How Would You Spend a £95 Million EuroMillions Jackpot?
12th June 2015 8:57 AM
EuroMillions fans will be flocking to buy tickets for tonight’s huge draw as they dream of landing the biggest jackpot on offer so far this year. Four rollovers have occurred since a single Spanish ticket holder snapped up £26.6 million (€37.6 million) on Tuesday 26th May, including the hugely popular Superdraw that was held on Friday 5th June. The top prize has now soared to an incredible £93 million (€129 million), which, if won, would let you quit the day job, move out of that tiny house and start living life for yourself. Everyone has their own dreams about what they’d do with the money, but if you’re stuck for ideas beyond a new house and car, here are a few things to get your mind working.
Having £93 million in the bank would put you just shy of the total amount of bribes allegedly taken by FIFA executives over the course of several decades. Chuck Blazer’s tax case was used by US officials to expose a level of corruption not previously thought possible. At current exchange rates, £93 million equates to roughly US$144.1 million - just US$5.9 million shy of the US$150 million in alleged kickbacks and cash. While you could probably couldn’t - and shouldn't - get away with giving FIFA some of that EuroMillions windfall in order to have the 2022 World Cup hosted in your town, you’d have more than enough to start your own football governing body, or at least help UEFA break away from its parent organisation.
On a lighter note, you could put your potential windfall to good use by indulging in some fun Virgin Experience days for you and your friends and family. Ever wanted to fly in a WWII Spitfire? For just £2,495 per person, you can slip into a flight suit, strap on a parachute and take to the skies in one of these classic planes. If you’re afraid of heights or flying, you can also treat yourself and some mates to a Monte Carlo F1 driving experience. For £3,299 per person, you can spend a weekend racing around under the watchful eye of Formula 1 legend Patrick Gaillard. What a stag do that would be!
Or, if you prefer, you can celebrate your new life as a multimillionaire by booking yourself in for a seven-night stay at Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s very own private Caribbean getaway. You and a guest would stay in the Great House in utter luxury as you sip on champagne and lounge by the pool. The guide price for the experience is £24,500, but you do need to ring them and work out the true cost yourself. Still, it’s a drop in the bucket in comparison to your huge eight-figure bankroll!
There are countless ways you could spend the money, but the only way to win it is to be in it - make sure you buy EuroMillions tickets online at the Play EuroMillions page or in person from authorised retailers before 7.30pm BST (8.30pm CEST) tonight. If you’re really lucky, you could be arranging that Necker Island trip before you know it! Good luck and have fun.
This article was updated at 14.53pm on 12/06/15 to reflect the updated jackpot amount.
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