Winning the lottery would no doubt change the way you live life day in and day out. With an excess of wealth, comes an urge for things that one could normally not afford prior to.
Most people have pondered from time to time exactly what they would do if they ever did win the lottery. But if you’re looking for some ideas on how to spend the excessive amount of money if that day does indeed come, we’ve got you covered.
Here we highlight a number of ways to vacation like you lucked up and hit the jackpot. From renting private jets to staying on a remote million dollar island and dining in the world’s most expensive restaurant, click through the gallery above for details on How to Vacation Like You Just Won the Lottery.
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Fly on this three-room suite in the sky
If you have all that dough, you should definitely travel in style, and that of course extends to the air. This insane three-room suite can be yours courtesy of Etihad. Equipped with a living room, a bedroom and in-suite shower, you’ll feel like you’re basically in your own home, albeit thousands of feet up in the clouds.
Set sail on the Crystal Serenity cruise/photo tour
This particular vessel is the largest ship in the Crystal Cruises fleet, spanning 820-by-105.6-foot, 68,8000-gt. It can carry over 1,000 guests, each of which can in turn take advantage of restaurants, lounges, well-appointed cabins and a pampering spa, among other features. The photo tour is designed as a research tool for vacationers, led by veteran cruise writer and ship photographer Peter Knego.
Take A&K's around the world voyage by private jet
Sure, a trip around the world would be insane. But what would make it even better? Doing so by private jet, of course. Recognized as one of the world’s most expensive tours, while on the trip, you will journey to nine countries in 26 days, on-board an all-business-class Boeing 757-200ER with a well-stocked bar. This isn’t exactly like backpacking throughout Europe now is it?
Dine at the world's most expensive restaurant
If you’re a lottery winner, why wouldn’t you take in the cuisine at the most expensive restaurant in the world? Sublimotion by Paco Roncero is located at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, as it is one-of-a-kind theatrical dining. In short, the experience will cost you $1,900 per person. Don’t worry though, you get to take advantage of 15 insane courses and a slew of in-house and even virtual entertainment.
Climb Mount Everest
Climbing Everest is pretty much every experienced climber’s dream. You can’t just step out of a vehicle and begin scaling the man-eating mountain, however. It will cost you. You’ll honestly be hard-pressed to make the ascent for less than $30,000. Reaching the top, though — priceless.
Stay at this secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower
Many of you are probably scoffing under your breath. Yes, we know a lot of you have been to the Eiffel Tower, but you probably weren’t even aware that there was an apartment at the top of it, were you? That’s why it’s referred to as a “secret.” Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the world-renowned monument, also included a private room for himself at the apex. Fortunately now, however, you yourself can go enjoy it, too.
Escape to the world's most expensive island resort
Of course our list is filled with “the world’s most expensive…” Why wouldn’t it be? You just won the lottery! This particular exclusive getaway is located in the South Pacific (Laucala Island, Fiji), as you and yours can take advantage for a cool $150,000 a night. You’ll be locked in to a minimum of five nights, however, as the trip includes all meals and drinks, in addition to champagne, house wines, spirits and soft drinks that are featured at the island’s five restaurants and bars. Each guest is also welcomed with a complimentary 90-minute spa appointment. Additional free activities include cooking, baking, soap making, basket weaving and wood carving.
Journey to space
What kid doesn’t want to be an astronaut when they grow up? If that’s still you, now you have your chance. Courtesy of Virgin Galactic, you can journey to space for $250,000. You couldn’t have thought it was going to be cheap. You’ll have to of course go through a three-day training session first, as the flight itself accommodates six passengers, lasts two-and-a-half hours, and culminates with congratulatory champagne at the spaceport
Visit the South Pole
When you have a wellspring of money, you tend to want to go where most people can’t. That may even include the South Pole. Recognized as one of the world’s most expensive adventures, you’ll be able to sleep in an arctic basecamp and more importantly, experience 24 hours of daylight during the polar summer when visiting the South Pole. This and more can all be yours — for six nights — for $45,800.
Drink the world's most expensive cocktail
A lush’s delight. What exactly does the world’s most expensive cocktail entail? Well, a little of this and a little of that, but mainly, vintage crystal and “liquid gold.” The flute is filled with a vintage champagne and an ultra-rare Armagnac that pre-dates the Boer War. How much will Gigi’s drink cost you, though? Easy. About as much as a new Mitsubishi Mirage or a Rolex Submariner: roughly $13,000.