We’ve all dreamed about it, haven’t we? That wonderful day when you win the lottery and you can’t help thinking of all the ways you’d start spending your millions. From sprawling mansions to haute couture clothing and jet-setting around the world, everyone thinks they would spend their winnings better than everyone else.
There are few things in life more fulfilling and rewarding than travel, and few better ways to spend your hard-won dollar. The second your magic numbers come up, the first thing you should do is book a first class flight to wherever you want to go. For those in need of a little inspiration, let’s take a look at some of the seriously OTT trips you could take with your lottery winnings.
Old World Luxury
What better way to bask in your new found wealth than by living it up like the royals, aristocrats and socialites of yore, and working your way through the grandest hotels in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Start your trip off like a proper gent by booking into the Savoy or the Goring Hotel in London, sipping champagne while you plan the rest of your luxury Eurotrip. The biggest Euromillions lottery jackpot win in history was a staggering 90 million euros, meaning those who win big certainly have plenty to spare.
Once you’ve had your fill of London town, where next but Paris? Stuff yourself on Macarons in the newly reopened Ritz Paris and, from here, head to the luxury capitals of Monaco, Rome, Mykonos, and St Tropez. Finish your trip off right in the ultimate capital of wealth, Moscow, where you can nibble on Beluga caviar and premium vodka in an old Tsar’s palace.
Beach Hopping Odyssey
It’s fair to say that, for most lucky winners, their first thought is high-tailing it to a white sandy beach somewhere to relax in peace. However, some of the biggest jackpots can bag you hundreds of millions of dollars, so you need to make sure you do it right, in true over-the-top fashion, by planning a beach hopping odyssey that can’t be beaten. Start on the serene white sandy beaches of Cambodia, sipping on a mojito as you plan your journey through the world’s best beaches. Your next stop should be the heart-stopping Ngapali Beach in Myanmar, where you can sunbathe with friendly monkeys in absolute seclusion. Finish your trip at the other-worldly looking Bentota Beach, which has been ranked by Tripadvisor as one of the best beaches on Earth.
Although seeing some of the best sights the world has to offer is something every lottery winner should definitely do, the ultimate benefit of massive wealth is being able to afford as much privacy as you could possibly ever want. There’s no better way to celebrate your winnings than by whisking yourself and your loved ones off to a private island in the sunny Caribbean. The elite go-to is Virgin billionaire Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, complete with multiple villas, giant pools, a golf course and a fleet of boats. All yours for just $65,000 per day, but with the record Powerball jackpot being a whopping $1.5 billion, we don’t think a lottery winner would struggle.
If you have any inspirational ideas for over the top trips you’d take if you won big, make sure to share them in the comments!