 12:16:19 PM  
I'd pay off my student loans and buy a can of coke with the change.
 
2014-03-17 12:18:06 PM  
Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.
 
2014-03-17 12:19:18 PM  

69gnarkill69: Smeggy Smurf: I'd sponsor a few asshole liters for a year because I'm not here to be helpful

What, not enough Total Fark assholes for you?


Nice try but I'm not rich enough to sponsor assholes quite yet
 
2014-03-17 12:20:05 PM  
Honestly, after securing my retirement, taking care of my kids and helping everyone I loved, I would probably gives the rest away.

/I like to think I would anyway
 
2014-03-17 12:20:16 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.


If I only won a few million, I'd keep my job.  I'd give much less of a shiat about it, but I wouldn't quit.
 
2014-03-17 12:20:29 PM  
She's doing it wrong.
 
2014-03-17 12:22:19 PM  

ByOwlLight: Wow, mansions must be cheap as dirt where she lives.


Depends heavily on location. You can get a huge 4000 sq ft house out in the country here for much less than a million. For 5m you could probably build an honest to god castle.
 
2014-03-17 12:22:34 PM  
Several years ago, a woman in the employ of one of my customers won a couple of million dollars in a lottery. She paid off her mortgage, she and her husband bought new cars, some toys, and they regularly treat themselves and a few friends and relatives to loge seats for concerts and sporting events. Neither quit their job. She is still an accounting clerk and he still works in a warehouse.

/csb
 
2014-03-17 12:23:18 PM  

duffblue: I'd pay off my student loans and buy a can of coke with the change.


Oh I can only dream of buying a can of coke after paying off edu loans. Maybe a warm can of coke. Without the coke. Or can.

/such luxury
 
2014-03-17 12:23:49 PM  
Should have taken up archery

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2014-03-17 12:23:57 PM  

Farce-Side: The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.

If I only won a few million, I'd keep my job.  I'd give much less of a shiat about it, but I wouldn't quit.


I'd quit this place for a few hundred thousand. It'd give me enough time to find something far better.
 
2014-03-17 12:24:30 PM  

GBB: Yup, a couple million is only enough to stop working and live your current lifestyle till the end.   Which is why I only play when it gets to obscene amounts of which I could live like a rockstar on just the interest.


That's my plan. But one ticket per big drawing ($200M+), try not to piss it away if I win, but acknowledge that it's probably just paying into the state's General Fund.

I've already found the acreage I want to live on, which would just be easier to buy if I win the lottery (and I'll buy some more land around it if I have millions). It's pretty much on a mountain top. Take down some trees, put up wind/solar, add a few satellite dishes & TV antennae, and farm what I can. Give a fair amount to charity, help out some family, and travel the country.

/plus one rocket car
 
2014-03-17 12:26:07 PM  

GBB: Yup, a couple million is only enough to stop working and live your current lifestyle till the end.   Which is why I only play when it gets to obscene amounts of which I could live like a rockstar on just the interest.


You don't even have to get just the interest. Just take the annuity. Lots of people think that if they take the cash they can invest it better than the annuity will pay out, but a history of lottery winners says on average they are wrong. Besides if you hit one of the "little" jackpots of say 10 million, over a 20 year annuity that is around 500,000 a year, I could live like a king on 500K a year. (Your milage may vary as the first 10 or so annual payments are less than the remaining payments.)
 
2014-03-17 12:26:11 PM  
Michele Edwards and her husband, Potato.
 
2014-03-17 12:26:14 PM  

Farce-Side: The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.

If I only won a few million, I'd keep my job.  I'd give much less of a shiat about it, but I wouldn't quit.


Hence why the owner class likes to keep people poor and dependent.
 
2014-03-17 12:27:39 PM  
alice.typepad.com

I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.
 
2014-03-17 12:27:40 PM  
Article fails to mention how much she spent on hookers & blow.
 
2014-03-17 12:27:45 PM  
I'd bore her if you know what I mean.  And I think you do know what I mean.  I'd bore her till she fell asleep.
 
2014-03-17 12:27:46 PM  

Farce-Side: If I only won a few million, I'd keep my job.  I'd give much less of a shiat about it, but I wouldn't quit.


Pretty much this. 

£2 million is what ...about $3 million?    I'd probably pay the house off and upgrade the cars then put the rest in an annuity to augment my income.  $3 million isn't quite 'fark you' money and it would royally suck to have to go back to your boss with your tail between your legs after pissing it all away.
 
2014-03-17 12:28:11 PM  
I'd love to have a few measly million, life without debt it is a very beautiful thing. I'd try and leave at least half the winnings in the bank, hopefully earning 3 or 4% interest. That would be pretty alright and would guarantee some fairly nice, regular, vacations.
 
