We all dream of winning the lottery and changing our lives forever, but how much money do you need to buy the things you covet? Lottery players often enter the largest jackpot available, but do you know what the minimum jackpot amount of certain lotteries can buy you?
We’ve taken a closer look at some of our international lotteries, to make sure you know what you could do if you manage to win even the minimum amount of money on offer.
Minimum jackpot: US $40 million
The American Powerball offers one of the largest minimum jackpots in terms of international lotteries and can change your life in a magnificent way. With US $40 million, you could choose to buy a few multi-million dollar homes across the world or you could buy a few of the world’s most expensive cars, like Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire at US $12.5 million to start building your own private car collection.
Minimum jackpot: €10 million
When you win the EuroJackpot minimum jackpot, your new €10,000,000 bank balance can see you enjoying an endless vacation on your own private island. A company called Private Island Inc, offers up some of the most exclusive real estate in the world - who doesn’t want to have their own island.
Why not buy Great Sale Cay located in the Bahamas. This private island with its white sandy beaches offers you fantastic opportunities to snorkel, sail and fish in peace. The island is currently being advertised at US$ 9.9 million. (€8,847,778). This means you’ll still have some spare cash to build your dream home.
El Gordo lottery
Minimum jackpot: €5 million
€5 million may not seem like a lot when you compare this minimum jackpot with the El Gordo de Navidad raffle where winners can see themselves winning a share of €1.38 billion, but with this fantastic prize, you could stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson hotel in Geneva. At US $83,000 a night, you could stay in this suite for 60 days!
Minimum jackpot: €3 million
Not interested in any of the items we’ve listed above? Why not start ticking off some of the world’s most expensive items from your bucket list. Make your morning coffee extra special by drinking it out of the world’s most expensive mug. At a cool US $33,000, we’re sure this Japanese mug leaves you refreshed and rejuvenated. Next, you could splurge on an original pair of Levi Strauss & Co 501 jeans that are 115 years old, these rare jeans sold at auction for US $60,000 in 2005. You could show off your new jeans proudly while you’re drinking the world’s most expensive cocktail for US $12,970. Named “the Winston'', this cocktail contains 60ml of Croizet’s 1858 Cuvee Lenoie cognac, which holds the Guinness World record for the most expensive cognac ever bought.
What do you think you would spend your millions on if you won any of these minimum jackpot amounts? Tell us in the comments below and remember to play your favourite lotteries today.