No, we’re not talking about the new iPhone, it’s better – and you won’t have to sell your firstborn to get one.
It’s a superdraw rollover this Tuesday and the EuroMillions jackpot is a whopping £136,000,000.
For those of you who don’t know what a super draw is, its a special draw with a guaranteed jackpot (typically between £70 to £100 Million) that happens 2 or 3 times a year. With a jackpot of £136M, this is the largest superdraw in the history of the Euromillions.
So in honor of the jumbo jackpot we asked Millionaire Mary – our resident luxury guru and lifestyle consultant – for advice on how to splash out for that first big purchase when you win, and here is what she came up with:
Do you love to travel, but hate the hours queuing, cavity searches, and rude boarding agents? Then this one is for you. The Four Seasons organises round the world trips to some of the most stunning locations on the planet. Stay at their fabulous resorts, travel in their limos, and fly on their private jet. The next trip is 19 October to 11 November, which gives you just enough time to win the jackpot, open an account with Coutts, and tell those annoying relatives that they are not going to get a penny of your not-so-hard-earned money. Over the course of 24 days you will visit 8 countries across four continents during which you will:
- Observe elusive mountain gorillas up close in Rwanda
- Go island-hopping in the Seychelles
- Cruise amid the Galapagos’ natural wonders
- Learn to salsa with a private dance lesson in Bogota
- Dine with geishas in a historic temple
- Awaken your senses in exotic and colourful Marrakech
Located on one of London’s nattiest neighborhoods- it’s close enough to Buckingham Palace that you’ll be able to pop by and ask Liz to borrow a cup of sugar (do mind the armed guards and attack dogs) – Margaret Thatcher’s former home has undergone a 3 year, multi-million pound renovation and is now fitted and kitted with every possible amenity a millionaire requires. Over six floors the property boasts 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a drawing room, dining room, library, study, gym, home cinema, bar, and a 500 bottle wine cellar. Oh, and we forgot to mention the bomb proof front door and mews house with garage (the bentley has to go somewhere!)
Don’t know who JAR is? You should. There are a few things in life that money can’t buy. A piece of jewelry from JAR is one of them. You see, JAR is actually Joel Arthur Rosenthal, a reclusive jeweller with one shop on the Place Vendôme in Paris. The shop has no sign, no display windows, and no prices. Oh, and you must have an appointment, which means that you have to know someone. The select few that do manage to make it into the shop cannot simply whip out the black card and choose whichever pieces they want. He has to personally approve each piece that you buy. If he does not think you suit the piece, you cannot buy it.
So why do people put up with it? Because he is an absolute genious. He is the only jeweler ever to have been given a solo exhibition at the Met while he was still alive (that’s a really big deal). There is perhaps only one other jeweler in history to produce items of such unique extraordinary beauty and craftsmanship, and his name was Carl Fabergé.
As you can imagine, this means that pieces of JAR jewelry are exceedingly rare and highly coveted. However one of his pieces will be coming up for auction in Sotheby’s magnificent Jewels sale in Hong Kong. It is a 8.49 carat burmese ruby ring by (£1.2M – £1.4M) and will sell for much more than the lot estimates.