Way to go. . A garbage man won 9 million in the lottery, spent it all on drugs, destruction derbys, and jewelry. New he' s a garbage man again.. Why would you spend such an amount of money anyway? Get a decent financial investment and live off the interest of that while the amout propably even increases
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#45 - nathanthemighty (04/22/2013) [-]
Who needs a high paying job when you have SWAG?
#143 to #45 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
who needs high paying jobs when you can get high?
#147 to #45 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
garbage people get payed a lot
fyi
#165 to #147 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, but the job is garbage
User avatar #156 to #9 - empithree ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
TOLO!
User avatar #28 - mrblueftw (04/22/2013) [-]
From Wikipedia

Michael Carroll (born 29 March 1983 in Swaffham, Norfolk) is an English winner of the UK National Lottery.

A former binman and Ulster Defense Association supporter, Carroll won £9,736,131[1] (then US$15.4m) on the National Lottery in November 2002, aged 19. He enjoyed a celebrity status for a time in the British media as the self-proclaimed 'King of Chavs', a phrase that he emblazoned on his black Mercedes van. He spent his multi-million fortune on illegal drugs, gambling, and prostitutes over the next few years before declaring bankruptcy and returning to the £42 a week in jobseeker's allowance he had been claiming before.[2] He has since made two suicide attempts.
#180 to #28 - binman (04/22/2013) [-]
You mentioned me.
#129 to #28 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
if he put the money in a savings account with 2.25% apr he would have £219,063.95 per year for free, how does one person manage to blow all that money?
User avatar #131 to #129 - mrblueftw (04/22/2013) [-]
"Illegal drugs, gambling, and prostitues"
#81 to #28 - jjholt ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
"King of Chavs"
"King of Chavs"
User avatar #102 to #81 - Shadow Guardian (04/22/2013) [-]
What exactly is a chav?
User avatar #114 to #102 - RamzaBeoulve (04/22/2013) [-]
Think of a British Wigger. Like the guy in Malibu's Most Wanted or whatever that movie's called.
User avatar #33 to #28 - popkornking (04/22/2013) [-]
How does one person **** up so badly
#91 to #33 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
yeah... how hard is suicide?
#11 - John Cena (04/21/2013) [-]
.... yeah but he's a trash guy with some sweet ass jewelry huh? Worth it...
User avatar #31 to #11 - stunning (04/22/2013) [-]
Garbage men dont make bad money
User avatar #132 to #31 - mrblueftw (04/22/2013) [-]
He makes £42 a week.
User avatar #8 - wotanswolf (04/21/2013) [-]
Why would you *spend* such an amount of money anyway? Get a decent financial investment and live off the interest of that while the amout propably even increases and have a chill life with very little to worry about instead of freaking out and spending all of that on crazy **** .
#15 to #8 - Spikeydeath (04/21/2013) [-]
real estate dude
#44 to #8 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
what if war would come and you lost all? OH RIGHT THEN YOUD CRY COZ YOU DIDNT SPEND IT
User avatar #71 to #44 - ilovehitler (04/22/2013) [-]
what if spending it all led to some people getting rich who then use their newfound money to make bombs and kill a ******* of people?

