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I don't do the Lottery every week. Personally, I prefer the Irish Lottery, but I do sometimes do the normal lottery too. The most I've ever won on the lottery is £100, and that was just before Christmas one year, so that came in really helpful. But, if by chance I did win the lottery, what would I do with it? There are a few things I'd like to do.
Treat the family.
This is at the top of my list, I would definitely give all my family a good wad of cash, well, my immediate family at least I would. I would love to give them all enough money to live comfortably and have enough money left over to play with.
Pay my bills
I would pay all by debts off and stuff. This would be one of my top priorities. For me, this would be a dream come true and to get them paid off would be a weight off my mind. This would mean I could be in the clear with everything and would mean I could live a more comfortable and worry free life. =)
Buy a bungalow
I would love to buy my own bungalow. I wouldn't need a big place since there's just me and my dog, but I would like a 2 bedroom bungalow with a small front and back garden, and also a garage. I've always dreamed about having my own bungalow, and this is what I plan to do if I ever win the lottery.
Buy a car
I used to have a Nissan Micra, and I loved that car, so this is the kind of car I would buy. The car I had was automatic, and I loved driving that. It was so easy and smooth to drive. I enjoy driving, so this is what I would buy.
Give to charity
I am a big animal lover, so I would give to one or two animal charities. There are a few local animal charities too which I would like to give to. You see them adverts on telly don't you? I would love to be able to help charities that help animals.
Go on a cruise
My dream is to go on a world cruise. I would like one of them rooms where you have your own private decking to sit on. This would be a dream come true for me to visit Countries around the world.
Go to India on holiday
I mentioned the cruise, but I would like to spend a 3 or 4 week holiday in India. It has been a life long dream for me to visit this Country, so this is what I would do. I would visit as much of the sights as I could, the museums, cities and towns. I love Indian food too. This would be a dream come true for me.
Take my family out for a slap up meal
To celebrate, I would take my family out for a no expense spared slap up meal to a posh restaurant. They can eat and drink whatever they like and I would be happy to pay for it all. I love my family, even though they can be a pain in the ass sometimes lol, but I would treat them all to a lovely meal.
Well, this is just a small list of what I would like to do if I won the lottery. I can but dream, hey?
Thankyou for reading
To begin with if my numbers did come up I would probably be so surprised that I would faint and I would have to be revived. I have never got any more than three numbers on any row at any time. Still we can all dream can`t we.
Here are a few things that I would do with the money
1)Pay off existing debts
2) Buy a new house
3) Pay off debts for other members of my family
4)Go on a lovely holiday
5) Buy a holiday home
6) Eat all my favorite foods
7) Invest in a business so that we can give up our jobs
8) Give some to charity
9) Buy some lovely new clothes
10) Buy a new car ( for hubby)
11)Driving lessons for me
12) Most impotant of all I would be able to afford to spend lots of time with my family.
I know none of this will ever happen but on a cold rainy day like today it is nice to be able to dream about these things.
Hey guess what...... it is Sunday afternoon and I have not checked the lottery numbers yet....keep your fingers crossed for me
I do not really play the lottery to be honest. Although I have done a couple of lines in the last few weeks only because of the raffle whereby the lottery were going to give £20,000 to 1000 lucky players. No harm in trying. But now its upto £2 a play, I really do not see myself playing it again. So I can hear people saying "well if you not in it then you won't win it". Fair play....cannot argue with that.
However lets say that I do win the lottery. The amount to win, well to be honest any will do. Depending on how much will depend on what will be on the list. Enough to pay off the mortgage would be nice but then £20,000 would be good to pay off some debt and get a decent holiday and then maybe over pay on the mortgage.
So the list of things that I would use on the money on. I appreciate it will not be to everyone's tastes. Its in no particular order.
1) Cars - I have a passion for cars and always have done. So for this, call me greedy but I would have a small amount of cars for difference purposes. IE a 4x4 for a day out in the country, a sports car for a days driving, a luxury car for a long trip etc. You get the picture. Cars on the list at the moment include the likes of Range Rover Sport, BMW 740 or 750, Porsche 911 GT3.
