Going into Saturday, there was over $1 billion total up for grabs between Saturday’s Powerball drawing and the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday.
But what about purchasing something? You have plenty of options.
“I hope that I win,” said lottery player Lindsay Faber. “It could be me. I would put a down payment on a house, if not pay for the whole house, I guess with that amount of money.”
The Mega Millions jackpot is at $850 million before taxes, while the Powerball jackpot was at $640 million.
There are many things that a person can buy, like a private island to party or just take a quick vacation.
Or if you love Shad Khan’s yacht, you could buy one just like it for $200 million.
With millions of millionaires in the world you wouldn’t be alone.
“Lottery can change the future, you know,” said Jay Patel, owner R&R Discount Beverage. “You can try your luck. It just costs you a couple dollars.”
There are a million and one people things you can do if you win the jackpot, but the biggest problem would probably be saving money as a new millionaire.
Historically, some that find instant wealth spend the money as quickly as they get it.