Everyone who buys a lottery ticket dreams of their numbers coming up, but most winners admit that finding out they had matched the winning line had left them in shock, with many remaining cautious about splashing the cash immediately. Dawn Bosworth, who won £5.8 million in the Lotto draw on Wednesday 24th June, was still travelling by bus days after learning of her windfall. Husband Malcolm insisted, “we’re not going to go mad” despite their seven-figure haul, although he did admit that he plans to buy a Maserati sportscar.
If there was ever a time where you could go mad, then winning tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot would be it. With £10 million in the bank, you could easily write off approximately £1,600 to hire a large hot air balloon as a fun, unique and memorable way to drop into work and hand in your resignation letter.
Whilst thinking about all things aeronautical, if you fancy something a little more comfortable, then £6,845 would buy you a business class round-the-world trip with British Airways, dropping in to Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and various cities across America. You would have to shell out for your accommodation and meals at each destination, but as a newly-minted millionaire you shouldn’t have too many worries. Find out more about interesting ways to spend tonight’s jackpot in the Just For Fun section of the website.
Previous lottery winners have spent their money on helicopters, a company that makes fireworks and tractors, while four passionate fans plunged their cash into football clubs. Nearly a quarter of those asked had bought hot tubs, a fifth purchased boob jobs and one Del Boy type snapped up a Reliant Robin - not the mode of transport you immediately associate with a lottery winner.
EuroMillions tickets are on sale now for tonight’s draw, both online and at authorised retailers, and remember to get hold of them before the 7:30pm BST (8:30pm CEST) deadline. Once you have them safely stored away, you can spend the rest of the day planning what you will do with the £10 million!