So by now, hopefully you've heard that the Powerball jackpot is up to $800 million for Saturday night's drawing. What do you do when you hear that crazy kind of number? Dream about all the ways you can spend it and become someone famous that some Moviepilot creator can write about someday!
Worked for the Kardashians, right?
So, if you get the cash payout option instead of the annuity, and after taxes, you'd get approximately $274,784,000.
Let's go shopping!
No NFL or MLB teams are available right now for the measly amount of money you have, but you could buy a hockey team or...well just one. Take your pick from this list!
St. Louis Blues - $270 million
Tampa Bay Lightning - $260 million
Nashville Predators - $255 million
Columbus Blue Jackets - $226 million
Carolina Hurricanes - $225 million
Arizona Coyotes - $220 million
Florida Panthers - $186 million
Do you wanna buy an island? As of June of 2013, here are some you could buy:
Kastawei Island, Vanuatu: $199,000
Saddle Back Cay, Bahamas: $12,995,000
Like baseball cards?
This Honus Wagner card could be yours for $1.3 million, which is what it sold for at an auction back in April of last year.
You look more like a Theme Park owner than anything.
Can I interest you in Tourist Park Freehold Water Frontage in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia? It's currently up for grabs for a measly $4.1 million.
What's that? You need a car to get you there?
Well then, go to the Ferrari plant...wherever that is, and buy this baby for $38.1 million! The 1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta could be yours!
Not sure if this next one is for sale or not (who am I kidding, everything is for sale at the right price), but for the ladies...
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond could be yours for $80 Million.
If your man is feeling left out after you buy that hunk of shiny rock, girls, get him the Stuart Hughes Prestige HD Supreme Rose Edition TV, with a frame made from 28 kilograms of solid 18-carat rose gold, studded with 72 round cut 1 carat diamonds all over that, for $2.25 million. For whatever reason, the TV's inner bezel is hand-stitched alligator skin.
You're going to have to call all your friends from your island, right?
Get the Falcon SuperNova Pink Diamond iPhone 6 for $45.5 Million.
It's...well it's an iPhone with a pink diamond on the back. Boom!
You just want to get away from it all, and your island isn't enough?
Buy a seat on a Russian Spacecraft for only $70.7 million, and REALLY get away from it all.
6 seats will be available the Soyuz space capsules, and you get a round trip to the ISS and back!
Yep, for $12 million, an anonymous hedge-fund manager once bought a tank filled with formaldehyde, and...a dead shark. It's a piece of art, and man, the dude who bought it must be a piece of work. But he may sell it to you for $13 million!
Want an actual piece of art that someone might see and not die of a heart attack?
Well, the dude in the painting is looking pretty freaked out, but for $119.9 million, you can get yourself The Scream by Edvard Munch.
Let's end this on a high note.
All this art, these islands, these sports teams, and these diamonds are nothing without someone to enjoy them with, right? For you fellas anyway, Michelle Braun has a deal for you. For $50,000/night, she'll be your escort, and do...well, escort stuff I guess.
Her description of her service?
“All I do is make the introductions between famous girls and rich guys who want to meet them.”