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Win // If I won the Lotto… (+ win £50 Lottoland credit!)

lottolandAs the dark nights draw in, the coats get thicker, and the woolly hats appear (following six months in the wardrobe), I find myself dreaming of warmer climates. Of shedding my coat, my gloves, my 100 denier tights. Of donning a swimsuit, slathering myself in suncream, and lying next to the pool with a good book.

(This is definitely a dream – I *never* get to read a book on holiday anymore… Children don’t let you lie by the pool all day!)

I love autumn and winter, but since becoming a mum I’ve found the colder, wetter seasons so much more difficult to endure than the warmer, brighter seasons.

Wouldn’t it be nice to chase the sun? To never have to put the heating on? To never have to turn to CBeebies again because it’s just started torrentially raining for the tenth time today and you forgot to get more PVA glue at the shops for crafts…?!

To travel the world with your family in tow?! So many adventures. So many experiences. So many things to see.

Oh, just imagine the memories! And (with my Photographer cap on) the photos!

There are lots of things I’d like to do if I won the Lotto. A large chunk of it would go to help people in need, but I would also set up a travel fund for our family. A pot that we could dip into whenever we needed to get away. Or the children were chomping at the bit for the next adventure.

I’d take them to Australia to see family. I’d take Nick and I to New York, as I’m desperate to go and eat ALL the food. We’d go to Borneo and see the orangutans.

So when I was approached by the folk at Lottoland to have a play around on their website, I thought why not? I might be able to start contributing to that travel fund…

Lottoland is a website that is fronted by Chris Tarrant (the chap who used to present Who wants to be a Millionaire?) and is quite an interesting concept; as well as online scratch cards and games, you can do ‘Lotto Betting’ on lotteries all over the world – giving you more chances to win big jackpots you wouldn’t normally have access to.


Confused? Well, it’s quite simple really – Lotto Betting is pretty much what it says on the tin. Instead of playing the Lotto or Euromillons as you would normally with a trip to your newsagent for a slip of paper, you bet on the outcome of the Lotto or Lottery. You get a line of numbers in the same way, and the prizes are still high, but it’s just a slightly different way of placing the bet.

I spent a good half an hour procrastinating on the Lottoland website – exploring the various games and looking through the worldwide lotteries with interest. And you can do the same, as I have £50 credit to giveaway!

Just use the Rafflecopter below. T&Cs apply (see widget for full T&Cs). You must be over 18 years to enter. UK Entrants only please. A winner will be chosen at random and notified within 14 days. You will then have 30 days to claim your prize. No cash alternatives, prize is as stated. Giveaway ends on 20th November 2016 at 00:00.

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Good luck!

What would you do if you won the Lotto?


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  1. Tracy Nixon

    8th November 2016 at 6:37 am

    I’d move to the countryside and buy a pony!

  2. Zoe

    8th November 2016 at 11:20 am

    I’d buy all of my family houses so we could live near each other and have a lovely holiday in a nice new car 🙂

  3. Tracey Peach

    8th November 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I would buy a cottage by the sea 🙂 x

  4. glenn hutton

    8th November 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Buy a holiday home somewhere warm for regular holidays

  5. Fiona K

    8th November 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Take very early retirement and spend lots of time abroad

  6. Vicky Limerick

    8th November 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Buy a farm

  7. Jo McPherson

    8th November 2016 at 1:29 pm

    First thing would be pay my credit card and take a holiday

  8. Andrew Petrie

    8th November 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I would buy a cottage in the Lake District and spend the rest of my days fishing the lakes.

  9. iain maciver

    8th November 2016 at 2:41 pm

    buy a house

  10. Heather Haigh

    8th November 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Buy a bungalow in the Country for me and hubby and new houses for the kids

  11. Sarah N

    8th November 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I’d take my family on holiday

  12. hannah Igoe

    8th November 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I would build a grand deisgns house and more importantly hire a cleaner!

  13. Mark Johnson

    8th November 2016 at 3:10 pm

    buy a house somehwere warm and move

  14. Hayley F

    8th November 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I would build a wheelchair accessible bungalow and would have no neighbours. Im dreaming now x

  15. Nicola Dow

    8th November 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I would buy a house in a hot country and build a sanctuary for cats and dogs in my home town.

  16. christine shelley

    8th November 2016 at 4:06 pm

    My husband would retire and we would bring forward our plans to move and go around the world

  17. Matt McAndrew

    8th November 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I would buy a luxury yacht.

  18. Susan Lloyd

    8th November 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I would take my children on lots of amazing holidays x

  19. William Gould

    8th November 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I would buy an apartment in San Francisco! I might change that to Amsterdam though if Trump wins….

