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 / 6:37 am

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

  2. 8th November 2016 / 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 / 1:08 pm

    I would buy a cottage by the sea 🙂 x

  4. glenn hutton
    8th November 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Buy a holiday home somewhere warm for regular holidays

  5. Fiona K
    8th November 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Take very early retirement and spend lots of time abroad

  6. Vicky Limerick
    8th November 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Buy a farm

  7. Jo McPherson
    8th November 2016 / 1:29 pm

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

  8. Andrew Petrie
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 2:41 pm

    buy a house

  10. Heather Haigh
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 2:57 pm

    I’d take my family on holiday

  12. hannah Igoe
    8th November 2016 / 3:06 pm

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

  13. Mark Johnson
    8th November 2016 / 3:10 pm

    buy a house somehwere warm and move

  14. Hayley F
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 4:12 pm

    I would buy a luxury yacht.

  18. Susan Lloyd
    8th November 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I would take my children on lots of amazing holidays x

  19. William Gould
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 5:16 pm

    I would love a villa in spain and a mini cooper

  21. Isabel O
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 5:26 pm

    Go on holiday to America

  23. Angela Treadway
    8th November 2016 / 5:31 pm

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

  24. Margaret gallagher
    8th November 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Pay off any outstanding bills and plan lots of luxury holodays

  25. Zoe C
    8th November 2016 / 6:02 pm

    I would move abroad and buy a house over there

  26. sam macaree
    8th November 2016 / 6:49 pm

    i would pay off my student loan

  27. Claire Nutman
    8th November 2016 / 7:09 pm

    A small farm in Devon x

  28. michelle o'neill
    8th November 2016 / 8:05 pm

    take my grandaughter on holiday x

  29. Ellen Sheppard
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 9:51 pm

    Pay off my mortgage and go on holiday

  31. Lee Ritson
    8th November 2016 / 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 / 10:00 pm

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

  33. Catherine
    8th November 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I would treat my friends to a holiday

  34. Bob Clark
    8th November 2016 / 10:33 pm

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

  35. Ali Thorpe
    8th November 2016 / 11:05 pm

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

  36. Teresa Lee
    9th November 2016 / 12:42 am

    Quit work and travel the world

  37. Beky Austerberry
    9th November 2016 / 12:50 am

    I would buy a house and then pass my driving test

  38. A S,Edinburgh
    9th November 2016 / 12:54 am

    I’d invest in some ethical business ventures.

  39. Alison Johnson
    9th November 2016 / 1:54 am

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

  40. Helen W
    9th November 2016 / 5:13 am

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

  41. Jennifer Haden
    9th November 2016 / 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

  42. Kirsty Sparks
    9th November 2016 / 9:59 am

    I would buy a house 🙂

  43. Ruth Harwood
    9th November 2016 / 10:55 am

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

  44. Liam Bishop
    9th November 2016 / 10:59 am

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

  45. clair downham
    9th November 2016 / 11:13 am

    go on a cruise

  46. Daniel Coles
    9th November 2016 / 11:14 am

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

  47. Rebecca Smith
    9th November 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Pay off debt and buy a house

  48. Laura Tovey
    9th November 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I would Buy a huge big house

  49. aj
    9th November 2016 / 1:42 pm

    travel the world

  50. Maria P
    9th November 2016 / 1:46 pm

    pay off mortgage 🙂

  51. Janice
    9th November 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I would go travelling

  52. bella smyth
    9th November 2016 / 6:48 pm

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

  53. claire woods
    9th November 2016 / 6:59 pm

    buy a house and stop renting.

  54. Inga Andersen
    9th November 2016 / 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!

  55. Laura Pritchard
    9th November 2016 / 9:37 pm

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

  56. S Bufton
    9th November 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I would buy my dream home

  57. Kat Allinson
    9th November 2016 / 10:56 pm

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

  58. Emma Gibson
    9th November 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Buy a house, car and lots of animals.

  59. Solange
    9th November 2016 / 11:58 pm

    Buy a house, luxury yacht and racehorse.

  60. 10th November 2016 / 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

  61. Roger Bufton
    10th November 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Buy a smallholding with some animals.

  62. Jemma Dwyer
    10th November 2016 / 9:10 pm

    a gorgeous gothic castle 😀

  63. leanne weir
    10th November 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I would buy a snooker table

  64. Nicola Mcc
    10th November 2016 / 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.

  65. Emma Rawlinson
    12th November 2016 / 1:11 am

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

  66. Joanna Coleshill
    12th November 2016 / 10:01 am

    Have another baby, and hire a cleaner!

  67. Laura Bryant
    12th November 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Buy my mum a house

  68. Diane Waugh
    12th November 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Buy a holiday home

  69. Kris McNair
    12th November 2016 / 7:25 pm

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

  70. Matt Froggatt
    12th November 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Pay off all my debts and buy a massive house.

  71. natalie crossan
    12th November 2016 / 11:55 pm

    I’d buy my very own house 🙂

  72. Amy Warwick
    13th November 2016 / 5:40 pm

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

  73. Michael Rattray
    13th November 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Buy a red Ferrari

  74. Rebecca Alderson
    13th November 2016 / 10:05 pm

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

  75. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    13th November 2016 / 10:53 pm

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

  76. kayleigh manning
    14th November 2016 / 1:18 pm

    i would buy a house

  77. Michelle Annor
    14th November 2016 / 3:47 pm

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

  78. Alix Smith
    14th November 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Probably become a perpetual student!

