Everyone has a dream vacation in mind. Vacations can be expensive, and it can be difficult to take time off of work—but if you win the lottery, all of that can change overnight. Here are a few places you can dream about while you wait to snag that winning ticket:

Bora Bora


Spend your days by the crystal clear blue waters at an overwater villa in Bora Bora. French Polynesia is a dream destination for honeymoons and anniversaries. Its aquamarine lagoons and lush, emerald mountain make the perfect backdrop for stunning candid or professional photoshoots. Go diving and swim with the manta rays, dolphins, and clownfish, or go on a jet ski adventure trip.

Costa Rica


With wild, green rainforests covering most of its landmass, Costa Rica is actually one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, despite its small size. See rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, and wildlife in this tropical paradise. Go white-water rafting and feel the spray of cool river foam. Or, sit and soak in the steamy heat of volcanic hot springs. A variety of guided hikes and tours can introduce you to the local wildlife, like monkeys, sloths, toucans, crocodiles, and iguanas.

A Cruise

Tour the world with a cruise to Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe or Hawaii. Wake up on the water to the scent of fresh ocean air and the gentle sway of the waves. Different cruise ships cater to your dream vacation plans. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation (Disney cruise, anyone?), romantic getaway, or luxurious retreat, there’s a cruise for you.

Not sure which one to choose? U.S. News has put together a list of the best cruises of 2016 based on destination, theme, and price. (Not that you need to worry about price after you’ve won the lottery.)

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a favorite destination of travelers from all walks of life, with its stunning red cliffs and breathtaking views. The Grand Canyon National Park stretches across much of northern Arizona and includes 277 miles of the Colorado River and surrounding uplands. It’s an ideal stop-off for those road-tripping through the area, but also offers much more for visitors who want to kick back and stay awhile. Plan a sunset guided tour or spend the weekend in one of the National Park lodges to get the most out of your stay.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas include over 700 islands and cays in the Atlantic Ocean, some filled with resorts and tourism and others completely uninhabited. Grand Bahama and Paradise Island are two of the most popular destinations. There, you can scuba dive and snorkel along the Andros Barrier Reef, the Thunderball Grotto, and the black-coral gardens near Bimini.

Fun fact: The Thunderball Grotto is used as a location in the James Bond films! This constellation of scattered islands offers a variety of adventures and discoveries to new and seasoned travelers alike.


A chain of volcanic islands, Hawaii is famous for its rugged, towering landscapes filled with waterfalls, cliffs, tropical greenery, and hot black sands. Popular destinations include the capital, Honolulu, where you can find the welcoming sands of Waikiki Beach as well as the Pearl Harbor WWII memorial site. It’s the perfect blend of history and paradise.

Explore the parks and trails of each of the six Hawaiian Islands, do some shopping, or just breathe in the tranquil island air and let yourself be relaxed and reinvigorated.

Imagine waking up to sunlight streaming through the gently swaying curtains of a serene resort or villa. These are the kind of dream-come-true scenarios that make lottery players’ hearts race. And if you win big one day, you can make those dreams come true!

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