In today's era of overconsumption and exorbitant wants over needs, there is no shortage ridiculously outrageous material possessions to buy if you have the money. This is why it fascinates us all thinking about how big lottery winners spend their money. Today, human imagination can stretch as far as your bank balance in terms of expensive trinkets. However irresponsible it may be to spend your millions on unnecessary props, it doesn't take away the fun of imagining all the things that money can buy.
Today, you can even buy a doughnut covered in Cristal champaign and glazed in 24K gold for $100, a levitating bed worth $722,000, or even a $28,000 Apple watch for your pooch! So in the spirit of excess, let's have a look at some of the world's most expensive trinkets.
Huia Bird Feather
The Huia is a bird that lived up until the 20th century and is now extinct, which makes it's feathers invaluable - ALMOST! Just how valuable? Considering it's rarity, one feather was reported to have been sold for $10,000. It is, as far as we know, the only one of its kind and was purchased by an anonymous bidder.
The Bugatti Veyron is the world's fastest car and by far the most technically advanced. This road machine was developed at a loss for each sale, with the sole reason for manufacturing it being that they simply wanted to see if they could do it. The Veyron easily reaches well in excess of 450km/h and is capable of accelerating from 0 - 100km/h in 2.7 seconds, however, this is not enough for some.
This masterclass in technical engineering was gold-plated its price-tag of $10 million has attracted buyers who include the rapper, Flo Rida, as well as a few unknown middle-eastern oil-barrens.
1963 Ferrari GTO
Easily the most recognisable supercar manufacturer in the world, Ferrari has the 1963 Ferrari GTO as the creme de la creme for those who are in the right circles. Even if you had $35 million your disposal, this 1963 classic may never see the garage doors open in front of your home as it is the world's most sought after car. Sadly, it is a limited edition and is truly a rare piece of automobile art.
Gulfstream G650 Jet
At just over $65 million, lottery winners can afford the state of the art jet that you'd usually expect a Kardashian to be boarding. The Gulfstream is the latest and fastest jet that a millionaire can buy. However, money doesn't guarantee an immediate purchase of one of these jets as waiting orders take up to several years for your delivery.
It is claimed that even the air you breath on a G650 Gulfstream is actually richer than the air on any other commercial airliner. These jets can travel higher, which means faster too due to the thin air at high altitudes.
Yacht History Supreme
This titan of the ocean has got to be at the top of any supreme ruler's bucket list. The yacht is by far and away the world's most expensive one of its kind and was commissioned for Stuart Hughes of Liverpool from an anonymous Malaysian businessman. The vessel took 3 long years to assemble and at 100f long, it is certainly no lightweight in terms of excess.
Even necessities like the anchor, the rails, and the dining area are made from precious metals. However, the adornment doesn't stop there. The base is wrapped in a thin layer of gold, the sleeping quarter is covered with platinum accents. Just what will it cost you? About $4,5 billion!