You’d buy WHAT if you won $1million?

A HOUSE full of cats, and bottled wine instead of cask wine - these are just two of the things our readers would buy if they won $1million.

We asked the question on our Facebook page after NSW Lotteries reported that Lismore's mystery millionaire had come forward to claim his prize.

Most people had the usual dreams.

Robyn Spearpoint Shannon wrote: "Like most I'd buy a nice house, a new car for my parents as well as us and pay off my parents' debts, set up a nest egg for the kids and invest. As well as cut down on the days I work or change careers to stay home more with the kids."

But Josh Onn said he would "start buying wine in bottles instead of casks and maybe buy a couch that folds out into a bed".

And Lucy Diamond said she would "buy a big house and fill it with cats".

What would you do with $1 million?

This poll ended on 28 April 2016.

Current Results

House, car and holiday


Share with family


Give it all to charities


Leave it in the bank


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

There was a touch of jealousy in the air - Brendon McIntyre congratulated the winner and reported on his own windfall.

"I just won $9.05 on Set for Life so I got some bread and cheese in Woolies," he said.

Sebastian Rooks said he'd keep it very quiet: "Stay silent. Tell no-one. Take the lump sum, never spend a cent of the capital. Ever. Enjoy."

And, as we all know, we have some good-hearted people on the Northern Rivers.

Catherine Roche posted: "I think I would really like to set up a house for all the homeless in the area."

Michael James Stain wanted to do the same: "Build a homeless shelter for the poor and give the rest to the chuch."

Other readers' Lotto wish lists included:

Gerry Bertoli: "My children and grandchildren would have all payments paid for and a nest egg for them."

Cherie Chapman: "This would be awesome. Buy a house plus new car, give my mum some, then go on a holiday with my kids."

Yvonne Lowe: "Give my kids a home deposit."

Cherrie Lovejoy: "Buy a house and pay my HECS."