2) Holidays - The feel good factor when you go on holiday. Good food and good company with plenty of sun and some nice luxury items and rooms. Flying business class of course, so you arrive at your destination refreshed rather than knackered and stiff. I have been lucky enough in my life to visit numerous countries around the world but would love to visit them again. Beach holidays would be my favourite so would love to go back to the Maldives whilst at the same time, some city travel in Hong Kong.
3) Debt - Yes, there is debt to be paid off. Dam credit cards. Trying to control how I spend my money is not to bad, but its always things that come along which you do not anticipate. Food and petrol eat the most out of my monthly budget.
4) Family - My sister is out of a job at the moment looking after her little one whilst her husband works hard to put food on the table. They just about get by, but know that money would help them out a lot. My mum and dad divorced and my mum still works but she also lives on a budget. She is not all about having a big house with a big car, but I know money would just make her worry abit less and she would have the heating on more etc. My dad should really have retired by now but is still working to get by. Again money would ease his life.
5) Charity - I admit that I do not give to charity. Have a number of people knock on the door asking for money and turn them away. But then you have to look after number 1 and I am in no means flushed. But I know a number of charities that I feel are worth giving to and that's mainly because of personal reasons.
It will all depend on how much you win. Winning £100,000 for example, what do you do? Stay in your house but maybe build an extension? Add it straight to your mortgage so it brings down your monthly costs? Blow it on cars, holidays etc? Giving that amount, I would paid off all debts, then a new sensible car, a holiday and pocket some for a rainy day, some to family, then pay the rest into the mortgage pot.
I wouldn't say that we live in poverty but on the other side we don't have the comfortable life with 2 cars, and numerous luxuries holidays a year, so we work our little butts off to maintain our reasonable 2 bedroom flat, run our 10 year old car and go on one holiday a year! I don't think I want for much, and my dreams if I won the lottery wouldn't be to continually shop in Chanel and having a yacht etc but I have always dreamt of a few things I'd like to do. I don't even know what the going rate for the jackpot is these days as I see different lottery games every day but hers my small list of what I'd spend the money on.
1. Buy a house and flat
I currently have only one child, but at some point in the future I'd definitely like 1 or 2 more, so I think buying a modest 4 bedroom house would definitely be top of the list. I'd ideally like the house for security, so when I pass on my daughter (or future children) will always have the security of having a home to go to and a roof over their head. Paying rent as I am living in private property grinds my gears as I am practically paying someone elses mortgage but until I can save my own deposit I don't have much choice!
The flat I would probably rent out, so depending on the bucket load I won, I'd like to get something in central London which I could rent out for a decent amount of money and have a nice fixed income each month, regardless of if I lose the windfall.
2. Clear all my debts
I don't hav a huge amount, but since finishing University I have managed to rack up a nice £29,000 worth of student debt loans alone (eek!) and I am still clearing my overdraft, so knowing this is no longer hanging over me would be a great relief!
3. Put some in my daughter's trust fund
Of course this is all relevant of how much I won and how much is left after paying for the first 2 on the list! I'd like to think £100,000 would be a nice sum to inherit by the time she is 18 (with inflation who knows if that will even pay for her to go to university!) so this would be next on my to do list.
4. Sharing is Caring
There is no way I could win the lottery without giving some to my mum, dad, brothers and sisters. I have a big family, so cousins and aunts and uncles might be a bit of a stretch but I'm quite philanthropic so anything I could do to help I definitely would without leaving myself with nothing!
5. A new car
Since passing my test 3 years ago I have been driving the same old rattling Peugeot 206 and I am really keen on a new car! I am currently saving for a new one, but with recently going on holiday and scaling down hours at work, savings have slowed down a bit so I am probably looking at getting a new car, in the next 6 months instead of next month like I originally planned. I quite like Toyota's and Hyundai, but if I won the lottery I am sure I could go all out and get a Mercedes Benz or Range Rover lol!