  20. Tracy Hanley

    8th November 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I would love a villa in spain and a mini cooper

  21. Isabel O

    8th November 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I’d pay off my credit card and then pay for me and my whole family to emigrate to somewhere pretty in the wilderness of Canada.

  22. Rebecca Lis

    8th November 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Go on holiday to America

  23. Angela Treadway

    8th November 2016 at 5:31 pm

    nice big house with a garden for my kids to run around in x

  24. Margaret gallagher

    8th November 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Pay off any outstanding bills and plan lots of luxury holodays

  25. Zoe C

    8th November 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I would move abroad and buy a house over there

  26. sam macaree

    8th November 2016 at 6:49 pm

    i would pay off my student loan

  27. Claire Nutman

    8th November 2016 at 7:09 pm

    A small farm in Devon x

  28. michelle o'neill

    8th November 2016 at 8:05 pm

    take my grandaughter on holiday x

  29. Ellen Sheppard

    8th November 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I would buy a house and make sure I could financially secure the future of our families 🙂

  30. Sophie Grayling

    8th November 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Pay off my mortgage and go on holiday

  31. Lee Ritson

    8th November 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Pay off my debts, my families debts, my partners debts then book a holiday to disneyland for me, my partner and the kids 🙂

  32. Karen Barrett

    8th November 2016 at 10:00 pm

    First class airline tickets for my English family to go visit my Aussie family x

  33. Catherine

    8th November 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I would treat my friends to a holiday

  34. Bob Clark

    8th November 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Embark on the grand tour of Europe – by train of course

  35. Gillian Mcclelland

    8th November 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I would travel to lots of different cities

  36. Ali Thorpe

    8th November 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I’d buy woodland so it can’t be sold off and a house with a private beach.

  37. Teresa Lee

    9th November 2016 at 12:42 am

    Quit work and travel the world

  38. Beky Austerberry

    9th November 2016 at 12:50 am

    I would buy a house and then pass my driving test

  39. A S,Edinburgh

    9th November 2016 at 12:54 am

    I’d invest in some ethical business ventures.

  40. Alison Johnson

    9th November 2016 at 1:54 am

    New car, new house & then book our first holiday in 16 years.

  41. Helen W

    9th November 2016 at 5:13 am

    Travel and see some of the world, then buy a house in the countryside and set up an animal sanctuary.

  42. Jennifer Haden

    9th November 2016 at 9:56 am

    If I won, I’d probably get our flat redone to be suitable for my husband and i, as we are both disabled x

  43. Kirsty Sparks

    9th November 2016 at 9:59 am

    I would buy a house 🙂

  44. Ruth Harwood

    9th November 2016 at 10:55 am

    Buy a comfy little house and live comfortably for the rest of my life xx

  45. Liam Bishop

    9th November 2016 at 10:59 am

    First thing – have a big holiday! Then treat friends and family to a big party.

  46. clair downham

    9th November 2016 at 11:13 am

    go on a cruise

  47. Daniel Coles

    9th November 2016 at 11:14 am

    Pay off all my debts, buy a house and take my family away on holiday somewhere hot.

  48. Rebecca Smith

    9th November 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Pay off debt and buy a house

  49. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    9th November 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I’d buy a house then go travelling! 🙂
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  50. Laura Tovey

    9th November 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I would Buy a huge big house

  51. Maria P

    9th November 2016 at 1:46 pm

    pay off mortgage 🙂

  52. Janice

    9th November 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I would go travelling

  53. bella smyth

    9th November 2016 at 6:48 pm

    id by a villa and move away from the cold with the kids

  54. claire woods

    9th November 2016 at 6:59 pm

    buy a house and stop renting.

  55. Inga Andersen

    9th November 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I’d let it sink in for a week or so before doing anything apart from paying my families mortgages off of course!

  56. Laura Pritchard

    9th November 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Buy a really lovely bigger house that needed no work & had more than one bathroom!

  57. S Bufton

    9th November 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I would buy my dream home

  58. Kat Allinson

    9th November 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I would buy a bigger house and car, we are far too big a family for both at the moment

  59. Emma Gibson

    9th November 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Buy a house, car and lots of animals.

  60. Solange

    9th November 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Buy a house, luxury yacht and racehorse.


    10th November 2016 at 1:00 am

    I’d treat my friends and family, pay off their mortgages then I’d travel the world for a couple of years

  62. Roger Bufton

    10th November 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Buy a smallholding with some animals.

