If you win tonight's $34 million Lotto draw you could become one of the country's biggest property magnates. Using QV's House Price Index, released yesterday, we can calculate how many properties the winner could buy should they choose to invest in the property market. You could purchase 24 houses in the most expensive part of the country - Auckland's coastal North Shore where the average house value is $1,391,044. Alternatively, why not become a land barren in the Ruapehu District- the country's cheapest property spot - where you could afford 225 houses at the average value of $151,169. You'd be able to buy 33 houses in the Auckland region, 63 in Hamilton, 61 in Wellington, 68 in Christchurch, 100 in Dunedin, 170 in Gore or 207 in Waitomo. Maybe you'd like to mix it up? How about five houses on the North Shore coast, 10 investment properties in the country's latest property hot-spot Wellington, houses in Hamilton, Christchurch, Dunedin and Buller and still have close to $20 million in change. Not bad.