  79. Lucy Major
    14th November 2016 / 10:44 pm

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

  80. Isabelle Smith
    15th November 2016 / 3:21 am

    travel xxx

  81. Allan Smith
    15th November 2016 / 12:11 pm


  82. Kimberley Ryan
    15th November 2016 / 2:22 pm

    take my family on holiday

  83. Victoria Prince
    15th November 2016 / 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 / 8:45 pm

    Buy my first home!

  85. 15th November 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Buy a fleet of houses for friends and family

  86. Christine Caple
    15th November 2016 / 10:40 pm

    I would help both my sons to buy houses

  87. Samantha R
    15th November 2016 / 11:13 pm

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

  88. Lynsey Buchanan
    16th November 2016 / 12:09 am

    I would travel the world

  89. claire griffiths
    16th November 2016 / 2:02 am

    i would buy my own home for my family

  90. Emma Whittaker
    16th November 2016 / 10:19 am

    Buy our own house as we rent at the minute

  91. Sarah Brokenshire
    16th November 2016 / 6:42 pm

    go on a lovely family holiday x

  92. Sheri Darby
    16th November 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Help my children buy homes

  93. Lisa Wilkinson
    16th November 2016 / 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 / 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 / 9:56 pm

    Take my family on a fantastic all inclusive holiday

  96. Caroline Blaza
    16th November 2016 / 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 / 7:47 am

    Build an ice rink

  98. Vera Bahounkova
    17th November 2016 / 8:38 am

    I would buy a new house for my family

  99. 17th November 2016 / 1:23 pm

    start my own business

  100. Ian Campbell
    17th November 2016 / 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 🙂

  101. Keith Hunt
    17th November 2016 / 4:14 pm

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

  102. Sarah Wilson
    17th November 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Buy a house and go on a LONG holiday!

  103. Tamsin Dean
    17th November 2016 / 6:04 pm

    buy a house and go on holiday

  104. janine atkin
    17th November 2016 / 7:12 pm

    id buy a house

  105. James Travis
    17th November 2016 / 7:31 pm

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

  106. Adrian Bold
    18th November 2016 / 12:22 am

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

  107. sue mcdermott
    18th November 2016 / 8:27 am

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

  108. Zoey
    18th November 2016 / 9:55 am

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

  109. Simone Kilshaw
    18th November 2016 / 12:34 pm

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

  110. Steven Blake
    18th November 2016 / 12:55 pm

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

  111. Emily Hutchinson
    18th November 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I’d go on a fabulous holiday

  112. kayley hill
    18th November 2016 / 3:05 pm

    id built my own cat and dog sanctuary xx

  113. 18th November 2016 / 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!

  114. Angela Kelly
    18th November 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I would retire!

  115. lauren porter
    18th November 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Go on the holiday of a lifetime!

  116. Mark Rayner
    18th November 2016 / 8:07 pm

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

  117. Pauline Dring
    18th November 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I’d buy a home for a family member

  118. Dawn Samples
    18th November 2016 / 8:39 pm

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

  119. Paula Phillips
    18th November 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I would buy a house somewhere warm and sunny.

  120. 18th November 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I would buy a house 🙂

  121. Mel Turner
    18th November 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Buy a house and take my children to Disney World

  122. Sheila Reeves
    18th November 2016 / 10:20 pm

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

  123. Marrian
    18th November 2016 / 11:08 pm

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

  124. jackie curran
    18th November 2016 / 11:31 pm

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

  125. 18th November 2016 / 11:55 pm

    I would buy a new house and learn to drive and get a car

  126. Jamie Millard
    19th November 2016 / 1:07 am

    i’d buy a nightclub

  127. Karen R
    19th November 2016 / 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!

  128. Adam Smith
    19th November 2016 / 10:35 am

    Holiday, house and car

  129. amanda greensmith
    19th November 2016 / 11:55 am

    i’d buy a house with some land

  130. Rich Tyler
    19th November 2016 / 12:52 pm

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

  131. Julie Edwards
    19th November 2016 / 12:55 pm

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

  132. Vicky Hawkins
    19th November 2016 / 1:04 pm

    start my own events business and buy a house

  133. Amy J
    19th November 2016 / 1:58 pm

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

  134. Jennifer Lince
    19th November 2016 / 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 😀

  135. Kirsti Peters
    19th November 2016 / 3:10 pm

    First and foremost driving lessons.

  136. Annalise ONeill
    19th November 2016 / 3:21 pm

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

  137. Laura Harrison
    19th November 2016 / 3:22 pm

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

  138. Tiffeny Brown
    19th November 2016 / 4:10 pm

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

  139. Karl Borowy
    19th November 2016 / 4:49 pm

    give to the poor

  140. sharon martin
    19th November 2016 / 6:08 pm

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

  141. Jessica Hutton
    19th November 2016 / 6:25 pm

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

  142. Jocelynne Harrison
    19th November 2016 / 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.

  143. Phil Boyle
    19th November 2016 / 6:30 pm

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

  144. Jenny Jones
    19th November 2016 / 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

  145. Dale Dow
    19th November 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I would invest in a house x

  146. Julie Camm
    19th November 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I’d put it to an animal charity.

  147. claire little
    19th November 2016 / 9:43 pm

    buy a house

  148. Alisa Moore
    19th November 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Buy a house

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