• Question: have you ever won the lottery

    Asked by ciaran to Amelia, Jim, Liz, Prateek, Richard on 20 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Jim Caryl

      Jim Caryl answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      I have won the lottery, I won a whole £85 about 10 years ago, and that was the only thing I every won doing it. That said, if I did win millions on the lottery, I’d still turn up for work – I’d just fund a few more students’ studies and perhaps fund some research into new ideas that I have….and take a few more holidays!

    • Photo: Amelia Markey

      Amelia Markey answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      No 🙁 but I don’t play it that often, just Euromillions when it’s a big jackpot.

      Although I remember when I was at primary school the parents of a girl in my class won £10,000! I remember thinking she was a millionaire lol!

      Like Jim I think I’d carry on with what I was doing if I won. I’d prob just buy a really nice house in the countryside with planty of land for my horse and maybe a few others.

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      Richard Badge answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      I played the lottery once and didn’t win (even though I thought I was having a “lucky” day) – I have never played it again!

      If I did win the lottery (unlikely!) I have often said that I’d after paying off my mortgage I’d use the money to keep on researching, training students and having fun being a scientist!

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      Lizzard O'Day answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Yes! For my 18th birthday my older bro bought me a scratch ticket- I won $300. It was the best birthday present ever. I haven’t won since which means statistically I’m probably due- I should go get a ticket I think.. 😉