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spaceman 13 5.3k 3 Wales
13 Jul 2011 12:12PM
.........has just been won by one British person. . After the first million I wouldn't know what to do with the rest.

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Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
13 Jul 2011 12:19PM
You could use the rest to wield power - that's what mega money buys! Wink

Example (a small one): you could hire a top-notch private eye to dig the dirt on Rupert Murdoch and really scupper his BSkyB bid. I know it's pretty much scuppered anyway but off the top of my head that's the sort of thing you could do.

And/or you could set up your own charitable foundation and try and do a bit of good in the world. Smile
JJGEE 12 7.0k 18 England
13 Jul 2011 12:19PM
Just keep an eye out for somebody uploading shots to the epz Gallery taken on the new Sigma SD1 or one of those Phase 1 digital backs ! !
wrinkles 8 351 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 2:39PM
You could do some good with all that money.Smile
Nigeyboy 9 792 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:02PM
Before they get too cocky about it, I just won £200 million on a Nigerian lottery!! Didn't even buy a ticket - my lucky day!!
Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
13 Jul 2011 3:07PM
If I won that amount of money, first thing I'd do is employ someone to deal with all the begging letters! Wink
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:14PM
Give £100 mil away to charity. Another chunk for friends and family and keep the rest......thats just too much money for one person.
Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
13 Jul 2011 3:20PM
Agreed a substantial amount should go to charity but I would want to have personal oversight of that charity - to ensure the money reaches those it's supposed to be helping and a minimum on admin costs. So I would set up a new charity. Smile

Maybe similar to the "Distressed Gentlefolks Aid Association", except it would be for Distressed Photographers! Grin
CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:31PM
There is a farm down the road from us (Sturts Farm) that was turned into a refuge/school for down syndrome adults and children...they grow lots of fruit and veg and sell it in the farm shop......its a fabulous place and its kept open by charitable donations........I'd give them a couple of mil... Smile
collywobles 13 3.9k 10 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:40PM
With that kind of money I would have to dedicate at least £50m to many charities - of my choice.

JamesGarfield 8 915 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:53PM
Fast cars, fast women, drink and parties, the rest i'd just squander.........
Andy_Cundell 6 1.1k 5 England
13 Jul 2011 4:54PM
Every Nikon Lens would be in my grubby hands, especially a 24mm Tilt and shift, a hell of a lot of UK based charities would be getting rather large donations and I would be handing in my notice rather swiftly!

Good luck to the person who won and I wish them anonymity to spend the money and set up their family for generations to come!
scottishphototours 13 2.6k 2
13 Jul 2011 5:29PM
It wisnae me - but I know who it was...
mikehit 7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 5:44PM
Single person? Or a syndicate?
Carabosse Plus
14 40.9k 269 England
13 Jul 2011 5:56PM

Quote:Every Nikon Lens would be in my grubby hands

Ok come on - aim higher! Grin

It would be a Hasselblad H4D-60 for me, with its complete set of lenses (11 in all, I think - each a four figure sum!)

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