A £79 Million EuroMillions Jackpot
At present, the EuroMillions jackpot is growing nicely ahead of the twelfth month, with £79 million currently residing in the prize pot as a result of seven consecutive rollovers. There is no denying that this sensational amount of cash would make the dreams of any player come true, but what exactly could the winner of an enormous eight-figure sum splash out on this Christmas?
A Tree-mendous Christmas
Should this Friday’s jackpot end up in your bank account, the chances of you snapping up a huge stately home in time for the big day are slim, so it might be worth waiting it out until the new year. Instead, why not deck your halls with some of the finest decorations going?
You could head to your local market and pick up a real tree or stretch to a custom-made centrepiece that will be the envy of your friends, family and neighbours. The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi boasts a tree that costs £8.5 million and, although that would be well within your price range, at 40 feet tall, you might be better off picking something more manageable.
You could even add a range of baubles to jazz up your more modest fir, maybe even throwing caution to the wind and picking up the world’s most expensive festive ornament in the form of a custom-made 18 carat white gold tree hanger for £82,000.
Master the Art of Christmas Shopping
Once you’re all trimmed up, it’s time to think about what gifts you could spoil your loved ones with. But which self-respecting multimillionaire has the time to travel into the city in search of inspiration? If the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping isn’t for you, why not hire yourself a personal shopper? With rates ranging from £300 to £1,000 per day, let someone else deal with the crowds while you sit back and enjoy a tot of brandy and a handcrafted, gold leaf-topped mince pie, created by top chef Ben Tish and retailing at £3,500 a pop.
Naturally, you’ll be wanting to set some money aside for Christmas dinner. Only the biggest, plumpest turkey will suffice, while the pigs in blankets, sprouts and potatoes will need to be just right, too. With that in mind, it might be worth hiring a professional chef to take the stress out of cooking alone. At around £140 per head, this service doesn’t come cheap, but with £79 million tucked away, you could afford to invite the whole neighbourhood.
What Are You Waiting For?
If this sounds like an ideal way to spend the festive period, it’s not too late to pick your numbers online ahead of Friday’s EuroMillions draw. Act quickly and you’ll receive a free US Powerball entry when you place a EuroMillions bet before the end of November! However, if you do miss out, don’t worry, as throughout December you can pick up a free Cops and Robbers scratch card when you bet. Good luck!