9 over-the-top purchases you could make if you won the $700 million Powerball jackpot

Here’s a private island you could relax on when the pressures of wealth get to you.
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Yes, we know the chances of winning are extremely slim, and you probably wouldn’t want to take the lump sum anyway.

But dreaming never hurt anyone. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most outrageously expensive things you could do and buy – with a clean conscience – if you were to take home the insane $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot.

Even if you made these purchases, you’d still have a lot of cash left over.

Raisa Bruner contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.

You could start small, picking up the most expensive ride in the world: the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Sold at auction for $38 million in 2014, the GTO would barely make a dent in a lottery winner’s net worth.

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When you’re ready to start spending, a private jet would be a good way to go. While normal top-of-the-line jets go for the $65 million range, as a lottery winner you might want to consider the $400 million Airbus A380.

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If you’re looking to buy real estate in the US, you could purchase the most expensive home currently on the market for $350 million. The 25,000-square-foot Bel Air estate was featured on the 1960s TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

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You might want to escape for a while. There’s no better place to do so than on Necker Island, built and owned by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. Necker will run you $80,000 per night for up to 34 of your closest friends, which shouldn’t strain a Powerball winner’s wallet.


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Or, if you want to just buy an entire island to keep for yourself, check out Rangyai Island off the coast of Thailand. It’s currently on the market for $160 million.

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For the casual millionaire, space might be the next frontier for a weekend getaway. Virgin Galactic can fly you there on a shuttle for $250,000.

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Timepieces are a mark of status. Show yours with Graff’s diamond Hallucination watch, which goes for $55 million.


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Luck waxes and wanes, but diamonds are forever. The 59.6-carat Pink Star diamond sold for $71.2 million in April, making it the world’s most expensive diamond — and something you might want to try to add to your collection.

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Make a splash on the art market by picking up a big-name piece. This Pablo Picasso, “Les Femmes d’Alger,” recently sold for $179 million, making it the most expensive piece of art in the world — and meaning that almost any storied artwork would be within the grasp of the Powerball winner.

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