  63. Jemma Dwyer

    10th November 2016 at 9:10 pm

    a gorgeous gothic castle 😀

  64. leanne weir

    10th November 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I would buy a snooker table

  65. Nicola Mcc

    10th November 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I wouldn’t be too lavish. I’d buy myself a house but nothing too flashy and then I’d invest the rest of the money.

  66. Emma Rawlinson

    12th November 2016 at 1:11 am

    I’d love to buy a holiday villa somewhere hot 🙂

  67. Joanna Coleshill

    12th November 2016 at 10:01 am

    Have another baby, and hire a cleaner!

  68. Laura Bryant

    12th November 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Buy my mum a house

  69. Diane Waugh

    12th November 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Buy a holiday home

  70. Kris McNair

    12th November 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Buy a beautiful house, beautiful car and then do some charity work 🙂

  71. Matt Froggatt

    12th November 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Pay off all my debts and buy a massive house.

  72. natalie crossan

    12th November 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I’d buy my very own house 🙂

  73. Amy Warwick

    13th November 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Buying all the baby bits I need!! And go on holiday 🙂

  74. Michael Rattray

    13th November 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Buy a red Ferrari

  75. Rebecca Alderson

    13th November 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I’d buy a house for me and my other half up in the Scottish borders!

  76. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    13th November 2016 at 10:53 pm

    If I won I’d buy a lovely big house and take all my family on a fabulous holiday

  77. kayleigh manning

    14th November 2016 at 1:18 pm

    i would buy a house

  78. Michelle Annor

    14th November 2016 at 3:47 pm

    If I won I’d buy a home in London, travel to Chile and purchase a Range Rover Sport

  79. Alix Smith

    14th November 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Probably become a perpetual student!

  80. Lucy Major

    14th November 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I would buy myself a really nice house and treat all the people around me that I care about

  81. Isabelle Smith

    15th November 2016 at 3:21 am

    travel xxx

  82. Kimberley Ryan

    15th November 2016 at 2:22 pm

    take my family on holiday

  83. Victoria Prince

    15th November 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I would set up a smallholding and embark on my own version of “The Good Life” 🙂

  84. Jodie Cook

    15th November 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Buy my first home!

  85. Dave C

    15th November 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Buy a fleet of houses for friends and family

  86. Christine Caple

    15th November 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I would help both my sons to buy houses

  87. Samantha R

    15th November 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I would buy my mum a new house and take her to New York.

  88. Lynsey Buchanan

    16th November 2016 at 12:09 am

    I would travel the world

  89. claire griffiths

    16th November 2016 at 2:02 am

    i would buy my own home for my family

  90. Emma Whittaker

    16th November 2016 at 10:19 am

    Buy our own house as we rent at the minute

  91. Sarah Brokenshire

    16th November 2016 at 6:42 pm

    go on a lovely family holiday x

  92. Sheri Darby

    16th November 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Help my children buy homes

  93. Lisa Wilkinson

    16th November 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I would make sure my family would be OK and I would pay my mortgage and make sure my little girl had enough money to go to Uni if she wanted

  94. Monika Bascombe

    16th November 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I’d put in in the savings account and live off of interests . Now too glamorous but neither am I

  95. Sarah Rees

    16th November 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Take my family on a fantastic all inclusive holiday

  96. Caroline Blaza

    16th November 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I would make sure my family were all settled in nice houses so no more mortgages or rent for any of them x

  97. Maureen Quinnell

    17th November 2016 at 7:47 am

    Build an ice rink

  98. Vera Bahounkova

    17th November 2016 at 8:38 am

    I would buy a new house for my family

  99. Ian Campbell

    17th November 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I’d buy my family an expensive house in St Ives in Cornwall, with enough money to live in luxury for the rest of their lives. They’ve always wanted to retire there, so now they could realise the dream. Happy days 🙂

  100. Keith Hunt

    17th November 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Keep sailing to New York on Cunards QM2 like i have for many years.

  101. Sarah Wilson

    17th November 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Buy a house and go on a LONG holiday!

  102. Tamsin Dean

    17th November 2016 at 6:04 pm

    buy a house and go on holiday

  103. janine atkin

    17th November 2016 at 7:12 pm

    id buy a house

  104. James Travis

    17th November 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Spend a bit and then but the rest in a savings account and live off the interest.

  105. Adrian Bold

    18th November 2016 at 12:22 am

    Give some to family, then buy a house and car.

  106. sue mcdermott

    18th November 2016 at 8:27 am

    buy a house big enough for everyone to have their own space

  107. Zoey

    18th November 2016 at 9:55 am

    If I won I would use the money to set up my own travel business…and buy a house!

