Planning out what you want to do when you hit it big winning the lottery? There’s over 2 billion up for grabs right now and anyone can win. The big bucks can take you pretty far in Syracuse and we want you to live your bougiest life when you take home the prize. We’ve carefully curated the best ways to ball out in ‘Cuse so when you win, you know where to visit. 

1. Shopping Spree at Jet Black and Destiny USA Outlets

You don’t need to bargain shop anymore! Trade in your Forever 21 and H&M realities for designer dreams. You can definitely splurge on that Chanel wallet at Jet Black you’ve been eyeing, along with that Prada bag, those fine boots, that sweater, those cute jeans and that really amazing coat! Don’t feel like spending your cash on threads, how about a $21k of crystals at Swarovski in Destiny for all your bedazzling needs? 


2. Courtside Seats

Big Syracuse University sports fan? Reserve your premium seats now for this upcoming basketball season. No more nose bleed views, eat your stadium nachos where all the action is and never miss a game again. 


3. Party like a Rockstar

Okay, so you can’t actually buy talent but you can buy a Paul Reed Smith custom guitar at Ish Guitars and some bottle service at the club. Take a guitar lesson then head to Benjamin’s on Franklin for champagne and a private booth. You can always request a song to the DJ which we’ll count as entertaining the masses with music.


4. Golf like a Pro

Dubbed the Augusta National of mini-golf, you could at least buy 100 rounds of golf for you and your closest friends at Fairmount Glen. Rumor has it that this is where Rickie Fowler spends his off-season. 


5. Spa Treatments for Days

Choose the “Just a Day Away” package at Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Enjoy lunch, a manicure, pedicure and two 50-minute treatments. Mirbeau features a beautiful landscape inspired by provincial France and Monet paintings. We completely recommend treating yourself and hanging out in a robe or hot tub all day.


6. Stay in luxury

Stay in style at the Presidential Suite at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Lounge on Stickley furniture, play your heart out on the grand piano and pick the comfiest of beds between the two luxury bedrooms. Head down to Eleven Waters after and dine on filet mignon and indulge in Finger Lakes wine. You deserve it. 


7. Just Buy a Mansion 

Always want a piece of the region to keep? Just buy a vacation home here! Skaneateles has the best lakefront mansions, perfect for a second home. Imagine spending mornings out boating on the lake and afternoons hanging out at The Krebs or Anyela’s. It’s totally worth it.