Depressed back then? Maybe not but you'd get a very nice house indeed with that money at today's prices. Depressing maybe if you bought a house with the money back then!
I know someone who won the Lotto as part of a syndicate. Collected a 'mere' £30,000.
I'll tell you what's depressing. It's the number of lottery jackpots never collected.
I do the lottery on the simple basis that someone, somewhere always wins. Right up the moment those balls tumble out of the machine you have exactly the same chance as that winner.
But my main hope of a windfall is with the horses. Pick six put a tenner on the accumulator and cover the trebles. Hit the crossbar the other day. Five winners out of six. The official race report for the other horse was as follows: 'Into lead, comfortably clear when unseating rider at that last'
Cost me ten grand that little tumble!