Published 6:04 PM EDT Oct 23, 2018
So you just won the record $1.6-billion Mega Millions. With a lump sum payment currently hovering around $914 million, according to USAMega.com, you will have plenty of money to spend.
After factoring in taxes, USAMega.com drops that figure to between $613 million to $694 million, which is a sizable chunk but still leaves enough to play with. While they say money can buy anything, here are some of the most decadent items that are actually currently up for sale to help you fantasize on how you will be spending those millions.
Note: This does not include any of the typical (responsible) things you'd buy along with your purchase, such as insurance. It is just the price for the item mentioned. And you also should probably first get a financial adviser and a lawyer before you claim your ticket to help you make sure you manage your money properly.
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Mansion: Chartwell Estate
This sprawling 10.38-acre estate in Los Angeles' Bel Air neighborhood was listed last year for $350 million. And good news: According to the websites of two Coldwell Banker Global Luxury realtors, it is still available today. (Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Hilton & Hyland and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services are three companies listing the property.)
What does all that money get you? A 25,000 square-foot main house, 5,700-square-foot guest house, 75-foot swimming pool, "covered parking" for 40 cars, a tennis court, "world-class" wine cellar and views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles. The home was featured on the 1960's sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies."
The home was originally built in 1935 and was most recently owned by the late Andrew Jerrold "Jerry" Perenchio, a billionaire former CEO and chairman of Univision. Perenchio bought the home in 1986 and passed away in 2017 from lung cancer.
Private island: Pumpkin Key
Located in the Florida Keys, Pumpkin Key offers you 26 acres of private island relaxation that is just 10 minutes from Miami's South Beach by helicopter.
Currently featuring one main home with three bedrooms and two caretakers cottages, the island is "self sufficient with water and electric in place," and also features a "20 slip marina" for you to park your yachts and a tennis court that can double as a helipad. Sotheby's International Realty currently lists the island at $95 million.
Car: Bugatti Chiron Sport
If you win the lottery, you may be inclined to buy the latest BMW, Tesla, Maserati or Lamborghini. But while those cars can climb into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, you just won the biggest Mega Millions in history, it's time to go nuts.
And you don't just more lavish than the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport. Announced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Sport version of Chiron starts at $3.26 million and is covered in carbon fiber – including on the windshield wipers – to weigh 40 pounds less than the regular Chiron.
With sharper handling and a top speed of 261 MPH, you don't get much better than this.
Jet: Gulfstream G650
With all your millions, there is no need to ever fly coach again. First class could be fine, but why not splurge on a private jet that could be its own airliner?
If you ever dreamed of owning your own G6, the Gulfstream G650 could be your dream. Able to seat up to 19 and sleep up to 10, the jet can travel 7,000 nautical miles and fly at speeds of up to Mach 0.92 – that's 92 percent of the speed of sound, so, yeah, fast. If you fly at Mach 0.85 with eight passengers, you could knock 30 minutes off your L.A. to London trip or over an hour on a New York-to-Tokyo flight.
The time you save, plus the comfort of never having to squeeze into coach, how do you say no? Price for a pre-owned 2015 G650: $53.95 million.
Buy a professional sports team
Your millions may be able to help get you many things on this list, but they likely won't be enough to get you an MLB, NFL or NBA team. What you might be able to buy: an NHL team.
Forbes' 2017 list of NHL valuations has a number of teams listed below the $500-million mark, with the Arizona Coyotes lowest on the list at $300 million and the Florida Panthers at $305 million, allowing you to buy the team with plenty of money left over.
TV: Vizio RS120 120-inch TV
Why go to a movie theater again when you can watch one in your home with this 120-inch television.
Available for a cool $108,488.99 (marked down from its original $129,999) at CDW, Vizio's 120-inch LED TV lets you avoid having to set up a projector to get a massive screen to watch all the TV and movies your heart desires. With 4K HDR and Dolby Vision plus apps for Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video, this should be perfect for your home theater needs.
Just make sure you get yourself a nice sound system to go with it.
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