With the Lottery’s Powerball set at a staggering and unprecedented R190 million, South Africans have been thinking about what that amount of money could buy you.
The R190 million jackpot is a record high for the Ithuba Lottery.
Mzansi joked that R 190 million in South Africa is enough to keep a few ministers in your pocket, evident from the countless bribes and pay-off scandals emerging from the Bosasa reports.
When asked what they’d do if they were to win, South Africans shared their hopes and dreams of lavish houses, fancy sports cars and most importantly, sharing the wealth with their families and implementing community projects that will help people for generations to come
Just in case you do win the lotto and weren’t feeling particularly charitable, here’s a list of truly South African ways to spend your millions.
1. Fresnay, Western Cape mansion - R150 million
The most expensive house on the South African market boasts five bedrooms, four with en-suite bathrooms. Naturally, there’s an outdoor entertainment area complete with cosy fireplaces to entertain guests. The property has a wine cellar to store a multitude of Cape wines and steam shower for that luxury feel, Briefly.co.za learned.
2. Most expensive SA wine - R795
For those with a taste for the fine things, your lottery winnings could buy you a collection of the finest wines made in South Africa’s beautiful climate. Start your collection out with the Sadie Family Columella 2015 which is a delicious blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Tinta Barocca, and Carignan grapes. What does it taste like? Well, we don’t know because we haven’t won the lottery but it is said to taste like blackberries and plums with a spicy white pepper kick.
3. BMW X5 - R1 million
The most searched for high-end SUV in South Africa is the BMW X5 and its easy to see why. The luxury vehicle is a mix of speed and elegance. It has the soul of a sports car but the body of a powerful off-road vehicle.
4. School fees - R3.1 million
Now that you’ve got the luxury essentials down, its perhaps time to consider the best schooling opportunities for your bundles of joy.
Kearsney College is currently the most expensive school is currently R259 000 for a year boarding.
Although you can expect the cost to increase each year, sending your child to Kearsney for 12 years would cost roughly R 3.1 million.
5. Collectable coins - R1 million
1892 Single Shaft Pond is reportedly one of the most expensive items you can buy online in South Africa. The rare gold coin is a significant historical artefact and has a rich history.
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