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Did you win $28 million last night?

By Holden Caulfield - 7 November 2012 27

Apparently one of the four OzLotto winners last night was from Canberra. The total division one prize pool was almost $112 million, so that’s $28 million about to be injected into the ACT economy (or not).

Quoted in the SMH the local winner said:

“First of all we’ll pay off our mortgage then we’ll settle the kids’ mortgages. There are some other relatives we’d like to take care of too — they’ve been good to us.

“I’ll probably have a beer to celebrate.”

Whoever you are, congratulations. Spend it wisely.

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Did you win $28 million last night?
Mysteryman 8:06 pm 07 Nov 12

Cheap said :

If I won the lottery I would make sure that not even my significant other knew about it. I often hear that once the last dollar is spent, many realise that winning the lottery was the worst thing that ever happened to them

That’s because they’re stupid enough to spend it all. You’d have to be a complete muppet to blow $29 million.

Pork Hunt 7:48 pm 07 Nov 12

Spykler said :

JimCharles said :

I remember the first big UK winner, when the press were anxious to identify him although he’d requested no publicity. The only thing released was that the winner was male, had spent the necessary 24 hours listening to the lottery’s financial advisers, then had immediately flown to Miami and communicated that he had absolutely no intention of ever returning to the UK. They didn’t really use it for marketing purposes in the end.

At least two winners of those enormous Camelot jackpots have necked themselves- I was over there when the 100 million pound jackpot was won by a 26 year old guy- after 2 months he had more friends and long-lost relatives than he knew what to do with. He didn’t have a moment’s peace and a year later ended it all..

Darwinsism at work… Was not equipped to survive.

KB1971 7:17 pm 07 Nov 12

*Jim Carrey voice on*

IT WAS MEEEEEEEEEEEEE

*voice off*

Spykler 6:39 pm 07 Nov 12

JimCharles said :

I remember the first big UK winner, when the press were anxious to identify him although he’d requested no publicity. The only thing released was that the winner was male, had spent the necessary 24 hours listening to the lottery’s financial advisers, then had immediately flown to Miami and communicated that he had absolutely no intention of ever returning to the UK. They didn’t really use it for marketing purposes in the end.

At least two winners of those enormous Camelot jackpots have necked themselves- I was over there when the 100 million pound jackpot was won by a 26 year old guy- after 2 months he had more friends and long-lost relatives than he knew what to do with. He didn’t have a moment’s peace and a year later ended it all..

Thumper 6:13 pm 07 Nov 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Cheap said :

If I won the lottery I would make sure that not even my significant other knew about it. I often hear that once the last dollar is spent, many realise that winning the lottery was the worst thing that ever happened to them

I’d be happy to take the risk.

Yep, I’m willing to chance it…

JimCharles 5:33 pm 07 Nov 12

I remember the first big UK winner, when the press were anxious to identify him although he’d requested no publicity. The only thing released was that the winner was male, had spent the necessary 24 hours listening to the lottery’s financial advisers, then had immediately flown to Miami and communicated that he had absolutely no intention of ever returning to the UK. They didn’t really use it for marketing purposes in the end.

How_Canberran 5:26 pm 07 Nov 12

I’d spend it all on shares in Canberra’s light rail extravaganza…..I’m sure to double my money overnight!

How Canberran

Roundhead89 5:23 pm 07 Nov 12

I’d be on the phone to real estate agents at Bondi Beach asking about buying a weekender apartment.

Deref 5:23 pm 07 Nov 12

No, bugger it.

milkman 5:20 pm 07 Nov 12

watto23 said :

I’d love to know what people actually do with 27 million.
Lets face it even if you bought decent houses thats 27 of them or more.
Spend 7 mill and earn 5% interest on the other 20 mill getting a million each year!

I’d pay off my home loans, buy a new car, stick some cash in a term deposit then give the rest away. That amount could make an amazing difference to our local charities and communty groups.

Holden Caulfield 5:17 pm 07 Nov 12

Cheap said :

If I won the lottery I would make sure that not even my significant other knew about it. I often hear that once the last dollar is spent, many realise that winning the lottery was the worst thing that ever happened to them

I’d be happy to take the risk.

Pork Hunt 4:55 pm 07 Nov 12

watto23 said :

I’d love to know what people actually do with 27 million.
Lets face it even if you bought decent houses thats 27 of them or more.
Spend 7 mill and earn 5% interest on the other 20 mill getting a million each year!

I’d spend some on fast cars, alcohol and loose women. The rest I’d just squander….
(apologies to George Best)

Cheap 4:38 pm 07 Nov 12

If I won the lottery I would make sure that not even my significant other knew about it. I often hear that once the last dollar is spent, many realise that winning the lottery was the worst thing that ever happened to them

watto23 4:20 pm 07 Nov 12

I’d love to know what people actually do with 27 million.
Lets face it even if you bought decent houses thats 27 of them or more.
Spend 7 mill and earn 5% interest on the other 20 mill getting a million each year!

astrojax 12:03 pm 07 Nov 12

🙁

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