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spaceman 14 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 15 41.1k 270 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 13 7.2k 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 9 351 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 2:39PM
You could do some good with all that money.Smile
Nigeyboy 10 870 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 15 41.1k 270 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 12 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 15 41.1k 270 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 12 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 14 4.0k 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 9 915 4 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 3:53PM
Fast cars, fast women, drink and parties, the rest i'd just squander.........
Andy_Cundell 7 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 14 2.6k 2
13 Jul 2011 5:29PM
It wisnae me - but I know who it was...
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2011 5:44PM
Single person? Or a syndicate?
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 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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