You see, using the argument "but what if X happened" is really quite stupid, as it can go any way, and has no real value as a debating tool.
User avatar #10 to #8 - ssjkirby (04/21/2013) [-]
Most people are terrible at long term planning. It is large part of the reason that poverty is still a problem throughout the world.
#48 to #10 - jakatackka (04/22/2013) [-]
I'm surprised (not really) that everyone ignored this comment. It's Maslow's hierarchy of needs ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs ). You have to satisfy your most basic needs before you can move onto higher ones. For most people, having a meal the next day is more important than a well-managed stock portfolio, and people that are chronically poor don't always learn how to plan long-term - because they've never had a chance to do it. I live in a very poor area, and I see this all the time, with adults and kids. That's why I'm always sad to read these kinds of stories.
#52 to #8 - mrbull (04/22/2013) [-]
Because he was an idiot. He made friends with a load of gypsies who basically had access to his cash (in some retrospect) and literally emptied his account on booze, hookers, drugs and useless cars which would later be sold to buy more hookers, booze and drugs.
#104 to #8 - unholyjebus (04/22/2013) [-]
He was a drug dealing chavy arsehole. I feel no pity for him.
User avatar #160 to #8 - fukkendragonite (04/22/2013) [-]
The problem with investment is it isn't guaranteed to return.
User avatar #168 to #160 - wotanswolf (04/22/2013) [-]
Yeah that's why i said "very little to worry about" instead of "nothing". But with that amount of money you can always go low risk low reward and still be good enough.
User avatar #107 to #8 - hodoor (04/22/2013) [-]
hodor
#137 to #107 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
that's a big boy
User avatar #152 to #137 - hodoor (04/22/2013) [-]
Hodor....
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User avatar #14 to #8 - hewhoepicfails (04/21/2013) [-]
There's a reason on why he's a garbage man.
#20 - trigondarkthree (04/22/2013) [-]
I guess that's where his money went anyway, eh guys?
#26 to #20 - godof (04/22/2013) [-]
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#23 - mrgoodlove (04/22/2013) [-]
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Now he's a garbage mane with nice jewelry
#122 - ljxjlos (04/22/2013) [-]
Why would you even use the money? 9000000. Put it on the bank. Get 1% + every month for interest. Whoop, you got 90.000 to spend every ******* month. Spend 30, give 30 to Charity and save 30 to get more Interest in the next month, soon you´d be rhich, you wouldn´t have money-problems concerning rent, etc and people would love you for giving money to Charity. And you´d still have 9 ******* million on the bank, goddamnit, how is it even possible to spend all this money?

Yeah, charity is optional - i just have to assure myself that I wouldn´t turn into a massive douchebag if I had 9000000 on my bank account
User avatar #128 to #122 - ichies (04/22/2013) [-]
There's a saying that if you were to take all of the money and possessions of a rich man, after some time he would end up rich again, but the opposite happens as well. It's all in the mind of the person and how he handles money, most see it as a spendable amount, and th others see it as an investment potential, because money makes more money.
User avatar #130 to #128 - ljxjlos (04/22/2013) [-]
I guess, in the beginning, I´d spend a ******** , myself, probably the first 90.000, without thinking, for **** , giggles and party, but I don´t think, I´d even know, how to get rid of 9.000000 Dollar/Euro, I don´t have that much stuff, that I´d want. I guess 3-4 Months of Interest would be enough to buy me everything I want, just for luxus.
#157 to #130 - jajathezombie (04/22/2013) [-]
I read your entire comment in William Shatner's voice.
User avatar #136 to #130 - ichies (04/22/2013) [-]
Money changes people, now you don't want much stuff because you know you cannot afford it, that's why you're not even thinking about it, because why bother. But, look at it this way, first you buy yourself stuff that you normally could afford but did not bother to, a phone / tablet / pc etc etc, but then you realize the money still keeps flowing and you start buying stuff you only half-considered before. After that you go wild and easly break the 30k rule, because why would you wait 3 months for this sweet super car / boat / whatever you're looking at, you're a ******* millionaire, and so on but with higher values. You go for the most expensive prices, because why the **** not, you're a millionaire, no cutting corners, no settling for less than the top. By that time, most of the closest and farthest family and friends visited you and implied in some way that you should share. You either become an outcast and cut yourself away from alot of people, or you start giving it away.

I've read alot of stories about how winning a lottery ruined people's lives, they are just not ready for it, and other people are dicks that deeply think that the winner does not deserve it, because he did not work for it, which is true in some way. The best solution to avoid all of this is not to let it change your life so drastically imo, and just not revealing it at all to anyone.
User avatar #139 to #136 - ljxjlos (04/22/2013) [-]
Yeah, that´s especially important and also the reason why I wouldn´t buy a new boat. I´d probably say that I´ve won the lottery and gained 50.000 or something, so people won´t suspect anything when I´m wearing better clothes or giving out rounds for my friends or something like this.
And you can believe me, I´ve spent hours thinking about what I´d buy, and it wouldn´t be enough to spent that much money. I mean, I don´t need a new house because we already have 3 sweet-ass ones, a new car would show that I´ve won, I don´t need a boat or a helicopter, because I´m way to lazy to gain the knowledge to use it. The most expensive thing, I´d buy would probably be a big-ass Library. You know, what kind I mean? Like in movies, with DaVinci-Aeroplane-Replicas hanging from the roof, Aerodactyl-models, wooden walls, a globus with a bar inside, stairs, open fire, a big-ass leatherchair and an ancient desk. And all books bound in leather. That would be sweet. And probably the only thing, I´d be able to spent a million for.
User avatar #141 to #139 - ichies (04/22/2013) [-]
There goes your 30k rule.
#149 to #122 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
would even be arround 5-10 %
User avatar #151 to #149 - ljxjlos (04/22/2013) [-]
Really? At least in Germany, I thought it would only be 1%
#170 to #122 - jmillenium (04/22/2013) [-]
soon you´d be rhich, SOON YOU'D BE RHICH. **** the grammar error you have 9,000,000 pounds, which was $15,000,000 at the time, you're already rich.
User avatar #176 to #170 - ljxjlos (04/22/2013) [-]
a) I´m german
b) I woke up 15 minutes before I wrote this comment.

