5 Crazy Sports You Could Play Every Day After Winning the Lottery

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It’s not surprising that many people decide to quit their 9-5 for a more laidback lifestyle after winning the lottery.

Some sports or activities, such as sailing and golf, are tailor-made for those with money that want to enjoy life at a snail’s pace.

For those at the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s a whole host of expensive (but exciting) activities for you to sink your teeth into. Whether it’s jumping off cliffs or hovering above the sea. Here are five crazy sports that are well worth investing your money into.

Powerbocking

What do I need?
Jumping stilts, arm pads and a helmet

How Much Would it Cost?
$150-$300

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There are some things in life that you know are a waste of money but you’d still love to try. Powerbocking falls directly into that category, with its strange mix between stilt walking and trampoline jumping that best resembles the movement of a kangaroo.

Powerbocking pros can reach speeds of 20mph, which perhaps isn’t surprising when they’re able to take strides that are half the length of a car.

Competitions regularly take place at local skate parks (a well-known hangout for multi-millionaires) and involve a combination of tricks and flips in front of judges.

Even though the cost of a set of jumping stilts is well within budget for a lottery winner, the subsequent hospital trips may soon start to add up.

Rallycross

What do I Need?
A car, helmet, fireproof overalls, gloves, boots and a competition licence

How Much Would it Cost?
$800-$100,000

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If adrenaline-pumping action is your idea of a great day out, then the world of Rallycross could be the perfect way to spend your millions. Taking place on a variety of amphitheatre surrounded racetracks throughout the world; Rallycross gives everyday drivers the chance to test their own vehicles head-to-head against other petrol-heads on twisting, mixed-surface tracks.

Each car is separated into an appropriate class, with the lower end reserved for hatchbacks and the higher strictly for supercars that are capable of reaching 60mph in less than two seconds. Every class takes part in a practice session before moving onto qualifying heats.

Of course, as with any kind of racing, there is always the risk of an accident, so we wouldn’t advise on taking your brand-new Mercedes down for a spin.

The sport received worldwide attention in 2012 when it was featured on the hugely popular motoring show, Top Gear. In the episode, the show’s presenters each bought a vehicle for under £1,000 and entered in the competition. Two of the presenters, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, reached the final, finishing in third and second respectively.

Equestrian/Polo

What do I Need?
A horse, riding gear and a polo stick

How Much Would it Cost?
$20,000-$200,000 per year

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Although entirely different sports, we’ve decided to pair equestrian and polo together due to the fact they share one common vital element: a horse. The beautiful mammal, which can reach speeds of 40mph, can be taught to jump, gallop and even dance, depending on your requirements.

Unfortunately, not only is buying a horse expensive, its upkeep can also set you back tens of thousands each year. As a result, riding one for sport is reserved for the wealthy.

Equestrian, in particular, is one of the most expensive sports in the world to compete in professionally due to the level of training involved with the horses before they are sold. Prices for an international standard horse start from $25,000 and can creep into triple figures – small change once you’ve won the lottery.

While Polo might seem like a more affordable hobby, many players have to own more than one horse due to the fatigue that the horses suffer from galloping throughout the match.

Flyboarding

What do I Need?
A water jetpack, a jet ski

How Much Would it Cost?
$20,000 +

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Introduced officially as a sport back in 2012, Flyboarding has certainly managed to capture the world’s attention.

It works by using the power of a jet ski to propel water through a hose that is attached to the user’s feet. The force of the water flying upwards through the hose propels the user up to 35 feet above.

If you ever get bored of playing a Spiderman villain by yourself – and we can’t ever imagine that you would – you could choose to compete in international competitions. The events see ‘athletes’ perform freestyle tricks in front of a panel of judges, who then choose the most skilled competitor.

Wingsuiting

What do I Need?
A wingsuit, a plane

How Much Would it Cost?
$2,500 -30,000

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You may feel as though luck is on your side after winning the lottery, so we wouldn’t blame you for trying out wingsuiting.

The extreme sport involves jumping out of planes or from mountaintops including gliding down using the suit’s large surface area in order to reduce the speed of fall. While that may sound like the idea of hell for some, the opportunity to see the world from a bird’s-eye perspective is one that appeals to many.

Even though the cost of a wingsuit ($2,500) may look relatively small on paper, the insurance and costs involved in getting into the air can often add on huge sums of money to the sport. People who were involved in competition often rely on sponsorship, to cover the costs involved in travelling around the world during competitions.

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