Well now I have done all the savvy things like savings and buying property I think it's time to buy myself some stuff! I don't mean over the top shopping in Harrods and buying ludicrous amounts of diamonds and pearls, as I think I would still hit the high street. River Island, bit of John Lewis and Selfridges, as all us ladies know a little retail therapy does the world of good!
7. Start my own Business
If I am really honest I hate working for other people and them telling me what to do, so in the long run I would love to have my own business! I'm not quite sure what it would be just yet, but it would be something to do with affordable childcare for working parents. I am realising how hard it is to juggle work and my daughter going school, as breakfast club and afterschool club cost a small fortune and there is such limited availability at my daughters school.
I am sure I would enjoy a few holidays, flown first class to some exotic destinations around the world as my bucket list is to visit every continent before I die. I can think of a few trips I'd like to make, Vegas, Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore (South East Asia in General), Australia, Brazil are just some to name a few.
These few things are just the tip of the Iceberg and no doubt if I achieved even half of the list I'm sure the money would run out! I don't even buy lottery tickets as to me its a gamble that never pays off lol, but its always nice to dream about what I would do!
Come on...is there anyone in the country who hasn't thought what they would do if their number came up on the lottery?? Me and my fiancé are always talking about it....he would up sticks and move, I'd be happy to enhance the life we have already.
Firstly I'm not greedy, a few thousand would be nice to pay off our debts and put a deposit down for a bigger house...but the jackpot would be amazing!!! a dream in fact.
You really cant do anything until the money shows in your bank...I don't think I'd believe we'd won until it showed up. Then the first thing I would do is pay off money owed to a certain family member who leant us some....and get them out of our lives forever!!! now to the serious spending.
1...a new house....we NEED one of these, living in a 2 bedroom terrace with no garden isn't ideal especially with a son and daughter....they will need their own rooms in the next few years. I like the area we live, and my son is in a great school, so a house in the area would be great. there are LOADS of fields and old farm houses nearby, one of these would be great. Of course my fiancé wants to move to the middle of nowhere in the Scottish highlands....maybe we can do that when the children have finished school.
2...a holiday....the last holiday we went on abroad was to Tenerife, self catering when I still worked. since then we've gone camping and on the sun £9.50 holidays. It would be a dream to take my children to Disneyworld in Florida....a trip of a lifetime.
3...pay off debts....not only mine (we don't have too many) but my mums too. she has always helped us out when we needed anything, she'd give her last pound to us if we needed it. yet she is the sort of person who always gets a bad deal...with loans, mortgage, even her PPI claim left her worse off....I'd love to give her a clean slate...clear all her debts and mortgage and give her a next egg to help her in future. I'd also tell her to quit her job where her boss takes advantage of her kindness, and pay for her to do her nursing/midwife degree like she's always wanted to do. I'd be happy to support her for the duration of this....
4...new things!!!! for 4 years now we haven't bought much "new" stuff. we have loads of second hand electricals, I have clothes off freecycle, my children clothes from ebay.... I'd love to go on a spending spree and buy us all some NEW clothes, a new tv for our bedroom (ours is a small portable I bought about 10 years ago when I lived at home with my mum). of course I probably still wouldn't go for the top of the range expensive products. I am and probably always will be a scrimper. even with loads in the bank I would still look for a bargain!! why waste money after all.
The last thing I would do is make sure that my children ALWAYS know who was there before the money....there have been loads of people who just pop in to see us and them, who phone weekly....yet there is a few who only see us when we visit....who only speak to us when we phone....I can imagine them coming out of the woodwork to claim their small part of our win....oh the immense pleasure I would get telling them where to go (short walk small pier) I think this would be the best thing of all...even better than the money itself....
I always think when they have the mega rollovers on the Euro millions is that too much money for a person to win, but then I would have a narrow chance of winning as I only buy one in a blue moon.
Not that I'm being greedy but I would like to win about 4 million plus, so that I know I have enough to get things done.
