For someone who doesn’t actually play the lottery all that often, I spend an embarrassing amount of time daydreaming about what I’d buy with the jackpot. Which I’m sure is entirely normal, right?
I’m not a flashy kind of lottery winner – honest (wink wink). I’ve decided that, for the win to be really life-changing and worth it, I’d need around £10m (cos anything else is just pocket change, really), and I’d put my money in a few different places.
To start with I’d take the kids and my parents on a massive holiday to DisneyWorld in Florida, which still goes down in history as our most memorable family holiday back in 1999. But we’d do it in style: none of this queuing nonsense thank you very much. Nope, we’d spend a whole week at the parks with all the fast-tracking, VIP, superstar treatment money could buy! PLUS the best hotels Disney has to offer, followed by a week at Miami Beach House to get over the inevitable stress of a week with Mickey Mouse.
We’d fly there in Upper Class, too… I don’t think Elfie and Hux would ever get over the fact they had their own beds on an airplane. That would be as exciting as the holiday.
Then I’d obviously do the sensible thing and buy some property. A little starter home, nothing ostentatious. Just a wee 5 or 6 bedroom beauty of a home in the village the children go to school. Think marble, think gold leaf, think Kardashian (only kidding… kind of). We’d be quite happy with that plus perhaps a flat in East London for popping in and out of the city to see friends. Just a little crash pad, you understand.
But you can’t have a massive home without a massive car! Make mine a Range Rover Evoque, please; a motor that’s big enough to fulfil all my secret WAG daydreams but small enough so I can still manoeuvre round a multi-story car park.
Hahah just kidding, I can’t even manoeuvre my Ford Focus round a multi-story car park.
I’m thinking I’d like to start my own business, too. Well, I have my own business already, but I’d like to expand it. Really go for it with my idea for a no-crap digital marketing agency. Named after myself for sure, and employing only mums aka, the meanest most efficient multi-taskers in the whole world. Take me, for example: right now I’m writing this, posting on Instagram, watching Grey’s Anatomy, soothing a 5 year old to sleep and chowing down on MiniCheddars. I’d like to see a man do the same ;) It would be the most productive marketing agency on the planet!
So yeah, I think 10 mill would do me for my dream life situation.
In which case, I’d better start playing the lottery.
And oh! As if by magic, I’ve just been introduced to new website Lottoland!
Lottoland is different to our bog standard UK Lotto because you can use the lotto betting mechanic to play lotteries ALL OVER THE WORLD. For example, you’ve got the US’s MegaMillions available to play right now, with a jackpot of £232 million – that’d do me and my new WAG Range Rover very nicely, thanks. Or there’s the SuperEnaLotto, an Italian lottery with a current £76.5 jackpot to be won. So much more exotic than our own National Lottery, am I right?
You can’t play the lotteries in the same way as you would if you were a resident of the country, so instead you bet on the outcome of the lottery, which is why it’s called lotto betting. You choose a line of numbers in the same way and the prizes are the same – it’s just a different way of placing your bet that means you have loads more chances to win millions that you otherwise wouldn’t have access to.
Sounds like a no-brainer to me!
Why don’t you join in? To celebrate the launch of Lottoland, together we’re giving away £100 of Lotto credit on their website – ready and waiting for you to make yourself a millionaire. All you have to do to enter is tell me in the comments below what you’d spend your millions on!
The competition is open to UK residents aged over 18 until 12am on 29th June. A winner will be chosen at random and notified within 7 days. You will have 30 days to claim your prize, which will be delivered by Lottoland UK. No cash alternatives.