10 extravagant things you could buy if you won the Powerball jackpotUncategorized
Ever wanted to put your name on a football stadium? Or have your own skyscraper? If you win the current Powerball jackpot, both of those items would fit into your budget.
Listed below are 10 extravagant items you could potentially afford after winning this week’s Powerball jackpot. For our list, we counted items that cost less than the current cash payout of $558 million, not the listed pre-tax prize of $900 million.
The NHL’s Edmonton Oilers
Price tag: $455 million
A team that has won five Stanley Cup titles could be yours if you win the Powerball jackpot. According to Forbes, the Oilers franchise is valued at $455 million. That price includes the lifesize bronze statue of Wayne Gretzky located outside the team’s arena in Edmonton, Alberta.
Your own Disneyland
Price tag: $150 million
In 1955, it cost the Walt Disney Co. $17 million to build Disneyland in California. Adjusted for inflation, an exact replica of the original park would cost about $150 million to construct today.
Chicago’s John Hancock Center
Price tag: $256 million, estimated
If you won the Powerball and were interested in buying a bit of office space, the iconic John Hancock Center in Chicago is likely the best you could afford. The 100-floor skyscraper sold for an estimated $256 million in 2013. It has a 710-car parking garage, meaning you’d always have a parking spot in downtown Chicago.
A private performance from the Eagles
Price tag: $6 million
You could probably buy a private performance from any willing artist, but the Eagles once charged $6 million for a private performance of “Hotel California” in front of a wealthy benefactor.
F-22 Raptor fighter jet
Price tag: $350 million
If you won the Powerball jackpot, you could afford to own arguably the greatest combat plane ever built. The stealth jet, built by defense contractor Lockheed Martin, can fly at a speed upwards of Mach 2 (1,543 mph).
Stadium naming rights
Price tag: Up to $425 million
The most expensive stadium naming rights reportedly went for $425 million, when MetLife put its name on the former New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey for 25 years. Judging by that price tag, it would stand to reason you could afford to put your name on any stadium in the United States for two decades.
The most expensive painting ever sold
Price tag: $179 million
In 2015, Pablo Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for $179 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. If you won the Powerball jackpot and have a penchant for fine art, you could likely easily afford to buy any painting that goes at auction in 2016.
Price tag: $92 million, estimated
The former king of social media websites was sold for $35 million in 2011 to a group of investors including Justin Timberlake. According to the website value calculator Worthofweb.com, the MySpace.com domain is worth about $92 million currently. If you won the Powerball jackpot, you could potentially sit down with Timberlake and take it off his hands.
The world’s most expensive home
Price tag: $301 million
In December, an unidentified buyer paid about $301 million for a French mansion that sits on a 56-acre park outside Paris. According to Bloomberg, it was the most expensive house ever sold. If you won the Powerball jackpot, you could likely afford any home on Earth.
A fleet of Bugatti Veyrons
Price tag: Up to $3.5 million each
The Bugatti Veyron is the most expensive car on the market, with a price tag north of $3 million. If you won the Powerball, you would be able to afford nearly 175 of them.
Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.