9 things you could buy with a $422M Powerball jackpot
The Powerball jackpot is up to $422 million for Wednesday's drawing. Here are 9 things you could buy if you won the jackpot.
LIVE AT THE FOUR SEASONS IN MANHATTAN(Credit: AP)
If you win the Powerball jackpot, you'll never have to worry about staying in a 2-star roadside motel ever again. A single night at the Four Seasons' 4,300-square-foot Ty Warner Penthouse Suite in Manhattan will cost you just $50,000 per night, according to the company. That means you can afford to stay there for approximately 8,440 nights, or roughly 23 years.
BUY A PRIVATE JET(Credit: Bliss Jet)
If you want to fly the friendly skies in the ultimate luxury airliner, you could buy a gently used 2007 Learjet 60-XR for just $3,595,000, according to globalplanesearch.com. At that price, you could theoretically afford to purchase 117 of your own private planes, enough to start a considerable commercial airline business.
CREATE YOUR OWN MUSIC FESTIVAL(Credit: AFP / Getty Images / ROBYN BECK)
With $422M, you can afford to pay the salaries of the top 17 most highly paid artists of 2015, according to Billboard.com, including Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain for your very own private music festival.
BUY A NEW HOME(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate / MICHAEL HELLER)
Looking for a new place to hang your hat? There are lots of options available, including a $13 million futuristic Amagansett mansion. You can also snap up this sprawling 3,500-square-foot Wainscott spread for a cool $21.5 million while you're at it.
RENT AN ISLAND(Credit: Legis)
Book an extended stay of about 5,451 days at Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands for just an average $77,415 a night, according to Homeaway.com, an online marketplace for vacation rental homes.
BUY YOUR FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM(Credit: AP / Paul Sancya)
Your dream of finally owning your own baseball team is finally within your reach. For just $214 million, you can afford to pay the 2016 salaries for the New York Yankees, and have enough money left over to pay the salaries of all rival Boston Red Sox players, too, according to ESPN.
BUY LAND ON THE MOON(Credit: Getty Images/ TIZIANA FABI)
Looking for the ultimate novelty gift to beat all others? Purchase your very own swath of land on the moon from Lunar Land, which claims to be "Earth's oldest, most recognized celestial real estate agency." While you'll likely never get to visit your prized moon property, 20 acres of prime lunar real estate currently go for just $249.99. That means you can afford a whopping 33,761,350 acres of prime moon real estate.
PURCHASE A HOCKEY TEAM(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)
If you'd rather own your own hockey team, the New York Islanders are definitely within your price range. The NHL team is currently valued at $325 million, according to Forbes.
BUY TICKETS TO "HAMILTON" FOR ALL YOUR FRIENDS(Credit: Getty Images / Theo Wargo)
With the average resale price for a single ticket to the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton" going for around $750 on StubHub, the average person might not be able to afford to see the most popular show of the year. However, you could easily afford to purchase 562,666 tickets to the show, enough to fill every seat in the Richard Rodgers Theatre about 426 times. LIRR train fare not included.