No it wouldn't be a round the world cruise, I would head to two places for a holiday while it sunk in, the Dom Rep, and to Tunisia, as after visiting Tunisia just recently for about 18th visit over the years it feels like a 2nd home to me.
I would buy a house in my favourite part of Devon, and my parents have done a for me and my daughter and due to my mums ill health, she has never been able to experience foreign holidays and she loves the area.
I know people always say they would give to charity, but for me I would donate to at least 4 charities, the first would be Marie Curie - my sister passed away before I was born when she was 18mths old, she had cancer, this was back in the 1969, and Marie Curie was a help to my parents, I would also support families accomodation at hospitals, next it would be Dogs Trust, how anyone can mistreat a dog, is unbelievable, my daughter on her 10th birthday was given £20 and she asked could take her birthday money there, the 4th charity, there is so many worthwhile, I guess it would depend if there was a course near to my heart at the time.
My parents, I would make sure they would want for nothing, I can never turn the clock back to prevent my mums disability, but things could be easier/
Trustfund for my daughter
Friends, there is a couple of friends, I would write cheques for their mortgages, and set up small trust fund for their children. As the old saying goes you cannot pick your family, but you can pick your friends, and there is never a truer word.
I'd have a personal trainer, a chef and help me kick the excess weight, (health related weight gain).
I would make sure that I still had holidays, and would start working through my dream list
=Would I go public=
Yes, even though I can be quite private person at times, if you stayed no publicity it wouldn't take people long so that way you would get the "letters / requests" done and then you could get on with your life.
I know it seems a cliche, family, friends, charity, but the one thing I would really hope I would be able to achieve is that it wouldn't change me, and my daughter would be grounded in the fact that money wouldn't go to her head xx
"It could be you!" the advertising shouts, but so far it hasn't been me!
OK...confession time...I've bought the occasional on-line scratchcard but I've never actually played the real, bona-fide, choose your numbers, queue in the newsagents, buy your ticket, watch the draw on a Saturday night lottery.
But if I did? And if I won?
...here's my four-step plan. I'm not greedy; anything over a couple of million would do!
#1 Pay off all my loved ones' debts (boring but necessary)
#2 Buy all my loved ones decent pension/care plans for old age (even more boring, but even more necessary!)
#3 Give a good chunk o' change to charity (the cats' home will probably be the main beneficiary in my will so I'd want to spread the wealth around a little)
#4 Rent out the house, Hubby and I would pack our backpacks, and we'd be off!
I've been suffering from wanderlust since I was a teen. I've found that the more I travel, the more I want to travel. Hubby's afflicted by the same condition so we'd want to pack in a ton of amazing places on an epic backpackingpalooza.
Places we've been we want to go back to - Japan, Southern USA, Canada, Poland, Iceland & Bavaria
Places we've always wanted to see (in no particular order) - More of North America, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, The Caribbean, Greece, Southern France, Egypt, South Africa, Russia, Norway, New Zealand and Antarctica.
That should keep us going for a couple of years, then we could come back to Blighty, have a few months visiting family and friends, then do it all over again!
Yep...that's the plan. Maybe it's time to start choosing some lucky numbers...
I play the lottery on a regular basis, twice a week with 2 lines of lottery numbers and a scratchcard. I very rarely win anything and if I do it's usually £10/£30 which means I'm probably still making a loss of money to the National Lottery. However, the big prizes could still be won. It's a tricky thing to discuss because I really don't have a clue what id do. If it was a really big win i.e over £5 million pounds I'd definitely share it with my family and most likely give a little bit to my friends. I'm not sure if I'd tell many people or go public as it could cause more problems. If anyone's watched the UK BBC drama 'The Syndicate' you'll know what I mean.
What I'd buy...
