We have all allowed ourselves to ponder what we would spend our millions on if we were to win the lottery. Of course, family and friends come to mind first. But afterwards, near the top of everyone’s list is a house— a real property.
A seaside beach hut, a cosy winter chalet or even a rooftop apartment! With money, the possibilities would be endless. We have rounded up eight of the most beautiful properties on the market at the minute. All you have to decide is which one would be yours!
Own a Castle in Scotland
Price Guide: $7,900,000
Step back in time with this stunning 16th Century castle, which is ideally located just three miles away from Edinburgh City centre. You can climb to the top of your majestic round tower and admire the views of the surrounding countryside in time for sunset, while in the evening, you have the choice of five character rooms to entertain your dinner guests in.
Live the Luxurious Lifestyle in Miami Beach
Price Guide: $11,900,000
Year-round sunshine? Check. World-class shopping? Check. Award-winning restaurants? Check, check, check. This beautiful five-bedroom property is just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Miami’s South Beach but still far enough away so that you can unwind in peace. During the day, you can take a boat out onto the river or just sunbathe in the property’s gorgeous landscaped garden.
Price Guide: $10,400,000
Every Lotto winner deserves their own swanky penthouse apartment and what better location to have one than in the heart of London. Thanks to its floor to ceiling windows that surround the whole property, you can enjoy views of some of the capital’s most famous landmarks while you cook your dinner. If you want a little privacy, simply flick a switch on your mobile phone app and watch as the electric blinds descend.
Take in the Scenery in France
Price Guide: $ 6,600,000
Even a multimillionaire can find it hard to turn down a discount, which is why this chateau overlooking the Bourget Lake has made our list. With a separate outbuilding that plays host to seven bedrooms, this property is the perfect venue to entertain guests. During the winter, you can even ski at the nearby Savoie Grand Revard.
Why You Should Buy Property With Your Lottery Winnings
The cost of property has skyrocketed in many parts of the word in the last 20 years. In London for example, the average cost of a property in 1993 was £70,000. Fast forward thirty years and that figure rose by over 420% to £300,000.
You also have the option of letting out your property so that you receive a rental income throughout the year, something that can come in very handy if you decide to give up your job.
Enjoy the Views in Greece
Price Guide: $18,000,000
We admit that blowing all of your lottery winnings in one swoop perhaps isn’t the most sensible approach, but with a view like that, who could blame you? This eleven-bedroom villa has everything you could need in a dream home. Its infinity pool, which overlooks scattered islands, is adjacent to the property’s outdoor dining area. Small touches, such as underfloor heating and air-conditioned rooms, make this the ideal location all year round.
Eat and Drink in the Italian Countryside
Price Guide: $10,000,000
Italy, the home of pizza, Pio Cesare Barbaresco wine and Pavarotti, makes the perfect spot for a dream getaway. This 8-bedroom villa lies on the island of Capri, just a short boat trip away from Italy’s third largest city, Naples. Set out over three floors, the property features seafront views, a large terrace and a lovely garden that is over 500 square metres. Pick a spot to relax with a glass of fruity red and enjoy the views over the bay.
Go Skiing in Austria
Price Guide: $6,100,000
Nestled at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm slope, this five-bedroom country villa is ideal for those that prefer the cold. With its ideal outdoor location, skiing, snowboarding and sledging- these will sure to take up much of your days here. If you get a little cold out on the slopes, the chalet’s log fires, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room will soon warm you up. In the evening, adults can find a bottle of wine in the property’s traditional wooden cellar, while the children can enjoy gazing at the crystal clear view of the stars in the night sky.
Buy a Farm in New Zealand
Price Guide: $3,900,000
Sweeping hills, winding rivers and nearby beaches, this 713 hectares of coastal farming land is nature at its finest. The plot’s home is just as stunning; with a wraparound outdoor deck that guarantees all-day sunshine and a relaxing salt-water pool to cool down in during the summer days. Sports fans will love the outdoor clay tennis court, and there are plenty of other adventurous activities, such as diving or fishing, within minutes of the property’s front door. Of course, a knowledge of farming would come in handy, with sheep and beef the most commonly kept animals in the local area.
Or How About Buying an Island?
If you think space might be an issue, then why not consider the option of owning your own private island? You will be free to explore heavenly beaches and spend your days relaxing under swaying palm trees in total privacy. The only sound you will hear will be that of the ocean lapping against the shoreline 24-hours a day. This ultimate symbol status will put you into the big leagues alongside the likes of Richard Branson and Roman Abrahamovich.
The Angra dos Reis, a beautiful island that is located just 150 kilometres away from the carnival streets of Rio de Janeiro, is our number one choice and a bargain at just $14 million dollars.