Canadian 18 year old lottery winner


#1

Canadian girl won the lottery and chose $1,000 a week for life instead of a $1,000,000 lump sum.

What would you do?

Take the lump sum for me Clive. Buy a house and have a holiday, live the rest of my life as normal not worrying about rent or mortgages. (In b4 Tory). No guarantee I won’t fall dead tomorrow.


#2

grand a week, please


#3

Weekly income, no questions. Could still buy a swish home, wouldn’t have to worry about working, holiday every so often, brilliant.


#4
  • $1,000,000
  • $1,000 per week forever

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#5

Grand a week for sure.

A million at once would be a bit overwhelming


#6

If you won the lottery would you quit yur job

  • Yes
  • No
  • Take a sabbatical and find another job after a bit

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#7

Go do a masters and then work in an area I’m interested in or start my own business or social enterprise


#8

Grand a week pls


#9

Grand a week for life seems perfect. Enough money to enable you to have a comfortable life but without any of the stresses and mental health issues that come with winning a big prize.


#10

would start clearing my desk before the last number was even drawn


#11

$1,000 a week is only worth $250 a week by the time you’re 80

who gives a fuck though, you’ll only be needing to buy tea and biscuits at eighty


#12

Would still need to find a job paying at least 3k a year if you wanted a decent life


#13

The prize isn’t linked to inflation? Hmm…


#14

nope… BUT apparently the $1,000 p/w is tax free and the $1,000,000 is not

for some reason. fuck knows why.


#15

a grand a week will be a million every 18 or 19 years or so, right? assuming she lives to at least 60, that’s double what she’d have won if she took the lump sum.


#16

Yeah, but the lottery company now have an incentive to kill her, and they’ve got the resources as well.


#17

more than that, in fact, because of the weird tax thing @japes mentioned


#18

Wait, how much? If I won megabucks then obvs, but If was just a million or so then nah - I’d piss a million up the wall pretty quickly


#19

The younger you are, the more sense it makes to take the weekly income rather than the lump sum. I’m an old fucker, so I’d go lump sum.


#20

loads of little bits of paper. death by a thousand paper cuts.