Like I mentioned above, it would be a tricky decision but the two things I'd buy straight away was a big house and an expensive car. I don't really collect anything as such so I probably wouldn't buy anything along those lines. I may also give a proportion of my money to a well-deserving charity. I'd also most likely buy a house in another country and book lots of holidays to far-off exotic locations around the world. I've always wanted to do some sort of expedition (i.e climb Mount Everest or trek to the North Pole) and I suppose this lottery win would fund it. I wouldn't stop doing the things I enjoy most just because I've won the lottery however.
I hope I do win the lottery very soon after all the money I've spent (and lost) on tickets over the years I've been playing it.
Thanks for reading :) -ellis2013
I'm going to be honest and upfront and admit I don't buy lottery tickets because, ironically enough, I'd rather save the money! But we've all had that conversation and wasted hours thinking about what we'd do if money wasn't a problem and so, here's my list in no particular order:
Buy a flat in Shaldon, furnish the flat, go on a gap year in India, complete my degree, pay off my debts, quit my job and find one that I won't dread going to everyday, go on a road trip across New Zealand, go on a road trip across Britain, go on a road trip across America, get some proper photography equipment and get a big batch printed so I can't start going to craft fairs, backpack through Ireland, get my hair done properly and on a regular basis, get my gym membership back, buy Microsoft word for my laptop, give my car a thorough fixing and cleaning up, hire a decent gardener for my paternal grandparents, give my maternal grandparents enough so Gran could quit her job, buy the parents a new bathroom trek to everest base camp, go to any and all counties not yet mentioned, put money in an account for my brother's uni fund, get another tattoo, get a dog, but one of everything from the cosmetics and toiletries section of sainsburys, bake more, treat me and all my friends to a group holiday, buy everything on my amazon wish list.. I think I'd better stop there. Or I'd never stop..
I rarely do the lottery, only usually on special occasions, so it would be amazing if I won the lottery. However most of us have a dream of one day winning. If I were to win the lottery, I wouldn't change my life plans too much.
As some of you may know, I am currently studying to be a vet, at University out in Slovakia. It is an amazing adventure, but there is one problem, and that is the financial aspect of it. I need around £8000 a year to survive out here, to pay my tuition and living costs. Hence me working like crazy during the holidays and earning bits and bobs online. I have a blog www.studentinslovakia.blogspot.com for anyone who is interested, although I do need to update it.
So if I won the lottery, I would buy myself a house in Slovakia, and pay all my tuition fees. There are some gorgeous houses out here, and it would be a lovely holiday home to come back to, which could be rented to students afterwards. Then when I qualify I would start my own practice in the UK, or possibly sit the exams to practice in New Zealand and move there. I have said that that is my dream for some time, although I have never visited, so spending the summer out there one year would be amazing.
I would also help out family and friends, and take everyone on holiday to Canada, as my gran went years ago and would love to go back. I would also love to do some volunteering abroad, especially on some of the safari vet programmes in Africa.
So that is my dream! I did win £23 last time I did the Euromillions at Christmas, so there is hope...
I am well aware that I will never win a lottery of any kind. The reason: I no longer buy lottery tickets. However the fact that I'm not in it to win it doesn't mean that I have not considered what I would do with the winnings.
The list below is unlikely to be of much interest to you, but its contents might provide you with further insight into my personality.
1. Like most people, I would pay off the mortgage of our primary residence.
2. We would replace one of our cars, probably our 11 year old Ford for a new model.
3. Depending on the actual amount of money involved, I would consider having a personal trainer come to my home several times a week.
4. I would update the contents of my wardrobe. I'd probably go to a shop with a personal shopper service and buy many staple items for a maximum of £5000. I like basic clothes - my favourite little black dress is over 20 years old!
5. I would occasionally travel business class for my commute between San Diego and London. I'd extend this to my Mum. If the lottery win were greater than £500,000 I'd splurge on a large family holiday to somewhere far-flung, making sure our nanny/babysitter and her best friend would come too to enjoy the experience. However, I have nowhere specific in mind.
6. I would provide financial support to the several charitable organisations close to our heart, starting with an orphanage in Peru desperate for glass for their bedroom windows.