You know what I was saying, so don´t cry
#109 - herecomesjohnny (04/22/2013) [-]
i'd get a better pc.
i'd get a better pc.
#155 - empithree ONLINE (04/22/2013) [-]
WORTH IT!
#138 - draxdiesel (04/22/2013) [-]
i bet he had a 			*******		 awesome time though
i bet he had a ******* awesome time though
#159 - spooncup (04/22/2013) [-]
This guy is pretty cool in my books, he was gonna die as just a trash man, but now he's gonna die as just a trash man who had the chance to spend 9mil on drugs, car crashes and jewellery. You sir know how to do it right.
This guy is pretty cool in my books, he was gonna die as just a trash man, but now he's gonna die as just a trash man who had the chance to spend 9mil on drugs, car crashes and jewellery. You sir know how to do it right.
User avatar #67 - kentravyon (04/22/2013) [-]
**** like this happens to a ton of lottery winners,
the morons don't know what to do with it, and end up blowing it all away in a matter of years
User avatar #75 to #67 - switchblayde (04/22/2013) [-]
Months, for the more ridiculous ones.
User avatar #32 - infinitereaper (04/22/2013) [-]
I just don't ******* get people like this.

9 mill is plenty to retire on, spend wisely and it'll last your whole life, and there is always investing as long as you know what you are doing.
#59 to #32 - oneironeer (04/22/2013) [-]
Hell, spent wisely it could last you and your future kin for generations.
#96 to #32 - John Cena (04/22/2013) [-]
The wonderful land of low IQ...
User avatar #41 to #32 - greyshirt (04/22/2013) [-]
Eh, it might be the rush from going from garbage man to millionaire, right now I'm thinking that if I won the lottery I'd probably buy a nice 4-5 bedroom house, a nice car and some assorted electronics like a new tv and the next gen console and just use the rest for bills and stuff to live comfortably for the rest of my life. If I did win right exactly now though, I'd probably build an amusement park and fill it with platinum plated bumper cars, diamond ball pits and a roller coaster that runs on whale and polar bear tears.
User avatar #58 to #41 - infinitereaper (04/22/2013) [-]
I'd buy a nice house, secluded from people in its own patch of land, with a small lake. Something modest enough to be close to suburbia and not too far away from commercial districts so I can easily go shopping.

I will spend my money on internet, one big TV, one gaming console, and new computer and then dedicate my life to whatever the hell I want.

Could finally focus on my writing, art, hell, I'd even give programming a shot. I'd be lazy, travel, gain the skills of chef so I can cook nice meals for myself.

Happiness, is simply being able live freely.

Without money that is impossible.

My idea of happiness is having a place of my own and being able to eat and go wherever I want. If I want to see the pyramids I can, if I want crab meat with lemon and rice for breakfast I can. If I want to sleep at 3pm I can. If I want to watch anime all day I can.

So right now, the majority of my thoughts are on money. I'll have to earn it, and I'm doing my best to work smart.
User avatar #64 to #41 - Dap (04/22/2013) [-]
9 million isn't going to build an amusement park lol, you wouldn't even build one roller coaster with that haha
User avatar #161 - lovepain (04/22/2013) [-]
Spending 9 million like that ? I guess his job suits his personalty
#140 - gazajunk (04/22/2013) [-]
**gazajunk rolled a random image posted in comment #116 at Boston all the time ** Money well used.
**gazajunk rolled a random image posted in comment #116 at Boston all the time ** Money well used.
#112 - kaboomz (04/22/2013) [-]
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what a retard
User avatar #25 - gibroner (04/22/2013) [-]
well most people who are in bad situations are there due to the consequences of their own decisions
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