The jackpot for Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw is £167M. That makes it not just the largest jackpot this year, but also the largest jackpot in the history of the game.
The winner will not only make history, but also an extraordinary amount of money. So what’s a newly minted millionaire to do with all of that purchasing power?
The average EuroMillions winner walks away with £47,113,177.56. Most will give money to friends and family, buy a new house, and upgrade their whip. But Tuesday’s winner will take home more than three times that amount, which got us thinking…
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever purchased? A tutu for the family dog? A piece of gum that was once chewed by your football idol(isn’t ebay amazing)? Whilst mere financial mortals may make the occasional impulse buy, it really pales in comparison to the purchases of these plushly pocketed plutocrats.
Nicolas Cage- theguardian.com
Imagine outbidding Leonardo DiCaprio by spending $276,000 on a T-Rex Skull only having to return it. Annoying right? Well that’s exactly what happened to Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage. Once the skull was deemed to be stolen from Mongolia, Nicolas agreed to hand the huge fossil back to US authorities so it could be given back to Mongolia. Fair play Nicolas!
Bill Koch- denverpost.com
Bored with all the hustle and bustle of busy towns? Why not just build your own? That’s what billionaire Bill Koch did. His town consists of 50 buildings which include; a church, a saloon and a fire station just to name a few. However, if you are planning on visiting this town then you are out of luck. This town is definitely not big enough for the both of us as it’s only available to Bill and his family, let us play too Bill!
Bejewelled Armour- shaunleane.com
How about buying a glove that Michael Jackson would be proud of? An armour inspired piece that was handcrafted to ensure a perfect fit for Daphne Guinness. It is made up of more than 1,000 grams of gold and if that isn’t enough then how about 5,000 pavé white diamonds? This truly is a glove for the glamorous and at $1.7M, a glove for the rich too.
If you are someone that prefers their own company, then why not build a skyscraper just for yourself? That’s exactly what Mukesh Ambani did. Designed by Chicago based architects Perkins and Will, with 27 floors and extra high ceilings. This place is the place to be. To make you feel extra safe, the building is designed to survive an earthquake rated 8 on the richter scale. As safe as houses you will be!
Pablo Escobar’s Hippo- uk.businessinsider.com
We are sure you have heard many wacky stories about Pablo Escobar thanks to the huge success of the Netflix series Narcos. How about the one when he bought not just a hippopotamus, but a herd of hippos? Three males and one female to be precise. Well that was a long time ago now, but since then the hippos have thrived! There are believed to be more than 25 of them wondering Napoles.
Now tell us what’s the weirdest thing you would buy with the £167M Jackpot!