How to Spend €100 Million
EuroMillions jackpots start at a minimum of €15 million, which works out as roughly £10 million at current exchange rates. However, with rollovers or due to a Superdraw, the top prize can easily reach €100 million, at which point players’ imaginations begin to run wild with plans for spending this life-changing sum.
Here are some ways in which you can live the multimillionaire lifestyle to the maximum and make the most of a €100 million EuroMillions windfall.
Property company Zoopla rates The Boltons in London’s pricey Kensington as the UK’s highest value address. Even so, with €100 million in the bank, you could easily afford to move into the neighbourhood, which has an average property price estimated at a cool €44.5 million.
The street comprises two crescents, set around a communal garden and was home to legendary movie star Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in the 1960s. You are just over a mile’s walk from attractions like the Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the beauty of Hyde Park, whilst being in prime position to allow you to pop out for a shopping spree on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea.
Virgin Galactic is developing special space planes to take commercial passengers to orbit the earth at the very edge of space within the next few years. Tickets are expected to retail for just over €200,000, meaning that you could purchase a bunch and throw a party that will be remembered forever.
Forget hiring a swish club in the West End of London or a sprawling stately home amid the moors and lochs of Scotland, because for a little over €40 million you can have a 200-strong guestlist for an interstellar birthday celebration in zero-gravity.
You will obviously want to chase the sun as a newly minted multimillionaire, but even the most exclusive resorts can sometimes be ruined by noisy neighbours. To ensure that you find the perfect peaceful getaway destination, you could buy your own island, like Apo in the Philippines.
For €58.1 million, you will own this mountainous idyll, rich in fruit trees and palm-fringed white sandy beaches. A portion of your remaining millions would allow you to build a luxurious mansion on the island, leaving you to fill your days with relaxation, taking in the sun and diving in the crystal clear waters that surround your own private paradise.
When you read interviews with lottery winners, they often mention that they intend to buy a season ticket for their favourite football or rugby team as a priority. With a nine-figure windfall nestling in your bank account, it is possible to buy an entire club.
Premier League Hull City are up for sale, according to owner Assem Allam, and rumours suggest that the asking price could be an affordable €82.9 million. Imagine presiding over proceedings at the KC Stadium, drinking in the adulation of the crowd whilst the players do the hard work on the pitch.
Some people set about assembling an enviable wine cellar when they become wealthy, but you could take that to an extreme thanks to your €100 million fortune. In April 2015, Naked Wines International Ltd was valued at €96.9 million, which would be within your budget.
Not only would you be in a position to instantly quit your job after a big EuroMillions win, you would be able to become your own boss as you take charge of a huge, well-established company. Better yet, you’d never be short of a tipple to take to a party. It certainly trumps having a few dusty bottles hanging about in your cellar.