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Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 11:50:26

Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester won an astonishing £184 million on the EuroMillions.

Oh heck.
I’d hate it. What about you?

Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 11:52:15

Joe and Jess Thwaite, from Gloucester, scooped a record-breaking £184,262,899 with a Lucky Dip ticket on the draw on Tuesday May 10.

Joe, 49, a communications sales engineer, and Jess, 44, who runs a hairdressing salon with her sister, have been married for 11 years and have two primary-school aged children.

Anniebach Thu 19-May-22 11:53:23


Dinahmo Thu 19-May-22 11:58:29

They will be inundated with begging letters. I think that it will change their lives but not always for the best.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 19-May-22 11:59:43

I wouldn’t have gone public.

I would have just said to family and extremely close friends that I had won a few thousand on the lottery.

I would have given half to my local hospice.

I would have set up a standing order to my local food bank.

GrandmasueUK Thu 19-May-22 12:01:12

I’d hate to win so much. I’m a sucker for a sob story but wouldn’t know how to share it out and surely you would be a target for unscrupulous people and villains straight away. It’s making me anxious thinking about it already! 😱 Hopefully they will have people to advise them.

Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 12:02:32

We live in a small apartment. Would we be silly not to upscale with such a huge amount of money. Then we’d need gardeners, cleaners. Staff.
Oh heck.
I’d hate it all.

Chestnut Thu 19-May-22 12:02:36

I would keep my identity private and spend it on wonderful charitable and environmental schemes. I'd love it! there is a scheme in progress to make plastic containers from seaweed, totally biodegradable. Great stuff, my money would be supporting things like that. Oh if only........ 😍

crazyH Thu 19-May-22 12:11:20

Oh my word !!!!!- All I want is about £5million - pay off my children’s mortgages, put some into the 6 grandkids’ savings accounts, and the rest for my really ‘old age’, (if I live that long) a nice Nursing home …..

Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 12:13:57

I have health anxiety so one ‘good’ thing for me would be a private doctor on speed dial. Reassurance ++

Kate1949 Thu 19-May-22 12:14:00

Good luck to them. I fear they'll need it. I can't think what possessed them to go public.

Dinahmo Thu 19-May-22 12:14:09


I would keep my identity private and spend it on wonderful charitable and environmental schemes. I'd love it! there is a scheme in progress to make plastic containers from seaweed, totally biodegradable. Great stuff, my money would be supporting things like that. Oh if only........ 😍

I agree with you. Just think what could be done with that amount of money.

crazyH Thu 19-May-22 12:14:25

Oh yes and £500000 each for my 2 favourite charities Cancer Research and the NSPCC

Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 12:16:18

Isn’t going public supposed to bring support and advice?
Maybe a bit scary without it on this scale.

Blossoming Thu 19-May-22 12:19:23

I would give most of it away. I certainly wouldn’t go public.

Farzanah Thu 19-May-22 12:22:38

I was discussing this with friend and we both said how brilliant to be able to finance projects such as truly affordable housing and environmental schemes and other worthwhile projects. Money is only useful if you spend it…….and more satisfaction to spend on worthwhile causes than ruinous indulgent luxury lifestyle.

Urmstongran Thu 19-May-22 12:25:13

Apparently it’s hard to make logical choices when you have such a life-changing event - plus the pressure from the Lottery company to go public. If they purchased the ticket on-line there is more chance of staying anonymous, but if you bought from the corner shop they get a percentage of the winnings - and gossips will soon put 2+2 together!

CatsCatsCats Thu 19-May-22 12:30:50

Oh, I would love to win that much. Just for the bliss of seeing the back of money worries.

The couple are so lucky, I hope they appreciate it.

But, no, I'd never go public.

Parsley3 Thu 19-May-22 12:31:22

I would love to win a vast sum. Think of how much good the money could do. Why would you hate the opportunity to donate meaningful sums to your family and favourite charities? I don't understand that. Still since the chance of me winning is tiny I can only dream.

dogsmother Thu 19-May-22 12:35:55

I’d like a go at it 😂

Helen657 Thu 19-May-22 12:40:00

I’d like to try it too!! 🤣
Would absolutely love giving most of it away after taking care of friends and family.

PollyDolly Thu 19-May-22 12:42:38

I wouldn't go public either if I won, the chances of which are very slim as I rarely buy a ticket. OH is more likely to get one.

I know exactly what I would do with a vast amount of money though.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 19-May-22 12:45:47

Why on earth did they go public? I can foresee problems as well as joy - which is what life in general brings anyway. If a couple want different things in life it could drive them apart. A young couple in a nearby town who won a very large amount have now parted, apparently - amicably.

I believe that the lottery people often advise that going public means that 'you don't have to explain yourself and gets it over with' but surely that is only appropriate if you do something very out of the ordinary like putting a Lamborghini on the driveway?

The amount they've won seems very OTT. Whether rich or poor, we all have a basic level of happiness or disatisfaction with life and after the initial elation of winning you soon return to whatever level that was. Anyway, good luck to them.

Chewbacca Thu 19-May-22 12:46:01

If only.......

Germanshepherdsmum Thu 19-May-22 13:36:57

You would never be able to keep it quiet. Such a vast sum landing in your account, various places where you would invest, your children suddenly getting nice houses, and you would very probably move, get a new car - speculation would lead to the press being tipped off for £££.

I would hate the burden of that sort of money but what an opportunity. After looking after my son I would move to Jersey (no IHT) and the remainder of my fortune would be spent on benefiting a great many animals around the world.