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25 ways to spend the $25 million Powerball jackpot

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With a $25 million up for grabs this weekend, Kiwis are gathering around the water-cooler and imagining how the Powerball jackpot would change their lives.

But after the house, car and boat are taken care of, what could a new Powerball millionaire set their sights on? Here are 25 ideas to get you started:

1. After winning Powerball you might feel like you could float into space, but why not actually go there? You could book a seat on a Virgin Galactic flight for just $345,000.

2. Jet off to the northern hemisphere and watch the northern lights from the comfort of your very own glass igloo at Kakslauttanen in Finland. It’ll only set you back $1,850 for 5 nights.

3. Show your passion for the All Blacks as they take on the British and Irish Lions next year by jumping on a four-match tour for $11,745

4. Upgrade your daily commute by picking up one of the world’s most expensive cars. The new Lamborghini Veneno comes in at a whopping $6.2 million.

5. You could always skip the commute altogether and invest in your very own helicopter for just $685,000 - you’ll just need to learn how to fly it.

6. Splash out on the ultimate swimming pool for your local neighbourhood - complete with a waterslide! It’ll only set you back around $100,000.

7. While you’re at it, why not splash out on a diamond studded dog collar - a bargain at $1,200.

8. Love handbags? Then why not buy Hermès’ most luxurious Birkin bag. Encrusted with 245 diamonds and white gold detailing, this bag will set you back $415,000.

9. Show someone special how much they mean to you with a diamond ring. You could pick up a replica of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s 12 Carat engagement ring for a mere $3.4 million.

10. Indulge in a year’s supply of gold plated coffee - sprinkled with 24 carat gold flakes, your new coffee habit will cost $8,250.

11. Dress like James Bond in your very own 007 suit. Brioni suits in Italy have been dressing James Bond in style since 1995 and you could measure up your own custom-made piece for $59,000.

12. Why not give someone the gift of independence and sponsor the breeding, training and raising of a guide dog for just $22,500.

13. Have Lorde perform at your next backyard BBQ for around $300,000.

14. Get married like Kim and Kanye and have the $3.8 million wedding of your dreams in Florence, Italy.

15. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous with courtside season tickets to the L.A. Lakers’ home games for just $3,400 a pop.

16. Tease your taste buds with the world’s most expensive meal at Sublimotion in Ibiza, Spain. $2,600 will buy you a tasting menu of more than 15 courses over three hours cooked by a Michelin-starred chef.

17. Head to London and try the world’s most expensive pizza at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, Maze, for just over $2,300.

18. Upgrade your phone to the latest iPhone 7 - but do it in style. Pre-orders are now open for the $2.7 million gold-plated, diamond encrusted iPhone 7.

19. Love food? Then why not buy your own luxury grocery store. At $1.1 million, you’ll still have plenty left to treat your taste buds.

20. Sail the high seas in luxury in the Owner’s Suite of a luxury around-the-world cruise ship. 180 days at sea will set you back just over $195,000.

21. Everyone loves a good old Kiwi backyard barbie, and with $25 million in the bank you could shout the whole country to a sausage or two.

22. Get up close and personal with penguins on an 18-day luxury cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula. This trip of a lifetime costs a cool $30,350 per person.

23. Love chocolate? Then treat yourself to the world’s most expensive chocolates, Le Chocolate Box. Made with diamonds and some of the best chocolate in the world, this indulgence will set you back $2 million.

24. Love theme parks but hate the lines? Why not buy your own rollercoaster for around $2 million.

25. Wear your newfound riches on your sleeve with a 24-carat gold plated shirt. This 3.3kg shirt comes with a $345,000 price tag.

No matter what you’d do with $25 million, there’s one thing you need to do first - pick up a Lotto ticket. After all, one lucky player could soon be waking up as New Zealand’s latest millionaire.

Only six players in the history of Powerball have ever won a prize over $25 million.

Lotto players can buy a ticket for Saturday’s $25 million Lotto Powerball draw from any Lotto retailer or online at MyLotto.co.nz.

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