7. I'd probably return to investing in real estate.
So there you have it. My planned expenditure. :)
I'm quite a strong believer in 'what will be will be' and that things happen for a reason but, in the case of the Lotto or any other competitions, you have to actually enter to stand a chance. I belong to a few syndicates with family members, work colleagues and a group or 'lucky compers'. (People who enter competitions like myself). Between these I can spend little but have more of a chance with more lines.
Anyway, if one day those 6 coloured balls on my TV screen tally up with the ones on our tickets, there are a few things I would do.
1. Double check my eye prescription is up to date and that I really will have a share of the big 'un!
2. Not spend a penny that what I do already until that cheque has cleared in my bank account.
3. I have a mortgage on my home and a few debts kindly left by some ex-partners (long story!) so I would get that all paid off first.
4. I would put a lump sum away for each of my children so that they would have some money to call their own when they got to the age of leaving home. I'm not talking hundreds of thousands here. They have grown up learning that you need to work for your money so I certainly wouldn't let them sponge completely off my winnings!
5. I'm a bank cashier and I don't think I would give up my job. I love the interaction I have with the customers and how I can help them with their own banking requirements. This could obviously be tricky depending on how much was won and how public it became as i would never want to be seen as someone rich preaching to the poor! I'm just not that kind of person.
6. Leading on from option 5, I wouldn't want to publicly announce I had won a lot of money if I could help it. I like to be able to distribute my wealth and time with the charities and groups which I am personally passionate about.
7. I would give a good chunk of money to my local Special Care Baby Unit that looked after my son when he was born. Even if this was tens of millions of pounds , it would never be enough money to feel like I had repaid what they did for me.
8. I would possibly move to a larger home but this is purely down to the lack of space I have now. I wouldn't go too fancy ~ jeez, think of all that cleaning to be done in a larger home!
9. I don't need or want for much so I would also regularly give money to my family and friends in order for them to be able to live their lives more comfortably.
10. Save the rest for a rainy day. I'm a regular reader on MoneySavingExpert and still think I'll be looking for bargains and glitches.
You all know the line: you have to be in it to win it. Well, it is true, if you don't buy a lottery ticket how would you be able to win? (unless, by some fluke, the winning ticket was dropped by someone and you found it).
I don't play the lottery so my "if you won the lottery" fantasies are purely dreams. I have two sets of dreams for if I won a substantial amount of money, one pure fantasy and one more of a realistic view.
Dream 1 - The Fantasy
Winning a competition like the lottery would give anyone so much money that you could just live in the lap of luxury for the rest of your life. I would buy a rather large house (something with at least five bedrooms) with huge grounds and gardens. Next would be the luxury car: something fast and sexy would probably be my choice. With very low knowledge of cars I don't really have a make or model in mind. Then would come the holidays, everywhere relaxing and hot and expensive. Add on giving huge sums to family and very close friends and you've got just about what I would do.
Dream 2 - The Reality
As much as spending the rest of your life in this manner is very appealing, I can also imagine it getting boring after a while. I'm only 28 so I would be doing this sort of thing for many years to come if I won. My reality is that I would still like a large house and some grounds as a nice, stable home if my partner and I had children. I would get a car more practical and something less harsh on the environment than a flashy car. I would also still give lump sums of money to family and friends to help them out but I wouldn't want to lose everyone I know so I would hope I would be able to stay level headed. As I wouldn't want to get bored I would continue with what I currently do, which is running a small jewellery business. This would mean I could still keep busy, enjoy what I do but just not have to worry about money or bills. I would like to imagine that I could open and run a type of pop-up shop. I could employ someone to help me run it and buy things wholesale from other small, independent business' and not have to worry if I didn't break even, it would be more as something to do and to keep busy.
My reality of what I would do is a lot less fun sounding as what my fantasy of what I would do is but it would be fun for me. I would still have a nice house, good car and travel on amazing holidays but still have something to do and not get bored.
However, I don't think you could really comprehend what you would do with that sort of money unless you was in that situation.
