Winning millions is a definite cause for celebration and the best way to do it is with a trip you’ll never forget. Whether your perfect holiday includes 6-hour long hikes or spending your time soaking up the sun with a cocktail in both hands.
We’ve put together the dream holidays for every type of lottery winner. Now, you can start planning the ideal way you’ll celebrate after winning big with one of our international jackpots.
For the culture-loving lottery winner
Where to go? Greece
Start your trip with some much-needed me-time on the beach. Zakynthos would be the perfect place to do this. This island in the Ionian Sea is world-famous for its picturesque views and that iconic shipwreck.
This 1980 wreck rests on a sandy cove covered by cliffs. It’s the perfect place to explore and learn more about the local history and what really happened at this spot. While you’re on the island, we recommend you visit the harbour city that is centred around the Solomos Square waterfront.
Once you’re happy with your tan and you’re fully relaxed, then it’s time to hit the city and explore it on foot. The city of Rhodes is the perfect place to get lost and find hidden gems, and the narrow streets make it easy to do so.
You’ll pass by ancient structures like the Gothic Palace of the Grand Master. Take a moment to see the battlements and towers up close. This monument was built between the 7th and 14th century and is actually one of a few structures that embody Gothic architecture in Greece.
No trip down history lane is complete without a stop at the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. The actual museum is inside the massive structure that used to be the hospital of the Knights of Saint John and it dates back to 1440.
For the foodie lottery winner
Where to go? Spain
Spain might be known for its relaxing beaches, but there’s so much more to this vibrant country than catching a tan. Lottery winners can not only treat themselves but also their taste buds to a really delicious meal.
Start with the classics; tapas and paella - because Spain invented both! Many say that tapas started at a farmers bar in Seville. Patrons would get their beer and sherry with a saucer placed on top to keep the flies at bay. Later, bartenders decided to put that saucer to practical use by serving it with small pieces of ham, olives and cheese - hello tapas!
Paella, on the other hand, has a more straightforward history. In Valencian paella means “frying pan”. It originates from a rural village on the East coast of Spain where it refers to the way in which this rice and chicken or seafood dish was made.
After you’ve had your traditional food experience, it’s time to start enjoying some other local dishes. First on our list is patatas bravas which loosely translates to “brave potatoes”. This fun and the unusual name comes from the spicy sauce. Given that most locals don’t enjoy spicy dishes, this is their exception.
All patatas bravas are served the same - potatoes are cubed and shallow fried. The sauce, however, is what changes. It can be served with spicy ketchup or a garlic mayonnaise dusted with smoked paprika, but if you’re lucky, you’ll get both.
Many locals also believe that the dirtier the bar, the better the patatas bravas are - but we’ll leave it to you to find out if that’s true or not.
For a hearty meal, there’s always Frito Mallorquin. This dish is made with lamb, liver, potatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, peas and bay leaves and is guaranteed to leave you feeling full and satisfied after digging in.
For the outdoorsy lottery winner
Where to go? Turkey
If you’re looking for a destination that will keep you busy from dusk to dawn after winning the lottery, then you should look at flights to Turkey!
Spend one day swimming in the Aegean Sea, then the next hiking around Bodrum Castle. Or, if you’d like a more historic route then stroll through the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World for yourself.
After your hiking expeditions, you could take to the ocean again. We recommend you learn how to dive at the Aquapro Dive Center and follow your lessons by exploring the underwater reefs and old shipwrecks.
If, after all this adventure you’d like to stay by the sea, then try kitesurfing to amp up the adrenaline or slow down with a chartered boat trip for snorkelling or fishing.