The identity of the largest lotto winner in Australia’s history will remain a mystery after Oz Lotto revealed that they do not know the name of the winner, only that the ticket was bought in Queensland.
The ticket, with the winning numbers 26, 24, 20, 17, 34, 39 and 36, was unregistered, so the organisation is encouraging all Queensland ticket buyers to check their numbers.
One thing is certain – whoever the lucky person is, they are now in possession of a hefty sum of money. So what can $70 million buy them in this day and age? We have provided some helpful suggestions to get them started.
1 x Las Vegas mansion
Casa de Shenandoah, the Las Vegas home of singer Wayne Newton, was recently put on the market for $70 million. The 36-acre property features eight separate homes, multiple stables, a tennis court and an airplane terminal.
1 x Quentin Tarantino film
Want to help the Oscar-winning director out with his next film? His 2009 box office hit Inglorious Basterds cost $70 million. If you want to fund a film of the same caliber as Django Unchained, however, you may be out of pocket – the budget for the 2012 blockbuster was $100 million.
7 x islands in Dubai
In February this year, the Lebanon island in The World development in Dubai sold for $9.5 million. You could treat yourself to seven Lebanons and still have spare change to spend on a plane ticket to the real thing.
14 x Black Caviar’s siblings
The brother of the famous racehorse sold for $5 million this year. Win Oz Lotto and you can pretty much put all other future children, cousins and half-brothers on lay-by for the rest of eternity.
1,166 x crocodile Hermès Birkin bags
The crocodile skin version of the French brand’s iconic luxury handbag retails for $60,000 and up. Described as one of the most expensive handbags in the world, a Lotto winner could give them as Kris Kringle gifts.
1,794,871 x goats for villages in Africa
Oxfam Unwrapped allows you to purchase gifts that make a difference. This includes a goat for $39 that will provide a village with milk and breeding potential.
70,000,000 x large Caramello Koalas
The 40g versions of this Australian favourite sell for $1 each in fundraising packs. Basically, you can give $70 million straight to charity and be rewarded with gooey caramel-choc goodness.