Champagne is probably the drink most people associate with times of celebration, such as weddings and parties. It therefore seems an obvious choice if you wanted to celebrate winning the Lottery. If you won the big prize you could indulge yourself with some of the most expensive vintages.
Rare vintage Champagne
If you scooped the Lottery jackpot you could consider investing in a bottle of Piper Heidsieck 1907, which would set you back approximately £195,000. To most people that probably sounds like an absurd amount of money to spend on drink, but winning the big prize would allow for such frivolities. There would be no reason not to indulge yourself a little, and you could certainly afford it.
If the Piper Hiedsieck really does seem like too much to pay for Champagne, you could always opt for a bottle of 1928 Krug, which was sold to an unnamed buyer back in 2008 for a mere £13,692. Pink Champagne may be your tipple of choice, so you could go for a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose sold at an auction in 2005 for £26,076.
If exclusivity is your thing, or you are looking to impress a certain someone with your knowledge of fine wines, then you can do worse than getting your hands on a bottle of Dom Perignon 1966. This limited edition may be difficult to get hold of, but if you manage to track it down, it will set you back somewhere in the region of £1,280.
Renewing your vows after a Lottery win
Winning the Lottery is a life-changing event that allows people to do things they could normally only ever dream of. When Carl and Amanda Ruddock won £1 million on a scratchcard back in April 2013, they promised to renew their wedding vows and have the celebration they always wanted.
Such an occasion no doubt calls for some seriously good Champagne, and if money were no object, you could really treat your guests. If your jackpot win came close to the largest European Lottery total – like Colin and Christine Weir from the UK who scooped £161,653,000 playing EuroMillions in July 2011- you could consider giving your guests Krug, Close Du Mesnil 1995. This would set you back £488 per bottle.
Lottery syndicates celebrate with Champagne
Being part of a winning Lottery syndicate means you could share the cost of the Champagne. The 12 bus drivers from Corby who each won a share of £38 million probably didn’t have to worry too much about the price of a bottle of bubbly when they celebrated their win.
Pictures of the transport workers appeared in the national press celebrating with a bottle of Champagne. They chose to mark the occasion like Formula One drivers do when they win a Grand Prix, by shaking the bottle and spraying the booze everywhere. Clearly it’s a sign of wealth when you are able to be so frivolous with something that is normally so coveted.
In 2011, another Lottery syndicate from the Lady Home Hospital in Douglas, pokerbo.net Lanarkshire, hit the jackpot but were forced by their bosses to ditch the celebratory Champagne. The group were told they were not allowed to be seen celebrating while still in uniform so they had to make do with something softer, no doubt until they headed home!