6 Fancy Trips to Take If You Win the $700-million Powerball
With the Powerball’s jackpot growing to a near record-breaking high, some lottery players might already be thinking of what to do if they win. Anyone who finds themselves winning the massive $700 million prize could take one of these incredible — and expensive — trips to celebrate.
A one-day trip to Antarctica for $195,000
For anyone who’s not afraid of the cold and wants a more adventurous vacation, this exclusive 24-hour trip to Antarctica is the perfect getaway. Only 12 guests are allowed to go on each trip at a time. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Prince Harry, and Bear Grylls have already taken the chilling journey.
Here's how it works: a private jet flies from Cape Town, South Africa to Antarctica and the service offers three all-inclusive package options. The “Emperors and South Pole" option is an eight-day trip for $78,000 a person, the “Ice and Mountains” option is a four-day long trip priced at $32,000 per person, and the “Greatest Day” package offers travelers a private one-day trip for $195,000.
A $55,000-an-hour private plane
For anyone wanting to share their jackpot with up to 87 friends, Crystal Cruises offers the “world’s largest private charter plane.” The plane features the largest flying wine cellar, a private chef, an in-flight sommelier, mixologist, lounge, Bose headphone, iPads, and unlimited Wi-Fi.
The luxurious flight offering is available for non-stop flights up to 19.5 hours, which would come to over $1 million.
This 102-day cruise for $35,849
If your first plan upon winning the lottery is to quit your job, you’ll have plenty of time for this country-hopping cruise.
This cruise from Azamara Journeys makes 60 port stop over 102 nights through Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Tickets start at $35,849, $39,590 and $56,574 for the three cheapest options.
A $25,000 a year Hawaiian getaway
This exclusive club lets you buy a house in Hawaii. The cost: a $25,000 annual fee and a one time $150,000 entrance fee.
There’s actually a 380-family limit for the club, which has its own golf course, white sand beaches surrounded by lava flows, and guided activities like surfing and scuba diving.
Design your own yacht for $13.3 million
The next Powerball winner could take a trip on their own private and fully-customized yacht for over $13 million.
Monaco yacht company Dynamiq is letting people design their own luxury yachts from home. There are two base models to choose from and customers can change everything from the color of the electronics to the railings and seating fabrics.
They’ll have to find some other way to entertain themselves before it arrives, though. The custom option takes 15 months to build and deliver.
Take a $8,900 champagne sabering lesson in Hawaii
This dinner from champagne brand Dom Pérignon starts at $8,900 and includes a multi-course private meal with vintage Dom Pérignon pairings and a champagne-sabering lesson.
You can also take up to four unfinished bottles back to the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, where the dinner is offered. Unfinished bottles can also be shipped back home.
The $8,900 price tag might seem large for dinner, but it includes tax, gratuity, and, of course, all those bottles of vintage Dom Pérignon.
Correction: The price of the champagne dinner has been updated.