I don't often bother playing the lottery, sometimes when it's a big rollover jackpot which probably makes it even harder to win - I don't know the probability stats - but I see it as a bit of fun.
What I would do depends on how much I won obviously. If it was a modest £1m I'd buy a property, something with character in the city I am just now (Edinburgh) which would probably eat half of it up!
I'd for sure give a chunk to my sister and nephew, treat my friends and put another chunk away for retirement. Boring, I know, but it means being able to relax knowing I'm taken care of in old age.
If I won a massive amount, ie £50m this is when I'd start looking at other people and wanting to change their lives too. Sadly there are so many charities that receive little or no government funding and rely heavily on volunteers and donations so I would love to take the pressure off those charities and donate a sum to ensure they can continue their work and improve other peoples lives.
I think there comes a point where £30m feels the same as £40m, £50m etc so being unable to actually spend that amount would mean having to donate it to others who can.
I can't drive - yet - so I might treat myself to a car. Me and my partner were walking back from Sainsburys today and there's a little Mini cooper parked on one of the streets nearby and I told her that if I ever do learn to drive, that's the car I want. And not one of those new Minis, I want the old fashioned original Mini's.
I don't need piles of money to feel secure or feel spoiled, I had my birthday recently and just opted for a chinese meal at home instead of going out and spending money I don't have to.
I think that money does equal power, but I'd like to think that I'd be responsible and see it as the power to make a difference, not just line the pockets of big companies who have enough already!
It's not often that I do the lottery, in fairness, but the thought of winning it is a great one. I don't know what I'd do if I did win, to be honest, because (like most other people of course) I've never had that sort of money. I've never had more than about £500 in my bank, actually, so I bet the bank manager would be happy to see there was actually cash in there for once! But when I start to think about what I would actually do with the money, well, it'd end up spent right away probably.
1. The first thing that I would do is pay off my mother's debts. It would be a big weight lifted off her shoulders and would allow her to have a little more money to herself without having to worry quite as much about it all the time. She suffers with depression and not having any money really does make this worse for her, so being able to clear her debts would make a drastic change to her life.
2. I would buy a house. Nothing too big or anything, I'd just like a three bedroom place with a garden. Why three bedrooms, you ask? Because I live 200-300 miles away from some of my friends who live in the UK, and I have some friends that moved to the United States who'd like somewhere to stay when they come back to the UK, so when they're here they can have a room to stay in! And I'd like the garden to grow vegetables in. And I want an apple tree. There was one in my garden when I was little (about 5 years old, I think) and I used to love going into the garden as a kid and picking the apples. My grandparents had apple trees in their garden as well and I used to help them pick the apples every year. And ever since I was little I've always wanted an apple tree. So that's something I would just have to buy.
3. A possible addition to the house would be some land. I've always wanted to have an allotment, but obviously if I had my own land I wouldn't need to get the allotment. I'd also like some chickens, but I think my cats would probably eat them alive to be honest, so I'd like them to be kept separate from the house. And it's an alternative for where to put the apple tree as well, to be fair. Depending on the size of the garden the house had, I think it could end up being a bit too big for the garden. If I couldn't afford to buy the land though, at least I'd be able to rent some for the allotment and chickens!
4. I'd go to the United States. I've always wanted to go, and as I mentioned earlier I have some friends that moved over there, so it would be nice to go and see them. I'd love to go to Disney World and Universal Studios, so those would be on the list of places to go to while I was there. I'd take my mother with me as well as she also has friends that moved to the United States, so it would be nice for her to get to see her friends as well.
5. I'd buy new furniture for the house. My sofa is older than I am. My bed is broken. So naturally, those would immediately be replaced. I'd like an American-style fridge freezer as well, so that would probably be fairly high up on my list. I don't even have a wardrobe at the moment so that would be on the list as well. To be fair, I'd probably end up replacing most of what I have if I won a really large amount of money.
So those would be the main things that are on the list for me. I'm sure I would buy more things as well, of course, but I think those things would probably take the majority of the money anyway!