It’s a dream we’re all guilty of having.
When we’re slogging away at the office for 60 hours a week or having to deal with mounting household debts, sometimes, the most viable escape seems like pure good luck.
Chances are you already put the lottery on semi-regularly in the hopes that one day you’ll be able to buy your dream house, embark on the trip of a lifetime, and buy that swish Rolex watch you’ve been eyeing up.
With bigger jackpots than ever before, your chances of becoming an overnight millionaire are higher than they’ve ever been.
If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to jet off to if you hit the jackpot one day, look no further. Here are the five places you need to go if you win the lottery.
They say that true freedom comes through wealth.
Any lucky lottery winner should, therefore, use their newfound financial freedom to explore the very edges of the Earth.
Antarctica is the world’s last unexplored wilderness, a place where only the richest can truly afford to go.
If you happen to bag the 2 million Euro jackpot on the Irish Lotto, you’d still have plenty of cash to spare after forking out a cool $195,000 for the “Perfect Day” private trip to Antarctica. Just watch out for penguins.
Embark on the World’s Most Luxurious Train Journey
Enjoy your newfound wealth in true old world glamor, with a journey aboard the Pride of Africa.
Take a journey through the Savannah in your own private Victorian train carriage, complete with a butler and all the champagne you could ever drink for around $4,000 per night.
This is about as stylish as an adventure can possibly get.
Splendid Isolation on Your Own Private Island
The rich have a tendency to spend vast sums of cash securing privacy, which is one of the most in-demand luxuries around in the modern age.
Follow in their footsteps by splashing out on an extended stay at the iconic Necker Island, owned by the eccentric billionaire Richard Branson.
To get the whole island to yourself, villas, plunge pools, white sandy beaches included, expect to stump up $42,000 a night.
Sky-High Living in the Ritziest Hotels
If you’re looking to enjoy your wealth by embarking on a blowout with your bros like no other, you need to head to the greatest cities on Earth and book yourself into the most opulent penthouse suites available.
Start in New York with a stay in the 16-room penthouse suite at the art deco Pierre Hotel.
Once you’ve had your fill with Manhattan, enjoy some R&R at the Royal Suite in London’s Savoy Hotel, before finishing up in the Imperial Suite at the Ritz Paris, where rates start at $30,000 a night.
There’s really only one way to tell the world you’ve made it, and that’s with a trip to space.
Although not quite the moon, you can now spend $75,000 to take a balloon flight into the Earth’s stratosphere, to watch the sun rise over the curvature of the Earth. It doesn’t get much more epic than that.
If you won the lottery, where would you go? Comment below to let us know!