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The Best Ways to Spend Your Lottery Winnings

While the odds of winning millions of pounds in the lottery are slim, it’s always fun to imagine how to spend it. What would you buy with your jackpot prize? We’ve put together a list of ideas to inspire your daydreams.

 

Invest

While investing isn’t the most exciting thing you’ll do with your winnings, it is the smartest. No matter how much you win, take a sizable slice, visit your financial adviser and invest it in a low-risk fund. Then, allow this money to generate income for the rest of your lifetime. It’ll be the easiest job you’ve ever had.

 

An Epic Vacation (or two)

The world is finally your oyster. With a big payout, you can finally afford to stay in the top luxury hotels on earth. And it’s not just hotels – we’re talking Michelin-starred meals, private tours of top museums and a car and driver at your beck and call. Book a suite at an iconic five-star hotel in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Rent an overwater villa in the Maldives. Go track lions on an epic South African safari. Or, if you really hit it big, do like the superstars do and and take over an entire private island. Some of the best are Laucala in Fiji, the Brando in French Polynesia or Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

 

A Second Home

Now that you’ve gotten some rest, relaxation and possibly a tan, it’s time to shop for your own home away from home. What’s your fancy? Whether you’re an aspiring fly fisher, an amateur equestrienne or a wannabe winemaker, you can do it. Whatever fantasies live in your wildest dreams, now is the time to make them a reality. And who says you need to stop at one vacation home? You could buy a pied-à-terre in all your favourite cities on earth.

 

A Private Jet

You’re going to need a way to get to those new vacation homes of yours. When you win the lottery, a flying coach should be the first thing to go. Go small and get a light jet for quick hops, or go for the gold and buy a Gulfstream to transport you and your entire entourage.

 

A Personal Chef

Your days of slaving away in the kitchen are behind you. Instead, hire a personal chef to craft all your meals. Whether you’re craving Italian, a Sunday roast or a super-healthy green juice, all you have to do is ask. And the best part of all? You won’t have to clean up afterwards, either.

 

A New Wardrobe

If you’re entering the ranks of the uber-wealthy, you might want to dress the part. If you’re not one for shopping, this could be a daunting task. Instead, hire a personal shopper to do the hard part. From there, you can try on the outfits they choose, buy the ones you like and tailor them to fit you perfectly. Just make sure you build yourself enough closet space.

 

Fund a Scholarship in Your Name

With luck like yours, it’s nice to send some good back into the world. Why not create a scholarship in your name at your former college or university? That way, you can change the lives of countless students. Or, create your own charity to fund the causes you care about most.


You’re going to need to play the lottery if you want to win the jackpot. Try your luck at the Health Lottery today.