If you were a rich man, yada yada yada yaaa

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    If you won the lottery, say £16m ($30m, €23m, $40m (aud)) what would you do?


    I think I'd buy a bit of land and build myself a not-too-big not-too-small house out of oak. I'd make a pond/lake. For some reason I've always wanted a lake which has an island with lemurs on it. But they'd take constant care so that's a no-no. I'd like at least three dogs, but wouldn't for the same reason.
    After my house I'd love to build a series of three story flats which I'd rent out to new families on the cheap (I sound a right sap here don't I?).
    Obviously I'd give money to family. £1m each to my mum, dad and sister. Some to my aunt and uncle to (we aren't a big, close family so no-one else).
    Not far from here is a visitor's farm. Schools and children go there to see cows being milked, pigs and sheep giving birth etc. I wouldn't mind owning one of those.
    For fun I'd buy a fleet of cars to modify to. I'm thinking smoothed Golf's and big bhp Skylines. :drool:.
    There are at least two websites I have planned. One would take money to create as I'd have to pay someone to code it all. And I'd love a shop which sells music and is a kind of coffee house thingy.



    But I haven't thought about it....
     
  2. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    buy a 20D :)
     
  3. MDowdey

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    if i won 20 million dollars(us):


    i would sit my 10 closest friends down in one room and close the door, and ask the question "how does it feel to be a millionaire"?


    then 5 million goes towards charity, and the other 5 i dump in a high interest yielding savings account, or CD and live comfortably off the interest checks that flow in each month.

    :)


    md
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    20D ???

    I'd get the 1Ds Mark II...just as my everyday camera.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    Big Mike :) get off :) I'm a poor student from Poland :) I 20d would be enough :p:p:p
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'd like to buy a lake...or at least all the lots at a lake and build cabins for my friends & family to use.
     
  7. MDowdey

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    all my favorite TPF ladies would get a cool million. just for being awesome. :oops: :wink:


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    md

    oh and i would buy a large format camera, and i would buy someone so they could show me how to work it.
     
  8. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well...I'd pay off my bills, and give an extra $1000 or so to my former landlord (he recently sold the building..I hate my new landlord!), because he was so good to me when I was going through my financial troubles. I'd take my boyfriend and I on a trip to Europe. I've always wanted to travel, but never really had any particular places that I REALLY wanted to go...but he does. So...it's be Greece, Rome, and a few other places. I'd start goin to college, too, since I'd be able to afford it. Then I would find some land somewhere and, like Ferny, build me a not too small, not to big house.

    THEN I would start in on buying all the photog equipment that I've always wanted!

    Oh! And I'd pay off my bf's college as well! :)

    And a new car...mine is about shot!
     
  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    but to be honest I'd but a BMW :) I love those cars.. and Nissan X-trail - lovely. Also I'd like to have a home in Italy in Toscania and go to New Zeland to take some awesome shots like Vonnagy :)

    I'll also give something for a charity and for homeless dogs :)
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well you wouldn't be a poor student after you won the lottery...now would you? :D

    The question is...would you stay in school if you won all that money? Usually people get an education to be able to make a decent living. But if that was not required, would you still go?

    Think about it...you could live the fun life of a student...without the hardship of being poor? But the motivation to study would be pretty hard to muster.
     
  11. mentos_007

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    yeah I will stay in school! Really! I don't want to be reach and stupid! I'd also do a few other faculties!!!
     
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    I'd be goin to college!!! I wanna go sooooo bad!
     

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