  108. Simone Kilshaw

    18th November 2016 at 12:34 pm

    omg after screaming hysterically for two months I would probably invest…in a year long cruise!!!!then prob buy a house 🙂

  109. Steven Blake

    18th November 2016 at 12:55 pm

    buy a house and take the kids on a theme park holiday extravaganza

  110. Emily Hutchinson

    18th November 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I’d go on a fabulous holiday

  111. kayley hill

    18th November 2016 at 3:05 pm

    id built my own cat and dog sanctuary xx

  112. kevin pike

    18th November 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I would make sure my family are sorted and then put a deposit down for a house. And then a huge tour round the american theme parks!

  113. Angela Kelly

    18th November 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I would retire!

  114. lauren porter

    18th November 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Go on the holiday of a lifetime!

  115. Mark Rayner

    18th November 2016 at 8:07 pm

    I would buy a house, take the family to Disney and buy a Shelby Mustang GT500 1967

  116. Pauline Dring

    18th November 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I’d buy a home for a family member

  117. Dawn Samples

    18th November 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I would buy a lovely country house in the Lake District and treat my family to some nice presents x

  118. Paula Phillips

    18th November 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I would buy a house somewhere warm and sunny.

  119. SHAZZ

    18th November 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I would buy a house 🙂

  120. Mel Turner

    18th November 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Buy a house and take my children to Disney World

  121. Sheila Reeves

    18th November 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I’d travel to New Zealand & Australia, exploring and then relaxing

  122. Marrian

    18th November 2016 at 11:08 pm

    I would buy a house for myself, and one for my parents. And a car.

  123. jackie curran

    18th November 2016 at 11:31 pm

    i would buy houses for my family in a cul de sac , so we could all be close but independant

  124. Ellen Stafford

    18th November 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I would buy a new house and learn to drive and get a car
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  125. Jamie Millard

    19th November 2016 at 1:07 am

    i’d buy a nightclub

  126. Karen R

    19th November 2016 at 7:11 am

    I’d buy a house, nice car and go on a long holiday, then put some aside to set my kids up and keep them out of debt as they start their adult lives!

  127. Adam Smith

    19th November 2016 at 10:35 am

    Holiday, house and car

  128. amanda greensmith

    19th November 2016 at 11:55 am

    i’d buy a house with some land

  129. Rich Tyler

    19th November 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Buy a house, new car & fly round the world!

  130. Julie Edwards

    19th November 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I would buy tickets to go and see the reformed Guns N Roses in concert and follow them around.

  131. Vicky Hawkins

    19th November 2016 at 1:04 pm

    start my own events business and buy a house

  132. Amy J

    19th November 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Buy a house and take all my friends and family on holiday

  133. Jennifer Lince

    19th November 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I’d pay off my debts, pay off my dads morgage/buy them a new house (they’re not happy where they are). I’d set money aside to help my sisters when they are old enough, i’d buy my brother and his family a house, I’d buy our own house, get driving lessons and a car, set aside the majority of what’s left for my daughters when they are older then with what’s left I would set up my business and (hopefully) become successful and make my own fortunes 😀

  134. Kirsti Peters

    19th November 2016 at 3:10 pm

    First and foremost driving lessons.

  135. Annalise ONeill

    19th November 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I would travel the world and then buy a dab new house :o)

  136. Laura Harrison

    19th November 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I would buy a three bedroom house with a lovely garden xx

  137. Tiffeny Brown

    19th November 2016 at 4:10 pm

    After recovering from the shock I would open a sanctuary for small animals like hamsters 🙂 x

  138. Karl Borowy

    19th November 2016 at 4:49 pm

    give to the poor

  139. sharon martin

    19th November 2016 at 6:08 pm

    i’d buy a house on the pembrokeshire coast to live in and enjoy the views.

  140. Jessica Hutton

    19th November 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Id move to the countryside and adopt lots of senior dogs so that they could enjoy their last years xx

  141. Jocelynne Harrison

    19th November 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I would buy a house in France because my daughters illness is better in the warmth. I would look after my family and friends and set up savings for my daughter.

  142. Phil Boyle

    19th November 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I’d buy an apartment in Switzerland and live happily ever after.

  143. Jenny Jones

    19th November 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I would really be able to treat my 2 boys to a better lifestyle, give up my mundane job and working part time at samaritans, being there more for my children and being able to give something back

  144. Dale Dow

    19th November 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I would invest in a house x

  145. Julie Camm

    19th November 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’d put it to an animal charity.

  146. claire little

    19th November 2016 at 9:43 pm

    buy a house

  147. Alisa Moore

    19th November 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Buy a house

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