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Saturday, 13 June 2015
EuroMillions lottery winner: UK ticket scoops £93m
The unknown winners of the £93m are now in a position to buy everything from private islands to superstar footballers.
Here is a look at some of the luxuries on which the millionaire ticketholder could splash their considerable winnings.
Friday night's earnings could be put towards staging a mini Formula 1 race for the winner's enjoyment. The estimated cost of building an F1 car ranges from £6m to £9m, allowing them to host at least a 10-car race with some change left over.
Commercial space trips would also be within the financial orbit of the winner - 581 trips to space, to be exact. Virgin Galactic hopes to launch paying customers into the stratosphere in the next few years, charging £160,000 per ticket.
A private island on each of the world's oceans is another investment they could make. Options include a sandy paradise off the coast of the United Arab Emirates for a reported £11m and a 100-acre island near Fiji in the South Pacific for £2.8m.
A number of the world's most expensive jets would fit on to the shopping list, including a £41m Gulfstream G650 - currently one of the fastest private business jets on the market, which is equipped with a full kitchen and bar.
The services of Welsh footballer Gareth Bale were snapped up by Real Madrid for roughly £85m in 2013, meaning this lucky winner theoretically has the money to commission his talents.