How a lotto windfall could really spoil dad this Father’s Day
Guest post by Austin Weaver
The affection and devotion we have for our fathers is priceless, but if a son or daughter is fortunate enough to strike lucky playing the lottery, here are a few ideas as to how they could show their appreciation in the form of presents that would blow their pop’s mind.
Many dads love spending a long weekend in the peace and quiet of the countryside, at one with nature and enjoying a spot of fishing.
But for a fishing trip he’ll never forget, the Daily Telegraphs recommends enthusiasts experience the sport in Iceland, where the trout and Arctic char can be 3-10lbs in weight, while the volcanic landscape is unforgettable.
Families can fly out to the island nation first class and stay at the luxe Borg Hotel in Reyjavik, an art deco establishment with opulent suites and fantastic restaurants.
Have a beer
For most fathers, cracking open a beer at the end of the day is that little luxury they look forward to after a long, hard day at work.
Therefore, many dads would never say no to jetting to Amsterdam for a tour around the Heineken factory, which takes you through the brewing process allowing you to see all the machinery necessary to make the lager before concluding with a lovely cool pint for all visitors.
Lottery winners can really treat their fathers by buying them Brewdog’s “The End of History” for $765 a bottle. Each of the seven bottles of this brew produced are infused with fresh juniper berries and Scottish Highlands nettles. This beer is not for faint fathers. Each bottle is encased in either a stuffed squirrel or weasel and the beer itself is 55% alcohol content.
Football – or soccer – is tantamount to religion for some dads, which is why they would appreciate tickets to one of the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012 matches in Poland or the Ukraine this summer.
Generous sons and daughters could even treat their old papas by spoiling them with hospitality tickets starting at €1,950 per person, entitling them to watch the game from an executive box.
Tinker with the car
On weekends when you can’t find your dad, it is likely he’ll be in the garage tinkering with the car.
Pistonhead pops, therefore, may be over the moon to find their old family auto has been replaced by a 2012 Koenigsegg Agera R, the most expensive car in the world that goes from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and is priced at a whopping $1.7 million.
Put your feet up
Finally, it is possible for our dads to enjoy a bit of pampering – but in a manly way.
Therefore, a Cliveden Gentlemen’s Spa Day in Berkshire in the UK may be right up the old man’s street, as he will be able to indulge in the company of other men with a massage and facial.
These pampering days start at £170 each and loving sons and daughters could couple it with a night in the establishment’s exclusive Spring Cottage at £1,720 per night.
Austin Weaver loves cricket and rugby, but his real passion is travelling. During the day he is a content and blog writer for TheLotter.com lottery online games website, which sells lottery tickets throughout the world. He is planning on winning the next EuroMillions draw and treating his father to a $765 glass of beer.