I’m a millionaire for a day! #24hrMillionaire

Update: The votes are in and I’m going to Paris for the day. If you have any suggestions for things to see and do in Paris with a big budget, please do let me know!

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to share this post. This is so surreal and also a dream come true because next week I’m going to have the most amazing 24 hours. Let me start at the beginning….


Did you know that if you won £1 million you’d have £2,739.72 per day for one year!!?

Imagine that, an entire year filled with epic days, enormous shopping sprees, extravagant meals, 5* hotels and amazing holidays. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it!

I know I’m not alone in buying Lotto tickets and genuinely thinking I’m going to win. Every time I play I start planning my adventures and deciding how I’d share it with my friends and family.

It’s become a popular game during long road trips and sleepless nights. It’s the ‘What Will you Buy First when you Win the Jackpot’ game, and it never gets old.

So when I received an email from The National Lottery asking if I’d like the chance to be a millionaire for the day, I really couldn’t refuse!

Yes, that really happened. An email pinged into my inbox asking if I’d be interested in living like a millionaire for 24 hours.

As you can imagine, my immediate response was to begin skipping and dancing around the house like a loon. Once I was suitably out of breath I began imagining where I could go and what I could do in my 24 hours as a millionaire until I got all excited again and the skipping and dancing commenced  once again. I’m seriously having to stop myself from skipping and dancing as I write this email because I’m so excited.

I’ve been given this amazing opportunity as a way to celebrate the fact that every Wednesday in May there’s an extra chance to become a millionaire with Lotto thanks to an additional £1m prize on the raffle (on top of the usual jackpot!) 

Now it’s time to decide what I’m going to do for 24 hours with over £2,700 and I’d like you to help me choose.

My millionaire lifestyle will begin at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th May and end at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th in time for that week’s Lotto draw when someone’s ticket will make them a millionaire for real.

I haven’t been abroad since I was 26 weeks pregnant with George so I’m desperate to get on a plane and travel! I’m thinking a city break with a 5* hotel, a big shopping spree, some luxury experiences and, of course, there will be some surprises for you guys too!

Out of these cities, which do you think would be the best to visit as a millionaire?

  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Barcelona

Let me know which city you think I should visit and tell me how you’d spend £2,739.72 in 24 hours!

This will all be happening on May 19th and 20th and I’ll be sharing my trip on , and using the hashtag #24hrMillionaire.





Monica is the founder and editor of Fujiidenki. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel. Monica has recently had her second baby and is determined to prove that travelling with a baby is possible!

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    This is SO exciting!!! OK, so I would go to Barcelona and hire a massive yacht and some sexy Spanish men to wear tiny shorts and feed me grapes all morning.

    Lunchtime I’d sip cava and eat tapas by the street, and then hit Avenida Diagonal and buy some diamonds.

    THEN I would head to a top restaurant with killer views, like Dos Cielos or somewhere and just stare out of the window with a bloody great smile on my face!

    Enjoy your day! Such an exciting idea!!

  2. Wow! Super exciting!

    You were in Paris not too long ago, so I’d scrap that one. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities and there are some gorgeous hotels/apartments there. Plus, sunshine, the beach, amazing food….the list goes on. I got engaged in Barcelona so I’d love to see some more pics of the city. Are you taking George with you? I’m sure he’d vote Barcelona too 😉 x

  3. Well, this is fun! As if you could stop the skipping & jumping to write this post 🙂
    Go to Paris! It’s such a great city, made so much better if you have money to burn. The Four Seasons there is incredible if you’re looking for a 5* hotel to indulge in! Can’t wait to read all about your day as a millionaire x

  4. Oh my god! What a ridiculously awesome opportunity! I can’t wait to see the pictures and read all about it. Which location is going to offer you all that you want to cram into 24 hours as a millionaire? Amazing location, impeccable food and drink, world class shopping..? Champagne all day, and the rest will just figure itself out 🙂

  5. I’d say Paris. As this city is quite expensive to visit, you would now be able to experience it without having to avoid the lovely terraces on the Seine, enjoying the appartment/hotel with an Eiffeltower view… etcetera. Berlin and Barcelona would both be do-able with such activities on an ordinary day with an ordinary budget 😉

  6. I really want to go to Barcelona, so I’m going to go with that!
    Think of the sun, the shops, the sangria, oh the fun you will have! 🙂
    Tres Jealous – I’d be happy winning £200 to spend, in fact even a £20 note would do me quite nicely 🙂
    HAPPY MILLIONARING (just made up a word)
    x tink x

  7. I would say Barcelona. The city has an amazing atmosphere, great food and wine and is on the water. I would stay at the W Barcelona Hotel, get a treatment at the Bliss Spa and then hit the stores for some well deserved Retail Therapy. And of course do not forget the amazing restaurants!

    By the way – I am a travel consultant based in NYC (until recently I was a very unhappy attorney and thanks to blogs like yours, I finally had the nerve to quit and change my life – now I am starting my career in travel consulting) and would love to work with you on this trip! Feel free to email me at any time.

  8. Firstly, congratulations!! That’s such an amazing opportunity. Secondly, although I’d like to visit Berlin as it’s the only one of the 3 cities you listed I’ve not been to, I think Paris would be most suitable for a millionaire lifestyle. Paris has the most amazing hotels, shopping, restaurants. I’d definitely go for Paris.

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