US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

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US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby jastons on Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:20 pm

The US Mega Millions has a world record jackpot of £1.2bn! If anyone is lucky enough to get all six numbers then they can choose to either take a one off payment of £691m or receive the £1.2bn spread over 29 years.

Which would you choose?
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:56 pm

I've worked it out to about £885k a week for 29 years!


I'd probably take the 600 odd in one go as that us still a ridiculous amount of money and who knows what could happen after trying jetskiing or piloting a Chinook.
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby Clucking Bell on Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:43 pm

$1.6bn. Might risk a buck on Tuesday.
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Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:46 am

And you're more likely to get hit by lightning, an asteroid, space junk, get bitten by a shark or making back to back to back hole in ones at your local golf course.

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Still someone's gotta win..

And as my old mate Macca (not that one) used to say (Villa fan, not Sir Paul) "You've gotta be in it to win it."

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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:26 am

jastons wrote:The US Mega Millions has a world record jackpot of £1.2bn! If anyone is lucky enough to get all six numbers then they can choose to either take a one off payment of £691m or receive the £1.2bn spread over 29 years.

Which would you choose?

Have it spread over 29yrs.

£1.2b would kill me I reckon.......but what a way to go though?
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Postby delbert on Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:57 am

I'd have to examine any tax implications first.............
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Postby the pink palermo on Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:10 pm

I'd take the discounted cash and West Ham United would have a new ground built on top of the quickly flattened Excel centre.
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby WHU Independent on Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:59 pm

can you play from the UK - I'd like to try just to show the tix to my parents who do the UK? Euro lottery religiously but not for anywhere like the amount of that prize money!
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Postby warp on Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:51 pm

having them spread out would just be ****ing dumb, how much interest can you get on 691 million for 29 years??

they offer you the option only because it would benefit them a lot.
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:25 pm

If I won it I would buy out Gold and Sullivan, give the manager another £500m to spend on new players and enjoy the rest of it
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:29 pm

I’d pay off the mortgage and stick the rest in the bank.
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Postby Samba on Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:33 pm

WHU Independent wrote:can you play from the UK - I'd like to try just to show the tix to my parents who do the UK? Euro lottery religiously but not for anywhere like the amount of that prize money!

Apparently you can play it from here, WHUI.
I do wonder how much it would take G&S to f**k off though..
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Re: US Mega Millions - £1.2bn Jackpot

Postby sendô on Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:55 pm

jastons wrote:The US Mega Millions has a world record jackpot of £1.2bn! If anyone is lucky enough to get all six numbers then they can choose to either take a one off payment of £691m or receive the £1.2bn spread over 29 years.

Which would you choose?

The taxman's going to win big too eh?

Take it as a lump. Coke and hookers and all that.
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