The Powerball jackpot drawing tonight is up to $1.5 billion, with a cash value (lump sum) of over $900 million. Your odds of winning are pretty low: assuming you bought a ticket, you’ve got a one in 292.2 million chance at being the big winner. Assuming you can beat the odds, here are 6 awesome things you could buy in Minnesota if you hit it big tonight:
- The Minnesota Wild
Forbes currently values the Minnesota Wild at $202 million. And while the team isn’t currently on the market, I’m sure the current owners could be persuaded to sell if the price was right.
- Your own Private Island
With 16 acres of land and 2 cabins, this private island on Rush Lake could be yours for only 2.9 million. You’d have plenty of money left over (1.497 billion) to build the house of your dreams on your personal Minnesota island.
- The most expensive house in Minnesota
With an original asking price of $53.5 million, this house is a steal at the current asking price of $24 million. Originally built for the Pilsbury family, this 19,269 square foot house comes with 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and a three-room, 6,000-bottle wine cellar.
- 250 million orders of cheese curds at the Great Minnesota Get Together
What’s better than an order of State Fair cheese curds? 250 million orders of State Fair cheese curds, of course. I wouldn’t recommend eating them in one sitting, though.
- 93 million growlers of Fitger’s Beer
$1.5 billion would get you 93 million growlers from the folks at Fitger’s Brewery. That would net you over 1000 growlers for every person in Duluth. Talk about a great ways to make friends.
- 750 Cirrus Vision SF50 airplanes
At $2 million each, the Cirrus Vision SF50 personal jet seems downright affordable. That’s good news for you because it means you could have 750 of them. Hopefully you’ve already got a pretty massive hangar in which to store them.
Those are just some of our suggestions, of course. What would YOU do with the jackpot if you hit it big tonight? Comment below with your ideas!