Aussie-Made Luxury: What a $21 Million AUD Superdraw Jackpot Can Buy
The Australian Superdraw on June 20th saw 22 lucky players take home a jackpot of $22 million AUD, making it an even $1 million AUD per winner. $1 million AUD alone can change lives - it can buy a new house or car, a grand family vacation, or on the practical side, make its owner more money when invested.
The next Superdraw on August 1st has $21 million AUD up for grabs. And while one can only hope against the odds of the draw, we've come up with five of the most fantastical (and expensive) things that $21 million jackpot can buy!
1. Your Own Private Aussie Island - $5 million AUD
Among the few freehold private islands in Queensland is Turtle Island - a 9.41 hectare getaway for those who can afford its $5 million AUD price tag. The island comes with a 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom Australian-designed mansion fit for royalty or Hollywood stardom. Outfitted with lush tropical gardens, a luxurious in-ground pool, a huge kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art fixtures, a private jetty and helipad, Turtle Island boasts spectacular views and the wonderful Great Barrier Reef a few kilometres beyond.
2. The World's Biggest Gold Coin - $1 million AUD
Who wants trinkets when you can have the biggest gold coin in the world? The Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program and the Perth Mint have unveiled a gold coin, Australian legal tender, weighing a humongous one tonne, measuring close to 80 centimetres wide and 12 centimetres deep, and made of 99.99% pure gold. Designed by Dr. Stuart Devlin AO CMG, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's goldsmith and jeweller, the massive coin showcases a leaping red kangaroo surrounded by rays, with an inscription that reads, 'Australian Kangaroo 1 Tonne 9999 Gold 2012' on one side. The other side features an effigy of Hey Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by Ian Rank-Broadley, with the inscription 'Elizabeth II, Australia' and '1 Million Dollars.'
3. The Most Expensive Photograph - $6.5 million USD
Photo: Peter Lik
Art lovers will love this. Aussie photographer Peter Lik set a new world record when his photograph, 'Phantom', sold for a jaw-dropping $6.5 million USD. Shot in Arizona's Antelope Canyon, the black-and-white photo is of an underground cavern in the canyon, where Lik captured a ghostlike figure formed by natural light piercing through the space. The same buyer, a private collector, acquired two more of Lik's work: 'Illusion' for $2.4 million USD and 'Eternal Moods' for $1.1 million USD, bringing Lik's total sales to $10 million USD.
4. The Most Expensive Toilet Paper - $1.3 million AUD
Got money to flush? Australian company Toilet Paper Man has put an incredibly unique and equally incredibly extravagant item on the market: toilet paper worth $1.3 million AUD per roll. Made with 22-carat gold flakes, this toilet paper was inspired by the golden toilets in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. A fully functional item, this luxurious three-ply paper comes gift-wrapped, accompanied by a free bottle of champagne.
5. The Most Expensive Surf Board - $1.5 million USD
If you're swimming in dough, the likes of this surf board is just the thing for you. The world's most expensive surf board, named The Rampant, was sold by its creator and designer, Roy Stuart, for $1.5 million USD - thousands more than his original $1.3 USD million price tag. Based in New Zealand, Stuart created The Rampant from paulownia wood. Weighing 31 pounds and measuring 10 feet, 6 inches, the surf board features a golden lion inlay and a tunnel fin. The Rampant is arguably more for aesthetics than functionality, but the buyer sure isn't complaining.
Obviously, there's a lot more out there with hefty price tags that anyone with lottery millions can indulge in, such as our list of luxury items in the food and wine department - more practical buys perhaps, but equally astounding!