2014-03-17 12:28:15 PM  

zvoidx: I am Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht...


goddammitsomuch
 
2014-03-17 12:28:52 PM  
 
2014-03-17 12:29:16 PM  
Michelle Edwards, 43, bought a mansion, two yachts, new cars, designer clothes and luxury holidays after the 2009 win with computer engineer husband Ed, 48.

Edward Edwards? Forgive me, his parents were Mr. and Mrs. Potato.
 
2014-03-17 12:29:33 PM  
What is that, like $3,000,000 and some change in US dollars?

Do the British define Yacht and mansion as we do? Is there a typo in the prize ammount, is it missing some 0's?

It seems like a few yachts and a mansion and you would be about out of your 3 mil
 
2014-03-17 12:30:23 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Michele Edwards and her husband, Potato.


I was thinking an early Mitch McConnell.
 
2014-03-17 12:31:36 PM  
And this is why most lottery winners are broke after a few years.

Her dog nanny job sure isn't going to cover the property taxes on those big ticket items she bought. Obviously she didn't think this through.
 
2014-03-17 12:32:49 PM  
If I did quit it would be to go back to school to upgrade my skills and get a better job.
 
2014-03-17 12:36:23 PM  

groppet: If I did quit it would be to go back to school to upgrade my skills and get a better job.


Yea, maybe this.  Use the few million you win to pay for school and support yourself for four years while you better yourself.  I could see doing that.
 
2014-03-17 12:39:26 PM  

capt.hollister: Several years ago, a woman in the employ of one of my customers won a couple of million dollars in a lottery. She paid off her mortgage, she and her husband bought new cars, some toys, and they regularly treat themselves and a few friends and relatives to loge seats for concerts and sporting events. Neither quit their job. She is still an accounting clerk and he still works in a warehouse.

/csb


Not dumb. Once you aren't paying a mortgage or vehicle payments, your paycheck suddenly goes a lot farther, and if you lose your job you don't risk losing your home as well (at least not in the short to medium term). Those terms would make many jobs a lot nicer.
 
2014-03-17 12:47:30 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.


Took a lot of posts but someone finally nailed it.

Not so strange to go back to doing something that you enjoy, something that gives you fulfillment, something that's more of a constructive hobby to start with.
 
2014-03-17 12:49:53 PM  

omeganuepsilon: The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.

Took a lot of posts but someone finally nailed it.

Not so strange to go back to doing something that you enjoy, something that gives you fulfillment, something that's more of a constructive hobby to start with.


Yea, that narrative works well, if one did not RTFA, but if one did read the RFTA one would have seen that she was a store manager and is now volunteering at a dog rescue that the lottery proceeds helped fund.
 
2014-03-17 12:52:02 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: Well yeah, she works with dogs.

That is a fun job.

Write another story when someone has a regular job and goes back.


She did and they did,

If one read the very short article without very many big words, one would have read that she was a store manager and she now volunteers her time with a charity the lotto helps fund
 
2014-03-17 12:52:17 PM  
Quit job
Learn some languages and travel
Learn new and better my exiting craftsman skills (welding, wordworking)
Set up a couple of charity funds (i.e. scholarships)
Move away from everyone
Rebuild a car
 
2014-03-17 12:52:45 PM  
This is more typical of most lottery winners. Blowing through $27 million in less than 5 years. Dead in 12.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517550/Powerball-winner-Dav id -Lee-Edwards-dies-penniless-12-years-scored-27million-jackpot.html
 
2014-03-17 12:59:43 PM  
I'd like to see yer "yacht."  If it is anything like my "yacht," she probably shouldn't be bragging.
 
2014-03-17 12:59:49 PM  

nunyadang: What is that, like $3,000,000 and some change in US dollars?

Do the British define Yacht and mansion as we do? Is there a typo in the prize ammount, is it missing some 0's?

It seems like a few yachts and a mansion and you would be about out of your 3 mil


just over $3m USD. If you took the annunity over 20 years, that would be 150,000 every year for 20 years, after taxes, you're looking at about clearing 100K a year.    That's middle class in MA.
 
2014-03-17 01:03:41 PM  

StrikitRich: Article fails to mention how much she spent on hookers & blow.


...the rest she wasted
 
2014-03-17 01:05:01 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Michelle Edwards, 43, bought a mansion, two yachts, new cars, designer clothes and luxury holidays after the 2009 win with computer engineer husband Ed, 48.

Edward Edwards? Forgive me, his parents were Mr. and Mrs. Potato.


His parents may or may not be named Potato, but since this was not in the US, there is no reason to conclude that his family name is Edwards.
 
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