YESNYOU – Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome everyone!

Balloons and star shaped confetti
          Balloons: poppable joy bubbles

A new year is a time of fresh starts, renewed promises and future plans! What are you going to do this year? What changes will you make? How will your life be different?!

Or maybe you’re perfectly happy just the way you are, which is also fine.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Did you buy a Christmas lottery ticket?

I buy a lottery ticket every year, but I never win! I don’t even win my money back. The Spanish Christmas lottery is the biggest lottery in the world with a total prize pot of over €2.5 billion. One of the prizes, ‘el gordo’ (or ‘the fat one’ in English), was worth €400 million in 2015! Normally the most expensive tickets in the Spanish lottery are bought by groups of people, or syndicates, so the prize money is often shared. More recently three individual winners in the US shared the largest single prize in history, in the national Powerball lottery.

They shared $1.58 billion (€1.45 billion)! That’s $1,580,000,000. Silly money.

So what can you buy with that kind of money?

The world’s most expensive house, that’s what! Antilia in Mumbai = $1bn.

Antilia

Or you could purchase your favourite sports team…

Manchester city will cost you $1.39bn.

Manchester city stadium

Or maybe you’d prefer the Ferrari F1 team for a cool $1.35bn?

Ferrari

 

 

 

 

 

Want to travel in style with 1700 of your closest friends?

You could by 3 Airbus A380s, at $400m each.

Airbus A380

 

Star wars imageOr you could make 7 Star Wars movies ($200m a piece)…

 

Pirates

 

 

…or remake Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3 times ($410m, the most expensive film ever made!). Though I have no idea why you would want to do that. It’s rubbish.

 

 

 

 

Whatever you choose to do with your lottery win,

just promise me you won’t do what these people did.

                

Happy New Year, everybody!

Till next time,

Al

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