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A whole island or 200 Teslas: What you could buy with Lotto’s $50m jackpot

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We’ve all done it – daydreamed about what we would do and what we would buy if we hit the jackpot.

Lotto’s $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday – potentially the biggest ever.

The pot must be won – meaning if no single ticket wins, the prize pool rolls down to the next highest division with winners who will share the money.

But if you were holding the one golden ticket, what could you do with that much money?

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ADD AN ISLAND TO YOUR PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

Ever dreamed of owning your own island? Well it can become a reality if you’re happy to part with $40m of your winnings.

Pakatoa Island, off the coast of Auckland, is on the market.

Pakatoa Island, off the coast of Auckland, is on the market for $40 million.

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Pakatoa Island, off the coast of Auckland, is on the market for $40 million.

It’s located just a 75-minute boat ride from the mainland near Waiheke in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, according to a RealEstate.co.nz listing.

It boasts a nine-hole golf course, an air strip, three white sand beaches, a restaurant, swimming pool, squash court, and accommodation units, and it’s one of the only privately-owned islands in New Zealand.

You’ll still have $10m to spare – so you can add to your property profile by purchasing around 10 additional homes in Auckland, too.

BUY 227 NEW MODEL X TESLAS

If you’re feeling generous you can buy yourself and 226 of your closest friends brand new Teslas.

Spend on a luxury car like the Tesla Model X 9.0.

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Spend on a luxury car like the Tesla Model X 9.0.

The 2020 Model X retails in New Zealand for $219,656.

It has free unlimited super-charging, can go from 0 to 100kmh in 2.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250kmh and 487km range.

CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD 631 TIMES

You won’t be able to do it by yourself because 631 back-to-back 108-day cruises would take 186 years, but if you want to take your friends and family on multiple world cruises, you definitely can.

A balcony room aboard Princess Cruise's Sea Princess costs $79,164 for two people.

PRINCESS CRUISES

A balcony room aboard Princess Cruise’s Sea Princess costs $79,164 for two people.

A balcony room aboard Princess Cruise’s Sea Princess costs $79,164 for two people.

Departing Auckland, the cruise visits 41 ports in total. Some of the stops include Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the UK, US, Greenland, Canada, Peru, and French Polynesia. See the full itinerary here.

INDULGE YOUR PEANUT BUTTER ADDICTION WITH 4.2M JARS

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice. You can fund your Fix and Fogg addiction for life.

For $50m, you can get yourself around 4.2m jars of the brand’s Double Trouble Peanut Butter (750 grams).

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice. You can fund your Fix and Fogg addiction for life.

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Peanut butter lovers, rejoice. You can fund your Fix and Fogg addiction for life.

If you fancy a different flavour, you can pick up 5m jars of the Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, or 7.1m jars of the Everything Butter.

You can put it on all the toast, in all the porridge, even drink it, if you really wanted to – the opportunities are endless with this much at your disposal.

SKYDIVE OVER 104,000 TIMES

Many say skydiving is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but if you win the jackpot, you can take the leap 104,384 times.

You could celebrate your big win by jumping out of a plane.

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You could celebrate your big win by jumping out of a plane.

This is based on NZone Skydive’s price of $479 for a tandem skydive over Queenstown.

After your eighth tandem jump, you’ll be able to dive back down to Earth solo, if you wish.

What better way to celebrate your win than jumping out of a plane from 15,000ft?

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